Why Buy Fair Trade?

Fair trade is a powerful tool that goes beyond charity and other aid programs, aiming to empower marginalized producers in improving their own living conditions. With the proper resources, capacity, and key relationships, disadvantaged producers are able to earn their own means to a better life for themselves and their communities. Learn more about Fair Trade »

News Update

Producers in Manitoba and Peru share common struggles

A group of 13 people, mostly Manitobans including myself, have just returned from visiting producers in Peru. Most folks who travel to that country are more interested in seeing the ancient ruins of Macchu Picchu, but our aim was to visit co-operatives in the northwest of the country that grow coffee, cocoa, sugar cane, bananas, mangoes and other products for the fair trade market. Read more » or browse past updates »

Featured Campaign

Fair Trade Winnipeg Campaign

Based on Fair Trade Canada criteria, currently 21 towns and cities are recognized as Fair Trade, including Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton. Our goal is to make Winnipeg next. Read more » or browse campaigns »

Fair Trade in the News

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This program was made possible with financial support of the Government of Manitoba,
and was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

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