Month: April 2018

Crowd at Ottawa Book Launch

Ottawa’s Journeys to Justice Book Launch in Review

St. Andrews Church hall was packed on Tuesday night for the launch of Joe Gunn’s new book, Journeys to Justice: Reflections on Canadian Christian Activism. 110+ attendees of all ages and denominations came together with one common passion: the call to justice and the revitalization of faith-based action in achieving it. The overall atmosphere of...

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Reflecting on Earth Day 2018

Earth Day is the most celebrated secular holiday in the world. Still, I’m not quite sure what to make of it.


There is no doubt that the level of environmental awareness has risen immensely over the last generation. And, there is real power in being part of a community, a larger movement...

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Social Networks Are Key to Refugee Integration

Social Networks Are Key to Refugee Integration

Canada has a positive record of refugee acceptance and a relatively comprehensive integration strategy. Research has shown, however, that refugees still struggle to integrate in a number of areas. Long term data shows that refugees contribute a great deal to the Canadian economy, achieve high educational levels, and integrate relatively well. Despite strong willingness to...

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Canada should fully waive travel loans for refugees

Letter: Canada should fully waive travel loans for refugees

April 2018

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CPJ along with our partners at the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue, Mennonite Central Committee, and World Renew, call on the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to fully waive travel loan repayment for all refugees. 

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Help Refugees Flourish in their New Homes

Help Refugees Flourish in Their New Homes

Can you imagine escaping a dangerous situation and finally beginning a new life in Canada… but doing so with $10,000 in debt, before you even started language classes or enrolled your children in school? For more than two decades, Canada was the only country in the world to charge refugees interest on their travel loans. For...

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