Fair Trade Campus

Fair Trade Campus recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate a strong commitment to the cause of fair trade. The program promotes a long-term vision that builds awareness and strong support for fair trade on Canadian campuses and in their wider communities. Universities and colleges have a rich history of leadership in developing new ideas and supporting social innovation. They represent more than centers of high knowledge; they are also important institutions for promoting change in their communities and in the marketplace.

Obtain the Fair Trade Campus designation

Steering committee

A Fair Trade Steering Committee must be established on Camupus to ensure a continued compliance with the Fair Trade Campus designation. The committee must commit to the following tasks:

√ Establish and maintain a balance between the number of volunteer and administrative representatives members ;
√ Meet at least twice a year to discuss the annual objectives and assess progress;
√ Demonstrate efforts to increase the number and variety of Fairtrade certified products sold on campus beyond the minimum required;
√ Encourage independent businesses, departments and campus groups to meet Fair Trade Campus criteria;
√ Submit an annual report to the CFTN or QFTA by July 1, which includes a completed renewal form, targets for the coming year and an assessment of progress made in the past year;

Product availability

All coffee served on campus must be certified fair:

√ At least three (3) certified fair teas must be available wherever tea is served;
√ At least one (1) certified fair trade chocolate bar must be available wherever chocolate bars are sold;
√ All coffee and tea served at campus meetings and events, campus administration offices and student association offices must be certified fair trade;

Visibility and education

All locations selling Fair Trade certified products must have signs that clearly display it:

√ All places selling fair trade certified products must have additional information on fair trade;
√ A page of the university / college website must state explicitly that the institution is a Fair Trade Campus and provide information on Fair Trade;
√ The campus administration must participate (at least) annually in a public celebration of its Fair Trade Campus status;

The Quebec Fair Trade Consortium informs, mobilizes and mentors the campuses wishing to obtain the designation. For more information about this service, contact us at the following e-mail: [email protected]

The Fair Trade Campus is a Program of Fairtrade Canada, managed in partnership with the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) and the Association québécoise du commerce équitable (AQCÉ).

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