In the News

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.

Read More »

How to Green Your Church

Church greening is a great place to start to love creation better. But the warming of the planet is occurring at a scale that necessitates far-reaching, society- and economy-wide adjustments.

Read More »

Inequity on rise, systemic change needed

Anti-poverty groups say Canadians most vulnerable to living in poverty will fall further behind because of COVID-19 unless post-pandemic recovery efforts focus on eliminating systemic issues.

Read More »

Truth About Poverty In Canada & Which 2 Regions Are Hit Hardest Revealed In A New Report

According to a new report by CPJ, millions of Canadians are considered low income and living in poverty.

Read More »

Throne Speech recovery plan must be just, green and intersectional

As we recover from COVID-19, we need our leaders to decisively chart a course that addresses the health crisis, prejudice and inequity, and the climate crisis.

Read More »

Toronto Homeless Death Stats Among ‘Routine’ Reports Not Being Updated Due To COVID-19

The City of Toronto’s shelter resident death statistics haven’t been updated since January — owing to decisions to delay certain “routine” reports during the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto Public Health told PressProgress. CPJ’s socio-economic policy analyst Natalie Appleyard told PressProgress, “reporting publicly on the health outcomes and mortality rates of people experiencing poverty and homelessness is critical…

Read More »

Season of Creation prompts calls for action

In an August 2020 brief to the House of Commons standing committee on finance pre-budget consultations, CPJ said that “the COVID-19 pandemic has sharpened our collective focus.”

Read More »

Crisis could bring spike in refugee backlog

COVID-19 has almost completely choked off the flow of refugees to Canada, which has refugee sponsors worried about the backlog building up.

Read More »

Refugee advocates say blocking asylum seekers from crossing border puts lives at risk

Sending irregular border-crossers back into the U.S. risks putting them into the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and endangers their lives,” said Stephen Kaduuli, CPJ’s refugee rights policy analyst.

Read More »

Faith groups want a new ‘just’ society in post-pandemic world

COVID-19 has laid bare what we already knew about the precarity and inequity of our existing systems: millions were already living in poverty; climate change was already affecting northern communities’ access to food; a lack of affordable housing stock was already barring newcomers to Canada from successful economic integration; and inadequate funding and disputes between levels of government left many Indigenous communities without the healthcare they need.

Read More »

Get updates by subscribing to JusticE-News, CPJ's e-newsletter