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: Deb Mebude, Communications Coordinator, at or 613-232-0275, ext 225.

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.

Advocates call on Duclos to move ahead on poverty reduction


Ottawa, ON: February 5, 2016 —  Dignity for All: the campaign to end poverty in Canada, co-led by Canada Without Poverty (CWP) and Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), is pleased that social services ministers from across Canada are meeting to discuss critical social policy issues for the first time in ten years. Dignity for All is encouraging the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos to take this opportunity during his meeting with Provincial-Territorial social service ministers to initiate consultations about the development of a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.

CPJ supports ending audits of charities


Ottawa, ON: January 20, 2016 - For years, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) has called for fairness and appropriate prioritization in the Canada Revenue Agency’s activities. Today, we welcome the government’s announcement to take clear steps in the direction by ending the CRA’s political activities audit program.

CPJ responds to point-in-time homelessness count

For Immediate Release

Ottawa, ON: January 5, 2016 –Today, the Government of Canada announced its plans for a broadly coordinated point-in-time count of homelessness in partnership with 30 communities across the country. This survey is an effort to gather information about Canada’s homeless population in participating communities so that all levels of government can identify the needs and required resources. It also provides the federal government with data that would inform the development of a strategy to address homelessness.

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.

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.

Press Release: Faith Communities in Canada Speak Out

On Promoting Climate Justice and Ending Poverty in Canada


Ottawa, ON: September 25, 2015 – As Pope Francis addresses the United Nations this morning, his message is already having an impact in Canada.


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