There are 160 million child labourers in the world today.

That’s 1 in 10 children worldwide.

There’s a good chance you might be connected to child labour through the things you buy.


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79 million children are involved in the worst forms of child labour, working in jobs that are dangerous, dirty and degrading.

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Due to COVID-19, child labour has risen for the first time in 20 years – an increase of 8.4 million since 2016.

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Canadian imports of products at risk of being connected to child labour totaled $43 billion in 2020, a 22% increase since 2016 and a 59% increase since 2011.

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More than 1,200 companies operating in Canada are at high risk of importing goods connected to child or forced labour.

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It's time to speak up about child labour. And every voice counts.

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.

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