7509 employees work at 85 Fair Trade Workplaces

Why become a Fair Trade Workplace?

You work hard everyday, so you understand how important it is that you are compensated fairly for the work you do. By becoming a Fair Trade workplace, you and your co-workers can be mindful of the true value of labour and the cost of production. Getting designated shows solidarity with farmers and workers in the Global South – each cup of fair trade coffee and tea means a fair price was paid, but also provides a Premium for the producers that they can use to invest in improvements to their own businesses.

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Estimate shows the potential Fairtrade Premium that could be generated by getting your workplace Fair Trade designated and 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 Workplace designation is awarded to workplaces that meet three key requirements.

  1. A steering committee composed of a combination of staff and management, that will meet regularly.
  2. There must be three Fairtrade certified products available for both staff and visitors.
  3. The workplace must create visibility and awareness for its fair trade commitment by making informational material available to staff and visitors.
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Resources

We provide all the resources you need to get your community designated as a Fair Trade Workplace. 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.

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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 Employees Website
Homestead Coworking Feb 12, 2020 Edmonton AB 3
Van Houtte Coffee Services – Saskatoon Office Feb 11, 2020 Saskatoon SK 23
Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-operative Feb 11, 2020 Hortonville NS 50
Donald Gordon Hotel and Conference Centre Jan 22, 2020 Kingston ON 65
Café Vittoria Inc Dec 17, 2019 Sherbrooke QC 120
Mennonite Central Committee Alberta Nov 28, 2019 Calgary AB 30
ten tree Nov 28, 2019 Vancouver BC 70
Van Houtte Coffee Services – Winnipeg Office Nov 28, 2019 Winnipeg MB 16
Federation of Canadian Municipalities Nov 28, 2019 Ottawa ON 280
Santé en Vrac Sep 12, 2019 Nicolet QC 9
SFU Childcare Society Sep 4, 2019 Burnaby BC 65
Assiniboine Park Conservancy Mar 24, 2017 Winnipeg MB 400
Florists Supply Saskatoon Apr 28, 2017 Saskatoon SK 13
CKIA FM – Radio basse-ville May 4, 2017 Québec QC 10
Centre de solidarité internationale CORCOVADO Jun 15, 2017 Rouyn-Noranda Qc 41
The Salvation Army Ethics Centre Jul 6, 2017 Winnipeg MB 4
CDEC de Trois-Rivières Jul 17, 2017 Trois-Rivières Qc 10
Oxfam-Québec Aug 14, 2017 Montréal Qc 70
The Salvation Army Brandon Sep 27, 2017 Brandon MB 8
L’AMIE Oct 5, 2017 QC Qc 11
Marché Notre-Dame Oct 31, 2017 Trois-Rivières Qc 5
Student Union of University of Regina (URSU) Nov 1, 2017 Regina SK 40
office of Sustainability – University of MB Nov 2, 2017 Winnipeg MB 4
Elan Nov 7, 2017 Montréal Qc 200
Food First NL Nov 22, 2017 St. John's NL 9
Gourmet Coffee Specialists Ltd Nov 24, 2017 Winnipeg MB 19
CJE Marguerite-d’Youville Jul 17, 2019 Boucherville QC 576
Aeroports de montreal Oct 26, 2018 Montreal QC 250
Environnement Mauricie Jan 1, 2019 Trois-Rivieres QC 4
