"Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers" (Fairtrade Canada). Look for their logo to be sure what you are buying is Fairtrade."



Fairtrade Campus Program at Humber College

See what we have recently accomplished at Humber College through our Fairtrade program: 

Humber College is proud to hold the designation of Fair Trade Campus at our Lakeshore location. This honor was earned in the Summer of 2017 thanks to the efforts of our Fairtrade Campus program Steering Committee, the Office of Sustainability and the continued support from Humber College. Joining this movement is an integral step in educating the Humber Community about the importance of Fair Trade and making conscious consumption choices that are fair to everyone.

The following video was filmed at our Lakeshore Campus during Fairtrade Campus Week 2017:



What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a movement and a network of non-profit organizations that endeavors to improve the livelihoods of agricultural producers in developing countries by ensuring that producers receive a fair price for their products. These organizations set standards for Fair Trade Certified products, which are certified as being produced according to these standards.


Distinguishing Fair Trade Products:

  • Fair Trade Certified: Any product certified by a Fair Trade Labelling Organization, to meeting Fairtrade International standards, and bearing the International Fair Trade Certification Mark.
  • Fair Trade Labelling Organization: An organization, affiliated with the global Fair Trade network, which certifies products that meet Fair Trade standards.
  • Fair Trade Certification Mark: A trademarked emblem, that identifies Fair Trade certified products. License to use the trademark is only provided to Fair Trade certified producers.

How did we obtain a Fair Trade Campus designation?

There are three categorical requirements to earn the Fair Trade Campus designation:

1. Fair Trade Steering Committee: Comprised of a top-level university/college VP, a purchasing or retail manager from the college, a faculty member, and a student representative. It is the committees responsibility to monitor the continued compliance with Fair Trade Campus requirements.

2. Product Availability: All coffee served on campus must be Fairtrade certified, 3 Fairtrade certified teas must be available and at least 1 Fairtrade certified chocolate bar must be available at every location serving these products. Additionally, all meetings, events and offices run by campus administration or student unions must be Fairtrade certified.

3. Visibility and Education: All locations selling Fairtrade certified products must have prominent signage, ancillary information about fair trade and an annual administration run public celebration of the designation.

View the full list of criteria here!  


Why this is Important to the Humber Community

Sustainability is one of Humber College’s core values and this includes ethical sourcing.  In pursuit of this goal, Humber College’s Lakeshore campus has achieved the Fair Trade Designation marking it the first college campus in Ontario to do so. The achievement of this designation reflects Humber College’s commitment to sustainability.


What can you do?

  • Support the movement! Make the purchase of Fair Trade products on campus and in the community a priority
  • Display your support of Fair Trade by wearing a pin or sticker endorsing Fair Trade
  • Stay up to date with the Fair Trade movement on campus by following the Sustainability Office’s social media accounts @sustainhumber
  • Learn more by visiting Fair Trade Canada online


Where can I buy Fairtrade products on campus?

North Campus: 

  • Gourmet Express
  • Java Jazz
  • Guelph-Humber (GH) Café
  • LRC Cart (3rd Floor)
  • Starbucks coffee (espresso only)
  • Catering


Lakeshore Campus:

  • Media Buzz Located in F Building serves
  • Commons Eatery (L Building),
  • On The Go (L Building),
  • Starbucks (espresso only),
  • Catering
  • Vending Machines 
  • Fair Trade Chocolate Bars:
    • All vending machines on the Lakeshore campus
    • Media Buzz, On The Go, Lake Café, Arena Café, Commons Eatery and the Lakeshore Bookstore
  • Visit the Green Features map to view all Fairtrade outlets on campus.


Humber Fair Trade Steering  Committee:

Allisa Lim

Affiliation: Vice President Lakeshore, IGNITE STUDENT FEDERATION

Committee Role: Student Representative

T: (416) 675 – 6622 x 3287 | E: allisa@ignitestudentlife.com


Gina Antonacci

Affiliation: Associate Vice President, Academic

Committee Role: Top Level Campus Vice President

T: (416) 675 – 6622 x 4570 | E: gina.antonacci@humber.ca


Kent Shroeder

Affiliation: Program Coordinator, International Development Projects

Committee Role: Faculty Member

T: (416) 675 – 6622 x 3504 | E: kent.schroeder@humber.ca


Paul Iskander

Affiliation: Director, Campus Services

Committee Role: Internal Purchasing Manager

T: (416) 675 – 6622 x 77154 | E: paul.iskander@humber.ca


Farheen Kadwa

Affiliation: Sustainability Research Assistant 

Committee Role: Lead

T: (416) 675 – 6622 x 2207 | E: farheen.kadwa@humber.ca 


Spencer Wood

Affiliation: Director, Facilities Management

Committee Role: Facilities Management

T: (416) 675 – 6622 x 5242 | E: spencer.wood@humber.ca


Wanda Buote

Affiliation: Principal, Lakeshore Campus

Committee Role: Principal, Lakeshore Campus

T: (416) 675 – 6622 x 3332 | E: wanda.boute@humber.ca


Yanni Thepanya

Affiliation: Student Mobility Advisor

Committee Role: Legacy and information on previous projects

T: (416) 675 – 6622 x 5202 | E: yanni.thepanya@humber.ca


Reece Van Breda

Affiliation: President, Humm PIRG

Committee Role: Student President of HummPIRG club

T: reecevanbreeda@gmail.com


Lawrence Ong

Affiliation: General Manager, Compass Canada at Humber College

Committee Role: Purchasing Manager

T: (416) 675 – 6622 x 4120 | E: Lawrence.ong@compass-canada.com


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