Sarah DelVillano

Sarah was first introduced to CPJ during her practicum placement with Canada Without Poverty, where she worked briefly on the Dignity for All campaign. Sarah’s passion for social justice became entrenched during her studies at Carleton University. She is especially interested in systematic injustices and the effects these injustices have on marginalized groups within Canada and beyond. This includes a special interest in power relations and remedial strategies. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Rights and Social Justice, combined with a double-minor in Anthropology and Political Science. This unique, interdisciplinary combination has helped Sarah achieve a broader understanding of the cultural, political, and rights-based components of complex socio-economic issues. Sarah is also passionate about the legal components of social justice and has been pursuing a law degree at the University of Ottawa since completing her time with CPJ.

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The Safe Third Country Agreement hurts refugees. Canada needs to ditch it.

By April Yeung and Ibnat Islam

STAND Canada’s 30-page collaborative research report with CPJ and STAND USA highlights how major differences between Canadian and American systems to determine refugees creates differences in the way asylum-seekers are treated in both countries.

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2019-2020 public justice intern Keira Kang.

Public Justice Internship 2021-2022

CPJ is now accepting applications for our 2021-2022 Public Justice Internship Program. 

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Canada needs to step up for refugees during the pandemic

By Stephen Kaduuli

The flow of refugee arrivals to Canada has slowed to a trickle. Yet, it is possible for Canada to both contain the virus and to continue resettling refugees.

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Faith Groups Unite for Canadian Climate Advocacy Campaign

A coalition of 35 Canadian churches and faith-based organizations have come together for an unprecedented, months-long campaign of personal environmental action coupled with federal climate advocacy.

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CPJ Expresses Support for Bill C-15

CPJ joined colleagues from a number of national churches and faith organizations in writing to Minister Lametti to express our support for Bill C-15, the “UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.”

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Migrant workers and other essential travellers won’t have to pay to quarantine

Migrant workers and other essential travellers arriving in Canada won’t be required to pay out of pocket to quarantine at hotels under new travel rules announced Friday.

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New Border Measures Ignore Refugees: CPJ

The requirement that all arrivals to Canadian airports pay out of pocket to quarantine in a hotel clearly means that travel for resettled refugees has been brought to halt for now.

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CPJ Calls on PM Trudeau to Cancel TMX Pipeline

In the wake of US President Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline, CPJ has joined our partners in calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to cancel the Trans Mountain Pipeline and follow-through on commitments to bring forward a just transition act.

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Ont. teenager’s death sign of pandemic ‘human rights catastrophe,’ newcomer advocates say

Stephen Kaduuli, CPJ’s refugee rights policy analyst, spoke to CTV News about how newcomers and migrants take on a disproportionate amount of essential work in Canada.

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Letter: CPJ supports Land Defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane

CPJ has joined ecumenical leaders in signing on to a letter, organized by Christian Peacemaker Teams, expressing our support for the Haudenosaunee Land Defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane

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Open Letter from Faith Communities on Bill C-12, The Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act

In collaboration with our colleague organizations in For the Love of Creation, CPJ submitted an open letter to Minister Jonathan Wilkinson urging him to strengthen the climate accountability legislation without delay.

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It’s Christmas and everyone deserves peace, joy and good health

By Natalie Appleyard

The burdens and barriers facing millions experiencing poverty and adversity in Canada are not merely matters of charity. They are a matter of justice.

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