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Canada's Moment: Addressing our connection to child labour & modern slavery

December 08, 2017

During this holiday season, many Canadians will give little second-thought to how their purchases are made. And yet, a 2017 Ipsos survey found 84% of Canadians wanted to make an effort to ensure they know how and where their purchases are made.

With the Government of Canada in the midst of a parliamentary study on Canada's connection to child labour and modern slavery and research showing Canada imports $34 billion in goods that are at risk of containing child and forced labour in their supply chains, we need to be having a wider conversation around how our goods are made. (1)
Fairtrade Canada, World Vision Canada, and the Ontario Council for International Cooperation are hosting a free workshop for 40 invitees to learn about, speak into and help craft a collaborative response to this issue.

By the end of this workshop, participants will have gained a better understanding of:
-The opportunity for their organization to help create new supply chain transparency legislation that is focused on addressing child labour and modern slavery.
-The role public engagement can play in responding to this issue.
-How we can work together as a stronger collective for change.

Don't miss this opportunity to get on board!
Note: Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

Register free:

Time: 9:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Venue: Centre for Social Innovation
Location: 192 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON
Categories: Children & Youth

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