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Social Justice, Peace

Reflecting on the Great Lakes Water Walk

To bless the waters of our Lake Ontario watershed, the walk along the Toronto Waterfront Trail on September 24, was led by Anishinabek Nation Grandmother Josephine Mandamin, elder Shirley Williams and other women knowledge holders. Traditionally, women are the carriers of water.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

According to the UN, it is estimated that there are 370 million Indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries; Canada being one of them. 

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – July 30

We are aware of the scourge of Human Trafficking for purposes of forced labour, organ removal, domestic servitude, and sexual exploitation. Although statistics are unreliable due to the covert nature of the crime, we know that Canada is a source, transit, and destination point for human trafficking. 

Faith Alliance Symposium Report

On May 17, 2017, Faith Alliance to End Human Trafficking held a symposium on human trafficking for people working in the field and those with lived experience. Here is a report on the recommendations stemming from this conference. 

Catholic Sisters Illustrate Faces of Poverty & Offer Solutions

Toronto, ON, June 6, 2017 – In response to the federal government's call for consultations on its Poverty Reduction Strategy, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto held an event to share personal stories and offer targeted solutions.

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