ByMay 3, 2021
I can only make it to one or two sessions. Can I still participate even if I can’t be there for the full conference?
Karri Munn-Venn is CPJ's senior policy analyst.
Stephen Kaduuli joined Citizens for Public Justice in April 2019 in the newly-created role of Refugee Rights Policy Analyst. He served with devotion, care, and conviction until his untimely death from COVID-19 in April 2021. CPJ, along with Stephen’s family, wish to honour his dedication and passion for refugee rights by establishing a permanent…
“Our system works well for the people it was designed for, but it’s not doing anything to improve the conditions for people who were already marginalized,” says Natalie Appleyard.
While the many “green” aspects of the budget are being applauded by organizations such as the faith-based Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), an Ottawa-based spokesperson for CPJ said the government could and should have gone further down that road.
Budget 2021 offers some significant supports to bring Canada through the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet it represents a lost opportunity to invest in the transformative change necessary to address the climate emergency and preserve the livability of the planet.
In Memory of Stephen Kaduuli Stephen was an invaluable member of our CPJ family. As our first full-time Refugee Rights Policy Analyst, Stephen brought a depth of compassion, insight, and expertise to cultivating our policy research and advocacy. Stephen leveraged his background as a social worker and demographer to bring together a passion for data and…
Alongside my personal journey, I have joined my voice with thousands of people in Canada calling on the federal government to make policy changes that will move us further and faster towards the Paris temperature goals.
Statistics Canada is developing the Northern Market Basket Measure (MBM-N) to measure poverty in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The MBM-N needs to work with First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people. No decisions should be made for us without us at the table.
Low-waged and racialized workers faced a unique crisis in 2020 due to unfair immigration rules that would lead to the deportation of tens of thousands of migrant workers. A campaign began in earnest, led by migrant student workers themselves. Within a year, we won.
Although we have witnessed political gains in Canada, there is still an under-representation of Black people elected to office and at senior decision-making tables in government. Greater political participation among Black Canadians can occur once the community is empowered with the information, tools, and resources that are accessible and tailored specifically to the Black community.