Ecological Justice

A special call for Spirited Reflections for Climate Action September 2019!

August 6, 2019

In Line with – the Global Climate Strike, Sept. 27the UNITED NATIONS UN Climate Change Summit 2019, Sept. 23we have named September as Climate Action Month- KAIROS is calling for Spirited Reflections focussed on climate justice. If you are willing…

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Government of Canada turns back on communities harmed by Canadian mining overseas, loses trust of Canadian civil society

July 11, 2019

KAIROS supports the resignation of all fourteen civil society and labour union representatives of the government’s Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Body on Responsible Business Conduct Abroad (Advisory Body). KAIROS is a member of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA). ———————————————————————- Ottawa, July 11,…

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September is Climate Action Month

July 8, 2019

KAIROS is promoting September as Climate Action Month to explore the climate crisis and highlight the work of our members and networks. On each day in September, an event, blog post, environmental challenge – or some combination of all three!…

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America is a mass grave

June 25, 2019

An ensemble of living and non-living beings is calling an alarm: América es una fosa común. America is a mass grave. According to the Government of Mexico, at least 200,000 people have been murdered and 40,000 people have been disappeared since 2006…

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Trailblazer: Rewriting HydroQuebec’s controversial past

June 25, 2019

A just transition to a clean energy economy in Canada cannot be successful without the inclusion of remote communities. In mid May, a promising step forward was taken with the signing of an agreement between an Inuit corporation and an…

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Global perspective for just transition

June 25, 2019

We are facing a global climate emergency. The science is clear. ‘Business-as-usual’ is directly contributing to a warming planet and extreme weather. Since societal change is essential, people are gathering in town-halls across the country to discuss ideas for radical…

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The United Church at COP24

June 18, 2019

The intergovernmental panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report, which warns that the world has 12 years to limit warming to 1.5°C or face catastrophic losses from climate change, created a sense of urgency at this year’s annual Conference of the…

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Participate in a Green New Deal for Canada

May 14, 2019

The pact for a Green New Deal is a collaborative attempt to make the climate emergency a political priority. This national call to action is supported by over 60 organizations, including KAIROS. The pact goes beyond tackling the climate crisis…

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Corporate accountability is also a feminist issue

May 9, 2019

To address corporate misconduct, the federal government needs to truly commit to independence and power in an ombudsperson because the safety and well-being of Indigenous women are at stake. There is an indisputable difference between claiming to be a feminist…

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Hundreds take to the streets to call for justice for communities abused by Canadian mining

May 8, 2019

Toronto – National human rights, faith and labour organizations along with concerned Torontonians rallied in Toronto to call for a Ombudsperson with the power to investigate corporate abuses abroad. The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) was created last month,…

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Action still needed: Tell the federal government to keep its promise on corporate accountability

April 29, 2019

The Ombudsperson still needs powers to hold companies accountable A huge thank you for all you have done to keep the pressure up for an independent  Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business Enterprise (CORE) with powers to investigate. On Monday, April 8, the federal government appointed the CORE…

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Earth Day 2019: Here is what individuals can do to reduce their carbon footprint

April 22, 2019

Ecological grief, or feelings of hopelessness and anxiety about the planet’s health, is a mental health issue related to ecological loss and a changing natural environment. One way to address ecological grief is by highlighting the behavioural changes that individuals…

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NEW VIDEO- On Earth Day, Canadian faith leaders issue urgent plea for climate action

April 18, 2019

Unceded Algonquin Territory [OTTAWA]/ Territory of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca, Petun, and Mississaugas of the Credit Indigenous Peoples [TORONTO] (April 18, 2019) — On Earth Day 2019, Christians leaders from across Canada have come together to issue an urgent call to…

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An Independent and Empowered CORE is at the core of corporate accountability and gender justice

April 10, 2019

On Monday, April 8, the federal government appointed the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Business Enterprise (CORE), but failed to create an independent office with real powers to investigate abuses and redress harms caused by Canadian companies operating abroad, essentially breaking…

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Canadian Government reneges on promise to create Independent Corporate Human Rights Watchdog

April 8, 2019

KAIROS joins members of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) in expressing profound disappointment at the failure of the Government of Canada to fulfill its promise of an independent Ombudsperson with the power to investigate. The Government of Canada…

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Time is running out for an Independent Ombudsperson with power to Investigate…

April 4, 2019

… Join thousands in calling on the Government to keep its Promise KAIROS Executive Director, Jennifer Henry, has joined key leaders from diverse sectors in Canada’s labour, human rights, and development communities,  in writing a public letter to the Minister…

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Budget 2019: KAIROS analysis

March 28, 2019

While Budget 2019 contains encouraging investments in Indigenous communities and the transition to a clean energy economy, it falls short in many other areas. What follows is an assessment of what Budget 2019 means for issues related to the KAIROS…

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Urgent Action: It’s time to ramp up the pressure for an Ombudsperson!

March 25, 2019

We still need your help! We need you to take action again to call on the government to live up to its promise to create an independent Ombudperson with the power to compel documents and to investigate. In January, on…

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Trailblazer: Cowessess First Nation solar and wind project

March 22, 2019

Cowessess First Nation, located 140 kilometres east of Regina commissioned their latest renewable energy project in October 2018. Ready to show the immense power of two forms of renewable energy combined, solar and wind, the community has established an innovative…

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Spirited Reflection: This World Water Day, leave no one behind

March 15, 2019

World Water Day March 22nd- helps inspire passion for sustainable management of this global resource, and promotes the UN Sustainable Development Goal #6: Ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all. Billions of people around the world (including in…

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“Was COP 24 really a success?” – Jessica’s final reflections from the global climate conference

January 17, 2019

It’s been a month since COP 24 ended in Katowice, Poland. When describing my experience, I often get asked: Was COP 24 a success? In some ways it was. COP 24 finished with the completion of the Katowice Climate Package…

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Jessica’s report after the first week at COP24

December 12, 2018

It’s been an incredibly busy week of tedious negotiations, energizing side events and impactful demonstrations at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report this year showing the significant adverse effects of reaching an…

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Canadian youth speak up at COP24

December 7, 2018

Earlier this morning in Poland, Jessica Steele, one of KAIROS’ delegates to COP24 spoke at a Canadian youth press conference organized by BCCIC.  Jessica spoke of how women, particularly Indigenous women disproportionately bear the brunt of climate impacts and Indigenous…

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Canadian ecumenical community supports women’s participation at COP24

December 3, 2018

Today marks the official start of COP24 – the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – in Katowice, Poland and Jessica Steele and Georgine Kengne are there representing KAIROS Canada under…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Two women frontline climate activists lend their voice at COP24

December 3, 2018

KAIROS-led delegation is sole Canadian church presence and will participate in new UNFCCC Gender Action Plan (Toronto, ON) – Two women climate activists representing KAIROS Canada under the accreditation of The United Church of Canada are in Katowice, Poland as…

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NEW RESOURCE: Canada’s golden opportunity for a just transition to clean energy

November 30, 2018

KAIROS Media Briefing Papers are written to help inform public discourse on key domestic and foreign issues. Download this resource.

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Trailblazer: Salal + Cedar, a watershed discipleship community

November 7, 2018

While the just transition to a clean energy economy requires new technology and new ways of understanding our planet, it also calls on us to embrace new ways of knowing one another; to living in right relations with each other…

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