It’s time to speak up about child labour.

One of the most effective ways to address the worst forms of child labour is by demanding greater transparency within global supply chains. Join us in calling on our government to introduce Supply Chain Transparency legislation in Canada.

Why should I sign this petition?

Resilience and hope. In the face of the most trying circumstances.

 

A Guide to Ethical Consumerism
How your purchasing power can help end the worst forms of child labour.
 
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Living Life by a Thread
Sent to work in a garment factory at age 12, Bithi has spent the last three years piecing together designer jeans destined for high-income countries.
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Here’s the uncomfortable truth about child labour.

There’s a good chance Canadians might be connected to child labour through the things we buy. With more than 73 million children globally working indirty, dangerous and degrading jobs, child labour still runs rampant in our world today.

 

   48% of child labourers around the globe are 5-11 years old.
 
  $34 billion in goods are imported into Canada annually with high risk of ties to child labour.
 
    1,200+ companies in Canada are at risk of importing goods linked to child labour.
Resources
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Let kids be kids.

Every child has the right to be protected. Yet millions of children around the world are subjected to exploitation, violence and abuse daily. Let’s change that. For good.