Archive for June 2024

Environmental Racism legislation passes into law!

June 28, 2024

At long last, legislation to address environmental racism has been passed into law!  Bill C-226 passed third reading in the Senate on June 13 and received Royal Assent on June 20.  The bill is an Act respecting the development of…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Read KAIROS WPS’ six transformative years – At a Glance

June 24, 2024

Français – Español It was a remarkable 6-year journey that involved more than 36,000 (mostly women) participants and had significant outcomes. Funded by the Government of Canada and donations from member churches and Canadians, the Women of Courage: Women, Peace…

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KAIROS Times: June 2024

June 10, 2024

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Enriching gathering in Mi’kma’ki feeds the work of KAIROS Indigenous Rights Circle and Partners

June 5, 2024

In April, KAIROS Indigenous Rights Circle (KIRC) held enriching meetings and site visits at Millbrook First Nation in Mi’kma’ki. The three-day gathering was held at the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre which houses several displays of Mi’kmaw history and culture….

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A Miracle Story of Repatriation

June 5, 2024

On our first day of the KAIROS Indigenous Rights Circle meeting on Millbrook First Nation in Truro, Nova Scotia, April 3, we listened in awe to the story of Heather Stevens, Manager of the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre, recounting the…

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Uphold inherent sacredness to end the cycle of violence: the heart of the Canadian Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage

June 5, 2024

“A belief in the sacredness of life and that all people deserve to live in dignity and safety is what brings us here today,” said Leah Reesor-Keller, KAIROS’ Transitional Executive Director, in her opening remarks during the press conference on…

Post filed in: Human Rights, Palestine Israel Conflict, Social Justice

A season of connection, a season of change – Indigenous Peoples Month Reflection

June 5, 2024

Summer solstice quickly approaches. This is a time of great meaning for Indigenous Peoples. The day isn’t simply a day to mark the longest day of the year, the beginning of summer and the time for barbeques and beaches. Like…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Spirited Reflections

KAIROS’ unionized staff go national!

June 5, 2024

Local 4557 has represented KAIROS’ workers (non-management) since the organization’s beginning. KAIROS’ and the Local’s first collective agreement was ratified in April 2003.  CUPE – which stands for the Canadian Union of Public Employees – is Canada’s largest union, representing…

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A big win and possible win for migrant workers

June 4, 2024

KAIROS celebrates Canada’s announcement that it will offer permanent residency to migrant caregivers upon arrival in Canada, while holding its breath in anticipation of an announcement of a regularization program for people who are undocumented.  Permanant residency for migrant caregivers…

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Strengthening Voices for a Just Transition – Saskatoon Community Dialogue

June 4, 2024

On May 25, KAIROS hosted the first of four community dialogues on just transition at the Wanuskewin Centre in Treaty 6 Territory and the homeland of the Métis. The dialogue was convened as part of KAIROS’ Strengthening Voices for a Just…

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