The call to do justice is described by Joe as his life’s “vocation.” So working at CPJ is, for him, a privilege. Where better to encourage the flourishing of public justice than at an organization which is totally devoted to engage Canadians to work collectively toward this end?
Joe’s extensive work experience stretches over the continent. Born in Toronto, he earned a Master’s Degree from a prairie university. In Latin America, Joe worked in refugee camps and served as a Country Director for Canadian Save the Children. At the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops for over ten years, Joe developed policy and coordinated work in areas of social justice, missions, and Aboriginal peoples. He served as the founding vice-chair of KAIROS - Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, and has been active in the Canadian Council of Churches’ Commission for Justice and Peace as well as the churches’ ecumenical health care initiative. Joe has coordinated the Make Poverty History campaign, and engaged in research, public speaking and advocacy on national and international issues.
He joined the CPJ team in August 2008.