the Catalyst, Summer 2021

Summer 2021 – Vol. 44, No. 2
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Stephen’s Enduring Legacy

By Willard Metzger

For our staff, CPJ is more than a place of employment. People who work at CPJ are drawn by the faith-based platform promoting and advocating for policies that will help develop a just society for Canada. This personal investment by the CPJ family, is what makes the loss of Stephen Kaduuli, our Refugee Rights Policy Analyst hurt so much.

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Continuing the Fight to Uphold Refugee Rights

By Serisha Iyar

Stephen’s work serves as a reminder and an example that we should continue to strive for the protection of refugee rights. As CPJ looks to the future of its refugee rights work, the foundation Stephen built as the first policy analyst will set the bar for the advocacy to come. CPJ will, undoubtedly, continue to honour his legacy in shaping the way we approach refugee rights advocacy and policymaking.

Lessons from First Nations Communities in Seeking Justice

By Melina Laboucan-Massimo and Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm

(This is an excerpt from a keynote conversation at CPJ’s Seeking Justice Together Conference in May 2021.)

A Canada-wide system of Early Learning and Child Care

By Laurel Rothman and Sophia Mohamed

The Federal government’s 2021 $30 billion budgetary commitment to build a Canada-wide system of early learning and child care services begins a hopeful chapter in the decades-long struggle for high quality child care.

The Real Cost of Wool

By Anna Hunter

The global textile industry is responsible for significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water pollution and thousands of tonnes of textiles in landfills every year. We have become so disconnected from the source of our textiles that we seldom consider the true cost of these items.

Finding Belonging in the Margins

By Jasmine Duckworth

There are three principles we can learn from Jesus’ example if we want to participate in shifting the margins around us, to surround those struggling to belong.

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