17th municipality and the 2nd largest municipality in Canada to become a Fairtrade Town on September 26, 2013. A permanent committee was struck to promote continued growth in the awareness, availability and consumption of Fair Trade products in Edmonton.
On June 15, 2016, the committee became a Registered Society with the official name of Fair Trade Edmonton Council.
Fair Trade Edmonton Council aims to be a reliable resource for individuals, businesses and associations interested in Fairtrade or Fair Trade and a respected promoter of Fair Trade in Edmonton and Alberta.
- Educate: Fair Trade Edmonton Council will be a resource for associations, businesses, and individuals
- Promote: Fair Trade Edmonton will be outward-looking, constantly visible to the general public, bring Fair Trade to a variety of different audiences and encourage ethical procurement practices and sourcing;
- Advocate: Fair Trade Edmonton Council will focus on reaching audiences across Alberta, including but not limited to: Schools, businesses, associations, and individuals in order to encourage the use of Fair Trade products, as well as other ethical practices regarding production, sales, and sourcing of products. We will do this by participating in and organizing events, as well as attending and participating in conferences and festivals.
- Collaborate: Fair Trade Edmonton Council will seek out opportunities to collaborate with other community organizations interested in ethical consumerism, social justice, human rights and/or international development.