Links

Canadian Jesuits International works with partners in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. As an apostolate of the Jesuits in English Canada, we also have numerous links with other Jesuit initiatives and networks in Canada and around the world. Within Canada we collaborate with sister organizations as well. The following list is far from exhaustive, but it includes some links that readers and supporters of CJI may find useful in understanding our work and in exploring the work of our colleagues. Each of the three sections below — Our partners, Other Jesuit links, and Sister organizations — is arranged alphabetically.

 

Our partners:

  • African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) – AJAN coordinates the efforts of Jesuits and their partners supporting people affected by AIDS and seeking to prevent the spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Ateneo de Zamboanga University – School of Medecine (ADZU-SOM) – The School of Medicine is part of a Jesuit University in the southern Philippines. It trains physicians dedicated to serving poor and marginalized communities, especially in the area of Western Mindanao.
  • Casa Ricci – Located in China, Casa Ricci cares for people with leprosy and AIDS, provides education and promotes development in marginalized communities.
  • Centre Espérance Loyola (CEL) – Situated in a poor suburb of Lomé, Togo, Centre Espérance Loyola (Loyola Hope Centre) aims to accompany patients suffering from HIV/AIDS and their families.
  • ComparteComparte (“Share”) is a network of 16 social organizations in Latin America that shares information, resources and expertise to implement alternative economic development.
  • Culion Rehabilitation – The Culion Haiyan Rehabilitation and Development Project was initiated in response to the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in November 2013.
  • Hayden Hall Institute – Hayden Hall, in Darjeeling, India, provides basic services such as hygiene, food and housing, as well as skills-training for women and financial services in the form of a credit union.
  • Human Life Development and Research Centre (HLDRC) – HLDRC works with tea estate labourers and other vulnerable people on capacity-building, legal aid and social and economic development initiatives.
  • Jesu Ashram – Jesu Ashram provides free quality healthcare to destitute people suffering from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, leprosy and other illnesses in Matigara, India.
  • Jesuit Refugee Service in Latin America and the Caribbean – JRS in Latin America and the Caribbean works closely with refugees and displaced peoples and engages in peacemaking and human rights protection.
  • Jesuit Refugee Service in the Middle East and Northern Africa (JRS MENA) – JRS MENA serves refugees and displaced persons from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Sudan with education, healthcare and psychosocial services.
  • Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC) – Located in Zambia, KATC provides training for small-scale farmers in organic agriculture and also engages in research, advocacy, extension services and market development.
  • Lok ManchLok Manch (People’s Forum) is an organization comprising roughly 100 Jesuit and lay agencies in 12 states across India. It promotes the rights and entitlements of marginalized people, including women, adivasis, dalits and other minorities.
  • Metta KarunaMetta Karuna (Loving Compassion) is a Jesuit Service Cambodia (JSC) project that seeks to accompany rural persons with disabilities and those living in poverty.
  • Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI) – NJSI was established in response to the earthquake that devastated many parts of Nepal in 2015. It is actively involved in the rehabilitation of schools, shelters and livelihoods in 11 affected districts.
  • NyumbaniNyumbani (“At Home”) began as Kenya’s first hospice for orphans with AIDS. It provides medical and home-based HIV/AIDS services, education and preventive care, and promotes environmental and economic sustainability.
  • Radio Progreso and ERIC – Radio Progreso and ERIC (Reflection, Research and Communications Team) are Jesuit organizations working with the people of Honduras to defend human rights, protect the environment and promote socio-economic well-being.
  • Service Yezu Mwiza (SYM) – SYM provides education, counselling, holistic care and health services in Burundi to people with HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases and their families, and to orphans and vulnerable children.
  • Society of Jesus Agricultural and Social Institute (SOJASI) – SOJASI works with poor and marginalized children, youth and families in the Jesuit Province of Darjeeling in India. It offers education, life skills and training in organic farming.
  • Trudeau Jesuit Solidarity Fund (TJSF) – TJSF helps to support Ocer Campion Jesuit College, located near Gulu, Uganda. Ocer Campion was established after years of civil war; it helps with reconstruction and provides hope and dignity.

