Canada's moment to address child labour
11-year-old Melvin works 12 hour days harvesting coffee in Honduras.
Are the beans he picks in Canadians morning coffee? We don’t know because companies don’t need to tell us. This is especially troubling when more
than 1,200 companies import goods known to be at high
risk of using child labour or modern slavery into Canada.1
Check the chains
Ahead of World Day Against Child Labour on June 12, join World Vision and advocate for Canada’s Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee to respond to child labour and modern slavery by:
- Recommending that companies in Canada be required to publicly report on what they are doing to address child labour and modern slavery in their global supply chains.
- Committing to study this issue in the coming months
This type of legislation has been adopted in the U.K. and California, and is helping to hold companies accountable.
Act now and say “No” to child labour in what we buy.
There are 168 million child labourers worldwide! Companies need to share how they are preventing this problem.