What is a Fair Trade Campus?

The University of Guelph is proud to be known as Ontario's first fair trade campus and third designated Fair Trade campus in Canada. On November 28th, 2012, we officially became designated with help from Engineers Without Borders and the University Administration, who created a Fair Trade Campus Committee. It is now nine years later, and our commitment is stronger than ever. Our commitment to supporting farmers, community, and sustainability now goes well beyond local.

Being a Fair Trade Campus means you are dedicated and committed to supporting, promoting, and celebrating that you provide fair trade products on your campus. Fair Trade Campuses provide food and drink options on their campus hospitality services locations to ensure their campus community has the option to support fair trade practices.

We are proud to offer Fair Trade certified and organic coffee and tea at our non‑branded Hospitality Services locations, including our catering services orders. We continue to look for opportunities to add new Fair Trade confectionery products to our purchasing.

Keep a lookout on campus for the Fair Trade symbol on products such as chocolate bars, coffee, cookies, and the famous chocolate chip banana bread.