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The Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) offers the Canadian business and non-business sectors a unique opportunity to learn and exchange best practices in corporate responsibility, within the network and among global peers. In doing so, we build the capacity of the Canadian corporate sector, empowering companies to embrace the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles within their national and global operations.

As the focal point for UN Global Compact signatories and participants in Canada, the Global Compact Network Canada raises awareness and supports the implementation of the 10 Principles by Canadian companies. The GCNC facilitates dialogue, the sharing of best practices, and peer-to-peer learning between companies and other interested national and global stakeholders.

The Global Compact Network Canada is committed to:

  • Promoting the best practices of Canadian companies globally;
  • Collecting and sharing the best practices of global companies with Canadian network participants;
  • Facilitating dialogue between Canadian signatories and participants, and UN Global Compact;
  • Encouraging and supporting the formation of cross-sector and multi-stakeholder partnerships;
  • Connecting Canadian companies to the broader UN Global Compact network through over 100 local networks and over 10,000 signatories.


October 2013: National Ecocredit joins the Global Compact Network Canada to host the GCNC French Chapter, located in Montreal, Quebec.

June 14, 2013: The Global Compact Network Canada officially launched by opening the market at the Toronto Stock Exchange and hosting its first local network meeting with over 50 business and non-business participants.

June 13, 2013: Over 110 leaders from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors from across Canada convened to celebrate the launch of the Global Compact Network Canada. The momentous occasion was marked by a keynote address from Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact.

November 2012: A core group of 7 Canadian companies, including Barrick Gold, Globescan, Scotiabank, Suncor Energy, Teck Resources, TELUS and Unilever Canada joined forces to explore the possibility of launching a Canadian local network chapter for the UN Global Compact.



Benefits of Participation

Contact Information

Network Contact Person
Ms. Aparna Venkatachalam

Network Representative
Ms. Helle Bank Jorgensen

Participant Information

Participation in the Global Compact does not necessarily reflect participation in the Global Compact Local Network.

Participants in Canada: 91

Latest Participant:
GROSCHE International Inc.
Accepted on 2 April, 2015