Fair Trade

The Fair Trade team is dedicated to promoting Fair Trade products (coffee, tea, chocolate, sugar, bananas etc.) on McGill’s campus. Aside from selling coffee in the FDA building on Mondays and Fridays, EWB’s Fair Trade team works closely with the McGill Food and Dining Services aiming to add Fair Trade options to the different cafes. Update: over the summer, McGill was designated “Fair Trade Campus.” This has been a goal for several years, and EWB is incredibly grateful for their hard work. Read more about it here!

What actually is “Fair Trade”?

Fair Trade is a certification that provides Canadians with a way to know that international standards have been met- standards relating to the working conditions & wages that the farmers behind our coffee, chocolate, sugar etc. are living with. Fair Trade products can be more expensive for the consumer, but you can rest assured that your extra fifty cents is going toward leveling the playing field for the farmers!


If you’re interested in joining the team, feel free to stop by the Fair Trade Corner (in FDA) or email Jess or Chloe at fairtrade@mcgill.myewb.ca