 

Other Jesuit links:

  • Alboan (Spain) – Alboan is an international Jesuit NGO based in Basque Country and Navarre, Spain. It promotes spirituality, gender equality and citizen participation in social justice and policy advocacy.
  • Conference of Canada and the United States – One of six Jesuit conferences worldwide, this conference connects all Jesuit provinces in Canada and the United States and liaises with the international Jesuit headquarters in Rome.
  • Entreculturas (Spain) – Entreculturas is a Jesuit NGO, based in Spain, that works for social change and development through education.
  • Ignatian Solidarity Network – A network of Jesuit institutions in Canada and the United States collaborating for social justice..
  • Jesuit Curia – The Jesuit Curia in Rome is the seat of the Jesuit Superior General. It oversees the life and work of all Jesuit conferences and provinces.
  • Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) – JESC strives to integrate Christian faith and Catholic social teaching with the policies and practices of the European Union.
  • Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice – The Jesuit Forum is an initiative of the Jesuits in English Canada. It promotes small group discussions with an emphasis on listening to awaken social imagination, spiritual freedom and action.
  • Jesuit Mission (Australia) – The Mission Office for the Jesuit Province of Australia promotes the rights of vulnerable people to liberate themselves from poverty and injustice.
  • Jesuit Mission (Germany) – The international development and mission organization of the German Jesuits works on poverty reduction, aid to refugees, education, health, ecology, human rights and pastoral care.
  • Jesuit Missions (Ireland) – The Mission Office for the Jesuit Irish Province carries out education projects in Cambodia as well as several countries in Africa.
  • Jesuit Missions (UK) – The Mission Office for the Jesuit Province of the UK supports a number of social justice initiatives in the Global South.
  • Jesuit Networking – Jesuit Networking joins social apostolates in collaboration and the sharing of resources.
  • Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) – A global Jesuit agency that seeks to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.
  • Jesuit Volunteers Canada (JVC) – JVC offers young adults an opportunity to live together for a year of volunteering centred around four tenets: community, simplicity, spirituality and ecological and social justice.
  • Justice in Mining – A Jesuit initiative aimed at protecting human rights and the environment in mining projects around the world.
  • MAGIS (Italy)MAGIS (Movimento e Azione dei Gesuiti Italiani per lo sviluppo) is the social apostolate for the Jesuit Province of Italy.
  • Province of English Canada – The Province for the Jesuits of English Canada. CJI is an apostolate of this province.
  • Province of French Canada and Haiti – The Jesuit Province for French Canada and Haiti.
  • Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) – Based in Rome, SJES works to promote social and ecological justice within the Society of Jesus, coordinating different apostolates to improve collaboration.
  • Xavier Network (XN) – The Xavier Network links 13 Jesuit mission offices and NGOs in Australia, Canada and Europe. XN promotes close cooperation among its members as they work together on development and justice initiatives. CJI is a member.

 

Sister organizations:

  • Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) – CICC is a coalition of Canadian NGOs working to achieve sustainable human development.
  • Canadian Council of Churches – An ecumenical body of 25 Christian denominations in Canada focused on interfaith and peace initiatives.
  • Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) – A network of environmental, humans rights, religious, labour and solidarity groups working to keep international Canadian mining and extraction companies accountable through advocacy and policy reform.
  • Development and Peace – Caritas Canada – Development and Peace is a lay Canadian organization that works for international solidarity and the pursuit of alternatives to social injustices in the Global South.
  • KAIROS Canada – Kairos is an ecumenical organization focused on social justice, ecological integrity and gender equality through a shared desire to live out Christian faith through justice.
  • Loretto Sisters – The Loretto Sisters, also known as the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, seek to live as contemplatives in action through a variety of works including education, the promotion of justice and pastoral care.
  • Mary Ward Centre – An initiative of the Loretto Sisters, the Mary Ward Centre promotes peace, social justice and environmental integrity through workshops and events.
  • Mining Watch – A Canadian watchdog group focused on social and environmental issues related to mining practices around the world.
  • Scarboro Missions – A society of Canadian Catholic priests and laity focusing on interfaith dialogue and international solidarity in matters of social justice.