28978 students are learning at 26 Fair Trade Schools

Why become a Fair Trade School?

By becoming a Fair Trade School, students and staff alike will have the chance to gain a deeper understanding of the connection between our food supply and the farmers and workers that grow our food.

For teachers and students, getting designated provides a valuable framework to introduce the principles of fair trade, including the stance against child labour, and a chance to explore its impact on children and communities in the Global South.

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Estimate shows the potential Fairtrade Premium that could be generated by getting your school 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.

Requirements

The Fair Trade School designation is awarded to schools that meet four key requirements.

  1. A steering committee composed of a combination of students, teachers and administrators that will meet regularly
  2. The issues of fair trade must be incorporated into classroom instruction that includes learning activities and opportunities for discussion and engagement
  3. There must be Fairtrade certified products available throughout the school year to students and staff
  4. Events or activities must be organized to engage and educate, and to make the commitment to fair trade visible to students and staff.

Resources

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

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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
Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School Dec 19, 2019 Brampton ON 1,500
University Highlands Elementary School Sep 10, 2019 Burnaby BC 300
Olds High School May 10, 2016 Olds AB 564
Gimli High School Feb 19, 2016 Gimli MB 312
École Secondaire Cavelier-de Lasalle Dec 3, 2015 Lasalle QC 1,700
St Kateri Catholic School Jun 24, 2015 Fort McMurray AB 600
Stonewall Collegiate Jun 10, 2015 Stonewall MB 450
École Secondaire De Mortagne Apr 7, 2015 Boucherville QC 3,600
École Secondaire Catholique Pierre-Savard Mar 26, 2019 Ottawa ON 1,240
Collège Durocher Saint-Lambert Mar 6, 2019 Saint-Lambert QC 2,310
Technical Vocational High School Nov 28, 2018 Winnipeg MB 1,320
Biggar Central School 2000 Sep 17, 2018 Biggar SK 311
St. Brother André Catholic High School Jun 27, 2018 Markham ON 1,500
Collège Mont-Notre-Dame May 1, 2018 Sherbrooke QC 450
Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary Sep 21, 2017 Sherwood Park AB 590
St. James Collegiate May 24, 2017 Winnipeg MB 421
Innisdale Secondary School May 11, 2017 Barrie ON 1,710
École De La Magdeleine Apr 28, 2017 La Prairie QC 2,162
Calgary Arts Academy Apr 12, 2017 Calgary AB 515
Notre Dame College School Apr 11, 2017 Welland ON 1,390
École Secondaire D’oka Nov 18, 2016 Oka QC 1,165
Pensionnat Du Saint-Nom-De-Marie Oct 12, 2016 Outremont QC 1,150
École Secondaire Des Grandes-Marées Jun 28, 2016 La Baie QC 793
Mckay Public School Jun 22, 2016 Port Colborne ON 425
Collège De L’Assomption Jun 13, 2016 L'Assomption QC 1,000
École Secondaire Ozias-Leduc May 16, 2016 Mont-Saint-Hilaire QC 1,500

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