The fact is that it isn’t easy to be an informed consumer in Canada. Here’s what you need to know about child labour and how we – together – can take steps to address it.

 

Story Child labour: facts and how to help
Canadians might categorize child labour as something that happens in the dark corners of far off places, but the reality is, child labour remains a rampant issue today, both at home and abroad.
 

Report Hidden Cost of Beauty: The Risk of Child Labour in Canadian Cosmetics
That ‘glow’ in your makeup is likely mica—a mineral linked to child labour.

Story Mica mining: a family legacy
The story of a family hand-picking mica.

Resources Child labour products in your house - virtual tour
From coffee to linens to toys, Canadians unknowingly bring products into their homes every day that are made by children. Come inside the average Canadian home to see for yourself how child labour infiltrates our everyday lives.

Story A guide to ethical consumerism
How your purchasing power can help end the worst forms of child labour.
 

Report Canada’s Child & Forced Labour Problem
Find out why this issue is a lot closer to Canada than we’d like to think.

Infographic Child labour 101
Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about child labour.

Report Cotton: Unravelled
The truth about the dangers that children face daily when they are forced to work in cotton production.

Resources Fair Trade Chocolate Guide
Chocolate is just one of many products consumed by Canadians that is at a high risk of being connected to child labour. By choosing to buy certified fair trade chocolate, you can use your purchasing power to help protect children from dirty, dangerous and degrading jobs.

Story Five lives I can’t imagine for my son: coffee worker
A day in the life of an 8-year-old in Guatemala.

Story Five lives I can’t imagine for my son: seafood diver
A day in the life of a 14-year-old in Honduras.

Story Five lives I can’t imagine for my son: shoemaker
A day in the life of a 13-year-old in India.

Story Five lives I can’t imagine for my son: trafficking victim
Meet two children lured away from their families in Southeast Asia.

Story Five lives I can't imagine for my son: sugar plantation worker
A day in the life of a 14-year-old in the Philippines.

Story 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.

Infographic Spilling the beans on coffee
The truth about the coffee industry and how we can better protect children – while still enjoying every last drop.

Report Supply Chain Risk
A closer look at how Canadians may be unknowingly contributing to child labour through their everyday purchases.

Report The Case for a Canadian Response
It’s time for Canada to take action to address child labour in global supply chains.

Report The Cocoa Barometer
Understanding the connections between child labour and cocoa, the gains we’ve made and the challenges that remain.

Video Two sides of the same blanket
A not-so-warm-and-fuzzy reality check on some of our most beloved household items.

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