Our History

Our history includes many people of different backgrounds coming together to speak with one voice. Explore our history and join us as we move forward in the next chapter of CPJ.

CPJ is called to the nation’s capital

Read CPJ’s press release here.

On July 1, 2007, CPJ will open the doors of its new national office in Ottawa, and the Toronto office will close soon after.

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Convocation address: hope-filled advocacy

Address delivered by Gerald Vandezande at a reception the day he was awarded a honorary doctorate from the Institute of Christian Studies, on Oct. 20, 2006.

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Gerald Vandezande awarded the honorary Doctor of Letters

At a special convocation on October 20, 2006, the Institute for Christian Studies (ICS) honoured Mr. Gerald Vandezande by awarding him the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.

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In Diversity with Faith, Coming Together for Justice

Harry J. Kits, Executive Director, CPJ and PJRC.

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Poem: Dance to the Music of Prophets Mending the World

Dance to the Music of Prophets Mending the World by Linda Siebenga, Blackfalds, Alberta.

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Artwork: We Live As One To Love As One

Artwork for the 40th Anniversary of Citizens for Public Justice and the Public Justice Resource Centre by Matth Cupido, artist living in Canning, Nova Scotia

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Public Justice, Then and Now and Into the Future

3 Panelists: Jim Visser, Kathy Vandergrift, and Janet Wesselius, Edmonton, May 29, 2004.

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Revealing the Face of Hunger

A 40th Anniversary Reflection by Marilyn Gunn, Executive Director of Calgary Community Kitchen Program

Calgary, May 27, 2004.

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Stories from the North; Lessons for the South

Rene Fumoleau, poet, story teller and long-time priest to the Dene in the Northwest Territories tells wonderful stories that give pause for thought. A 40th anniversary reflection, Vancouver, 2004.

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The Struggle For Hope

Rev. Susan Eagle, London City Councillor and United Church Minister

London, April 23, 2004.

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