Inter Pares & CNCA

Inter Pares - which means among equals – believes in solidarity, not charity, as an approach to international cooperation. 

The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) has one simple mission: we work tirelessly to ensure that Canadian mining, oil and gas companies respect human rights and the environment when working abroad.

Since its formation in 2005, the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) has advocated for the creation of an extractive sector Ombudsman office in Canada to investigate complaints brought by individuals and communities, determine whether harm has been caused or standards have been breached, undertake systemic investigations of trends relating to Canadian companies’ overseas operations (including the involvement of Canadian government departments) and provide recommendations for redress and prevention of future harm, as required.

In 2016, the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation is supporting Inter Pares and CNCA in their advocacy activities for the creation of an Ombudsman’s office through the production of model Ombudsman legislation, public outreach and education, and parliamentary outreach and education.

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Pushing Canadian government for the creation of an extractive sector Ombudsman office, at a CNCA rally on Parliament Hill, May 2014


Awarded: $10,000

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