Register for Covenant Chain Link and other KAIROS Fall Gatherings

October 10, 2019

You read about the spring regional gatherings in the coastal regions. Now, if you are in one of the three central regions, plan to attend a fall regional KAIROS gathering. The Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba (formerly Cambrian-Agassiz) KAIROS Region will…

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Spirited reflection: Let’s name that for which we are so thankful

October 10, 2019

What am I grateful for? Gratitude can be hard to find in the stress, pain and panic of our broken, aching world. I have long admired those who make time for a gratitude journal. There, sometimes online so others can…

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Acción Ecológica releases a statement on the Government of Ecuador’s recent repression

October 8, 2019

“With the rise in fuel prices – and travel fares – the government forgives the environmental crimes of the true pollutants and puts the responsibility of climate change on the people.” Acción Ecológica, KAIROS partner organization in Ecuador, has released…

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Raising her voice: KAIROS calls on Canada to include grassroots women’s organizations in peace building policies and practice

October 8, 2019

This article was written by Kirsten Van Houten, Global Partnerships Coordinator @Kirsten Explores and Rachel Warden Partnerships Manager, KAIROS Canada @kairoscanada and published as a part of #WPSAdvice series on Oct. 6 on Women, Peace and Security-Network. A recent visit with our partners…

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Hot off the Press: Women, Peace and Security Year One at a glance

October 4, 2019

Download resource in English and French now!

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We need more Canadian aid. Not less.

October 3, 2019

The planet is in crisis.  Over the last few weeks more than 6 million people, mostly youth, from around the world have mobilized under the message, “We want you to panic!”  Both the analysis of this crisis and the responding…

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KAIROS Times: October 2019

October 3, 2019

Hot off the press! The October 2019 KAIROS Times Newsletter.

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Global Climate Strike

September 30, 2019

As part of the Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 27, millions of people hit the streets around the world and across Canada to demand radical responses to the climate emergency. The strikes were wildly successful and brought together an…

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Climate Action Month Day 30: Revisiting e-activism

September 30, 2019

The growth in digital activism, or e-activism, is largely due to having several people on various social media channels at the same time. Digital activism is an effective way to create movements like #FridaysForFuture, a digitally present idea that penetrated…

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Exploring digital activism: Learnings from climate action month

September 30, 2019

Today is the last day of Climate Action Month and as we wrap up the content, I am reminded of the day I first sat down to brainstorm with the rest of the team. The KAIROS Climate Action Month digital…

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Spirited Reflection: Orange Shirt Day as solidarity and visibility

September 29, 2019

Orange Shirt Day began in 1973 when six year old Phyllis Webstad entered the St. Joseph Mission Residential School in BC. Young Phyllis was wearing a brand new orange shirt for her first day of school – new clothes being…

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Climate Action Month Day 29: All candidates meeting

September 29, 2019

The climate crisis requires each of us to do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint. As important as these actions are, there is only so much individuals can do. Powerful change occurs when governments enact and enforce policies…

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Engaging with Elected Officials

September 29, 2019

The climate crisis requires each of us to do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint. As important as these actions are, there is only so much individuals can do. Powerful change occurs when governments enact and enforce policies…

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Climate Action Month Day 28: Using environmentally responsible fire fighting solutions

September 28, 2019

For remote Indigenous communities, the climate crisis is amplified in ways that many do not consider. Some may remember headlines about deaths related to house fires in First Nation communities. Sometimes these fires are connected to forest fires sparked by…

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Climate conscious emergency fire solutions

September 28, 2019

For remote Indigenous communities, the climate crisis is amplified in ways that many do not consider. Some may remember headlines about deaths related to house fires in First Nation communities. Sometimes these fires are connected to forest fires sparked by…

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Climate Action Month Day 27: Earth strike

September 27, 2019

Millions of people are planning to walk out of workplaces to join youth climate activists to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.  Today’s resources:   Keep an eye on our social media as the Toronto KAIROS staff join…

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Spirited Reflection: It is the eve of the Climate Strike and all through the house…

September 26, 2019

The brilliance of this autumn has been exceptional while spending these gloriously long dusks on the land and water. To build connections in community, with the plants, the elements and people, to further those connections in community spaces, educational forums,…

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Join us for the Climate Strike

September 26, 2019

Several cities across Canada including Yellowknife, Whistler, Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Moncton have strikes happening on September 27. Climate activist Greta Thunberg will be  leading Montreal’s main Climate Strike, which starts at the Sir Georges-Étienne Cartier monument on Parc…

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On the 5th Anniversary of the Enforced Disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa Students

September 26, 2019

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the 2014 enforced disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students and the killing of 6 people, students and bystanders, on the night of September 26th and early morning of the 27th in Iguala, Guerrero, in…

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Press Advisory: KAIROS joins the Global Climate Strike for climate action and justice, September 27

September 26, 2019

(Toronto, ON) – KAIROS staff will join the Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 27 in cities and communities across Canada to help send a strong message to all levels of government to take immediate and appropriate action to ensure…

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Climate Action Month Day 26: Why conversations matter

September 26, 2019

Change takes place in group discussions with trusted communicators. Holding important conversations with family, friends, and neighbours can help change mindsets and move forward ideas on facing the climate emergency.  Today’s resource: Climate Fast has put together a webpage to…

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Creating a New Relationship with our Forests NOW

September 25, 2019

This summer I co-led the KAIROS Rolling Justice Bus ‘Forests Forever’ tour. The tour was about Connecting the Dots, about how everything in a watershed is connected. What we do to one part of a watershed we do to everyone…

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Climate Action Month Day 25: Election bulletin

September 25, 2019

The 2019 federal election will present a fresh opportunity for people across Canada to shape the kind of country we want to be.  As we prepare to cast our votes, it’s essential we consider the collective interests of fellow citizens…

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Greta Thunberg: Change is coming

September 24, 2019

In a fiery speech on September 23, Greta Thunberg, the youth climate activist from Sweden, told the U.N.’s Climate Action Summit in New York City that “change is coming, whether you like it or not.” Be that change. Join Greta…

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Climate Action Month Day 24: In Case You Missed It

September 24, 2019

In case you missed it!   Here are a few links to resources and news stories that you may not have seen.   To solve Canada’s systemic injustices, we need a rapid and radical social transition that is supported by the public….

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Nairobi workshop helps break down onerous reporting barriers for Women, Peace and Security African partners

September 23, 2019

Staff of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) and Héritiers de la Justice (HJ) in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), two of the five KAIROS Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security partners, met in Nairobi, Kenya…

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Climate crisis requires industrial mobilization on scale not seen since Second World War

September 23, 2019

The climate crisis requires industrial mobilization on a scale not seen since the Second World War. While Canadian governments have moved at snail-like speed to fully address the emergency, in just a few weeks last spring, thousands of Canadians gathered…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice, Op Eds & Rabble

Climate Action Month Day 23: Creating concrete plans to combat climate emergency

September 23, 2019

At the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit in New York City today, world leaders and climate activists are meeting to create concrete plans to combat the climate emergency.   Canadians have demonstrated a willingness and excitement for increasing governmental commitment to the Paris targets. In town…

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