The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) is a non-profit organization that works to advance awareness and support for fair trade in Canada. It supports collaboration within the fair trade movement to encourage support for fair trade products and practices. It envisions a Canada that is a global leader in social and environmental responsibility.
Many workers in developing communities around the world face insurmountable challenges competing in world markets and in earning the means to a fair wage and sustainable living conditions. Impoverished communities threaten not only the health of its people, but also that of the local environment.
We believe fair trade is a mechanism for empowering producer communities. It alleviates impoverished living conditions and encourages responsible production practices. This will help ensure the future longevity of our planet and its people.