Poverty Trends 2023 report
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The Climate Virus workshop
The Climate Virus

Lessons from COVID-19 Towards Urgent Climate Action in Canada

On March 19 we combatted the heaviness of climate work with hope through an insightful and energizing online workshop led by Julia Sterling.

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The Climate Virus workshop globe
Poverty Trends 2023 report
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Poverty Trends 2023

Reimagining a Rights-Based Social Safety Net

Interfaith call to action: Ending human rights violations in immigration detentions in Canada
Interfaith call to action: Ending human rights violations in immigration detentions in Canada
Interfaith call to action: Ending human rights violations in immigration detentions in Canada
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"Refugees welcome" painted on a concrete wall.

Interfaith Call to Action – Asylum with Dignity for Refugee Claimants

Let’s unite our voices for Asylum with Dignity! CPJ is calling for broad inter-faith support to advance the rights of refugee claimants. Canada maintains the reputation as a global leader in refugee resettlement. However, refugee claimants – those who seek protection at our borders or from inside the country – face significant challenges upon arrival. Individuals fleeing persecution are left with inadequate housing and social support leaving them to navigate a complex and daunting system on their own.

We are calling on all faith leaders, religious organizations, and members of faith communities across the country to join this campaign! We demand the implementation of a comprehensive plan that addresses critical gaps in the reception and support of refugee claimants.

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CPJ's staff and supporters at the Climate Strike in Ottawa.

Fair? Not quite. The 2024 Federal Budget through a public justice lens.

Did the 2024 Federal Budget pass CPJ’s “public justice test”? The answer is no: important steps were taken, but not at a sufficient level of ambition to change the status quo – and certainly not enough to fulfill the budget’s stated promise of “fairness for every generation.” In this brief analysis, we elaborate on key highlights related to CPJ’s priority areas.

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CPJ, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International Organize Press Conference Regarding Immigration Detention

On Wednesday, May 1st, CPJ helped organize a press conference at Parliament Hill to address recent developments regarding immigration detention – specifically, the proposal in the Federal Budget to use federal prisons to detain immigrants solely for administrative reasons.

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One of the protesters holding a sign, "Refugees are welcome here."

What is Canada’s plan for refugee claimants?

Asvini Uthayakumaran emphasizes the necessity for a comprehensive housing plan for refugee claimants that is informed by organizations working directly with those seeking asylum in Canada.

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Ruva FLC Fall Symposium

Public Justice Internship 2024-2025

CPJ’s Public Justice Internship Program provides a university graduate with the opportunity to explore the meaning of public justice and join us in Ottawa for a one-year, paid internship.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our exciting panel discussion exploring the role of faith communities in driving change at our Annual General Meeting. Our diverse panelists, Allan Reesor-McDowell , Michèle Biss and Caroline Brouillette, shared how the housing crisis, and the rights of asylum seeker, refuge and migrants, and the climate justice movement are intimately connected. We learned the important role that faith communities play in igniting the balance between on-the-ground action and higher-level policy. Each panelist discussed the underlying systems of oppression and power structures that threaten our collective well-being, urging faith communities to find their voice in the continued fight for justice and peace. Watch the recorded version on our YouTube channel!Quote from the session: "Justice is love in public"- Cornell WestSign up for our JusticE-Newsletter, visit our website or become a CPJ member to learn more about how you can join us in meaningfully making change!  #unity #justice #CPJ #equity #humanrights #progress #socialjustice #ottawa #migrantrights #faithleadersforjustice #solidarity #citizensforpublicjustice #povertyreduction #actnow #injustice #nonprofit #canada #JustTransition #advocacy #peace Matthew House Ottawa National Right to Housing Network Climate Action Network - Réseau action climat Canada
Join us TONIGHT in-person or online for a rich panel discussion from 6-7:30pm at Calvin CRC to discuss the role that faith communities play in driving change.We will hear diverse perspectives from Allan Reesor-McDowell with Matthew House Ottawa, Michèle Biss with the National Right to Housing Network and Caroline Brouillette with @canraccanada. Bring your curiosity and a willingness to learn!Register through the link in our bio. See you there! This event has an accessible entrance. #CPJ #peace #advocacy #unity #justice #peace #equity #injustice #canada #humanrights #ottawa #povertyreduction #faithleadersforjustice #JustTransition #progress #socialjustice #citizensforpublicjustice #migrantrights #solidarity #actnow #nonprofit #sustainablefuture #climateaction #climatecrisis #hope #climateactionnow #ClimateJustice
CPJ joins other civil society organizations in Canada and beyond calling for immediate and permanent peace, and unhindered access to sufficient humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip. Thank you to everyone who came out to the Ceasefire Pilgrimage. Solidarity builds the unity and strength needed to fuel the continued fight for justice for all. KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives @unitedchurchcanada @mennochurchca Mennonite Church Canada @canlutheran The Presbyterian Church of Canada#freepalestine #justice #peace #CPJ #unity #advocacy
We have some good climate news! The Sustainable Jobs Act passed the house of commons and is headed to the senate. Staff at Citizens for Public Justice have worked diligently to research and advocate for the core just transition principles that inform Bill C-50. This bill is the result of the collaborative efforts of numerous social justice organizations across Canada to ensure that the sustainable transition keeps workers' rights and public justice at its core. Curious about learning more? Swipe to check out our roadmap of advocacy.#justice #JustTransition #2024Budget #cndpoli #equity #ottawa #budget #publicjustice #canada #citizensforpublicjustice #CPJ #injustice #faithleadersforjustice #progress #humanrights #law #socialjustice #peace #together #unity #advocacy

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