Conferences & publications

The CNCA pursues advocacy at home and internationally through submissions, publications, and the organization of international conferences on corporate accountability.

The links below include letters and publications written by the CNCA on corporate accountability for global institutions like the United Nations (incl. Treaty Bodies), Inter American Commission on Human Rights, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


CNCA public letter to the CORE on spring consultation

10 July, 2020

The office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) invited feedback on its draft Standard Operating Procedures, guidance to complainants and to the communications consulting firm that the CORE hired to help define CORE’s “brand.”

Read CNCA’s response here.

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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

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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

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Taking Responsibility: April 30 Symposium on Parliament Hill

15 April, 2019

Taking Responsibility: A symposium on international business, human rights and opportunities for Canada 

Join leading experts in examining global best practices and domestic opportunities to address the human rights challenges associated with transnational business activity.

Details: April 30, 2019 from 9AM – 5PM on Parliament Hill.

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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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