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Local & sustainable food

When we refer to good food, we refer to food that is nutritious — produced in a way that is respectful to workers and the environment, and supports farming communities.

We focus on sourcing from Quebec’s producers and prioritize certified sustainable growers for those ingredients that are not available locally.

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Our local suppliers

Over 30% of our food is sourced from Quebec producers and artisans. See the people who work hard to supply us with fresh produce, bread, dairy and more, that we enjoy each day in our dining halls and cafes.

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Fair trade

We are a Fair Trade Campus since 2016 and proud to be the first campus in Canada to serve Fairtrade bananas. All our coffee, tea and sugar are certified fair trade (except for franchises). We also participate in Fair Trade Campus Week, an annual event celebrated at Fair Trade Campuses across Canada each fall. To learn more, visit the Sustainability Hub’s Fair trade page.

Stingers Roast Fair trade coffee

What can be found in each cup of Stingers Roast coffee? Beans sourced from Manos de Mujeres,  group of women farm owners that are part of the Fundación Agraria y Ambiental Para el Desarrollo Sostentible (FUDAM),  a Fairtrade, organic coffee cooperative in La Unión, Nariño, Colombia. Roasted to perfection by locally owned coffee roaster Brûlerie Faro.

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Sustainable seafood

Protecting fish stocks is vital to maintaining healthy oceans. We support minimizing the impact of fishing by serving certified sustainable seafood, participating in the Marine Stewardship Council program and avoiding any fish on the red list of the Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Aliments du Quebec au Menu

As a certified participant in the Aliments du Quebec au Menu program, Concordia University serves 39 certified recipes (with more to come). An Aliments du Quebec recipe is made with at least 60% locally-sourced ingredients.

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