Who We Are

Through KAIROS, 10 churches and religious organizations work together in faithful action for ecological justice and human rights.


Through KAIROS, ordinary Canadians of faith and conscience work together for extraordinary change.

We bring people together:

  • Churches and religious organizations across denominations;
  • Advocates from Africa, Latin-America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East with Canadians from coast to coast to coast;
  • Indigenous with non-Indigenous peoples;
  • Young activists with elders of the ecumenical movement
  • Women human rights defenders from the four corners of the world
  • Advocates of human rights with advocates of ecological justice.
  • The churches as institutions with their collective voice, and the church as spirit-filled movement of people.

We are an ecumenical movement for ecological justice and human rights. Formed in 2001 by bringing together over 10 previous inter-church coalitions, our justice commitments reach back over 40 years.

We have a Steering Committee made up of Indigenous representatives and representatives of our ten churches and religious organizations, a staff of 35 in offices in Toronto and Ottawa and in home offices in regions across Canada, three program Circles and group of regional representatives and educators that help guide our work, a network of activists in Canada, and partners in Canada and around the world.

We are a charitable joint venture administered by the United Church of Canada.