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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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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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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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The Moment podcast with Natalie Appleyard

Listen to the interview with CPJ’s Natalie Appleyard on “The Moment” podcast. The conversation explores ways we can move from scarcity and surveillance to solidarity in responding to poverty in Canada.

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Meet our final panelist, Caroline Brouillette, the Executive Director of Climate Action Network Canada. Caroline is the first francophone Director of the network, and works tirelessly to create strong social consensus for climate solutions that tackle pressing global crises through national policy development and in international diplomacy.Her commentary has appeared in L'actualité, CBC-Radio-Canada, the Washington Post, Reuters, Al Jazeera and many other current affairs television, radio and written press in Canada and beyond. Hear more about her array of experiences and perspectives during our May 30th  panel discussion exploring the role that faith communities play in ensuring public justice and enacting change! Registration open now.#CPJ #justice #peace #faith #cndpoli #humanrights #law #socialjustice #publicjustice
Meet one of our panelists Michèle Biss, the National Director of the National Right to Housing Network. As an expert in economic and social rights, she has presented at several United Nations treaty body reviews and at Canadian parliamentary committees. She has extensive professional experience working for marginalized groups, particularly women, persons with disabilities, newcomers, and Indigenous persons through casework, research, and community legal education. Join us to hear more from Michèle on May 30th during our panel discussion exploring the role that faith communities play in ensuring public justice and enacting change! Registration link in bio. #CPJ #justice #peace #faith #cndpoli #humanrights #law #socialjustice #publicjustice
Meet one of our panelists Allan Reesor-Mcdowell, the Executive Director of the Matthew House Ottawa. Allan grew up in Canada but work, studies and travel led him for many years to the US, Haiti, and England as well as to more than 60 countries throughout Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. Prior to Matthew House Ottawa, he worked as a manager for Mennonite Central Committee in various program, fundraising, and communications roles. Allan holds an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS, University of London and was a recipient of the Forty Under 40 award in 2021.Join us to hear more from Allan on May 30th during our panel discussion exploring the role that faith communities play in ensuring public justice and enacting change! Registration link in bio.#CPJ #justice #peace #faith #cndpoli #humanrights #law #socialjustice #publicjustice
Calling on all CPJ members and supporters to join us on May 30th at the Calvin CRC from 6-7:30pm! We will explore the role of faith communities in promoting policies that uphold the human rights and dignity of all people. In-person and livestream participation options available. This event has an accessible entrance. Register through the link in bio or QR code! See you there.

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