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CPJ, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International Organize Press Conference Regarding Immigration Detention

On Wednesday, May 1st, CPJ helped organize a press conference at Parliament Hill to address recent developments regarding immigration detention – specifically, the proposal in the Federal Budget to use federal prisons to detain immigrants solely for administrative reasons.

One of the protesters holding a sign, "Refugees are welcome here."

What is Canada’s plan for refugee claimants?

Asvini Uthayakumaran emphasizes the necessity for a comprehensive housing plan for refugee claimants that is informed by organizations working directly with those seeking asylum in Canada.

Ruva FLC Fall Symposium

Public Justice Internship 2024-2025

CPJ’s Public Justice Internship Program provides a university graduate with the opportunity to explore the meaning of public justice and join us in Ottawa for a one-year, paid internship.

"Tent city" for the homeless in the downtown Toronto park

The Moment podcast with Natalie Appleyard

Listen to the interview with CPJ’s Natalie Appleyard on “The Moment” podcast. The conversation explores ways we can move from scarcity and surveillance to solidarity in responding to poverty in Canada.

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Resurrection Within Public Justice

Willard examines the Christian concept of Easter, focusing on the inseparable link between death and resurrection as central to understanding and experiencing true transformation.

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Centering Agency in the Pursuit of Social Justice

CPJ’s 2023/2024 Public Justice Intern, Asvini Uthayakumaran, wrote a reflection piece for Kentro Christian Network on the rationale behind the collaborative International Development Week events with International Justice Mission Canada and World Renew.


Hope For A Just Future

Joash Thomas talks about the emotional weight of working on justice issues in South Asia and North America. He highlights God’s role in restoring broken justice systems.

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Book Review: Valley of the Birdtail

Read Ian Van Haren’s review of the book “Valley of the Birdtail,” which examines the historical disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in the Birdtail River valley in Manitoba.

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The Power and Hope of Art in Advocacy

In the digital age, art serves as a powerful tool for social change beyond words and statistics. Making art requires patience and embodies a counter to urgency. Communal art projects foster collaboration and participation.

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From Where to Here

In the 2023 Fall Catalyst, Walter Neutel reflects on 60 years of CPJ and the history that made us the organization we are today. Walter discusses the Dutch immigrant community in Canada post-World War II, focusing on their formation of communities and Christian schools, and highlights the advocacy work of CLA and CJL, which later became CPJ.


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