Publications from or about Canada’s National Contact Point (NCP)
Latest annual report
Canada’s NCP produces annual reporting, which aligns with the required annual questionnaire submitted to the OECD in fulfilment of Canada’s obligation as an adherent to the OECD Guidelines.
Read the 2022 annual report
Previous annual reports
- 2021 annual report
- 2020 annual report
- 2019 annual report
- 2018 annual report
- 2017 annual report
- 2016 annual report
- 2015 annual report
- 2014 annual report
- ARCHIVED - 2013 annual report
- ARCHIVED - 2012 annual report
- ARCHIVED - 2011 annual report
The OECD also publishes Annual reports on the OECD Guidelines for MNEs.
National Contact Points may periodically undergo peer reviews led by the OECD and other NCPs. A peer review looks at whether an NCP is functioning in a visible, accessible, transparent and accountable manner. It also explores whether the NCP handles cases in a way that is impartial, predictable, equitable and compatible with the Guidelines.
Peer reviews help NCPs to identify their strengths, along with areas for improvement.
The OECDs’ goal is to conduct a peer review for each of the 50 NCPs by the year 2023.
Canada’s peer review
Canada underwent its first peer review in 2018-2019. The review consisted of an evaluation of NCP operations, and included on-site sessions with the NCP and consultations with stakeholders.
The NCPs of Belgium, Denmark and the United Kingdom participated in Canada’s peer review.
You can read the 2019 OECD peer review report here: 2019 Report of the peer review of the National Contact Point of Canada
How we have responded
The NCP has addressed several recommendations in the peer review by:
- clarifying the criteria used in the NCP’s initial assessment
- starting to publish initial assessments
- providing greater clarity on the definition of “material and substantiated”
- creating an online case tracker, for enhanced transparency
- providing information on the NCP and CORE mandates and how they work together
- protecting the privacy of notifiers by masking personal information
- making clear that the NCP can recommend an end to Government of Canada trade supports for companies that do not participate in a NCP process
- discontinuing the NCP’s previous policy regarding “campaigning” during a specific instance process
- developing a dedicated communication and engagement strategy
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