Press Releases

CPJ is prepared to speak to the media about a number of issues pertaining to our areas of work and organization. Please contact ac.jpc@jpc or one of our staff members.

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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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 celebrates Ottawa’s important move to net zero emissions

We know that the success achieved by the UK, Denmark, and New Zealand is largely attributed to legislated accountability measures.

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Canadian faith groups launch climate conversation initiative

Canadian churches and faith-based organizations under For the Love of Creation have launched two programs to increase dialogue on climate change

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Progress for Refugees Stalled by COVID-19: Report

Today, CPJ has published Continuing Welcome, a report that analyses the gaps in Canada’s private refugee sponsorship program. 

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CPJ Joins the Call for a Just Recovery from COVID-19

Today, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) released its recommendations for a just recovery from COVID-19 in Canada. These recommendations are aligned with the Principles of a Just Recovery, drafted by a coalition of over 150 Canadian organizations from various sectors and regions across the country.

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Canada Should Maintain Commitment to Refugee Rights Amid COVID-19: CPJ

We should remain committed to our obligation to protect the rights of refugees and other vulnerable people. Turning asylum seekers away at borders is counter to those rights and our international obligations. 

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Labour, Civil Society Groups Call for Climate Budget

CPJ joined representatives ​from labour, social justice, Indigenous, faith and environmental organizations today to call on the Government of Canada to greatly increase ​the funds and programs needed to build a sustainable economy and drastically cut emissions.

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Christians mark Lent by “Giving it up for the Earth”

People of faith across Canada commit to reduce their personal emissions and call for accelerated climate action.

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Canada’s New Poverty Measure Falls Short

Revisions to the MBM bring welcome improvements, but measure still falls short

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