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How Canadian companies can stop child labour

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Check the Chain Canada
​A child coffee picker in El Salvador. Photo/World Vision
Check the Chain Canada!

WHAT: Business, education and civil society leaders gather to discuss the need for Canadian supply chain transparency legislation to address the worst forms of child labour

WHEN: 1:30pm, Wednesday, October 21 (doors open at 1pm) 
WHERE: Schulich School of Business, York University campus, Toronto 

WHO: Panel media availability following the event:
  • Moderator: Andrew Crane, Professor of Business Ethics & Policy/Strategy, Schulich School of Business
  • Kevin Thomas, Director of Shareholder Engagement, Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SH​​ARE) 
  • Barry Laxer, President of Radical Designs Ltd.  
  • Declan Croucher, Director of Business Development, Verite
  • Harry Kits, Senior Advisor, Corporate Engagement, World Vision Canada 
  • Reena Vohra, Child Protection Policy Advisor, World Vision Canada

FACT: 85 million children are toiling in dirty, dangerous, and degrading jobs and many of those child labourers are hidden within the supply chains of products that Canadians use every day

Pho​tos​ of child labour
Full World Vision Check the Chain report
Info on the UK Modern Slavery Act.
World Vision UK report on child labour

To RSVP or request interviews please contact:
Brett Tarver: 647-825-2712,
Britt Hamilton: 416-419-1321,​

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