2543 people worship at 12 Fair Trade Faith Groups
Why Become a Fair Trade Faith Group?
The Fair Trade Faith Group Program encourages people of all faiths to engage with a global movement that gives 1.66 million farmers and workers the opportunity to build better and more sustainable lives.
Seeking justice in the world is a fundamental tenet of all faiths. As a Fair Trade Faith Group, you and your fellow worshipers have the opportunity to pursue justice for producers in the Global South, and to exemplify ethical leadership through a movement that reflects your values.
Calculate the potential impact of your faith group
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Estimate shows the potential Fairtrade Premium that could be generated by getting your faith group 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 Faith Group designation is awarded to faith groups that meet three key requirements.
- A steering committee composed of a combination of members and leaders of the faith group that will meet regularly.
- There must be coffee, tea and a third Fairtrade certified product available for worshippers and visitors.
- There must be promotional and informational material available at the place of worship to create visibility and awareness of Fairtrade.
We provide all the resources you need to get your community designated as a Fair Trade Faith Group. Visit our online resource kit which contains a pamphlet and more.
If you are looking to source Fairtrade brands to meet the product availability requirement, the Canadian Fairtrade Purchasing Guide 2020 is a valuable source of information.Download Kit
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.Order Materials
* Estimates of Fairtrade Premiums are based on the average consumption of coffee and tea by Canadians according to recent research.