A few years ago, Marianne Irvine was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis causing inflammation and pain throughout her body and making it nearly impossible to keep up with her work as a bookkeeper. The Ontario Disability Support Program provided her with $1,164 per month. For Marianne, and others like her who are living on a low-income, a reduction like this can make it nearly impossible to put food on the table and find a decent place to live. Read more »
We are excited in 2013 to be celebrating CPJ's 50th anniversary: a time to share and honour all the ways in which CPJ has inspired and transformed public policy in Canada, to learn more about people whose courage and insight have led to lasting change, and to lift up visions for the future. We invite you all to join us! Read more »
We opened 2012 celebrating the life and passion of CPJ’s co-founder Gerald Vandezande. A member of the Order of Canada and a tireless Christian activist throughout his life, Gerald passed away in July 2011. Yet in a two-day event in February, and in our pursuit of public justice throughout 2012, we continued to look to Gerald’s example for inspiration.
Public justice on the political agenda
Poverty elimination continues to be a critical policy goal for Citizens for Public Justice. This work was carried on through our leadership of Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada, and our in-depth research and analysis of poverty in Canada. Several events served to keep poverty on the agenda, including: Read more »
By Brad Wassink | Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 - 11:23AM
‘Glass Half Full’ celebrates the successes and progress we’ve seen recently on issues of poverty and the environment in Canada. This month, poverty reduction in Ontario, cap and trade in Quebec, a moratorium on oil and gas development in B.C. and more. Read more »
Creative responses to food insecurity, hunger, and poverty in Canada were raised at Dignity for All: campaign for a poverty-free Canada's successful policy summit and open forum on December 10. Read more »