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Expression of Reconciliation presented to the TRC by KAIROS Saskatoon

July 25, 2012

What better way to start a blog on examples of reconciliation and truth-telling than with an Expression of Reconciliation? These Expressions are part of every Truth and Reconciliation Commission national event, and can be offered by individuals, organizations, government bodies,…

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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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KAIROS, Initiatives canadiennes œcuméniques pour la justice répond aux déclarations du ministre Kenney sur l’antisémitisme

December 21, 2009

La ministre de la Coopération internationale, Mme Bev Oda, a expliqué à KAIROS, au Parlement et au peuple canadien qu’on allait couper la subvention de KAIROS parce que son travail ne correspondait pas aux priorités de l’Agence canadienne de développement…

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KAIROS Responds to Accusations of Anti-Semitism and Renews Call for CIDA Funding to Be Restored

December 18, 2009

Attention: Religion, Government, Foreign, Social and Human Rights Journalists For Immediate Release Friday, December 18, 2009 (Toronto) KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives denies allegations by Immigration Minister Jason Kenney that it is anti-Semitic and decries the apparent politicization of aid…

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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 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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Spirited Reflection: KAIROS in 2018

January 2, 2018

As we live into the early days of 2018, we know that these are perilous times that challenge us to risk speaking truth to power. They call us to be more determined than ever to be alert to opportunities for…

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South Sudanese women to share their fight against gender-based violence

September 6, 2017

KAIROS is looking forward to hosting two South Sudanese women in Canada in late fall 2017 to share their fight against gender-based violence (GBV) as part of the No Mas II tour.  The educational tour between November 24 and December…

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Spirited Reflection: Moonstruck

November 21, 2016

[The LORD]  shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any…

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An Update from the TRC in Vancouver- Day 3

September 20, 2013

Jill Harris is with us here at the TRC. She is a member of the Penelakut Nation, an elder and former chief, a residential schools survivor, a member of the Dignity and Rights Circle, and a participant in the Women…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

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Gratitude and hope in times of crisis

April 26, 2010

Note: What follows are reflections by Mary Corkery, KAIROS’ Executive Director, speaking at a public event in Victoria, British Columbia, on March 23, 2010. Why are we here? We are here because you care so deeply for the well-being of…

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Proposed Amendment to Canada- Colombia Free Trade Agreement no replacement for Independent Human Rights Assessment

March 30, 2010

KAIROS analysis, 30 March 2010 Since Prime Minister Harper announced the Canada-Colombia Free trade Agreement in July 2007, KAIROS and our partners have repeatedly expressed grave concern about signing such an agreement with a country which continues to have the…

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Join KAIROS in Celebrating International Women’s Day!

March 6, 2014

On March 8 – International Women’s Day – KAIROS, our members and our global partners will recognize and celebrate the incredible contribution that women make to our movements for social and ecological justice. From Colombia to Congo, from the Philippines to…

Post filed in: Women of Courage

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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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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 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…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice, Media Releases, Women of Courage

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Gratitude et espoir en temps de crise

April 12, 2011

Note: Ces réflexions de Mary Corkery, directrice générale de KAIROS, sont tirées d’une allocution prononcée lors d’une rencontre publique à Victoria, Colombie-Britannique, le 23 mars 2010. Pourquoi sommes-nous ici? Nous sommes ici parce que nous prenons profondément à cœur le…

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Largest KAIROS Blanket Exercise and Colombian activist come to Mount Allison University, May 3-4

May 1, 2019

(Sackville, N.B.) – Atlantic Canada’s largest KAIROS Blanket Exercise, and a celebration of arts and activism with a Colombian activist will highlight the first May weekend at Mount Allison University. These events are open to all and are part of…

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KAIROS at COP24 in Poland

October 31, 2018

KAIROS is pleased to announce that Jessica Steele and Georgine Kengne will represent KAIROS as United Church accredited delegates to COP24, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) in Katowice, Poland from December 3-14, 2018.  The United Church of Canada (UCC) is the only…

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Media Advisory: KAIROS invites children to create Heart Gardens in honour of children lost to the Indian Residential School system

April 1, 2015

(Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada invites children and youth in parishes and congregations from coast-to-coast to create hearts for a Heart Garden in remembrance of Indigenous children who attended the Indian Residential Schools. A Heart Garden will be planted at…

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KAIROS Calls for Solidarity Fast with Chief Spence January 11

January 4, 2013

On Friday, January 4, the Prime Minister announced that he would meet with First Nations leaders on January 11, the one month anniversary of Chief Theresa Spence’s fast to bring attention to the treaty relationship between First Nations and Canada….

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

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Faithfully Preparing for the TRC Hearing in Edmonton

March 24, 2014

Jesse Root is currently interning at KAIROS as part of his program requirements for his Master of Arts degree in Immigration and Settlement Studies.

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