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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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…

Celebrating 30 Years of Impact: 1986-2016

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

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…

Ian Smillie moves on

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