2020 Winter Newsletter

To read the Winter 2020 issue of the newsletter, please click on the article links below.

The newsletter, called Mission News, is published three times a year, in January, May and September. Each issue has a different theme that highlights a major aspect of our work in the Global South as well as our efforts in Canada to learn and act in solidarity.

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Lok Manch community awareness meeting on basic rights.

Lok Manch community awareness meeting on basic rights.
(Photo: Lok Manch)

Lok Manch: The power of collective action

By Jebamalai Stanislaus SJ

Access to quality education, health and other basic services continues to be a problem in both rural and urban areas in India. In spite of numerous legislative bills that have been passed by the government to address these issues, Dalits, Adivasis (Indigenous people), women and other people living in poverty continue to be denied their rights. … Continue reading →

A word from Jenny Cafiso, CJI Director

Last June I had the privilege to participate in the general assembly of COMPARTE in Guadalajara, Mexico. The meeting brought together 60 people … Continue reading →

International

Supporting human dignity and social transformation

We are grateful to our supporters for helping our partners strengthen communities and build just relationships in the Global South. The links below list some of the over 40 projects you have supported, with one or two highlighted in each category. For a complete list of CJI projects, please click here.

Education and health

Education and health

Education and health are basic human rights that remain inaccessible to many people living in the Global South. CJI supports formal and informal education projects that include distance learning, workshops and practical training. CJI continues to promote and advocate for … Continue reading → ...
Human Rights

Human Rights

CJI stands in solidarity with our partners in the promotion of peace and the defence of human rights. Through advocacy, capacity building and the promotion of good governance, our partners address issues such as freedom of speech, access to basic … Continue reading → ...
Sustainable agriculture and livelihood support

Sustainable agriculture and livelihood support

Sustainable agriculture and a dependable source of income help communities break free from poverty, promote self-reliance and dignity and empower people to care for our common home. CJI supports a number of projects that promote sustainable agriculture and livelihood support … Continue reading → ...
Forcibly displaced people and emergency relief

Forcibly displaced people and emergency relief

There are about 71 million refugees and internally displaced people worldwide. CJI supports its partners who accompany, serve and advocate for forcibly displaced people through emergency relief and long-term development projects. Because refugees spend on average 17 years away from … Continue reading → ...

Statement of Operations 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019

Canada in solidarity
Education and advocacy

Education and advocacy

The education and advocacy programs of CJI seek to raise awareness of Canadians and encourage them to advocate for international social justice. Last year, CJI engaged in a number of important initiatives with outreach in schools and parishes, communication with … Continue reading → ...
Meet the CJI staff

Meet the CJI staff

From left to right: Victor Reyes (Communications Coordinator), Lena Balkaran (Donor Relations Coordinator), Aroni Anirban (Office Administrator), Jenny Cafiso (Director), Mercedes Arango Vasquez (International Programs Coordinator) and Pieter Niemeyer (Outreach Coordinator). ...
CJI News
50th Anniversary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat

50th Anniversary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat

Last November 4-8, 2019, Jesuit organizations from all over the world came together in Rome to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES). The Secretariat serves as a coordinating body for the six Jesuit Conferences … Continue reading → ...
Fr William Bourke SJ: A farewell to the last of the Canadian Jesuits in Darjeeling

Fr William Bourke SJ: A farewell to the last of the Canadian Jesuits in Darjeeling

A memorial service will be held at Rene Goupil House in Pickering on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:30 pm. Contact Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) at 1 800 448 2148 for details. In memory of Fr Bourke, donations may be … Continue reading → ...
Steve Bell in concert: A successful CJI fundraiser

Steve Bell in concert: A successful CJI fundraiser

Last December 12, 2019, CJI held a benefit concert featuring Juno winner Steve Bell at Knox Presbyterian Church in Toronto. The night was full of heartwarming stories and songs as Steve shared his message of hope, faith and love through … Continue reading → ...

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