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Fair Trade

Did you know that since 2016 Concordia has been designated as a Fair Trade Campus? Find out how our community supports fair-trade practises and how you can get involved.

How does Concordia support Fair Trade?

  • All coffee sold on campus is Fairtrade-certified, except for certain franchises.
  •  Fairtrade teas, sugar, chocolate and bananas are available for sale at food service locations, excluding franchises.
  • All approved caterers are required to provide Fairtrade coffee and tea exclusively. The next contract will expand the requirement to include sugar, too.
  • Concordia’s Sustainable Event Guide promotes and educates around Fairtrade certified products.
  • A multi-stakeholder Fair Trade Steering Committee works to deepen Concordia's commitment to Fair Trade programming, services, and food offerings on campus
  • The Concordia Student Union (CSU), Graduate Students' Association (GSA), and Arts & Science Federation of Associations (ASFA) all include Fair Trade within their Sustainability Policies.

Join the conversation on Instagram @cufairtrade.

Why do we need fair trade?

It is the mission of Fairtrade Canada to ensure decent working conditions, as well as fair terms of trade. In other words, fair trade contributes to the empowerment of rural populations around the world.

Fair trade minimum price Fairtrade premium (additional funds)
for community investment
Decent wages
Right to unionize
Health and safety standards
Gender equality for women farmers Cultivates environmental stewardship

For further details on fair trade and its impact visit Fairtrade Canada’s website.

How do I get involved?

  • Look for the Fair Trade mark when purchasing your next coffee, tea, chocolate or banana!
  • Encourage your student group or office to adopt Fair Trade purchasing policies
  • Buy Fair Trade food and drinks for fundraisers, meetings, and events

Contact Oliver De Volpi to learn more about how you can support
Fair Trade on campus.

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