Karri Munn-Venn

Karri Munn-Venn is CPJ's senior policy analyst.

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FAQ – Seeking Justice Together

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?

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The Human Cost Of Climate Change

“Climate migration is going to be a serious problem if the world does nothing,” said Stephen Kaduuli, a refugee rights policy analyst at CPJ.

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The Stephen Kaduuli Memorial Refugee Rights Fund

  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…

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Being in poverty is tough and COVID-19 just makes it tougher

“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.

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Federal budget gets mixed reaction from faith, social justice groups

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.

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Budget 2021 includes key social investments, but comes up short on climate

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.

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In Memory of Stephen Kaduuli

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…

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Why the path to climate justice includes both personal and political action

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.

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Measuring, and Ending, Poverty in the North

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.

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Migrant Workers are Organizing, and Winning

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.

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Growing Black Political Participation in Canada

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.

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Natalie Appleyard on “The West Block”

What should the Trudeau Liberals be doing in the upcoming budget to help vulnerable Canadians and businesses who are still just barely getting by?

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