Canada


IMPACT in Canada


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Past Research Reports


The Key to Kimberley: Internal Diamond Controls - Seven Case Studies

October 2004
The report examines the implementation of new control systems in Belgium, Britain, the United States, Canada, Angola, Ghana and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The report recognizes the strengths of the Belgian system if implemented fully but is critical of US, British and Canadian regulations because of weak or non-existent government audits of companies dealing with diamonds. The report is much more critical of controls in the Congo and Angola, however. The report recommends much tougher oversight if illicit diamonds are to be excluded from the legitimate diamond trade.
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Fire in the Ice: Benefits, Protection and Regulation in the Canadian Diamond Industry

January 2002
A report on the emerging diamond industry in Canada, specifically in the Northwest Territories; describes elements of the Canadian diamond experience which might be of use in other countries, and examines Canada’s readiness for an international diamond certification system. The report concludes with recommendations for governments in Canada.
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Highlights from 2018 in our New Annual Report!

IMPACT is pleased to present our newly released 2018 Annual Report, Empowering Peacebuilders! In 2018, we strengthened…

Join us at a Canadian Theater Near You: The Shadow of Gold

A new documentary explores where our gold comes from and what we can do to support responsible…

Ottawa Conference Highlights how Natural Resources can Support Peace and Development

In September, IMPACT brought together over 100 stakeholders for a one-day conference to discuss natural resources in…

MEDIA ADVISORY: Women Artisanal Gold Miners from Democratic Republic of Congo in Ottawa for Gender Equality Week

Learn how women artisanal gold miners are changing the narrative on Congo and conflict minerals September 20,…

Join us in Montreal - A Conversation with Women Artisanal Gold Miners from Congo

Meet two women artisanal gold miners who will share their experience and how they are changing the…

Highlights from 2017 in our New Annual Report!

IMPACT is pleased to present our newly released 2017 Annual Report, Pushing Boundaries! In 2017, we challenged…

Join us in Ottawa - Inside Congo’s Gold Mines: Women Shifting the Narrative Towards Peace and Empowerment

Join us during Gender Equality Week for this unique opportunity to experience the reality at an artisanal…

IMPACT Celebrates the Life of Kate McInturff

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our close friend and fellow Board…

Dell and IMPACT Announce Collaboration to Support Women’s Empowerment in Democratic Republic of Congo

As the Dell’s Women Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) meets in Toronto, the tech leader announces new funding for…

New Partnership Merges Human Rights, Development, and Technology for Solution to Cut Links between Minerals and Conflict

New technology uniquely adapted to artisanal mining and complex environments, supports communities sharing traceability, due diligence, and…

Transformation 2018-2023: Our Priorities for the Next Five Years

We are thrilled to introduce Transformation: 2018-2023, our first Strategic Plan as IMPACT. Last year in 2017,…

Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) is now IMPACT

Ottawa, Canada—October 5, 2017 After 30 years, Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) has changed its name to IMPACT…

Highlights from 2016 in our new Annual Report

IMPACT is pleased to present our newly released 2016 Annual Report! 2016 marked a pivotal turning point…

Jeweller Completes First Export of Responsible & Conflict-Free Artisanal Gold from Eastern Congo to Canada

First time any consumer good will be made out of conflict-free artisanal gold from Congo that is…

US Suspension of Conflict Minerals Rule Threatens Progress towards Conflict-Free Supply Chains

February 10, 2017—Ottawa, Canada A reported move by the new United States administration to issue an Executive…

Celebrating 30 Years of Impact: 1986-2016

As the final days of 2016 wind down, we are reflecting on the amazing work we do…

Civil society statement at the 10th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, Paris, 10-12 May 2016

National and international civil society organisations working to advance transparency and accountability in supply chains welcome this…

Civil Society Boycotts Conflict Diamonds Certification Scheme

Civil Society Boycotts Conflict Diamonds Certification Scheme Appointing UAE as Chair of Kimberley Process is “Red Line”…

Transitions at PAC

After 20 years as Executive Director of Partnership Africa Canada, Bernard Taylor will be retiring on October…

Spotlight on 2014 in PAC's Year in Review

Partnership Africa Canada is excited to share with you our newly released 2014 Year in Review. 2014 was…

All That Glitters is Not Gold: Dubai, Congo, and the Illicit Trade of Conflict Minerals

May 27, 2014 Dear Friend, Partnership Africa Canada is pleased to provide you with a copy of…

PAC and the ICGLR sign a Memorandum of Understanding

PAC and the ICGLR sign a Memorandum of Understanding defining areas of cooperation with regard to the…

Partnership Africa Canada Welcomes First ICGLR-Certified Conflict-Free Mineral Certificates from Rwanda

Ottawa, Canada /Kigali, DRC -November 15, 2013 A leading international organization working in the conflict free mineral…

Electronics, auto makers should commit now to due diligence standards to end trade in conflict minerals

Goma/Kinshasa/London/Ottawa/Paris/Washington- May 26, 2011 The organizations CENADEP – Kinshasa, CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Enough Project, Global Witness, Partnership Africa…

Canadian organization launches publication on new certification scheme for African conflict minerals

Ottawa– March 23, 2011 A new report that outlines how to develop a regional certification mechanism for…

Global Diamond Certification System Failing

Smuggling, human rights abuse and government inaction threaten global scheme, says Canadian NGO October 15, 2009 The…

Ian Smillie moves on

June 8, 2009 Ian Smillie, Research Coordinator with Partnership Africa Canada, has decided to leave his position…