Fair Trade

McGill University is Quebec’s first and Canada’s fifth Fair Trade Campus.

In 2013 Fair Trade Canada recognized McGill University’s commitment to Fair Trade purchases and awarded McGill with the Fair Trade Campus designation, thanks to the collaboration between McGill Engineers Without Borders, McGill Student Housing and Hospitality Services, McGill's main Food Provider, McGill Office of Sustainability and McGill faculty members. McGill University now has the recognition of being Fair Trade’s biggest supporter.

Why Fair Trade

Fair trade is a market-based system that aims to influence international trade practices towards greater social and environmental sustainability. With this approach, Fair Trade builds mutually beneficial relationships between producers and consumers.

  • Fair Trade products represent higher social, environmental and pay standards for farmers, artisans and worker.
  • Campus support for fair trade products represents large-scale commitments to responsible procurement and supporting human rights around the world.

All Fair Trade coffee, Fair Trade teas and Camino chocolates are available in all residence dining halls, non-franchised Campus cafés, the Student Society of McGill (SSMU) as well as through our main on-campus service provider.

McGill now aims to include Fair Trade certified tropical fruit, sugar and cotton t-shirts in purchases.

The list of food service locations serving Fair Trade products include

On-Campus Dining Locations

  • Athletics Café
  • E-Café
  • Education Café
  • Avvocato
  • Med Café
  • Soupe Café
  • Paramount Fine Foods
  • Premiere Moisson
  • Vihn's Café

Residence Dining Halls

  • Bishop Mountain Hall
  • Carefour Sherbrooke
  • New Residence Hall
  • Royal Victoria College

Consult our SHHS map for the exact locations.

For more information:

Fair Trade Canada

McGill Reporter

McGill Tribune