Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE: Indigenous Grandmothers shut out of resource development consultations: report

September 27, 2021

New Atlantic-based report offers witness accounts of discrimination and harm against Indigenous communities by extraction projects  (Ottawa – Unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabek (original) People’s) – Resource projects in Atlantic Canada (Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq territories) discriminate against and harm Indigenous women, even…

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MEDIA RELEASE: KAIROS Climate Action Month poised to empower Canadians for transformational change

September 1, 2021

3rd annual event covers 5 themes in 5 weeks with rich supply of resources & actions  (Ottawa – unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabek (original) People’s) – Empowering Canadians during a climate emergency will underscore KAIROS’ 3rd annual Climate Action Month, which launches September 1 and coincides with the Season of Creation,  September 1…

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Communiqué de presse: KAIROS célèbre ses 20 ans d’action ardente pour la justice

June 30, 2021

Ottawa (ON), le 1er juillet 2021. – Le 1er juillet, KAIROS : Initiatives œcuméniques canadiennes pour la justice aura 20 ans. À cette occasion, l’organisme lance une série de réflexions et de célébrations qui culmineront avec un événement jeunesse le 24 octobre et le…

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Media Release: KAIROS celebrates 20 years of spirited action for justice

June 30, 2021

(Ottawa, ON) – KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives turns 20 on July 1, launching a series of reflections and celebrations that will culminate with a youth event on October 24 and the KAIROS 20th Anniversary Virtual Gathering, October 26 to 28.   In…

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Media Release: Brazilian phase of KAIROS online gender justice and mining hub launches May 31

May 27, 2021

International panel event kicks off MERE Hub’s Brazilian phase   WHAT: KAIROS Canada launches Brazilian Phase of MERE Hub with the international panel event, Women Defending Land and Water in Brazil. English-Portuguese simultaneous interpretation will be provided.   Mother Earth and Resource Extraction (MERE) Hub is a living digital resource hub developed for and…

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KAIROS supports temporary foreign workers at Toronto Pearson Airport

May 18, 2021

New offering part of the federally funded Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers during COVID-19 project  (Ottawa, ON) – KAIROS is adding airport support services to its Empowering Temporary Foreign Workers (ETFW) during COVID-19 project to welcome, inform and assist arriving migrant workers on COVID-19 quarantine measures, vaccinations, and additional supports.   Funded by the Government of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program, KAIROS’ ETFW…

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Press Advisory: KAIROS launches new KBE Teaching & Sharing Circles series, May 18

May 13, 2021

Indigenous presenters lead online interactive sessions to foster reconciliation  WHAT  KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) Teaching & Sharing Circles Summer Series – Following a successful winter series, which began January 19, KAIROS’ KBE Teaching & Sharing Circles continue this spring and summer from May 18 to July 20. The interactive Zoom sessions are designed to foster positive relationships…

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Local delegation to deliver global Anglican leaders petition, March 8, to Vancouver mining company

March 7, 2021

Anglican Bishops worldwide urge ReconAfrica to halt oil drilling in sensitive Kavango Basin, Namibia What  A small delegation representing KAIROS Canada will attempt to deliver a petition on behalf of 34 Anglican Bishops worldwide to mining company, ReconAfrica (Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd.) at its Vancouver headquarters on March 8 urging it…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Faith groups unite for Canadian climate advocacy campaign

February 18, 2021

For the Love of Creation’s faith-in-action campaign will run until October 2021  Unceded Algonquin Territory [Ottawa, ON]: February 17, 2021—A coalition of 35 Canadian churches and faith-based organizations have come together for an unprecedented, months-long campaign of personal environmental action coupled with federal climate advocacy.  For the Love of…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Federal funds aid KAIROS and partner support to agriculture workers

February 17, 2021

$2.1M in funding to assist temporary foreign workers who are affected by COVID   (Ottawa, ON) – KAIROS Canada is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has awarded it $2.18 million to support and to assist temporary foreign workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the agricultural sector.  Funded by the Government of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program,…

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Experiential KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) goes virtual

February 10, 2021

KAIROS launches “impactful” online KBE  (Ottawa, ON) – KAIROS Canada launches its virtual KAIROS Blanket Exercise (vKBE) after six months of development, offering participants an alternative to the in-person KBE during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  Hosted on the Zoom platform, the vKBE has incorporated new interactive and engaging elements that visually and emotionally demonstrate the history of…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Indigenous Elders lead online interactive sessions to foster Reconciliation

January 12, 2021

KAIROS launches winter series of KBE Teaching & Sharing Circles, January 19  (Ottawa, Ontario) – Fostering positive relationships between Indigenous & non-Indigenous peoples through truth, sharing and open dialogue is the aim of a KAIROS online series called KBE Teaching & Sharing Circles, which begins its winter sessions on Tuesday, January 19 at…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Empowered women peacebuilders share stories of courage and change, November 26

November 24, 2020

KAIROS online event gathers frontline global partners and government officials on the crucial role of women peacebuilding (Toronto, Ontario) – Global women peacebuilders will share their stories of courage and change for inclusive, equitable and just peace on Thursday, November 26, at 10:00 a.m. – noon EST during an online public event by KAIROS’ Women…

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Les groupes confessionnels canadiens lancent une initiative de conversation sur le climat

November 2, 2020

Pour l’amour de la Création publie des plans pour des groupes de discussion locaux et un forum en ligne à l’échelle nationale Territoire algonquin non cédé (Ottawa, ON) – Les églises canadiennes et les organisations confessionnelles sous Pour l’amour de…

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Canadian faith groups launch climate conversation initiative

November 2, 2020

For the Love of Creation releases plans for local discussion groups and nation-wide online forum Unceded Algonquin Territory (Ottawa, ON) – Canadian churches and faith-based organizations under For the Love of Creation have launched two programs to increase dialogue on…

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Resiliency and hope drive KAIROS’ Climate Action Month

September 1, 2020

2nd annual Climate Action Month to amplify just recovery call (Ottawa, ON) – Resiliency and hope are the driving messages of KAIROS Canada’s second annual Climate Action Month, beginning September 1, which will include daily content and actions posted to KAIROS’ website focused on five weekly themes: Season of Creation, just transition, Indigenous rights, global climate justice, and water.   KAIROS’ Climate Action Month kicks off by amplifying…

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Ravens: Messengers of Change takes flight to foster Reconciliation

June 22, 2020

KAIROS Canada and the Legacy of Hope Foundation launch accompaniment to KAIROS Blanket Exercise (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada and the Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) are thrilled to launch Ravens: Messengers of Change, an educational resource for people of all ages that creates awareness and action for Reconciliation in Canada by calling on everyone to become, like Ravens, the messengers…

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Media Release: KAIROS digital hub to empower land defenders in Canada

June 15, 2020

KAIROS launches Canadian phase of MERE Hub through online events, June 16-21 (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS launches the Canadian phase of its digital platform  Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water  (MERE Hub) on June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day. This launch will be preceded by a series of online…

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Media Release: Church delegation urges Canadian response to Palestinian humanitarian crisis

March 5, 2020

The KAIROS Church Leaders’ Delegation brings its findings on Palestine and Israel to Canadian MPs, March 9 and 10 (Ottawa, ON) – A group of church leaders urge the Canadian government to immediately address the worsening humanitarian crisis in Palestine…

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Press Release: Bringing together women land defenders through digital hub

November 25, 2019

KAIROS launches Mother Earth and Resource Extraction, called MERE Hub, at Toronto event MERE Hub (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada is thrilled to launch an online hub to connect and help further empower women land and water defenders in Canada…

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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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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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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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