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Universite de Montreal
IN-12: Fair Trade Campus
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Coordonnateur au développement durable, Finances et infrastructures
Unité Développement Durable
Is the institution currently designated as a Fair Trade College or University?:
Documentation affirming the Fair Trade designation:
Website URL where documentation affirming the Fair Trade designation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The presence on campus of fair trade products is the result of close collaboration between the Sustainable Development Unit and student associations. FAECUM (the student federation) has carried out awareness-raising work with its 22 student coffee managers. AGEEFEP (student association for continuing education) worked with the restaurant La Brunante (student owned). Systematically, an explanation of what fair trade is has been given. A status report on the presence of certified products was prepared. It was followed by proposals to include more alternatives to conventional trade. In the end, everyone has embarked on the path of fair trade.
Clauses to promote fair trade have been developed and added to calls for offers for institutional food services.
This process lasted more than a year and allows the UdeM community to have access to many fair trade products in all the pavilions.
Subsequently, a 5-year action plan will increase the presence of fair trade products on campus and an awareness campaign will be carried out. There is even a joint FAECUM/UdeM scholarship to reward a student project related to fair trade.