Event Media Advisory - Check the Chain Canada!

How Canadian companies can stop child labour

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 20, 2015 /CNW/ -


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


1:30pm, Wednesday, October 21 (doors open at 1pm)



Schulich School of Business, York University campus, Toronto


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 (SHARE)
  • 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


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


Photos of child labour                                                             

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

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Visit our News Centre at worldvision.ca

SOURCE World Vision Canada

Image with caption: "A child coffee picker in El Salvador. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151020_C4433_PHOTO_EN_524543.jpg

For further information: To RSVP or request interviews please contact: Brett Tarver: 647-825-2712, brett_tarver@worldvision.ca; Britt Hamilton: 416-419-1321, britt_hamilton@worldvision.ca


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