How Canadian companies can stop child labour

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Highlights:

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
​A child coffee picker in El Salvador. Photo/World Vision
(December 21, 2016)
EVENT MEDIA ADVISORY  

CHECK THE CHAIN CANADA

WHEN: 
1:30pm, Wednesday, October 21 (doors open at 1pm) 
***PLEASE RSVP TO SECURE A SPACE***
     
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

MEDIA RESOURCES:
Full World Vision Check the Chain report
Info on the UK Modern Slavery Act
World Vision UK report on child labour
Info on the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
10 Steps Companies Can Take