In Canada, 300,000 people are homeless, and many millions more are precariously housed. CPJ and people of faith across the country have been at the forefront in calling on the federal government to make housing and homelessness a national priority by making important policy changes and providing much-needed funding. Over the past few months, we’ve witnessed some setbacks on the housing front, but there have also been signs of hope and progress. Here’s the latest. Read more »
With the BC election just one week away, it’s an important time to see what the parties have to say about poverty. What are their plans to improve the well-being and life chances of the 510,000 children, women, and men living below the poverty line? Read more »
Cultivating a mindful relationship with our food has never been more challenging or more important. Unlike preceding generations, the majority of us no longer live among those who grow our food. Much of the food sold in Canadian grocery stores has travelled long distances. And most eaters know remarkably little about their daily meals: Where was the food grown? By whom? Under what conditions? Read more »
Ten months after MPs voted to study income inequality in Canada, the House Finance Committee finally held their first of three meetings on the topic last Tuesday. And while three meetings isn’t much, it’s better than one, which is what the committee is said to have originally planned on. But lest we get too excited about this small victory, one needs only to have been at last week’s meeting to question whether the Finance Committee is really interested in a serious, balanced discussion or mere theatrics and partisan posturing. Read more »
On Thursday, May 30, 2013 CPJ will be hosting its Annual General Meeting. Join us for an evening of refreshments, sharing, and an address by special guest John Olthuis, a CPJ co-founder, with response by board member Lorraine Land on the theme of ecological justice and right relationships with First Nations.
The event will be held at The King’s University College, 9125–50th St., Edmonton, Alberta.
6:00 – gathering and refreshments
6:30 – CPJ’s annual business meeting
7:30 – break and refreshments
8:00 – "Reaching for Right Relationships: CPJ at 50”– address by John Olthuis and Lorraine Land.
Everyone is welcome! Join us for the entire evening, or come at 8:00 for John and Lorraine’s inspiring and challenging talk. For those of you unable to attend, please send in the ballot you will receive in the mail. Read more »