Taking action on Canada's child labour problem
Canada’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development has issued a new report entitled: “A Call to Action: Ending the Use of All Forms of Child Labour in Supply Chains.” The report offers realistic solutions, including legislative action, that can and should be adopted to address child and forced labour in Canadian supply chains, according to World Vision, Canada’s largest international development and relief organization.
October 16, 2018
World Vision Canada’s past President appointed to the Order of Canada
World Vision Canada offers sincere congratulations to past President, Dave Toycen, C.M., O.Ont., who was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada today. The Order of Canada represents one of highest honours a civilian can receive, recognizing outstanding lifelong achievement, commitment to community, and distinguished service to the nation.
June 29, 2018
UGLY SIDE OF THE CANADIAN BEAUTY INDUSTRY
Today, on World Day Against Child Labour, World Vision has released a new report on Canadian links to this global issue. The “Hidden Cost of Beauty” report uncovers the high risk of child labour in Canada’s multi-billion dollar cosmetics market and stresses the need for legislative action and other realistic solutions to address this Canadian issue
June 12, 2018
Canadian youth to march at G7 Summit, call on leaders to prioritize girls in crises
Today 75 Canadian students from across the country will march in Quebec City in support of girls living in conflict and disaster. The Canadian youth will all be wearing graduation robes as a direct plea to G7 leaders to prioritize the education of girls living in crises. Seven youth will wear special robes and tell the story of the “fragile seven”, seven girls with lives and futures that have been interrupted.
June 08, 2018
No Child For Sale
There are a 152 million child labourers in the world today. That's nearly 10% of the world's children over the age of 5. But this isn't just a problem "over there". It's a Canadian issue.
June 07, 2018
CEOs of leading development organizations call on Canada to invest in girls' education at G7
Fatuma Omar Ismail, a former child refugee from Somalia will be joined by CEOs from Canada's leading development, humanitarian and advocacy organizations to make a G7 plea to Prime Minister Trudeau and other world leaders. Together, they will present the urgent need for a significant financial investment in the education and empowerment of girls in crisis-situations at the upcoming G7 Summit. The Prime Minister of Canada has already pledged his support to girls' education as a key step towards achieving gender equality. Now is the time to turn his words into action.
June 04, 2018
3rd Annual Global 6K Walk for Water
May 17, 2018
Thousands of Canadians to participate in World Vision's 3rd Annual Global 6K Walk for Water to benefit children and families in Mali, West Africa.