It is hard to speak of a just recovery from COVID-19 when I woke up to news that in my … Read more

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The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed alarming human rights violations in India. Social distancing and the downward spiral of the economy … Read more

One of the first messages I received in the new year is from Fr Charles Chilufya SJ in Africa, lamenting … Read more

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LMA Youth plant trees

One in three Africans, 422 million people, live below the global poverty line. They represent more than 70 percent of … Read more

SASAC's floriculture program

The disciples of Jesus wanted to learn how He prayed and so asked Him, “Lord, teach us how to pray.” … Read more


Fr Stanislaus Jebamalai SJ (Sannybhai), National Coordinator of Lok Manch in India, visited Canada in February for a series of … Read more

JUST Change Advocacy Symposium

Canadian Jesuits International brought together secondary and postsecondary students from across Canada from February 9 to 11, to learn about … Read more

Camp protest

Last January 21-22, CJI attended a Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) strategic planning meeting in Ottawa. Representing CJI were … Read more

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CJI continues to adapt to the fluidity of our new normal. We work remotely as we try to always be … Read more

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Students at St Mary High School

St Mary Catholic Secondary School held their annual Multicultural Night last February 24 on the school grounds in Pickering, Ontario. … Read more

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These are times of great change, but we are not all living them in the same way. As many have … Read more

A couple of months ago, we chose “Caring for our common home” as the theme for this issue. We chose … Read more

Funeral celebrations will be delayed to a later date. Arrangements have been made through Rosar-Morrison Funeral Chapel (Toronto).

In memory … Read more

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Fr Nawras Sammour SJ, Regional Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service Middle East and North Africa (JRS MENA), talks about … Read more

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The Jesuits have always played an important part in my life. In  1963,  I  graduated  from Campion, a Jesuit high … Read more

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Uitota Family in the Amazon

A Uitota family gathers yuca in the Amazon region near Leticia, Colombia (Photo: Sergi Camara/Entreculturas)

The Amazon, part of our … Read more

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

Access to quality education, health and other basic services … Read more

Last June I had the privilege to participate in the general assembly of COMPARTE in Guadalajara, Mexico. The meeting brought … Read more

Education and health are basic human rights that remain inaccessible to many people living in the Global South. CJI supports … Read more

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Human Rights

CJI stands in solidarity with our partners in the promotion of peace and the defence of human rights. Through advocacy, … Read more

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There are about 71 million refugees and internally displaced people worldwide. CJI supports its partners who accompany, serve and advocate … Read more

Sustainable agriculture and a dependable source of income help communities break free from poverty, promote self-reliance and dignity and empower … Read more

The education and advocacy programs of CJI seek to raise awareness of Canadians and encourage them to advocate for international … Read more

Meet the CJI staff

From left to right: Victor Reyes (Communications Coordinator), Lena Balkaran (Donor Relations Coordinator), Aroni Anirban (Office Administrator), Jenny Cafiso (Director), … Read more

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Last November 4-8, 2019, Jesuit organizations from all over the world came together in Rome to celebrate the Golden Jubilee … Read more

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Last December 12, 2019, CJI held a benefit concert featuring Juno winner Steve Bell at Knox Presbyterian Church in Toronto. … Read more

A memorial service was held at Rene Goupil House in Pickering on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:30 pm. 

In … Read more

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After an extensive consultation and discernment process involving Jesuits and lay people, the Society of Jesus has selected four Universal … Read more

What is the link between Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC) and the Society of Jesus’s Universal Apostolic Preference (UAP) “caring … Read more

Tremendous efforts toward fostering the new Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) of the Society of Jesus have been made by the … Read more

From its founding in 1971 by Br Robert Mittelholtz SJ, a Canadian missionary, Jesu Ashram has had one focus: caring … Read more

The promotion and practice of discernment have always been key apostolic principles of the Society of Jesus. In his first … Read more

“What is God calling us to today?” This was the central question delegates to the annual assembly of the Social … Read more

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Representatives of the Comparte network held their annual regional meeting in Mexico, from June 7 to 11, 2019. Comparte (meaning … Read more

Pieter Niemeyer speaking at a Co-op Mission

Mission Co-op

In July 2019, CJI participated in the Mission Co-op program of the Archdiocese of Toronto. At masses on July 13–14, … Read more

Cardinal Czerny!

CJI is delighted that Canadian Jesuit Fr Michael Czerny has been made a cardinal by Pope Francis. Fr Michael has … Read more

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JRS visitors

Fr Tom Smolich, International Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), was in Toronto for a series of meetings, July … Read more

Do you have a passion for social, economic and ecological justice? Then join Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) on a learning … Read more

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JUST Communities

JUST Communities is the Canadian Jesuits International’s (CJI) Giving Tuesday campaign for 2019. It highlights the work of our community … Read more

Indigenous Tseltal women in Chiapas, Mexico, participate in their community’s assembly. Photo: Enrique Carrasco SJ

The Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) … Read more

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CJI News

Xavier Network meeting The Xavier Network (XN), of which CJI is a member, met in Nuremberg, Germany, in early March… Read more

On 26 March, Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) organized a public event in Toronto on the topic “Africa: Tax justice and … Read more

Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) chose Bridging Borders as the theme of its Giving Tuesday campaign in November 2018. The inspiration … Read more

Pan-African youth leadership development

Africa is by far the world’s youngest continent, with a median age of only 18. Such … Read more

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It is often reported that globally there is notable progress in human development, especially when considering the changes in China … Read more

“Africa does not need aid, it needs a just economic and financial system.” With these words Fr Charles Chilufya SJ … Read more