Archive for May 2012

Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) report documents the links between residential schools and Indigenous women in custody

May 31, 2012

NWAC Report Gender Matters: Building Strength in Reconciliation KAIROS Board Member Rev. Andrew Johnston joined Native Women’s Association of Canada President President Jeannette Corbiere Lavell at a press conference in Ottawa yesterday to launch Gender Matters: Building Strength in Reconciliation,…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Justice Thomas Berger Speaks Out on Northern Gateway Review Process

May 23, 2012

In an interview with the CBC on May 15, 2012, Justice Thomas Berger said the federal government is undermining the Northern Gateway review process and taking “an irrational approach” by calling environmental groups that are opposed to it “money launderers…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Ongoing Call for Justice from Yinka Dene Freedom Train

May 17, 2012

Forty members of the Yinka Dene Alliance travelled thousands of kilometres from their territories in British Columbia to Toronto to address the May 9, 2012 annual meeting of Enbridge Inc., sponsor of the Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. The Yinka…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Our Dreams Matter Too: An Evening with Cindy Blackstock

May 16, 2012

KAIROS and Centretown United Church invites you to an evening with Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of First Nations Child & Family Caring Society. Join us to learn more about “Our Dreams Matter Too” – a series of walks for culturally…

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KAIROS joins migrant, labour and community organizations concerned about changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

May 16, 2012

KAIROS joined migrant, labour and community organizations at a press conference in Ottawa on May 15 to express concerns about the recently announced changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The changes will allow employers to pay migrant workers…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

Stop Rape in Conflict Campaign

May 11, 2012

…. it’s vital that women not stay inactive, not submit day after day…On the contrary, we must stand up, act, and denounce. Let’s break the silence, claiming back from those who hold power the use of diverse legal instruments that…

Post filed in: Africa, Women of Courage

Protect Refugees from Bill C-31 joint statement

May 4, 2012

03 May 2012 In March 2012, KAIROS endorsed Protect Refugees from Bill C-31, a joint statement  initiated by the Justice for Refugees and Immigrants Coalition, which is comprised of Amnesty International, the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, the Canadian Civil…

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Civil Society Organization Statement Regarding Talisman Operations in Achuar Ancestral Territory

May 1, 2012

1 May 2012 We, the undersigned, are writing to express our concern about the social and environmental impacts of Canadian multi-national oil company Talisman Energy in the remote Peruvian Amazon Rainforest.  

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights