Barrie Qualifies As A Fair Trade Town.

Barrie Celebrates Fair Trade

On Monday May 10th, 2010, with the approval of City Council, the City of Barrie qualified as a Fair Trade Town. Achieving Fair Trade Town status sent a message to Canadians and the rest of the world that Barrie is committed to supporting the Fair Trade movement that has produced measureable improvements in the quality of life of millions of individuals in the developing world. By 2016, 1855 Fair Trade Towns had been established around the world. For more information visit www.fairtradetowns.org.

Fair Trade Wines Available at the Barrie LCBO

  • Six Hats, Chenin Blanc from South Africa, $7.50 for 750 ml.
  • Place in the Sun, Shiraz from South Africa. $12.95 for 750 ml.
  • Trivento Fair Trade, Malbec from Argentina, $11.95 for 750 ml.
  • Santa Digna, Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, $14.95 for 750 ml.
  • Frisky Zebras, Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa, $8.90 for 750 ml.
  • Frisky Zebras, Shiraz from South Africa, $8.90 for 750ml

If you would like to participate, please contact us

  1. Bruce Morton, Phone 705-722-0141, email: brucehmorton@gmail.com
  2. Bob Jowett, Phone 705-220-6370, email:
    jowettcr@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

  • Friday April 28th, 2017: The Barrie Youth Advisory Council will host the Cosmic Coffee House at the MacLaren Art Centre, 6 to 9 PM, featuring live entertainment, costumes and crafts. Fair Trade Barrie will hand out Fair Trade treats including bananas courtesy of Equifruit Inc.
  • Saturday May 13th and Sunday May 14th, 2017: The Fair Trade Show, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto. This is a Toronto based consumer show dedicated to promoting equality, social justice, and environmental sustainability.

What's New

  1. Jan. 25th, Wilfred Laurier University became the 20th Fair Trade Campus
  2. Feb. 7th, Capilano University became the 21st Fair Trade Campus
  3. Feb. 14th, Notre Dame College School became the 13th Fair Trade School
  4. Feb. 15th, Carleton University became the 22nd Fair Trade Campus
  5. Mar. 14th Polytechnique Montreal became the 23rd Fair Trade Campus
  6. Mar. 14th, University of Montreal became the 24th Fair Trade Campus
  7. Apr. 12th Calgary Arts Academy became Canada's 14th Fair Trade School

Barrie Fair Trade Retailers and Cafés

The number of stores and cafés selling Fair Trade certified products in Barrie has increased significantly. Here is a summary:

2002, one store in Barrie sold Fair Trade products.
2010, the year of Fair Trade Town qualification, 41 stores (28 retail and 13 cafés).
2015, 121 stores, 62 carrying 2 or more types of Fair Trade products.

The link below provides details on all 121 outlets:
View PDF for details.

National and International Fair Trade News

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