Media Releases

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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MEDIA RELEASE: Encouraging progress on TRC Call to Action 62.i: Education for Reconciliation

October 9, 2018

(Ottawa, ON) – The majority of provinces and territories are making progress towards implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) Call to Action 62.i – also known as Education for Reconciliation, according to KAIROS Canada in its updated…

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MEDIA RELEASE: KAIROS’ Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security Program to receive $4.5 million

May 30, 2018

(le français suit) (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada is thrilled to announce a renewed collaboration with the Government of Canada to deliver Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security in Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Philippines, South…

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Colombian women speak peace, May 4 in Toronto

May 2, 2018

KAIROS Canada hosts Colombian partner, Organización Femenina Popular for panel on Women, Peace and Security (Toronto, ON) – Two Colombian women peace builders will visit Toronto on May 4 to share their work in empowering women victims of Colombia’s 50-year…

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KAIROS joins Burnaby Mountain Trans Mountain pipeline protest, April 28

April 25, 2018

KAIROS Executive Director Jennifer Henry to stand in solidarity with members of T’sleil-Waututh, faith leaders and people of faith (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada’s Executive Director, Jennifer Henry, will join members of Tsleil Waututh, faith leaders and other people of…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Thunder Bay Indigenous and newcomer communities gather for reconciliation, March 22

March 20, 2018

Thunder Bay hosts final KAIROS Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships event (Thunder Bay, ON) – KAIROS Canada, in partnership with local organizations, presents Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships for a Just and Inclusive Community in Thunder Bay on March 22 at Dennis…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Edmonton Indigenous and newcomer communities gather for reconciliation, March 10

March 1, 2018

Edmonton event is one of five KAIROS’ Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships events in four cities and provinces (Edmonton, AB) – KAIROS Canada, in partnership with local organizations, presents Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships for a Just and Inclusive Community in Edmonton…

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KAIROS’ Ecological Justice Coordinator to deliver climate reflection at World Day of Prayer 2018, March 2 in Toronto

February 22, 2018

(Toronto, ON) – A reflection on the impacts of climate change and actions to preserve Creation for the next generation will be delivered by Beth Lorimer, KAIROS Canada’s Ecological Justice Program Coordinator during the World Day of Prayer 2018 at…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Indigenous and newcomer communities gather in Saskatoon for reconciliation, Feb 1-2

January 29, 2018

KAIROS’ Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships launches in Western Canada (Saskatoon, SK) – KAIROS Canada, in partnership with local organizations, is launching two Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships for a Just and Inclusive Community reconciliation events on February 1 and 2 in…

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Media Release: KAIROS and overseas partners cautiously optimistic about new Canadian human rights watchdog

January 17, 2018

Minister of International Trade announces long-overdue human rights Ombudsperson Spanish and French versions of this press release are available at the bottom of this page. (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS and its overseas partners are greatly encouraged by the Honourable Minister…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: All RCMP cadets to participate in powerful reconciliation exercise

December 5, 2017

RCMP Academy to use KAIROS Blanket Exercise to educate all cadets on the impact of colonization on Indigenous peoples (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada is pleased to announce that the Regina-based RCMP Academy will use the KAIROS Blanket Exercise to…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Women’s grassroots peace building event  in Montreal, December 5

November 30, 2017

South Sudanese women peace leaders in Canada to address gender-based violence and women’s empowerment as part of KAIROS’ seven-city No Más II tour   (Montreal, QC) – Two South Sudanese women will present a compelling case for Canadian political and…

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Federal, Provincial Governments Must Fund Treatment Facility for Mercury Poisoning in Grassy Narrows

November 28, 2017

In an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, prominent human rights and environmental organizations today are urging the federal and provincial governments to ensure people from the Grassy Narrows First Nation have access to…

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COMMUNIQUÉ de PRESSE: Des femmes leaders du Soudan du Sud appellent le Canada à soutenir les femmes artisanes de la paix

November 22, 2017

Deux représentantes du Conseil des Églises du Soudan du Sud visitent sept villes canadiennes dans le cadre de la tournée No Mas II, du 24 novembre au 10 décembre 2017  (Toronto, Ont.) – Exhorter le gouvernement du Canada à soutenir,…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Women’s grassroots peace building event in Ottawa, December 7

