777704 students are enrolled on 40 Fair Trade Campuses

Why become a Fair Trade Campus?

Becoming a Fair Trade Campus will distinguish your educational institution as a leader in social justice. Through educational opportunities and by incorporating fair trade products into purchasing policies, campuses have a unique opportunity to engage students and faculty members in the fair trade movement.

Campuses that have received a Silver or Gold designation are indicated with a badge in the list and map below. These designation levels were developed in order to recognize a campus’ efforts to deepen their commitment to the fair trade movement and increase the impact for producers in the Global South. To achieve Silver and Gold levels, campuses must meet the all baseline criteria for a Fair Trade Campus, and elevated standards for product availability, visibility and education, and steering committee activity.

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Estimate shows the potential annual Fairtrade Premium that could be generated by getting your campus Fair Trade designated and if everybody chose Fairtrade coffee and tea every day. Add in other Fairtrade products like chocolate, sugar, flowers and fruit and the impact could be so much greater. The Fairtrade Premium is paid to producers for their crops, in addition to the purchase price, and is used to improve their businesses and communities.


The Fair Trade Campus designation is awarded to campuses that meet three key requirements.

  1. A steering committee composed of active volunteers and administrative members that will meet regularly.
  2. There must be Fairtrade certified products available at all food service locations under the Campus’ control.
  3. Events and activities must be organized to increase visibility of the Fairtrade products available and to educate the Campus about the meaning of fair trade.


We provide all the resources you need to get your community designated as a Fair Trade Campus. Download our resource kit which contains an action guide, pamphlet, requirements summary, application form and more.

If you have retailers looking to source Fairtrade brands to meet the product availability requirement, the Canadian Fairtrade Purchasing Guide 2020 is a valuable source of information.

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Materials and Resources

Fairtrade Canada has a wide range of free promotional materials available to promote fair trade at events and businesses in your community. Posters, stickers, buttons help attract attention, while infographics and fact sheets provide detailed information for those wanting more information. Business resources include window clings, shelf wobblers and coffee shop kits.

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Designation Name Date City Province Students Website
Cégep de Sherbrooke Jul 14, 2020 Sherbrooke QC 6,500
Dawson College May 6, 2020 Montreal QC 11,000
McGill University – Macdonald Campus Aug 8, 2019 Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue QC 1,850
Cégep Garneau Oct 31, 2019 Québec QC 8,000
University of Waterloo May 28, 2019 Waterloo ON 40,000
Humber College North Campus Feb 7, 2019 Toronto ON 19,200
Cégep Champlain St. Lawrence Sep 27, 2018 Quebec QC 442
University of Manitoba – Bannatyne Campus Sep 24, 2018 Winnipeg MB 29,620
Vanier College Apr 23, 2018 Montreal QC 7,616
University of Victoria Feb 21, 2018 Victoria BC 16,481
University of Alberta Jan 12, 2018 Edmonton AB 38,311
Humber College Lakeshore Jan 10, 2018 Toronto ON 11,700
King’s University College Sep 26, 2017 London ON 3,432
Acadia University Sep 25, 2017 Wolfville NS 3,765
St. Paul’s University College Apr 27, 2017 Waterloo ON 190
Macewan University Apr 19, 2017 Edmonton AB 19,351
Université de Montréal Mar 13, 2017 Montréal QC 66,786
Polytechnique Montréal Mar 13, 2017 Montreal QC 5,140
Carleton University Feb 15, 2017 Ottawa ON 22,100
Capilano University Feb 7, 2017 Vancouver BC 10,185
Wilfrid Laurier University Jan 25, 2017 Waterloo ON 16,932
Memorial University of Newfoundland – St. John’s Campus Sep 28, 2016 St. John's NL 18,090
University of Toronto Mississauga Sep 22, 2016
Nov 27, 2019
Mississauga ON 14,885
Concordia University Aug 30, 2016 Montreal QC 46,093
University of Trinity College May 24, 2016 Toronto ON 1,690
University of Toronto Scarborough May 17, 2016 Toronto ON 13,853
University of St. Michael’s College May 10, 2016 Toronto ON 4,540
Cégep De Sorel-Tracy Feb 2, 2016 Sorel-Tracy QC 424
Université De Sherbrooke Jan 21, 2016 Sherbrooke QC 42,545
University of Western Ontario Jan 21, 2016 London ON 30,522
University of Calgary Sep 21, 2015 Calgary AB 30,000
University of Northern British Columbia Jan 27, 2015 Prince George BC 3,592
Trent University Jan 4, 2014 Peterborough ON 8,940
University of Ottawa Mar 1, 2014 Ottawa ON 41,900
Brock University Apr 1, 2014 St. Catharines ON 19,000
McGill University Jun 1, 2013 Montreal QC 34,214
Selkirk College May 1, 2013 Castlegar BC 12,000
University of Guelph Nov 28, 2012 Guelph ON 29,507
Simon Fraser University May 12, 2012
Sep 30, 2020
Burnaby BC 30,530
University of British Columbia Jan 1, 2011 Vancouver BC 56,778

* Estimates of Fairtrade Premiums are based on the average consumption of coffee and tea by Canadians according to recent research.