The Centre for Social Justice strengthens the struggle for social justice with community research, education and advocacy that narrows the gap in income, wealth and power, and enhances democracy, peace and human security.

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About CSJ

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.

Democracy & Corporate Power

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

Economic Inequality

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

Racial Inequality

If you live in Toronto and you're not white, you stand a greater chance of living in poverty.

Racial Inequality
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Austerity Against Democracy

An Authoritarian Phase of Neoliberalism? From its very beginnings, the new doctrine was quite consciously set in opposition to socialism as an alternate economic and democratic order to capitalism and as an unyielding defender of the institutions of private property. In its specific programmatic mandate, neoliberalism was an offspring of the Great Depression and set […]

Financial Meltdown

Canada, The Economic Crisis and Political Struggle A publication by The Socialist Project and The Centre for Social Justice explores the roots of the current financial crisis, proposing equitable alternatives for Canada and beyond. With contributions by Leo Panitch, Sam Gindin, Greg Albo, David McNally, John Clarke and more.

Challenges for Urban Social Justice Movements

Neoliberal Urbanism, the Canadian City and Toronto Report Prepared for the Centre for Social Justice Toronto, Ontario – December 2009 Neoliberal globalization has played itself out in the politics of Canadian cities over and over again through the last two decades. The internationalization of financial markets, the geographical restructuring of manufacturing, and the consumer debt […]