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On World Day of Social Justice, Let’s Commit to End Poverty

The United Nations has declared February 20th as the World Day of Social Justice. It’s a good time to ask ourselves, ‘what significant contribution might we make to challenge injustice in society today?’

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CPJ welcomes full reinstatement of refugee health care

For Immediate Release

Ottawa, ON: February 18, 2016 – Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) welcomed a commitment today from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum and Health Minister Jane Philpott to fully reinstate refugee health care.

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Citizens for Public Justice is not accepting nominations to our Board of Directors for 2017. 

If you are interested in serving, or nominating a member, please check back here in February 2018 or sign-up for JusticE-News to stay up-to-date. 

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CPJ's Advocacy Toolkit

Useful information on different methods of advocacy. Read more

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Beyond the Cauliflower: Poverty and Canada’s Food System

The outrageous price of cauliflower created a flurry of discussion online this past month when many Canadians put produce purchases on hold in the face of mounting price hikes. The weight of this reality is even heavier for many families already dealing with tough choices and tight budgets as they struggle to put food on the table.

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2015: A Year of Progress

As 2015 comes to a close, we look back on the year that was. And what a tremendous year! 2015 has been a time of significant forward movement and tangible result at Citizens for Public Justice. Our long-standing projects, new collaborations, expanded outreach, and fresh ideas have all come together wonderfully.

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After the Paris Agreement

Canadians prayed for 296 consecutive hours during Paris climate negotiations. Concerned kids, parents, farmers, musicians, scientists, grandmothers, ministers, national churches, and friends, all across Canada (and beyond!) participated.

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Groundings: An Advent Call to Listen in the Face of Fear

From The Catalyst Winter 2015
by Dena Nicolai

The longing of Advent and the celebration of Christmas this year must also involve preparing for the arrival of thousands of Syrian refugees. In the midst of these preparations, God’s word in 1 John 4:18 continues to exhort us, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.”

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An Hour of Prayer

By Wayne Groot

I have to confess I started my hour of prayer a little earlier than my allotted time, as another commitment had come up, but I thought I could be forgiven for that. My hour then coincided with Prime Minister Trudeau's speech at the Paris climate talks. So I didn’t hear his speech live but I prayed for courage and wisdom and a spirit of wonder for him as he stood in front of the podium.  

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Shouting It From the Rooftops

by Michèle Biss

Action on poverty is long overdue. It’s time for our federal government to step up and put in place a comprehensive, rights-based approach to poverty.

Over the past year, the Dignity for All Campaign has been shouting this message from the rooftops. We’ve been spreading the word wherever and whenever we can – at events, through media and social media, and directly in the ears of our federal candidates.

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