KAIROS top 12 wishes for 2018

January 12, 2018

Always striving for extraordinary change, KAIROS expects bold new provincial and federal policies this year that will advance human and ecological rights. On December 31, 2018, KAIROS will truly celebrate if all (or at least most) of the following are…

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KAIROS statement: Site C dam

December 14, 2017

KAIROS Canada is profoundly disappointed with the BC government’s decision to continue with the Site C hydroelectric megadam project, as announced by Premier John Horgan on December 11. The decision violates Indigenous peoples’ rights, represents a blatant disregard for reconciliation,…

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KAIROS urges you to support the Spirit Bear Plan

November 3, 2017

The Spirit Bear Plan has been launched! This initiative by the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada calls on you to help end inequalities in public services for First Nations children, youth and families by urging the…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Reconciliation in the Watershed comes to Guelph, October 28

October 9, 2017

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

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Remembering John Dillon

June 26, 2017

KAIROS is shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our dear friend and colleague John Dillon. John served the Canadian churches in ecumenical social justice for 44 years. He was a researcher, writer, analyst, but most importantly a…

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Recordando a John Dillon

June 26, 2017

KAIROS recibió con sorpresa y profunda tristeza la noticia de la muerte repentina de nuestro querido amigo y compañero de trabajo John Dillon. John sirvió a las iglesias canadienses en justicia social ecuménica durante 44 años. Era investigador, escritor, analista…

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2016 Annual Report is now online

June 20, 2017

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Letter to the Editor: Clean tech should be PM’s next frontier

March 1, 2017

Re: “On climate change, can Trudeau go where Trump says no?” (The Hill Times, Feb. 22, p. 13). Canada cannot afford to follow the United States in any misguided decision to halt its climate change policies, and therefore its plans…

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The KAIROS community is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Art Manuel

January 13, 2017

The KAIROS community is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Art Manuel. Art’s relationship with KAIROS stretches back almost two decades to the pre-KAIROS days of the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (ARC). Art informed many of our education and action…

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Recognition to outgoing KAIROS Regional Reps for their outstanding contribution to the KAIROS Network

December 9, 2016

Earlier this fall, Bev McDonald stepped down from the role of KAIROS Atlantic Regional Representative after 8 years of service.  The role of Regional Rep is a big commitment that requires a lot of dedication and perseverance and all of…

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Tell the federal government a new law is needed to protect Canadians’ free speech 

November 11, 2016

For decades, Canadian charities have given voice to the concerns of Canadians who want social change, better health and a clean and safe environment. From laws banning smoking in public places, to the creation of anti-drinking and driving laws and…

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Spirited Reflection: White privilege & lament 

October 31, 2016

The system of the supremacy of whiteness was created to serve white men who were heterosexual, able bodied, Christian, wealthy landowners, to keep power and control in their hands. If we truly want to understand white privilege, the intersections of…

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United Church launches emergency appeal for hurricane matthew relief

October 13, 2016

Toronto: The United Church of Canada is launching an emergency appeal to provide humanitarian relief to Haiti, Cuba, and nearby Caribbean countries devastated by the impact of Hurricane Matthew. Donations made through the United Church are directed to ACT Alliance…

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) withdraws from KAIROS

October 13, 2016

KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives accepts, with regret, the decision of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) to withdraw from membership. We acknowledge the long history of CCCB collaboration in Canadian ecumenical social justice coalitions and, since 2001, in…

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KAIROS video tweet – Meet a women of courage … in less than 140 seconds

July 21, 2016

A brave human rights defender, Chantal Bilulu coordinates a legal clinic for survivors of sexual violence in eastern Congo, once dubbed the rape capital of the world.  In two minutes you’ll learn how Chantal’s organization, which receives funding from KAIROS, helps women to recover their pride…

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PODCAST: How the KAIROS Blanket Exercise came to be. Radio Interview with Katy Quinn.

May 13, 2016

Radio interview with Katy Quinn on April 25, 2016

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KAIROS Members accepting donations to aid emergency efforts in Fort McMurray

May 5, 2016

KAIROS prays for the people impacted by the fire in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities.  While KAIROS does not receive donations for emergency relief, some of our members do. The following are those we know to date that are  receiving…

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Wildfires in Western Canada

July 9, 2015

Wildfires raging in Western Canada have led to large-scale destruction and displacement, including Saskatchewan’s largest evacuation on record. As of Thursday, July 9, more than 13,000 people in Saskatchewan have been displaced from their homes, disproportionately affecting those already experiencing…

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2014 KAIROS Annual Report

June 8, 2015

The 2014 annual report of KAIROS’ activities and financial performance.

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“Congratulations, KAIROS, on the occasion of you still being a thing!”

December 4, 2014

KAIROS is still here and Rick Mercer is glad!

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KAIROS wins NOW magazine ‘Best Activist Religious Group’ for the second year in a row

November 6, 2014

KAIROS is feeling the love once again! For the second year in a row, we’ve been named “Best Activist Religious Group” in NOW Magazine’s 2014 Best of Toronto readers’ poll. Many thanks to everyone who voted for KAIROS!

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CIDA DFAIT Letter to Ministers Baird, Fast & Fantino

June 17, 2013

“Faithful commitment “to love our neighbour,” whether down the road or across the ocean, motivates our engagement in human rights and development. Canada has a significant responsibility to contribute to building a more equitable and inclusive global community. In any…

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A Breakthrough on Financial Transaction Tax, But Still a Long Way to Go

January 29, 2013

A decision by 11 European countries to implement a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT, also known as the “Robin Hood Tax”) constitutes an important victory for tax justice campaigners. Austria, Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain…

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CIDA and the role of the private sector in international development

December 7, 2012

A new study on the role of the private sector in international development, by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (SCFAID), has been generating a great deal of public debate in recent weeks.  The study recommends,…

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Letter to PM Harper re. visit to Canada of UN Special Rapporteur on right to food

June 5, 2012

Dear Prime Minister, We are writing this open letter to you as individuals and representatives of organizations dedicated to strengthening the protection of human rights and food security, in Canada and around the world. We are deeply troubled by the…

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