MISSISSAUGA, ON , June 10, 2022 /CNW/ –
WHAT: #ChildLabour3D Experience
WHEN: Saturday June 11, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. West, Toronto
- Ahead of World Day Against Child Labour World Vision Canada is engaging Canadians to stand up for 79 million children trapped in child labour
- Large display of 79 child mannequins, each representing one million children globally who are trapped in dirty, dangerous and degrading work
- Interactive, educational experiences on this critical issue for Canadians, students, children and families
- World Vision youth ambassadors and activists available for interviews on how Canadians can help end child labour around the world
- 79 million children are trapped in “3D” jobs: dirty, dangerous and degrading work. These jobs harm the physical, mental and emotional development of children. (ILO)
- Canada imported more than $43 billion in risky goods that may have involved child or forced labour in the supply chains of products we buy. (World Vision)
- Canada’s child and forced labour problem continues to get worse, over the past five years, the value of these risky goods has risen by 22%. (World Vision)
- Over 150,000 Canadians have signed a petition calling the Government of Canada to act. Canadians can get involved by joining World Vision’s No Child For Sale initiative.
Video and photos of both the event and child labour available on request.
SOURCE World Vision Canada