Human and Labour Rights Initiatives

Human and Labour Rights Initiatives

The UN Global Compact Network Canada aims to support businesses to better understand and apply human and labour rights standards in their operations. Our programs include the following initiatives.

The 50-30 Challenge: Your Diversity Advantage
The 50-30 Challenge
Beginning of February 2022, the UN Global Compact Network Canada received funding through the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) as an Ecosystem Partner supporting the 50-30 Challenge.

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Le défi 50-30: Votre avantage, la diversité
Le défi 50-30
En 2022, l’UN Global Compact Network Canada a reçu un financement du Ministère de l’Innovation, Sciences et Développement économique Canada (ISDE) en tant que partenaire de l’écosystème soutenant le Défi 50-30.

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Advance Women's Representation and Leadership in Business
2022 Target Gender Equality Accelerator
Target Gender Equality is a year-long accelerator program for participating companies of the UN Global Compact to set and reach ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership.

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Accelerating Systemic Change - The Case for Gender Equality Leadership for Sustainable Recovery
Accelerating Systemic Change: The Case For Gender Equality Leadership For Sustainable Recovery
Global Compact Network Canada received funding from Women and Gender Equality Canada through the Feminist Response and Recovery Fund to execute a project designed to increase women’s participation and opportunities in the labour market while addressing discriminatory legislation,..

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Accélérer le changement systémique: les arguments en faveur du leadership en matière d’égalité des genres pour une reprise durable
Accélérer le changement systémique: les arguments en faveur du leadership en matière d’égalité des genres pour une reprise durable
Le Global Compact Network Canada a reçu un financement du ministère de la Femme et de l’Égalité des genres sous le Fonds de réponse et de relance féministes pour réaliser un projet visant à accroître la participation et…

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The Business & human Rights Navigator is your resource for understanding complex human rights challenges across business operations and supply chains
Business & Human Rights Navigator
The Business and Human Rights Navigator is informed by and aligned with the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights with the aim of enhancing companies’ understanding of the Ten Principles and how they can be effectively operationalized in response to key human rights challenges, particularly through the implementation of an ongoing due diligence process.

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Canada Child Rights and Business Assessment
Canada Child Rights and Business Assessment
UNICEF Canada and Global Compact Network Canada launched the first-ever Child Rights and Business Assessment to help Canadian businesses assess their impact on children’s wellbeing.

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Gender Equality Leadership in the Canadian Private Sector
Gender Equality Leadership in the Canadian Private Sector
Global Compact Network Canada embarked upon the Gender Equality Leadership in the Canadian Private Sector project after receiving funding from the Department for Women and Gender Equality.

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The 4th Industrial Revolution and Human Rights: Doing Business Responsibly in the New Era
Paving the Way for Responsible Business Conduct in the Decade of Action
This webinar discussion was about the human rights treaties developed by the United Nations that have outlined our understanding of human rights conduct in business for decades. As a result of COVID-19 and in light of the 4IR, it is imperative to revisit the human rights considerations from a modern world perspective.

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Respecting Labour Rights: Business Leaders and the Changing Landscape of Decent Work
Respecting Labour Rights: Business Leaders and the Changing Landscape of Decent Work webinar
This webinar discussion was about how businesses are viewing this changing landscape and how they are approaching decent work both within their organization and their supply chain.

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