Initiatives

Fair Trade School Designation

Targeting primary, elementary and high schools

Seeking schools to become Fair Trade designated by June 2018!

The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) in partnership with Fairtrade Canada (FTC) is seeking schools to pursue and achieve Fair Trade School designation.

How does it work?

To assist with the success of the Fair Trade designation, an incentive of $300 will be provided to participating schools. The funds are to be used to increase awareness of the Fair Trade School campaign within the school and local community. Examples of eligible expenses could be website and/or other social media development, a Fair Trade school flag, banana costumes, newsletter, posters, events such as a film night, lunch and learn, etc.

To access a $300 subsidy to offset project expenses, teachers must be logged in to Imagineaction.

Fairtrade Canada

Fairtrade empowers millions of farmers and workers in the Global South by providing a Fairtrade Minimum Price for their product and a Fairtrade Premium that they can use to invest in their businesses and communities such as improvements to education, health care and overall quality of life. Products include bananas, coffee, cocoa, tea, sugar, flower, soccer balls and many others.

When you buy products with the FAIRTRADE Mark, it means these products have been produced by small-scale farmers that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards including protection of workers’ rights and the environment.

The Fair Trade Schools Program helps students understand the life of children in poorer countries and how our purchasing decisions for the products we enjoy every day can be powerful actions of change. Please access the Fairtrade Canada www.fairtrade.ca site which offers many resources to help guide the discussion and learning process.

For information on Imagineaction, please contact info@imagine-action.ca.