There are many ways you can support Fair trade! Check out some of the different avenues below.
Invite us to do a Presentation or Set Up a Booth
It's our pleasure to present at schools, conferences, churches, workplaces and other community spaces on the topic of why we consider conventional trade to be unfair and how Fairtrade certification can help. Our presentations are positive, not graphic, suitable for all ages, and can be modified to suit your audience and available amount of time. We also can set up a booth at public spaces and hand out information about Fairtrade and free Fairtrade samples. These are voluntary services and we appreciate all opportunities to engage with groups.
Buy Fairtrade products and encourage your friends and family to do the same. A growing number of Fairtrade products are available in Edmonton. We are powerful as consumers and by choosing where we shop and what we buy lets companies and governments know our values and ultimately influence how companies conduct business and how our government engages in international trade discussions.
Check out Fair Trade products sold in Edmonton here.
There are several incredible documentaries on the topic of unfair global trade. Some popular choices are Black Gold, The Dark Side of Chocolate, Banana Split and The Price of Sugar. To learn more about Fairtrade, visit www.fairtrade.ca or www.fairtrade.net.
There are many misconceptions on the subject and we are happy to converse with any interested person on the subject.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about Fairtrade. Connect with us on social media or email!
Volunteer with Us
We're always looking to have general volunteers help us by spreading awareness, supporting or participating in our events! Anyone is welcome to join our Fair Trade Edmonton Committee meetings as well.
To learn more about the Fair Trade Edmonton Committee and available volunteer positions, visit here.
At its core, the Fair Trade School Program is about educating Canada’s young leaders of tomorrow to understand the connection between our food supply and the people that grow our food on a daily basis. For teachers and students, fair trade provides a valuable framework to introduce these topics, and a chance to personally explore the impact to children and communities in the Global South.
A Fair Trade Campus is one that has made a commitment to supporting and educating about fair trade. Supporters ensure that as many Fairtrade products as possible, including food and drink, are available in as many places as possible in and around their campus. Increasing the use and sales of Fairtrade products can have a huge impact for producers and their communities.
The Fair Trade Workplace designation encourages people to be mindful of the true value of labour and the cost of production. It acknowledges that solidarity between workers everywhere is an important step towards a more just world.