Seminar Series



DECEMBER 1, 2022

9:30  to11:00 am MST

Panel Discussion -Pursuing Global Justice 

Panel de discusion – En buscsa de la justicia global

Join us as we present the CFTN 2022 Webinar Series and Book Club in Three Parts. Read along with each Section of the Fair Trade Hand Book, as we present a panel of speakers from each Section of the Book. Bring your questions for the speakers and be prepared to also network with your fellow fair-traders during our interactive speed-networking and trivia activities. Reconnect with the canadian fair trade community and let’s get excited for another year of growing the movement!

Jeronimo Pruijn

Executive Director, SPP Global

Jeronimo  Pruijn has a masters degree in anthropology.  Originally from Holland, he has lived for over 30 years in Mexico.  

He began his fair trade career in the late 1980’s as a volunteer at the first fair trade label, Max Havelaar Netherlands.  

He has worked for organizations, networks and companies of organizations of small producers since 2009.  He served as executive director of SPP Global, an intercontinental network of organization of small, organic producers.

Ian Hudson

Professor, University of Manitoba

Ian Hudson is a professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Manitoba. 

He researches in the areas of political economy and ethical consumption. Along with Mark Hudson and Mara Fridell, he has co-authored several peer reviewed articles on fair trade as well as the book Fair Trade, Sustainability and Social Change.

Sujata Dey

Former Trade Campaigner,
Council of Canadians

Sujata Dey is the former trade Campaigner at the Gouncil of Canadians, and worked actively on the NAFTA renegotiation, the Canada-European CETA trade agreement, and other trade agreements.

Having lobbied and presented to politicians in Europe and Canada, Dey has been quoted in international and domestic media outlets. 

Dey has 20 years of experience in NGO work, having also worked in Montreal politics, international issues and political campaigns.

Elena Lunder

Fair Trade Advocacy Office

Elena Lunder is a policy and project advisor at the Fair Trade Advocacr Office, a joint Fair Trade movement initiative based in Brussels. 

With a background in European Studies and international human rights law. Elena is leading the ITA0 work on the upcoming EU legislation on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence. 

Based on existing expertise and experience of the Fair Trade movement, she is focusing on brining the perspective of smallholder farmers into the EU conversation around due diligence.

Our Mission

Fair Trade Calgary is a group under the not-for-profit organization Engineers Without Borders, Calgary Professional Chapter.

We are working to increase awareness and encourage availability of fair trade products in Calgary.

We would like ethical purchasing to be an everyday choice for Calgarians, with fair trade products easily accessible at stores and restaurants across the City.

This can be achieved when the general public is more knowledgeable about the global impact of buying fair trade products locally.

At A Glance

Fair trade empowers marginalized producers to improve their own living conditions. With the proper resources, capacity, and access to key relationships, disadvantaged producers can earn their own means to a better life for themselves and their communities. 

Fair trade principles include a fair price paid for the product, ethical working conditions, environmental sustainability, long term business relationships with producers, as the entire premium goes to community initiatives.

Both the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) and Fairtrade Canada support Fair Trade Calgary’s Campaign to achieve Fair Trade Town status. 

The Canadian Fair Trade Network

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Are we supporting ethical purchasing even if the product is not Fair trade certified?


Many times, it is hard for a small business to find the resources to offer at least two Fairtrade products.  Fair Trade Calgary still believes in recognizing and encouraging businesses that are following the basic principles of Fair Trade, but are not able to be counted for our official Fair Trade Town Status designation. 

We also want to educate the public that these small businesses deserve support and encouragement to continue to grow, and hopefully also one day be counted as Calgary’s availability of ethical product grows.

It can also be confusing to the public when there are so many different symbols that are considered “fair trade”.  The Fairtrade Mark represents the best known and most respected ethical certification system for social sustainability.  It provides an easy and reliable way to know that products have met credible standards that are set and monitored following best practices, public input, and regular audits. 

Fair Trade Campuses

University of Calgary

First designated Fair Trade Campus in Alberta

Bow Valley College

Designation in Progress

Fair Trade Schools

Calgary Arts Academy

Calgary's only Fair Trade School

Fair Trade Workplaces

Florist Supply Ltd.

Fair Trade Flowers from Ecuador & Kenya

Momentum Calgary

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Fair Trade is a global movement of consumers, producers, businesses and certifiers who consider people and the planet first.

They all work to ensure that they’re focusing on treating resources as limited, and are creating products that benefit the producers who make them and the land that grows them.