Archive for February 2021

Women Resisting Extractivism Film Club: March 16, 7PM EST

February 28, 2021

Join KAIROS’ MERE Hub on Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00pm EST for the second installment of its virtual film club on the gendered impacts of resource extraction.   Hosted by members of the Latin American Network of Women Defenders of Social and Environmental Rights, Nancy Fuentes…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights

Seeking new participants in the Prairies North Region

February 25, 2021

Are you interested in justice for Indigenous peoples, land defenders, migrants, women and the Earth? Are you intrigued by the idea of networking with others on local and international issues of peace, justice and equity?  Are you looking for a…

Post filed in: Regional News

KAIROS continues to call for corporate accountability

February 25, 2021

The Government of Canada has concealed from the public a report outlining how it can grant the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business Enterprise (CORE) the autonomy and powers to investigate allegations of human rights abuses at the overseas operations of Canada-based companies. Global News reported…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

KAIROS Women of Courage partners at the CSW65

February 25, 2021

March 8 is the annual International Women’s Day (IWD), observed throughout the world as a day of action for women, a time to reflect on and celebrate advances in gender equality, as well as raising awareness of the work left to be done. This year’s campaign…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Spirited Reflection: Live your truth

February 25, 2021

We have dealt a lot over the last 12 months. It has turned out to be a year of rapid change, deep transformation, and a battle of the mind. Many issues and big headline stories from COVID to Trump. Friends and families isolated and…

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

Request for collaboration for supporting temporary foreign workers

February 23, 2021

The Request for Collaboration is now closed due to overwhelming response. Thank you for your interest. For those who have already submitted a request we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

MEDIA RELEASE: Faith groups unite for Canadian climate advocacy campaign

February 18, 2021

For the Love of Creation’s faith-in-action campaign will run until October 2021  Unceded Algonquin Territory [Ottawa, ON]: February 17, 2021—A coalition of 35 Canadian churches and faith-based organizations have come together for an unprecedented, months-long campaign of personal environmental action coupled with federal climate advocacy.  For the Love of…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Media Releases

History of migrant workers’ outreach at Carlisle/Kilbride United Churches

February 18, 2021

Every year they arrive from Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean islands.   Our migrant workers come to our shores to labour in our local nurseries and crop farms to provide the workforce so essential to the economy…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice, Regional News

MEDIA RELEASE: Federal funds aid KAIROS and partner support to agriculture workers

February 17, 2021

$2.1M in funding to assist temporary foreign workers who are affected by COVID   (Ottawa, ON) – KAIROS Canada is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has awarded it $2.18 million to support and to assist temporary foreign workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the agricultural sector.  Funded by the Government of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program,…

Post filed in: Media Releases, Migrant Justice

Ecumenical Forum for Peace pens open letter to Colombian President

February 16, 2021

“The escalation of the armed conflict and the expansion of violence in addition to the health crisis are putting some human groups and communities at serious risk of extinction—t heir survival is in peril.  All this is aggravated by the systematic murder of ethnic…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

This is what we fought for: An open letter in support of #UNDRIP

February 10, 2021

An open letter in support of implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples For more than two decades, Indigenous leaders and human rights advocates fought to have the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Experiential KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) goes virtual

February 10, 2021

KAIROS launches “impactful” online KBE  (Ottawa, ON) – KAIROS Canada launches its virtual KAIROS Blanket Exercise (vKBE) after six months of development, offering participants an alternative to the in-person KBE during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  Hosted on the Zoom platform, the vKBE has incorporated new interactive and engaging elements that visually and emotionally demonstrate the history of…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Media Releases

Dr. Sherry Pictou on indigeneity, feminism, and resource extraction

February 5, 2021

“I have been working with KAIROS through the MERE project in advocating for accountability and [for a more substantive, authoritative role for] the recently appointed Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise, a position that basically remains advisory. My concern is this:…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

KAIROS Times: February 2021

February 4, 2021

Post filed in: KAIROS Times E-Newsletter

KAIROS 2021 Wish List

February 3, 2021

As Canada continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that we are in a ‘kairos’ moment. In that spirit, KAIROS Canada wishes the following in 2021…  That the Canadian government, provinces and territories: Work with Indigenous family members and survivors, gender-diverse people, and Indigenous…

Post filed in: Calls To Action, Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights, Migrant Justice

KAIROS regional gatherings continue

February 1, 2021

Each online event is hosted and presented by people in the region. Everyone is welcome! Check out what’s happening next:  Manitoba / NW Ontario KAIROS Regional Online Gathering 2021 This gathering is centered on Treaties 1 and 2 Territories, ancestral…

Post filed in: Regional News

KAIROS supports Global Launch of Investigate PH

February 1, 2021

Investigate PH is an independent, international investigation on human rights violations in the Philippines  KAIROS joins churches and civil society organizations and leaders from around the world in participating in InvestigatePH, an independent global initiative concerned with the current state of human rights situation…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage