The Centre for Social Justice is an advocacy organization that seeks to strengthen the struggle for social justice. We are committed to working for change in partnership with various social movements and recognize that effective change requires the active participation of all sectors of our community. Although the Centre is based in Ontario, our work increasingly takes us across Canada and into the international arena. The programmatic content of the Centre's work may change from year to year, but there is an on-going interest in working strategically to narrow the gap between rich and poor, challenging the corporate domination of Canadian politics, and pressing for policy changes that promote economic and social justice. The Board of Directors is drawn from our partnerships with community and faith groups, unions and universities.
In the 10 years of its operation the Centre for Social Justice has brought together activists from unions, universities, faith communities and social movements within Canada and South America in a partnership on social justice issues.
Over the past thirty years, a power shift has been taking place--out of the hands of citizens and nation states and into the hands of transnational corporations (TNCs).Democracy & corporate power
A select group of wealthy Canadians are taking home fat pay cheques sweetened with bonuses and stock options. Meanwhile, a growing number of working people are seeing their incomes drop.Economic Inequality
If you live in Toronto and you're not white, you stand a greater chance of living in poverty.Racial Inequality
Rooting Out Evil: Expanding the search for weapons of mass destruction ATTENTION PEACE-LOVING CITIZENS OF THE WORLD! Join us in challenging rogue states run by military fanatics who produce and conceal weapons of mass destruction. Become an Honorary Weapons Inspector and Support Our Mission Into The USA! The Rooting Out Evil coalition includes Greenpeace Canada, […]
Indigenous people have a long and proud history that includes rich cultural and spiritual traditions. Many of these traditions, however, were altered or even taken away upon the arrival of European settlers. The forced introduction of European culture and values to Indigenous societies, the dispossession of Indigenous lands, and the imposition of alien modes of […]
Since your health depends more on a decent income, safe housing, education opportunities, fully social participation, etc. than on MRI machines, health inequality is a widespread problem in our society. Imagine the health of someone having financial problems, worrying about paying the rent, having no mo money for fresh fruits or vegetables, living in damp, […]
The gender gap is much wider than is commonly believed – women’s incomes are 61% of men’s, despite years of trying to close the gender gap. Two decades of women’s progress has resulted in marginal improvements. Women’s average incomes have risen by less than $3,000 – significant perhaps, but still far short of men’s. In […]
A recent report released by the City of Toronto revealed terrifying inequality in a city whose motto is “Diversity, Our Strength”. York University Professor Michael Ornstein researched poverty levels among racialized minorities based on data from the 1996 census. The report, “Ethno-Racial Inequality in the City of Toronto: An Analysis of the 1996 Census”, has […]
All around the world there has been a flurry of protest in the last couple of years as a new generation of activists challenge the transnational corporations and the governments that represent them. Why is there this backlash against globalization, which was supposed to generate peace and prosperity? Why is this happening in Canada, designated […]
A select group of wealthy Canadians are taking home fat pay cheques sweetened with bonuses and stock options. Meanwhile, a growing number of working people are seeing their incomes drop. They’re either working longer and harder for less pay or they’re grasping at any kind of work — increasingly part-time and temporary. Economic inequality is […]