November 21, 2017

South Sudanese women peace leaders in Canada to address gender-based violence and women’s empowerment on final leg of KAIROS’ seven-city No Más II tour (Ottawa, ON) – Two South Sudanese women peace builders will present to parliamentarians a compelling case…

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MEDIA RELEASE: South Sudan women leaders urge Canada to support women peace builders

November 21, 2017

Two representatives from South Sudan Council of Churches to tour seven Canadian cities during No Mas II tour, November 24 – December 10 (Toronto, ON) – Urging the Canadian government’s political and financial support for grassroots women’s organizations to ensure…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Women’s grassroots peace building featured at Kitchener-Waterloo events, November 26-27

November 6, 2017

South Sudanese women peace leaders in Canada to address gender-based violence and women’s empowerment as part of KAIROS’ seven-city No Más II tour  (Toronto, ON) – Two South Sudanese women will present a compelling case for Canadian political and financial…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Women’s grassroots peace building event in Winnipeg, December 1

November 6, 2017

South Sudanese women peace leaders in Canada to address gender-based violence and women’s empowerment as part of KAIROS’ seven-city No Más II tour (Winnipeg, MB) – Two South Sudanese women will present a compelling case for Canadian political and financial…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Women’s grassroots peace building featured at Toronto event, November 24

November 3, 2017

South Sudanese women peace leaders kick off Canadian No Más II tour in Toronto (Toronto, ON) – Two South Sudanese women will present a compelling case for Canadian political and financial support for community-based women’s organizations focused on peace building…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: KAIROS spotlights new economy trailblazers

October 23, 2017

Melina Laboucan-Massimo kicks off blog series on day one of Bonn climate conference (Toronto, On) – On the day U.N. climate talks begin in Bonn, Germany, KAIROS Canada launches a new blog series called, New Economy Trailblazers, showcasing individuals who…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Indigenous and newcomer communities gather in Fredericton for reconciliation, Oct 28

October 9, 2017

St. Mary’s First Nation hosts first KAIROS Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships event (Ottawa, ON) – KAIROS Canada launches the first Indigenous and Newcomer Friendships for a just and inclusive community event on Saturday, October 28 at St. Mary’s First Nation…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Reconciliation in the Watershed comes to Regina, October 21

October 4, 2017

Local residents invited to renew relationships with watershed & Indigenous peoples (Regina, SK) – Connecting the local ecology with Indigenous rights, and identifying ways to renew relationships with Indigenous peoples and the Southern Saskatchewan watersheds are some of the expected…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Reconciliation in the Watershed comes to London; October 14

October 3, 2017

Local residents invited to renew relationships with watershed & Indigenous peoples (London; ON) – Connecting the local ecology with Indigenous rights; and identifying ways to renew relationships with Indigenous peoples and the Thames River watershed are some of the expected…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Reconciliation in Our Watershed comes to Halifax, October 14

October 3, 2017

Local residents invited to renew relationships with watershed & Indigenous peoples (Halifax, NS) – Connecting the local ecology with Indigenous rights, and identifying ways to renew relationships with Indigenous peoples and the Mahone-Halifax watershed are some of the expected outcomes…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Reconciliation in the Watershed comes to Tatamagouche, September 16

September 6, 2017

Local residents invited to renew relationships with watershed & Indigenous peoples (Ottawa, ON) – Connecting the local ecology with Indigenous rights, and identifying ways to renew relationships with Indigenous peoples and the Tatamagouche watershed are some of the expected outcomes…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Canada’s colonial past to unfold on Parliament Hill, June 2

May 31, 2017

Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to participate in mass reconciliation event: KAIROS Blanket Exercise (Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s history of stolen land, broken promises and cultural genocide will unfold on Parliament Hill, June 2 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. with the…

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Philippine leaders in Canada: Listen. Believe. Act.

March 23, 2017

Press Conference in Ottawa Watch the video below.

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Philippine delegation presses Canada for mining justice and leadership in peace process

March 14, 2017

Delegation includes a Member of the Philippine Congress, Anglican Bishop and Indigenous activists (Ottawa, ON) – Make the overseas operations of Canada’s mining sector open for justice and ensure that Canada plays a leadership role in the Philippines’ peace process…

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