Elizabeth Keith

Elizabeth Keith is the current outreach assistant at CPJ. She previously worked for the Presbyterian Record. There she had the opportunity to write about important issues, such as refugees, Boko Haram in Nigeria, reconciliation with the Aboriginal community, and maternal and child health. Elizabeth will be entering her third year of journalism at Carleton University in the fall. She is also minoring in Canadian Studies and French. Studying journalism allows her to combine her love of writing with her interest in Canadian and world issues. She sees journalism as a tool for advocacy and hopes one day she can change the world. Elizabeth has grown up in the Anglican Church and currently attends Trinity Anglican Ottawa, where she teaches Sunday school and volunteers at various events.

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Churches Well-placed to Advocate for Refugees

From The Catalyst, Summer 2015

Canada is known for its welcoming policy for newcomers, but with over 50 million displaced people around the world, private sponsors are taking on more work as the federal government starts backing away. Churches or church-connected organizations represent 72 per cent of Sponsorship Agreement Holders. This puts them in a position to advocate to the government on behalf of refugees.

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Poverty in Canada is a Canadian Problem

By Elizabeth Keith

Canada is a wealthy country, yet 1 in 7 people here live in poverty. Worse still, there is no national plan to fix this, despite many asks for one.

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