• Let’s make Canada open for justice

    Do you want to help ensure that Canadian mining, oil and gas companies respect human rights and the environment no matter where they operate and face real consequences if they do not?

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  • 2020 Empower and Enact Challenge

    13 May, 2020

    Demand that Canada take concrete measures to strengthen the rules for businesses and uphold human rights. Join the Empower and Enact Challenge!

    Sign the e-petition and then:

    Week 1: Tag FIVE FRIENDS Challenge

    Week 2: Request a virtual meeting with your MP

    Week 3: Share the petition


    Posted in Business and Human Rights Legislation

  • May 14, 2020 Corporate Accountability Webinar

    05 May, 2020

    The CNCA May Month of Action for Mining Justice presents a corporate accountability webinar:

    Minding our own business: 
    How to ensure Canadian businesses respect human rights abroad

    7:30 to 8:45 pm EST on Thursday, May 14, 2020
    English language webinar registration here

    Posted in Conferences & publications

  • Impacted communities are advised to “Approach with Caution” – Canadian civil society groups raise alarm about Canada’s Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE)

    30 April, 2020

    Earlier this year, members of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) learned that the office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) was planning to travel to Colombia and Brazil without having consulted with local communities or human rights defenders prior to booking the trip. As a result, the CNCA felt it necessary to produce information for impacted communities so that they could make informed decisions about engaging with the ombudsperson.

    Posted in Ombudsperson

  • Protect the women who make our clothes: Canada’s unions and civil society organizations call for action

    24 April, 2020

    Seven years after the tragic Rana Plaza building collapse, Bangladesh garment sector workers now confront even more risk and vulnerability in the fight against COVID-19.

    The CNCA joins Canada’s unions and civil society organizations in calling for immediate relief for workers and protection of rights in global supply chains. The Canadian government, as well as Canadian retailers and manufacturers, must take the necessary steps to ensure that the health and livelihoods of garment workers in Bangladesh and other countries are protected, and to establish more sustainable and resilient supply chains that respect workers’ rights and ensure suppliers pay workers living wages and social benefits.

    Read the full statement here: Protect the women who make our clothes April 2020

    Posted in Conferences & publications

  • A year has passed and no government action to be seen: press release relaunch

    08 April, 2020

    CNCA originally issued this press release on April 8, 2019. We changed 9 words and it was current to 2020. That is how little the government of Canada has done to deliver on its promise of an independent ombudsperson with the #power2investigate allegations of abuse by Canadian garment, mining, oil and gas companies overseas.

    The strikethroughs and red font mark the 2020 updates.

    For immediate release: April 8 2019 2020


    Posted in Press Releases

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