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

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

Bruce Morton: 705-722-0141, email:

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday Feb. 4th, 2017: Barrie Winterfest Pancake Breakfast at Collier St. United Church.
  • Friday Feb. 24th to Sunday Feb. 26th, 2017: Canada's 5th National Fair Trade Conference hosted by the Canadian Fair Trade Network.
    The World Trade and Convention Centre, Halifax Nova Scotia. For details visit

What's New

  • The Canadian Fair Trade Network organized its second Fair Trade Origins Trip in Nov. 2016 visiting Fair Trade Cooperatives in Costa Rica
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland was named Canada’s 19th Fair Trade Campus on Sept. 28, 2016
  • University of Toronto—Mississauga Campus was designated Canada’s 18th Fair Trade Campus on Sept. 22, 2016
  • Concordia University was designated Canada’s 17th Fair Trade Campus on Aug. 30, 2016
  • Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie in Outremont, QC was named Canada’s 11th Fair Trade School on Oct. 12, 2016
  • École Secondaire des Grandes-Marées in La Baie, QC was named Canada’s 10th Fair Trade School on June 28, 2016

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.

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