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human rights

420 petitions

Update posted 3 hours ago

Petition to Subcommittee on International Human Rights

Help stop Canada's child labour problem

This holiday season, 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.  Their study ends next week, we have to act fast! 

Sofie Pauwels & World Vision Canada
25,170 supporters
Update posted 15 hours ago

Petition to Kathleen Wynne, Dr. Eric Hoskins, The Government of Ontario

Improve the Canadian Mental Health System

Canada’s mental health care system is grossly inadequate for those suffering from mental illness with all types of disabilities. I am just one example of many people in need that the system has failed to help due to insufficient resources. Short-term mental health facilities that can provide me with the care I need have waitlists up to two years long. Supportive housing for persons with disabilities can have up to a 7 year wait time. Sign this petition to improve Canada’s mental health care system to support those with disabilities! On Monday, December 4th, 2017, I was released from the psychiatric ward. I have been suffering from mental illness since I was ten years old. I have been suicidal – on and off – for the past little while. Since being in the hospital, I have been put on a new medication that is meant to help with the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. That part is fantastic news. However, I also have Cerebral Palsy – and am now struggling to find a new place to live that can adequately deal with my mental health issues and provide me with personal autonomy. I will be homeless as of Monday, December 18th, 2017. Due to my mental health issues, the current residence I am staying in is becoming concerned for my well being. On December 8th, I was notified that I can no longer stay in residence and I was withdrawn from all my winter courses. Please sign this petition if you believe that everyone deserves adequate treatment for their mental health issues, including adequate housing and treatment programs. The Canadian government should make the necessary changes to ensure help is available to everyone.  Side note: I also have a gofundme open to help me save me from homelessness. You can share it and/or donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/give-the-gift-of-a-home

Falum Gibson
4,580 supporters