Citizens for Public Justice: inspired by faith to act for justice

Anglican bishop speaks out for ‘rights-based’ National Housing Strategy

Anglican Journal

An Anglican bishop, along with a coalition of leading anti-poverty and housing advocates, has urged the federal government to adopt a “rights-based” approach in its upcoming National Housing Strategy and poverty reduction strategies.

Read more...

Letter: Canada Should Cover Refugee Travel Costs

October 2017
Read the letter

CPJ wrote to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, to express our support for. proposed changes to interest charges on travel loans offered to refugees. The new policy changes outlined that no interest charges would apply to future loans and any outstanding loans would not accrue additional interest. We also repeated our recommendation for the federal government to cover costs for resettled refugee travel to Canada.

Read more...

We’re Still Waiting For Action On Poverty In Canada

The Huffington Post

What does poverty look like in Canada in 2017?

Ask yourself what images immediately come to mind when you consider who is poor in Canada today. Perhaps for many of us, the urban poor, sleeping homeless on the streets of major cities, come immediately to mind. But if you take a few minutes to read the Poverty Trends 2017 report, you may find a few surprises.

Read more...

Latest Tweets