Fair Trade Winnipeg is a collaborative, community-based working group that includes fair trade advocates from government, the private sector and civil society. Fair Trade Winnipeg was formed in 2014 to achieve the common goal of making Winnipeg a Fair Trade Town.
Fair Trade Winnipeg, in partnership with the City of Winnipeg, works to increase fair trade awareness in our communities, workplaces, faith groups and schools.
The Fair Trade Town program recognizes municipalities that demonstrate a strong commitment to fair trade from community stakeholders, local municipal authorities (such as a city council), businesses, community groups and individual members. The program has a long-term vision for awareness and support of fair trade, and has been designed to address the needs and opportunities available from a range of different communities, large and small, across Canada.
The Fair Trade Town program in Canada is part of a global movement that recognizes more than 1,500 communities around the world. For a listing of designated Fair Trade Towns in Canada, visit the Canadian Fair Trade Network website.
IN YOUR HOME: buy Fairtrade Certified products for home whenever you can – coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sugar, chocolate, spices, dried fruit, sports balls, wine & spirits, the list is of available products is growing!
AT YOUR WORKPLACE: serve Fairtrade Certified products in the staff room and give fair trade gifts on special occasions! If your business or institution does large-scale procurement, look into sourcing fair trade in bulk.
AT YOUR FAVOURITE EATING & SHOPPING PLACES: talk to your favourite coffee shop or grocery store about fair trade. More and more are interested in serving the ethical consumer market!
AT YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP: many denominations have made a commitment to serving fair trade after services. Has your congregation acted on this?
IN YOUR CHILDREN’S SCHOOL OR YOUR CAMPUS: tell the local school or college administration about the Fair Trade Schools program and how they can learn more about fair trade and switch to Fairtrade Certified products.
IN YOUR CITY OR TOWN: tell your councillor, mayor, MLA or MP about Fair Trade Towns.
WITH YOUR TEAM, CLASS, OR STAFF: fair trade apparel are the next big thing! Look into sourcing Fairtrade Certified t-shirts and other garments as they become available.
Keep up with our campaign for a Fair Trade Winnipeg by following us on social media, or get in touch via email.