Posts Tagged "corporate accountability"

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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Webinar-Minding our own business: Canada, Business & Human Rights

CNCA presents a May month of Action for mining justice 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:…

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,…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Media Releases


Emergency Mass Action for Mining Justice

With less than six months left in their mandate, the Federal Government is about to break another promise. The proposed ombudsperson for responsible enterprise would have given people harmed by Canadian mining abroad a tool to begin to hold these…


TORONTO: The State of Mining Today

A launch and discussion of Judith Marshall’s study, “Tailings Dam Spills at Mount Polley and Mariana: Chronicles of Disasters Foretold.”

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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In Memory of the life of Adolfo Ich Chaman-

September 26, 2014

Today, five years later, KAIROS joins the family of Adolfo Ich Chaman- , his community and human rights and solidarity groups in Guatemala and in Canada in commemorating Adolfo Ich’s life and demanding justice. Angelica Choc, Adolfo’s wife, has called…

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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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KAIROS leads Philippines Learning Tour to Mindanao communities impacted by Canadian mining

July 15, 2014

Toronto, ON – KAIROS Canada is organizing a tour to the Philippines to learn more about how Canadian mining operations are impacting communities in that country. Ten representatives from KAIROS, the United Church of Canada, the Christian Reformed Church in…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights, Media Releases

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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The Glorious New Brunswick Shale Gas Rebellion of 2013

June 6, 2014

KAIROS has recently undertaken a research project on the Indigenous right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) regarding proposed resource extraction projects on Indigenous lands. Willi Nolan is a member of the reference group for this project and she…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

The Moral and Financial Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels: Briefing Paper #38

May 5, 2014

The movement is growing for withdrawing investments from oil, natural gas and coal companies that contribute to climate change, and among the churches in Canada Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church in Toronto has shown leadership. The latest KAIROS Briefing Paper -…

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Dusty Shoes or Golden Slippers

December 11, 2013

by Ellen Wood Ellen Wood is a grain, cattle and apple orchard farmer as well as an ordained  United Church minister, now semi-retired.   She has worked on many social justice causes, most recently the tar sands and the nuclear…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

You Are Not Alone

December 1, 2013

Barbara Fullerton, a United Church minister from Paris, Ontario recounts her experience with members of the El Estor human rights defender work team, and reminds us that we are all in this together.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Latin America

What mine eyes have seen….

November 30, 2013

As the Guatemala study tour draws to a close, KAIROS BC/Yukon regional representative Janet Gray, one of the group’s photographers, talks about the pictures in her camera and those in her mind.

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Reflection on the International Day to End Violence Against Women

November 27, 2013

On the International Day to End Violence Against Women, we remember and support victims and survivors of all forms of violence against women, and express solidarity with all those working to end this violence. In this post, Helen Knott, a…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

UN Climate Talks Move Backwards: Developed States Refuse Meaningful Action

November 26, 2013

Once again a UN conference on climate change has failed to take meaningful action despite the devastation wrought by typhoon Haiyan. Youth attending the conference in Warsaw singled out Canada and Australia for refusing to hear the urgent pleas for…

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A Beauty that Hurts

November 25, 2013

During a “day off” in Antigua, Wilf Bean, former director of the Tatamagouche Centre, wrestles with the contradictions and questions he faces as a Canadian on this tour studying the impact of Canadian mining companies.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

The Road to San Marcos

November 21, 2013

In her first blog from Guatemala, Tanis Desjarlais from Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan explains how she found hope and inspiration on the road to San Marcos.

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Day One in Guatemala!

November 20, 2013

Lynn Hamilton, United Church clergy, writes a guest post on Day One of the Guatemala Study Tour. “Tuesday. Our first full day together as a group. Folks from Victoria, the Miramachi, and 12 points in between begin a day of…

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Partners in Guatemala question proposed moratorium and demand respect for Indigenous rights

July 22, 2013

On June 13, KAIROS signed onto an open letter to Guatemalan President Otto Molina Perez to support the call by Guatemala social movements for his government to revoke a mining license that had been recently granted to Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources….

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Latin America

Keystone Debate is Heating Up

April 9, 2013

While ecologists and Indigenous peoples are increasing pressure on President Obama to deny a permit to the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian government and oil industry executives are lobbying hard for its acceptance. This bulletin updates KAIROS’ analysis of the debate…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Alternative Mining Indaba 2013

February 27, 2013

Ian Thomson, KAIROS Program Coordinator for Ecological Justice through Corporate Accountability, represented KAIROS at the Alternative Mining Indaba, held February 3-5 in Cape Town, South Africa. Here, he shares his reflections and news from the Indaba (Zulu for ‘meeting’), including…

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