Corporate Accountability

Help build political support for corporate accountability bills

May 3, 2022

For too long people who have been harmed by Canadian mining operations overseas have had little to no recourse due to lax corporate accountability and impunity – in the countries where the harms are committed, and in Canada too. Rather…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

Tabled: Two new bills asserting that Human Rights and Accountability are Non-negotiable

March 30, 2022

A people and planet first approach to business is long overdue. This is why KAIROS welcomes the tabling of two corporate accountability bills in the House of Commons today. These two bills seek to address deficiencies in the way Canada…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

The urgency to defend water from corporate abuse

March 22, 2022

Canada’s weak corporate accountability laws are threatening communities for protecting the water that sustains them. Water is critical for life. Why, then, are Canadian extractive companies allowed to threaten it and those who defend it? Today is World Water Day…

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KAIROS wish list 2022

February 1, 2022

As Canada and the world grapples with multiple crises, including pandemic related impacts and extreme weather events fueled by global heating, KAIROS calls on all levels of government in Canada to prioritize a just and equitable recovery. This includes a…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights, Migrant Justice

Start 2022 by calling on Canada to pass corporate accountability legislation

January 20, 2022

Thank you for being an advocate for corporate accountability in 2021.    Whether you participated in KAIROS’ Women Resisting Extractivism film club, attended the launch of MERE Hub Brazil and/or the Testimonio and Storytelling event, read the report “Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Grandmothers-Land/Water Defenders Sharing and Learning Circle: Generating Knowledge for Action,”…

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Sign the petition: Call on Canada to enact corporate accountability legislation

November 22, 2021

Voluntary corporate social responsibility measures have been proven ineffective in ensuring Canadian extractive companies abroad do no harm. Canada must enact mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence legislation (mHREDD) to require companies to prevent, report on, and face consequences for human…

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KAIROS Mandate Letters to the Prime Minister of Canada

October 25, 2021

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,  We at KAIROS write to you during a kairos moment, when multiple crises have converged and opportunities arise for transformational change. In our work we advocate for such change in elevating the rights and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples, women, temporary foreign workers, and ecological systems.   The climate crisis and COVID-19,…

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Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Legislation in Canada #KAIROSClimateAction

September 28, 2021

Achieving climate justice requires a transformation away from the destructive and extractive model of economic development which dominates the world today to one where humanity lives within its natural limits, upholds human rights, and lives in right relationship with all living…

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Become a corporate accountability advocate

May 28, 2021

On Wednesday, June 9th at 8:00pm EDT join a free virtual training to learn how you can support corporate accountability efforts in Canada.  Register Now! For years, KAIROS members and networks along with other Canadian civil society actors have been…

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KAIROS continues to call for corporate accountability

February 25, 2021

The Government of Canada has concealed from the public a report outlining how it can grant the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business Enterprise (CORE) the autonomy and powers to investigate allegations of human rights abuses at the overseas operations of Canada-based companies. Global News reported…

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Government of Canada reneges on promise to empower CORE

December 16, 2020

Late in November of this year, KAIROS learned that the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade had made the decision not to grant the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business Enterprise (CORE) investigatory powers.   The decision comes almost three years…

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Rights for People, Rules for Business!

October 5, 2020

A Virtual Rally for Real Canadian Corporate Accountability Join the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA), of which KAIROS is a member, on Sunday, October 18th at 4:00PM EDT for a virtual rally in support of corporate accountability.  Surpassing the initial goal of…

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Help us reach 4,000 e-petition signatures by September 1st in support of corporate accountability

August 12, 2020

There is less than a month left to sign the e-petition to the House of Commons calling for corporate accountability of Canadian companies operating abroad.   More than two and half years after announcing the creation of the Office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business…

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Government of Canada turns back on communities harmed by Canadian mining overseas, loses trust of Canadian civil society

July 11, 2019

KAIROS supports the resignation of all fourteen civil society and labour union representatives of the government’s Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Body on Responsible Business Conduct Abroad (Advisory Body). KAIROS is a member of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA). ———————————————————————- Ottawa, July 11,…

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Action still needed: Tell the federal government to keep its promise on corporate accountability

April 29, 2019

The Ombudsperson still needs powers to hold companies accountable A huge thank you for all you have done to keep the pressure up for an independent  Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business Enterprise (CORE) with powers to investigate. On Monday, April 8, the federal government appointed the CORE…

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Momentum builds to make Canada Open for Justice

October 23, 2014

Since the Open for Justice Campaign launched a year ago, 90,000 Canadians have taken action in support of Canadian mining accountability overseas, and there have been more than 65 meetings with Members of Parliament in ridings across the country. This…

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Mining oversight bill defeated by government, despite widespread public support

October 3, 2014

KAIROS Canada is disappointed that the Extractive Sector Ombudsman bill, Bill C-584, did not pass second reading in the House of Commons on October 1. More than 90,000 Canadians voiced their support for such an Ombudsman through the Open for…

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Urgent Action – Ask MPs to support the Ombudsman bill

September 26, 2014

This is a crucial moment in the Open for Justice campaign to win greater accountability from the Canadian mining, oil and gas industry. Find out how you can join this urgent action!

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The world wants Canada to be open for justice

July 10, 2014

Canadian and international organizations press for law reform to hold Canadian mining companies accountable for human rights abuses overseas. Check out our latest policy briefing paper.

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