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At the UN Global Compact, we aim to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. That’s our vision.

To make this happen, the UN Global Compact supports companies to:

  1. Do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption; and
  2. Take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goal, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.
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UN Global Compact Network Canada

Launched in June 2013, the UN Global Compact Network Canada is a self-governing entity working closely with the UN Global Compact Head Office in New York, in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding. UN Global Compact Network Canada functions as an extension of the UN Global Compact and is dedicated to assisting Canadian organizations with the advancement of the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In doing so, the Canadian Local Network unifies and builds the capacity of the Canadian private sector to embrace sustainable business practices by convening and accelerating opportunities for multi-stakeholder collaboration.

Key Areas of Our Involvement

Awareness Raising

Helping business understand SDG risks and opportunities

Capacity Building

Mainstreaming a principle-based approach to the SDGs


Providing inspiration through good business practices


Facilitating collaboration and collective action

Policy Dialogue

Engaging responsible business on national SDG action plans and policies



Companies join the UN Global Compact because they share a common conviction: business practices rooted in universal principles contribute to a more stable and inclusive global market, and help build prosperous and thriving societies where business can succeed.

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We are committed to delivering accurate and reliable financial information and we strive to continually improve our processes and systems to better serve the organization, stakeholders and our Participants.

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Ten Principles

Human Rights

Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.

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Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

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Business should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

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Business should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

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In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a plan for achieving a better future for all — laying out a path over the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. At the heart of “Agenda 2030” are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which clearly define the world we want — applying to all nations and leaving no one behind.

The UN Global Compact Network Canada is poised to spearhead the movement in Canada by educating, opening dialogue, and convening stakeholders to form innovative partnerships. Since its inception in 2015, the Local Network Canada has played an important role in bringing the business case of the Global Goals to Canadian businesses, and advocating their adoption and implementation.

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No poverty Zero hunger Good health and well being Quality education Gender equality  Clean water and sanitation Affordable and clean energy  Decent work and economic growth Industry innovation and infrastructure Reduced inequalities Sustainable cities and communities Responsible consumption and production Climate action Life below water Life on land Peace justice and strong institutions Partnerships for the goals


Thank you for expressing your interest in UN Global Compact Network Canada. Kindly note that only highly qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls or unsolicited emails outside of the submission process. 

Community Engagement Specialist

Closing Date: 31 July 2024

The Community Engagement Specialist will contribute to a multi-year project, supported by Natural Resources Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Program, which aims to understand and address the community-based impacts of corporate adaptation projects through an intersectional lens.

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Positive Impact Together!

If you're interested in joining the UN Global Compact and tapping into its vast network in Canada, we invite you to take the next step. Become a Participant and help lead the charge to advance sustainable development and social responsibility with us.

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