Mark MacDonald

For the past ten years, the Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald has been the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop for Canada. Prior to this, he was the Bishop of Alaska. He has been much involved in the intersection of Indigenous rights and the environment.

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Poverty Trends 2021

October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Every year CPJ releases our Poverty Trends report, a review of data on poverty in Canada and the state of government action, as well as a vision for how we can move forward. Using the latest data from Statistics Canada and research reports by…

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Chew On This! 2021

  Chew on This! 2021 is now underway! October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Each year, CPJ co-leads the Chew on This! campaign, mobilizing people from across the country to call for ambitious federal action to end poverty in Canada. With the legislation of the Poverty Reduction Act in 2019,…

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2021

Today, September 30th, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Today we reflect on the devastating effects of on First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples of Turtle Island, with particular attention to how this was carried out through the residential school system. We recognize that the violence of colonialism and residential schools is…

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Video – Faithful Election Conversation 2021

CPJ was happy to collaborate with the Martin Luther University’s Centre for Public Ethics, the Baha’i Community of Canada, and Centre Oblat – A Voice for Justice, to host a thoughtful exchange between representatives of Canada’s four major parties on several key issues of particular interest to Canada’s faith communities – Indigenous Reconciliation, Climate Justice,…

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2021 Federal Election

Creating a Just Canada 2021 Election Bulletin When the last federal election was called in 2019, no one could have imagined the events that would define the next two years: A global pandemic; over four million dead from COVID-19 (including 26,575 Canadians) exposing and exacerbating the pre-existing crises of poverty, homelessness, and inequity, as well…

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Creating a Better, More Just Canada

Creating a Better, More Just Canada Dignity. Everyone living in Canada should have confidence that their human rights are respected and that they can live their life with dignity. Children must have the freedom to enjoy all the opportunities of a safe, healthy childhood with access to culturally appropriate education, health care, and homes. No…

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We Can’t Settle for a Return to “Normal”

We Can’t Settle for a Return to “Normal” Before the pandemic even started, 1 in 8 households in Canada were struggling to put food on the table. 5.9 million people were estimated to be living in poverty. While data for the most recent years is limited, we know that poverty and precarity have been exacerbated…

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Job Opportunity: Refugee Rights Policy Analyst

Refugee Rights Policy Analyst Full-time position located in Ottawa Application deadline: September 15, 2021 Start date: October 2021 CPJ is accepting applications for a Refugee Rights Policy Analyst to provide high-quality policy analysis and public justice framing of a range of policy issues related to refugee rights and forced migration. Lived experience as a refugee or…

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Job Opportunity: Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator Full-time position located in Ottawa Application deadline: September 15, 2021 Start date: October 2021 CPJ is accepting applications for a Communications Coordinator to shape CPJ’s public policy messaging and build CPJ’s public profile and brand. Overview:  Within the context of CPJ’s core guideline documents, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for providing multiple levels of…

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Canada needs to do better for Black refugees and immigrants

Black refugees from Africa still face barriers to integration and long processing times. (Photo: Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

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Romeo Saganash reflects on the 37-year journey to bring UNDRIP to Canada

In 2016, Saganash tabled a private member’s bill in Parliament to endorse the UN declaration. It died in the Senate. Last December, building on Saganash’s efforts, the Liberal government introduced Bill C-15. In mid-June, it became law, mandating the government “to take all measures necessary to ensure the laws of Canada are consistent with” UNDRIP….

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the Catalyst, Summer 2021

Summer 2021 – Vol. 44, No. 2 Download (PDF) Stephen’s Enduring Legacy By Willard Metzger For our staff, CPJ is more than a place of employment. People who work at CPJ are drawn by the faith-based platform promoting and advocating for policies that will help develop a just society for Canada. This personal investment by…

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