The REAL Story About Canadian Mining and CSR


Government of Canada 

Policies and Programs
Building the Canadian Advantage

Centre for Excellence in CSR

Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor

Official Site

digdeeper quick links reference page

Export Development Canada (EDC): Social Responsibility

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Investment Board:  Responsible Investing

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) - Canada's National Contact Point (NCP)


The Corruption Of Foreign Public Officials Act - A Guide; and

"What You Need to Know and Why" (Blakes)

Industry Organizations - CSR Initiatives

PDAC Framework for responsible exploration

Mining Association of Canada: Towards Sustainable Mining

International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM):  Sustainable Development Framework


Financial Industry: The Equator Principles


Multi -Stakeholder Initiatives

New!  The Devonshire Initiative, established in 2007 as a forum to bring together mining companies and NGOs to discuss development issues and social responsibility

National Roundtables on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Canadian Extractive Industry in Developing Countries:  Advisory Group Report (March 29, 2007)



Parliamentary Sub-Committee

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Sub-Committee on Human Rights and International Development  (members: Navdeep Bains, Diane Bourgeois, Hon. Ed Broadbent, Stockwell Day, Peter Goldring, Wajid Khan and Hon. Paddy Torsney):

A report to the House of Commons on CSR in the Canadian Mining Industry (June 20, 2005)

Government Response to the Standing Committee Report (October 17, 2005)