We are all probably aware that annual food drives for our local food banks have become a permanent feature in our communities. The Canadian Association of Food Banks (CAFB) recently reported that food bank demand remains at all-time highs, despite the fact that unemployment has reached a thirty year low. Read more about Canada's two-tier food system?
Over nearly half a century, the work of CPJ has been publicly known under different names and carried out through a variety of organizational and corporate structures. Read more about CPJ: a rose by any other name
The stage: the parliamentary pre-budget hearings. The performance: the Finance Minister’s annual economic and fiscal update. The key message: prudent fiscal management over the past ten years will deliver multi-billion dollar annual surpluses over the next five years. Read more about A Plan for Growth, Prosperity and Public Justice?
Changes to employment insurance and welfare policies since the early 1990s have emphasized the need to redesign social policy to encourage people to work. But, many workers in today's economy struggle to get by in low-paid jobs. Read more about Setting the Standard
Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) promotes public justice in Canada by shaping key public policy debates through research and analysis, publishing and public dialogue. CPJ encourages citizens, leaders in society and governments to support policies and practices which reflect God’s call for love, justice and stewardship. Read more about Mission
How do we move Canada towards the kind of society we want? One where no child goes hungry ... where care for the Earth becomes a way of life ... where refugees are treated fairly ... where Aboriginal people can rise up from their marginalized status.
It’s a tall order. That’s why for more than 40 years over 1500 justice-oriented Canadian Christians, along with dozens of local churches, religious orders and others, have joined forces as Citizens for Public Justice to have a real impact on the society we share. Read more about The path of public justice
CPJ's uniqueness is characterized by its ability to play a vital role in the debate around the fundamental direction of our society. Our contribution includes not simply developing and promoting policy alternatives, but more specifically doing so in the context of the core values and principles which shape society and public policy. This unique approach enables us to speak to, and dialogue with, a broad cross-section of Canadian society. Read more about CPJ's contribution to public life
For CPJ and PJRC, our faith calls out beyond apathy or powerlessness. It calls us to a faith that opens us to our common humanity, our calling to love God by loving our neighbour also in our political life together. Read more about CPJ's take on Faith and Politics