Attaining Fair Trade Town Status
The goal of Fair Trade Calgary for 2017 is to help Calgary attain Fair Trade Town Status. Fair Trade Town is a designation that acknowledges the leadership and commitment of Canadian municipalities. Only products and producers can be certified Fairtrade.
Once we achieve the required number of businesses, schools our plan is to submit our application to Fair Trade International
In order for Calgary to apply for Fair Trade Town Status, we must meet the following requirements, as set out by Fairtrade Canada.
The local municipal authority must pass a resolution in support of fair trade and the local campaign for Fair Trade Town designation.
The resolution must include commitments to amend its purchasing policy to require Fairtrade certification for all coffee, tea and sugar served by municipal food services managed by municipal administration, identify future goals for sourcing Fairtrade certified products, designate a council or staff member to participate in a Fair Trade Town Steering Committee to ensure ongoing support, and public campaign/ designation information on the municipality’s website.