Cheryl Hotchkiss
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Cheryl Hotchkiss is World Vision Canada’s Senior Manager of Advocacy and Public Engagement. She works with a team to involve Canadians in activities that change and challenge the causes and consequences of child poverty overseas. Cheryl has two children, a 13-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl, who spend their non-school time at hockey rinks and a dance school in Waterloo, Ontario.

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The Scary Truth About Halloween Candy

(2) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 2:56 PM

Halloween is a hoot for Canadian kids, but a closer look at how candy is made could reveal a scary truth.

Two key ingredients in Halloween treats -- chocolate and sugar -- might contain disturbing amounts of child labour in their supply chains.

Thousands of children work in 3D jobs...

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Give Ethically This Valentine's Day

(1) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 5:51 PM

Canadians clearly love chocolate. Each of us consumes an average of 5.5 kg of chocolate per year, the equivalent of 2,600 M&Ms. It's fairly easy to conclude that much of that blissful consumption happens on holidays like Valentine's Day, when many surprise their sweethearts with something sweet and...

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How to Back-to-School Shop -- Ethically

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2012 | 12:25 PM

Every single day, we make decisions about what we buy to feed and clothe our families -- not to mention the many products we both need and want to support our busy lives here in Canada.

As a mom starting to equip two children for back to school, the shopping...

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