The Fair Trade Campus designation is a program by Fairtrade Canada. The program recognizes Canadian colleges and universities that are committed to fair trade. The University of Alberta has earned the Fair Trade Campus designation for North Campus, South Campus and Campus Saint-Jean.
Fair trade is a trading partnership based on dialogue, transparency and respect, which seeks greater equity in international trade. Fair trade supports fair pay and safe working conditions for economically marginalized producers.
What makes us a Fair Trade Campus?
All coffee served by university and student union operated vendors is certified Fairtrade.
All university and student union operated vendors that sell tea offer at least three Fairtrade-certified options.
All university and student union operated vendors that sell chocolate offer at least one Fairtrade-certified option.
All coffee and tea served by university-operated catering services is certified Fairtrade.
All coffee served at major university events (like Orientation and Week of Welcome, and Alumni Weekend) and high-level meetings (like Board of Governors, General Faculties Council and University Senate meetings) is certified Fairtrade.
Where to find Fairtrade products
Fairtrade certified products are available from the following vendors.
Students’ Union operations
Events serving Fairtrade products
Major university events that will serve Fairtrade products include: Orientation and Week of Welcome, Alumni Weekend, and meetings of the Board of Governors, General Faculties Council and University Senate.
Achieving Fair Trade Campus designation is a group effort. Thank you to our steering committee with members from: