Posts Tagged "corporate accountability"

Take Action – Keep up the pressure on Bill C-226 to end Environmental Racism

February 2, 2023

Canada has no strategy to include environmental justice or racism in its environmental assessment or planning – not yet. The federal private member’s Bill C-226, which is before the House of Commons, addresses this shortcoming. Officially called “An Act respecting…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

Support bills to end environmental racism and make corporations accountable

September 13, 2022

En français. The climate crisis and environmental degradation are taking their toll on communities worldwide. But some communities are impacted more than others.   For decades, polluting industries and landfill sites have ended up in Indigenous, Black, Brown and other racialized…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Corporate accountability parliamentary bills

September 7, 2022

Two private member bills have been tabled at the federal Parliament that together would improve corporate accountability of Canadian companies operating internationally, especially in the resource extraction sector.   For nearly two decades civil society, labour unions, and religious groups—including KAIROS…

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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,…

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

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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People and Planet First!

JOIN US FOR OUR VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF AND PRAYER SERVICE! Join us in solidarity with those who are marching the streets for the Global Climate Strike, led by the youth of the Fridays for Future movement, a global mobilization that…

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…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice


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, Ecological Justice, 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…

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…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice


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…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

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…

Post filed in: Latin America

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!

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

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.

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice, Media Releases

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