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This website provides information and resources on FPIC as a tool of self-determination to assist communities in decision making. We have selected articles, tool kits, videos, voice messages, and community stories about FPIC and consultation.

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Is free, prior and informed consent a form of corporate social responsibility?
Scientific Paper

2016 - English - Technical

Is free, prior and informed consent a form o...

Rodhouse Toyah, Vanclay Frank


Organizations across the world are starting to include Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and human rights standards in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) documents. The authors of this article argue characteristics of CSR are not inherently well-matched with tenants of basic human rights and FPIC is often included in CSR documents to serve the role of preventing societal backlash against corporate actions.

Consent within Consultation Incorporating New Business Practices in the Extraction Industry
Policy Brief

2015 - English - Moderate

Consent within Consultation Incorporating Ne...

Chiodini Jaclynn, Duong Christine, Sauer Luke


In this policy brief, the status of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) in the Canadian context is presented. FPIC is described as the new business standard and presented as a process that should incorporate Indigenous views. Finally, Canada should develop policy that harmonizes FPIC and business practices.