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)
Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual promotional campaign over two weeks to increase awareness of Fair Trade products. It encourages and celebrates everyone who support the goals of Fair Trade but who may also be committed to the more general concepts of fair trade, ethical trading or concerned by development issues.
Fairtrade Fortnight spread throughout the United Kingdom and, today, Fairtrade Fortnights are celebrated in several countries including Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Awareness raising and promotion of Fair Trade certified products to the public are the main objectives of the Fortnight. In Manitoba, Fair Trade Fortnight is an opportunity to have some fun, engage supporters and encourage supportive businesses, while informing the public about fair trade.
Events held during the fortnight look like:
Most media outlets are keen to support a fast growing trend in which previously disadvantaged third world producers have a fairer market to sell their wares and develop their economic capabilities.
In Canada, Fair Trade Fortnight has been celebrated during the first two weeks of May.