Canadians want to make purchases that have a positive impact on people and the planet, but navigating the various human rights risks of our everyday purchases is no easy task. World Vision Canada estimates that in 2021 there were nearly 100 goods imported to Canada from over 50 countries that are at risk of being produced by child and forced labour. Most are household items including electronics, clothing, and groceries.

Right now, companies are not required to be transparent about their supply chain practices, meet common standards, or prevent human rights abuses throughout their supply chains.

Here’s what you need to know about child labour, and why World Vision Canada has been advocating for supply chain legislation like Bill S-211, set for final debates in March 2023.

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.

Video What’s in your cup?
Find out how you might be inadvertently connected to Melvin, an 11-year old coffee harvester in Honduras.

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