Campaign updates

Since the launch of the Open for justice campaign in 2013, over 100,000 Canadians have taken action!

Stay tuned for information about our next events and calls to action.


Parliament has dissolved and Canada still does not have an independent ombudsperson with #power2investigate

17 September, 2019

The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) can’t be transformed into an independent office, nor given the investigatory powers it needs, without a new order in council (OIC) under the Inquiries Act, or the passing of a new law. Neither of which can occur during an electoral period.

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Letter to Minister Monsef calls for advances on mandatory human rights due diligence legislation

07 March, 2019

The CNCA welcomes the Government of Canada’s recent commitment to consult on Canadian supply chain legislation and urges Minister Monsef to use this consultation process to develop comprehensive mandatory human rights due diligence legislation.

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It’s been a full year. It’s time for action.

17 January, 2019

It’s been one year since the Government of Canada announced the creation of a corporate ombudsperson, but we’re still waiting. Take action and urge the Canadian government to get moving on its promise.

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On the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights, Canada needs to make good on its promise: Appoint an effective mining and human rights ombudsperson

10 December, 2018

As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70, Canadians and impacted communities around the world call on Canada to meaningfully implement its commitments. Ten months ago Canada committed to create a Canadian ombudsperson for responsible enterprise to independently investigate alleged human rights abuses associated with Canadian companies around the globe.

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Upcoming CNCA member events

12 September, 2018

October 11 Business and Human Rights Ideas Conference in Montreal

Canadian civil society organizations and legal scholars are invited to participate in this thought-provoking, dynamic and informative day long workshop hosted by the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability. Guest speakers include Adriana Espinosa, European Coalition for Corporate Justice. For more information and to register

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Canada is Recruiting its first Business and Human Rights Ombudsperson

19 June, 2018

Canada is recruiting its first Business and Human Rights Ombudsperson. Review of applications will begin on June 26, 2018.

For more information about this position, click here.

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