Démarche des premiers quartiers de Trois-Rivières Jan 22, 2019 Trois-Rivieres QC 4
Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Jan 22, 2019 Winnipeg MB 3,000
RESULTS Canada Jan 24, 2019 Ottawa ON 9
Jelly Digital Marketing & PR Mar 12, 2019 Fort Langley BC 17
Organic Meadow Mar 20, 2019 Guelph ON 40
Corporation des évènements de Trois-Rivières Mar 26, 2019 Trois-Rivieres QC 30
Pop-up Lab Apr 2, 2019 Montréal QC 25
ARO Voyages / ARO CoopérAction InterNational Apr 16, 2019 Répentigny QC 10
Marche de solidarite May 8, 2019 Sherbrooke QC 1
Frank and Oak / ModaSuite Inc. May 8, 2019 Montreal QC 425
Fédération des Communautés Culturelles de l’Estrie May 20, 2019 Sherbrooke QC 6
Bureau de Christine Labrie – Députée de Sherbrooke May 29, 2019 Sherbrooke QC 5
Green Action Centre May 28, 2019 Winnipeg MB 20
Ethical Bean Coffee Nov 19, 2018 Vacouver BC 29
Agence universitaire de la francophonie Oct 31, 2018 Montreal QC 37
Waterloo Co-operative Residence Inc Oct 23, 2018 Waterloo ON 14
Finger Food Studios Sep 26, 2018 Port Coquitlam BC 155
Mer et monde Sep 19, 2018 Montreal QC 12
Kicking Horse Sep 5, 2018 Invermere BC 121
Pole des entreprises d’economie sociale de la region capitale-nationale Aug 29, 2018 QC QC 4
AB Council for Global Cooperation Aug 8, 2018 Edmonton AB 20
Ecolead communication Jul 30, 2018 Gatineau QC 6
La brouette Jul 18, 2018 Trois-Rivieres QC 2
Aide International pour l’enfance Jul 3, 2018 Longueuil QC 3
Le syndicat de l’enseignement de l’Estrie Jun 19, 2018 Sherbrooke QC 20
Yupik Jun 19, 2018 Montreal QC 20
Defi Polyteck May 25, 2018 Sherbrooke QC 200
Trudel Johnston & Lesperance May 11, 2018 Montreal QC 20
La Siembra cooperative & Camino Apr 23, 2018 Ottawa ON 13
Doi Chaang Coffee co. Mar 9, 2018 Richmond BC 4
Solidarité Laurentides Amérique Centrale (SLAM) Mar 9, 2018 Saint-Jerome QC 31
Dillon Consulting Jan 26, 2018 Toronto ON 35
COMSEP Jan 11, 2018 Trois-Rivieres QC 18
Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale Dec 12, 2017 Montreal QC 10
Winnipeg Airports Authority Feb 26, 2016 Winnipeg MB 167
Manitoba Council for International Cooperation Mar 3, 2016 Winnipeg MB 16
Carrefour de solidarité internationale Sherbrooke Mar 7, 2016 Sherbrooke QC 35
City of Selkirk Mar 14, 2016 Selkirk MB 62
Selkirk Transit Authority Mar 23, 2016 Selkirk MB 18
Florists Supply Vancouver Apr 4, 2016 Burnaby BC 25
Selkirk BIZ Apr 11, 2016 Selkirk BIZ MB 5
Florists Supply Winnipeg Apr 12, 2016 Winnipeg MB 40
Selkirk Community Renewal Corporation May 4, 2016 Selkirk MB 11
The Marquis Project May 22, 2016 Brandon MB 20
Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC) Jun 14, 2016 Regina SK 7
CAA MB – Brandon Jun 24, 2016 Brandon MB 14
Morrison Hershfield Jul 27, 2016 Calgary AB 55
Maison de la Coopération de Lanaudière Aug 24, 2016 Joliette QC 7
Riverbank Discovery Centre Sep 30, 2016 Brandon MB 9
Rainbow Foods – Britannia Oct 21, 2016 Ottawa ON 33
Florists Supply Calgary Dec 8, 2016 Calgary AB 9
FortWhyte Alive Jan 17, 2017 Winnipeg MB 38
Florists Supply Edmonton Feb 21, 2017 Edmonton AB 32
Équiterre Feb 27, 2017 Montréal QC 53
ERA Bistro Mar 1, 2017 Winnipeg MB 70
Comité de solidarité Trois-Rivières Mar 17, 2017 Trois-Rivières QC 12

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