The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Fair Trade

Fair trade products like coffee, tea, chocolate, crafts, furniture and many others are available for purchase in Manitoba. Photo by Mike Aporius, Winnipeg Free Press.

Fair trade products like coffee, tea, chocolate, crafts, furniture and many others are available for purchase in Manitoba. Photo by Mike Aporius, Winnipeg Free Press.

Part of MCIC’s mandate is to work within Manitoba to build understanding and engagement on international issues. One of our main initiatives in this area is our Fair Trade Manitoba program. Through this program, MCIC works with retailers, consumers and organizations to spread the word about the benefits of fair trade and encourage its wider availability in the province.

You can take action as a global citizen and show solidarity with producers in the developing world by purchasing fair trade products and helping to promote fair trade in your community!

What is Fair Trade?

  • Producers, workers and artisans receive a fair return for their labour
  • Products are grown or manufactured in democratically structured workplaces with safe working conditions and no child labour
  • Production is predicated on the least harm being done to the natural environment
  • Communities benefit from a fair trade premium, a portion of profits dedicated to education, health care and other community initiatives

Please visit Fair Trade Manitoba’s site for more information, a list of fair trade retailers and the latest fair trade news.