Press Releases

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CPJ launches church climate resource kit for COP21 in Paris

Justice group urges Canadian Christians to pray and act for climate justice during UN Conference

For Immediate Release

Ottawa, ON, November 3, 2015 —  World leaders are working to forge a new international climate agreement at the UN Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015. COP21 has the potential to be a real turning point for the fate of creation.

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Thousands Across Canada Call for Federal Action on Poverty

For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON, October 6, 2015 — As the federal election campaign nears its end, people in over 50 communities across Canada are taking to the streets on Tuesday, October 6 to call for a National Anti-Poverty Plan. In the lead up to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Oct….

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As Pope Francis’ addresses the United Nations this morning, his message is already having an impact in Canada.

Press Release: Faith Communities in Canada Speak Out

On Promoting Climate Justice and Ending Poverty in Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON: September 25, 2015 – As Pope Francis addresses the United Nations this morning, his message is already having an impact in Canada. Today, an inter-faith declaration, “On Promoting Climate Justice and Ending Poverty in Canada: Faith Communities in Canada Speak Out” was released by…

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DfA Calls on Premiers to Support National Anti-Poverty Plan

DfA Calls on Premiers to Support National Anti-Poverty Plan

July 2015
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The Dignity for All campaign has asked Canada’s premiers to bring their concerns about federal responsibility on poverty to the forefront of their priorities.

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Press Release: Faith Leaders’ Social Justice Tour Coming to Ottawa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON: May 12, 2015 – On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, a delegation of national church leaders will be in Ottawa to engage people of faith in conversations about poverty in Canada and climate change—the final stop in “Justice Tour 2015.” Each stop on the tour includes an intimate listening event in…

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Press Release: Faith Leaders’ Social Justice Tour Coming to Western Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON: April 10, 2015 – Beginning Monday, April 13, 2015, a delegation of national church leaders will be touring Western Canada to engage people of faith in conversations about poverty in Canada and climate change. Each stop on the tour will include an intimate listening event in the afternoon. Local faith leaders…

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Press Release: National Leadership is Needed to End Poverty

#WeHaveAPlan – But Do They?

Citizens for Public Justice and Canada Without Poverty release a National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON: February 3, 2015 – It’s time for a plan to end poverty in Canada.  In a country as wealthy as ours, 4.8 million people struggle to make ends meet: to pay their rent, feed their families, and address basic needs. Today, Dignity for All, a collaborative campaign between Citizens for Public Justice and Canada Without Poverty, released their much-anticipated National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada. 

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Faith Groups plan Climate Change Vigils on Dec. 7

Vigil in Ottawa to walk to Parliament Hill, Global Multi-faith Commitment Grows as Negotiators Meet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON: December 3, 2014 – On the evening of December 7th, “Light for Lima” vigils are taking place all over the world.  People are gathering with candles and solar lanterns to show their concern about climate change.

Building on the momentum from the People’s Climate March where they mobilized tens of thousands of participants, faith groups are holding vigils in thirteen countries to pray for progress towards an international agreement to address climate change.  The vigils will take place as leaders are gathered for the crucial Lima climate talks. 

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Canadians Agree, We Need a Plan to Eliminate Poverty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON: October 17, 2014 – Today, marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. People passionate about ending poverty will use the lunchtime on that day to draw attention to the 833,000 Canadians who have to rely on food banks each month to put food on their tables.  As part of Dignity for All: The Campaign for a Poverty Free Canada, volunteers at “ChewOnThis!” events are asking people across Canada to join the strong call for a federal plan to address poverty by simply going online to dignityforall.ca/chew-on-this.

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Parliament

Press Release: Budget 2014 – Canada disowns the podium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON: February 11, 2014 – Today’s federal budget will not win any medals. Though Christians across Canada have advocated for change, Budget 2014 gave those concerned with poverty, climate change, and refugees little to cheer for. “Nowhere near the podium, the federal government has missed an opportunity to lead, and has failed…

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