Petition to Subcommittee on International Human Rights
Help stop Canada's child labour problem
Each time you make a purchase, you could be buying products made by child labour and you wouldn’t even know it! Every year, Canadian companies import billions of dollars worth of everyday products made by children as young as six - including fashion, fruit, coffee, and body lotion. As a mother of two, I want to know that the things that I buy for my kids and myself weren't made by other young children working in dangerous conditions. I'm frustrated that the government has been doing nothing to prevent this — but together we can change that. No child should be for sale. Right now, there’s a Parliamentary committee studying Canada's ties to child labour. They could make recommendations for legislation to call on corporations to be more transparent about how they address child labour in their supply chains - but, according to World Vision Canada, it's unlikely that the committee will recommend this unless they start hearing that everyday people care about this issue. We need to show that we care if the products that we buy put children's lives at risk. Help me call on the committee to recommend strong corporate transparency laws that will force companies to be more open about their supply chains. Please show your support for the victims of child labour by telling the Government of Canada you care - sign and share this petition. The committee is writing their report right now - we have to act fast!
Petition to Justin Trudeau
End Child Labour in Africa
In 2016, the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated that one-fifth of African children are involved with child labour. Resulting with a strikingly high number of 72.1 million African children in child labour. 31.5 million of these children are believed to be involved in hazardous work.(http://www.ilo.org/ipec/Regionsandcountries/Africa/lang--en/index.htm Although these jobs are often detrimental to the children, like coal mining and military service, they are often left unpaid. Our goal is to ensure that these children will not be forced to work in an unsafe environment, for an unfair pay. This petition will automatically be sent to the Prime Minister of Canada in hopes that he will be a leader in stopping child labour in Africa by implementing regulations on businesses and corporations alike that use child labour in the selling or production of their goods.