Posts Tagged "resource extraction"


Why Canada must say ‘NO’ to Deep Sea Mining.

KAIROS Victoria has been involved at the table with Victoria’s Mining Justice Action Committee for two + decades. Together we have worked on many issues. June 1-9th Canada celebrates World Ocean’s Week and we are marking it by hosting a…


Unearthing Solidarity: Global Voices on Mining Justice

Everyone is invited to join us for this online event with Indigenous and global partners who are advocating for mining justice. Seeking justice in resource extraction has long been a goal for Development and Peace (Caritas Canada) and KAIROS, and…

Introducing Kelly Campo – OFP/Colombia

September 14, 2022

Let’s meet Kelly Johanna Campo Becerra, a member of the coordinating committee of the Organización Femenina Popular – Popular Feminist Organization (OFP/Colombia), responsible for the feminist popular economy and environmental programs. She is also a leader in the youth movement…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Land defenders’ human rights continue to be violated – this must change

February 28, 2022

On February 6, Gidimt’en land defenders made a submission to the UN denouncing Canada’s violation of Indigenous rights in the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. In recent days, there have been several key events pertaining to water and land…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Op Eds

The end of Keystone XL

June 14, 2021

The cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, on June 9, 2021, by TC Energy and the Government of Alberta was welcome news for KAIROS and its network.  This news might not have come as a surprise, as US President Joe Biden had already revoked…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Oil drilling in the Kavango Basin

May 28, 2021

ReconAfrica (Reconnaissance Energy Africa), a Canadian company, has secured petroleum licenses for 3,542 hectares of land in Namibia and Botswana, upstream from the Okavango Delta, an area of rich and unique biodiversity that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. This…

Post filed in: Africa, Ecological Justice


Women Resisting Extractivism – A monthly movie night with MEREHub: “As Long as the Waters Flow”

Join KAIROS’ MERE Hub from February to June 2021 for a monthly virtual film club (screening and discussion) on the gendered impacts of resource extraction. February’s film is “As Long as the Waters Flow” and will be hosted by Connor…


Facing our environmental challenges in 2019

In an interactive presentation, Amelia Berot-Burns, KAIROS Ecological Justice Program Coordinator, will discuss important ecological justice topics in Canada in 2019 including climate change and carbon pricing, and will suggest ways to advocate effectively. Organized by KAIROS Toronto West


TORONTO: The State of Mining Today

A launch and discussion of Judith Marshall’s study, “Tailings Dam Spills at Mount Polley and Mariana: Chronicles of Disasters Foretold.”

Women Voicing their Resistance to Extractivism

May 9, 2018

“They wanted to silence me, but I told them that it’s about time that I am singing. And I am singing very out loud in my community.”   –Yvonne Sampear, WoMin, South Africa “Nunca nos callaremos. Es por nuestro derecho y…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Media Releases, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Letter to the editor: Locals, women most affected by corporate harm, least heard

October 25, 2017

Re: “House subcommittee hearings on mining in Latin America a public disservice,” (The Hill Times, Oct. 18, p. 15). KAIROS too is alarmed that the voices of people affected by Canadian mining operations have not been heard during the current…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Latin America

Itinerary for Our Land, Our Rights, Our Peace: Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Winnipeg, Toronto

March 8, 2017

Delegation members include: Bishop Antonio Ablon, Philippine Independent Church (Anglican), Zamboanga del Sur Carlos Zarate, Member of Philippine Congress (Bayan Muna PartyList); Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources; Vice-Chair, House Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity Anie Bautista, National Coordinator, Ecumenical…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Fish, not oil – Oilwatch Africa Annual General Assembly 2016 

November 11, 2016

The Oilwatch Africa network resists the negative impacts of the oil and gas industry, builds solidarity among the peoples of the Global South, and supports national and regional organizations to act at the local level and collaborate at the international…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Stand with Standing Rock, pray with Standing Rock on November 3, 2016

November 2, 2016

Many eyes are fixed on Standing Rock, North Dakota and the proposed construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, an oil pipeline that would run beside the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and cross the Missouri River, the main source of drinking…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Help us make mining justice a reality

October 17, 2016

Three years ago, in October 2013, KAIROS launched the Open for Justice campaign with our advocacy partners in the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA).  If successful, the campaign will support people impacted by the overseas operations of Canadian mining,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Women of courage gather in the Philippines to discuss mining and its impacts

July 23, 2015

KAIROS is excited to support the participation of Indigenous women from Canada and Ecuador in the International People’s Conference on Mining in the Philippines, July 30-August 1, as well as in  solidarity visits to mining affected communities  before and after…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Canadian Mines Ministers Conference in Halifax: Provinces & Territories Must Act To Avoid Mine Waste Disasters

July 20, 2015

(Halifax) While Energy & Mines Ministers from across Canada are meeting in Halifax for their annual conference, a coalition of more than 50 environmental, First Nations, and community organizations today sent a letter to all Canadian Mines Ministers urging them…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

International People’s Conference on Mining (IPCM) in the Philippines, July 29-August 1, 2015

July 16, 2015

Connie Sorio, KAIROS’ Ecological Justice and Asia-Pacific Partnerships Coordinator, will attend the International People’s Conference on Mining (IPCM) in the Philippines, July 29-1 August 2015. Connie represented KAIROS on the 2015 IPCM coordinating committee. The IPCM is a major gathering…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

SAVE THE DATE! Gendered Impacts: Indigenous Women speak about Resource Extraction, a KAIROS BC Symposium, October 13, 2015

July 15, 2015

“ In a lot of countries women are on the frontline of this resistance and logically so because they are the ones who know by heart and by their Indigenous knowledge how mining, for example, is going to impact on…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

ROJeP Declaration on extractive industries in Quebec

June 22, 2015

In June 2015, ROJeP (Réseau œcuménique justice et paix), the Quebec-based ecumenical network and KAIROS partner, issued the following public declaration  on extractive industries in Quebec. This statement comes on the heels of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and is…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Support BC First Nations’ Opposition to Northern Gateway

June 8, 2015

This past week, the KAIROS community was deeply engaged in the release of the findings and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).  Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Commission, urged us forward, saying “We have described for you…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Gendered Impacts: Indigenous Women and Resource Extraction

May 15, 2015

The report highlights KAIROS’ work with Indigenous women and organizations to increase understanding and awareness of how resource extraction impacts Indigenous women, as well as the role of women in protecting collective rights and the environment.

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Mining industry dialogue puts the spotlight on Indigenous rights

March 8, 2015

On April 13, KAIROS facilitated an ecumenical dialogue in Toronto with the Mining Association of Canada and several of its member companies. Given our ongoing work on reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, KAIROS used the opportunity to discuss Indigenous…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Mining and Human Rights: building networks of resistance

December 16, 2014

In recognition of International Human Rights Day 2014, KAIROS co-sponsored Mining and Human Rights: building networks of resistance, an afternoon of workshops and presentations on the struggle of communities to defend their land from the impacts of resource extraction.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice