Citizens for Public Justice

Posted by Citizens for Public Justice

Poverty Trends 2020

Poverty Trends 2020 adopts an intersectional approach by looking specifically at how experiences of poverty differ depending on overlapping identities such as race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and immigration status, as well as where we live and our family status.

Read More »

What Details Will Follow the 2020 Throne Speech?

The merit of this Speech from the Throne will be determined by the details that follow. As the federal government irons out these details in the months ahead, here’s what CPJ will be pressing for on our key issue areas.

Read More »

Delivering A Just Recovery: 2021 Pre-Budget Brief

The federal government must address these ongoing and overlapping crises: climate change, domestic poverty, racism, and social exclusion.

Read More »

Crisis could bring spike in refugee backlog

COVID-19 has almost completely choked off the flow of refugees to Canada, which has refugee sponsors worried about the backlog building up.

Read More »

Progress for Refugees Stalled by COVID-19: Report

Today, CPJ has published Continuing Welcome, a report that analyses the gaps in Canada’s private refugee sponsorship program. 

Read More »

CPJ Calls for a Just Recovery

CPJ calls for a just recovery from COVID-19, sharing specific policy recommendations aligned with the Principles of a Just Recovery.

Read More »

CPJ Joins the Call for a Just Recovery from COVID-19

Today, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) released its recommendations for a just recovery from COVID-19 in Canada. These recommendations are aligned with the Principles of a Just Recovery, drafted by a coalition of over 150 Canadian organizations from various sectors and regions across the country.

Read More »

Letter: More Action Required for Children

CPJ joined Campaign 2000 and over 250 other groups and individuals in sending a letter calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal COVID Cabinet Committee to ensure children living in poverty from marginalized communities are central to the pandemic response and recovery plan. 

Read More »

For the Love of Creation

To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Canadian churches and faith-based organizations are coming together on a journey of dialogue, advocacy, and action on the issue of climate change. You are invited to journey with us.

Read More »

Redirect COVID-19 Support to Energy Workers

In response to the announced federal financing for economic recovery, and the oil and gas sector in particular, CPJ joined university and non-profit sector researchers in calling on the federal government to instead invest in a transition that includes retraining fossil fuel workers.

Read More »

Canada’s ‘Immigration Holding Centres’ Could Be a Dangerous Hot Spot During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Stephen Kaduuli, a refugee rights analyst with CPJ, said that detainees “feel like sitting ducks.”

Read More »

CPJ Joins the Call for Aid for Canadian Charities

The COVID-19 crisis and the resulting economic fallout is threatening to quickly destroy Canada’s charitable sector.

Read More »