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)
Fair Trade Manitoba (FTM) began, in 2006, as a coming together of representatives of a number of sectors within the province: non-governmental international development organizations, schools, churches, unions and individual citizens/families wishing to encourage a greater awareness of fair trade issues and products. It is this volunteer group that undertook the initial efforts to create a web site and shopping guide, promote fair trade consumerism and procurement, and to hold a “Fair Trade Challenge” campaign.
After a year of development, with funding from the Canadian International Development Agency supporting this work, Fair Trade Manitoba became a program of the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC). Since that time, MCIC, in cooperation with a broad range of stakeholders, has established a strong fair trade presence in Manitoba.