Ecological Justice

Nestlé retreating from Canadian operations, but water bottling continues

July 3, 2020

It may not be a complete victory, but Nestlé’s sale of its Pure Life business in Canada to Ice River Springs this week is a win for the movement to protect water. The company has decided to sell its operations in Wellington County, Ontario and Hope, BC citing a business…

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KAIROS honours Women Land Defenders for Indigenous Women’s Month

June 14, 2020

June is Indigenous Women’s Month at KAIROS. As part of the month’s activities, KAIROS will launch on June 21st the Canadian phase of Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water (MERE Hub, for short). MERE is a living digital hub developed for and…

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It’s time that the Government of Canada empower the CORE and enact mHRDD legislation

May 26, 2020

Allegations of human rights violations and environmental damage accompany the Canadian extractive sector. KAIROS partners substantiate. Forced labor, torture, rape, and the contamination of water sources are just some of the claims made against Canadian companies around the globe by…

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KAIROS joins over 150 organizations to demand a Just Recovery for people and the planet

May 25, 2020

As governments prepare recovery plans amidst the COVID-19 crisis, KAIROS has joined an informal alliance of over 150 national and local civil society groups to demand that these plans move us toward a more equitable and sustainable future. With the release today of six Principles for a…

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May 29: Mining Tailings Dam Collapses in Canada and Brazil: Who Cares?

May 22, 2020

Access the webinar recording. Join us Friday, May 29, 2020 at 2:00PM EDT for a webinar with Judith Marshall and Daniela Campolina. The webinar will focus on three major tailings dam breaches that have occurred in the Americas over the last decade. Together these disasters in Canada…

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Large-scale resource extraction exacerbates the threat of COVID-19 across the American hemisphere, especially for Indigenous peoples

May 4, 2020

Across Abya Yala and Turtle Island, territories otherwise known as America, governmental and corporate responses to and amid the spread of the novel coronavirus have put into sharp focus the crisis of the status quo. This is especially true of large-scale resource extraction. The grave threat…

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Canadian Phase of MERE Hub to Launch in June

April 29, 2020

Later this June the Canadian phase of KAIROS’ digital platform Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water (MERE Hub, for short) is scheduled to launch. This phase will bring together content and material to support research, advocacy, information sharing, and movement building around…

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For the Love of Creation: A faith-based initiative for climate justice

April 22, 2020

(le français suit) Canadian churches and faith-based organizations have a long history of work in ecological conservation, environmental activism, and advocacy for climate justice. To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are coming together on a journey of…

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Prayer for Earth Day

April 16, 2020

On April 22, 2020 people around the world will recognize Earth Day for the 50th time. This year’s international theme is climate action; a part of our action as spiritual people is bringing our hopes and fears to God in…

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Join the Global Climate Strike online

March 31, 2020

This Friday, April 3, the Global Climate Strike is going virtual!  At 12 pm (EDT), Fridays for Future Toronto will host a 2-hour online rally with performers, speakers and opportunities for group action. The rally will be livestreamed on Facebook and other social media platforms. Tune in…

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No new money for oil and gas companies—give it to workers

March 24, 2020

A large collection of health, faith, environmental, labour and social justice groups, including KAIROS Canada, have sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet asking that in the federal bailout to the oil and gas industry, expected later this week,…

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World Water Day 2020: Taking a watershed approach to climate change

March 20, 2020

“Your watershed is your lifeboat.” In this time of climate emergency, these words by permaculturist Brock Dolman are particularly revealing.  The theme of this year’s World Water Day explores how climate change and water are inextricably linked. The impacts of climate change such…

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Trailblazer: Autumn Peltier, Indigenous water protector

March 19, 2020

UN Address: Inspiring 13-year-old Water Advocate“I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: we can’t eat money or drink oil.” Autumn Peltier On World Water Day 2018, Autumn Peltier, a young water advocate from Wiikwemkoong Unceded First Nation on Manitoulin…

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Children’s Reflection for World Water Day (March 22)

March 18, 2020

This World Water Day (March 22) share the story of late Grandmother Josephine Mandamin and her powerful message to protect water with the children in your community.  Just in time for World Water Day, KAIROS has released a Children’s Reflection…

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Supporting women’s organizations & movements – a strategic approach to climate action

February 28, 2020

“Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis. They have to be part of the solution.” A strategic approach to climate actionDownload This report was created by the Nobel Women’s Initiative (NWI) and Equality Fund. .

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MERE Hub Wants YOU

February 6, 2020

KAIROS is developing the Canadian phase of Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water (MERE Hub), a digital platform on the gendered impacts of resource extraction. MERE Hub is being created for and in consultation with women land defenders from across the globe who are mobilizing around large-scale resource…

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MERE Hub: Interview on FemRadio with Gabriela Jimenez and Magdalena Ugarte

January 22, 2020

In this week’s feature story at FemRadio, hear Sofia’s exclusive interview with Gabriela Jimenez and Magdalena Ugarte, all about MERE Hub, a new resource for women land defenders around the world.

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Report from COP25

December 18, 2019

Delegates representing almost 200 nations returned to their countries of origin empty handed on key mandates despite participating in the longest ever UN climate change conference, which wrapped up in Madrid on December 15. The United Nations Framework Convention on…

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Acerca de la X asamblea de la red latinoamericana de mujeres defensoras de derechos sociales y ambientales

November 29, 2019

(translation in English below) Guatemala fue sede de la X Asamblea de la Red Latinoamericana de Mujeres Defensoras de Derechos Sociales y Ambientales (13 al 17 de noviembre de 2019) de en la que participaron mujeres y organizaciones de mujeres…

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In solidarity with the all eyes on Nestle campaign to ensure access to water

October 31, 2019

KAIROS stands in solidarity with the Wellington Water Watchers who are fighting to protect water as a human right with the All Eyes on Nestle Campaign. We encourage you to write a letter to the Minister of the Environment or…

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Priorities for Canada’s 43rd Parliament

October 25, 2019

Canadians have elected a minority government. Collaboration is critical for the survival of Canada’s 43rd Parliament and is urgently needed to appropriately address mounting and systemic issues. Indigenous rights and wellbeing, the climate crisis, migrant justice, and support and protection…

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Acción Ecológica’s releases analysis of October 2019 mobilizations

October 24, 2019

Acción Ecológica, KAIROS partner organization in Ecuador has released their analysis of the mobilizations that occurred earlier this month and the events that led to these. In it, Acción Ecológica celebrates the organizing efforts and achievements of the Ecuadorian people,…

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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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Latin America

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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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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