Council Committee Report May 8, 2013: http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/siredocs/published_meetings/45/230957.pdf#search=fairtrade
Council Services Committee Report: http://sirepub.edmonton.ca/sirepub/cache/2/tnqe0kpyqfiymbmcdgbx3vxw/23939707132016074616246.PDF
Fairtrade Designation Endorsement: http://sirepub.edmonton.ca/sirepub/cache/2/tnqe0kpyqfiymbmcdgbx3vxw/23939807132016074610427.PDF
In correlation to its population size Edmonton was required to host:
- 80+ retail outlets selling two or more Fairtrade Certified products.
- 40+ restaurants/cafes seving two or more Fairtrade Certified products.
The following organizations in Edmonton have taken a public stance to support Fairtrade Certification.
A local Fair Trade Town steering committee has been convened to ensure continued commitment to the local Fair Trade Town campaign.
This group includes a wide representation of community members and includes a council representative, campaigners, and people representing the area’s schools, churches and businesses.
The group aims to develop and achieve two additional targets per year for Edmonton, and is responsible for submitting an annual progress assessment to Fairtrade
Canada to monitor whether Edmonton is continuing to meet the six goals as well as the two additional targets. The group is mandated to organize events for Fair Trade Fortnight in May.
Now that Edmonton is officially recognized as a Fair Trade Town, it is important to keep the momentum going by developing the concept further.
How this is done is an ongoing conversation for the Fair Trade Town Committee. For example, this could mean focusing on goals that further Fair Trade or that promote other forms of sustainable consumption. These may include events and programs to reduce overall consumption, to promote recycling, organic, sweatshop-free, energy-efficient, and locally produced goods, or whatever the Committee believes is in the spirit of Fair Trade Towns.