This summer, talk to your MP about Palestine!

Montreal, July 14, 2022 — These past few months, CJPME representatives met with dozens of members of Parliament (MPs) to discuss Canada’s position on Palestine and related topics. Now we need your help to reach out to your own member of Parliament to hold them accountable to represent you. MPs can’t “represent” you if they don’t know what you want. Continue reading

CJPME launches grants for student solidarity work

CJPME is proud to support Palestine solidarity work on Canadian campuses by offering seven grants for student work this fall.  CJPME realizes that university campuses are often at the “front lines” of Palestine solidarity work, and CJPME wants to do all it can to support student solidarity work! Student groups can apply for a grant on CJPME’s newly launched “Student Hub.”  CJPME is offering six grants of $250, and one grant of $500 to eligible groups which apply.  Applications are open now until August 14th.  Click here to apply now! Continue reading

CJPME launches new Palestine history highlights project

CJPME is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new project to connect Canadians with key dates in the history of modern Palestine. Called “On this Day,” the initiative provides snapshots of key moments in Palestinian history accessible to all. Want to learn quickly about “Land Day” in Palestine? Want to learn about the Deir Yassin Massacre of April, 1948? On This Day has a page on these and many other events. Continue reading

BDS Victory: Pillsbury divests from Israel!

CJPME is delighted to announce that General Mills has divested from its Israeli subsidiary and will no longer be directly manufacturing Pillsbury products in the West Bank. This news follows years of international campaigning led by the US-based American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and strongly supported in Canada by CJPME. Thanks and congratulations to all of our Canadian supporters who signed up for our "Boycott Pillsbury" sticky notes last year. Your participation shows that we can all make a difference! Continue reading

New book explores Palestine activism in Canada with contributions from the CJPME team!

June 1, 2022 This week, CJPME is very excited for the launch of a new book titled Advocating for Palestine in Canada! Featuring contributions from the CJPME team, this first-of-its-kind book brings together activists and scholars to talk about the challenges of Palestine activism in Canada. CJPME is proud to be part of it! Continue reading

Meet the recipient of CJPME's 2022 Undergraduate Fellowship!

CJPME is thrilled to announce that Ms. Malak El-Batroukh is the recipient of CJPME's 2022 Undergraduate Fellowship. CJPME is granting this award because of Ms. El-Batroukh impressive academic work exploring ways to engage Palestinian diaspora youth in Canada. The fellowship comes with a $1000 grant that Ms. El-Batroukh can use to support her ongoing efforts in this project. Continue reading

CJPME ramps up advocacy with registered lobbyist status!

March 24, 2022 We are super pleased to announce that, because of CJPME's ongoing commitment to advocacy for human rights in the Middle East, we were recently certified as a registered lobbyist in Canada. To our knowledge, CJPME is the first registered lobbyist focused specifically on Palestinian human rights in Canada's history! Continue reading

Could Canada punish Israel the way it is punishing Russia?

Over the past three weeks, CJPME has witnessed Canada’s prompt and forceful response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, clearly demonstrating its opposition through both words and actions. Canada's willingness to take these steps against Russia within days, and its refusal to take such steps against Israel after decades, is hypocritical. At the same time, this jarring contrast provides an opportunity for us to force a rethink and push politicians to be more consistent in their foreign policy. Continue reading

Addition of two new staff

March 30, 2022 CJPME is thrilled to announce the addition of two new staff to our team: Nur Watad, hired last month, is our new Director of Media, Campus and Community Engagement. Madeleine Moffatt, hired last May, is our new Operations Manager. Late last year, CJPME announced four critical projects that needed the financial support of our community. Two of them included a focus on youth and campus work: Mobilize and educate youth Support Palestine solidarity work on campuses Nur and Madeleine dramatically increase our capacity in these two program areas! Read about Nur and Madeleine below. Continue reading

2022 Four Critical Projects

Thanks to our grassroots strength, we had an amazing year in 2021 with many impactful projects. As we look ahead to 2022, there are four strategic ideas that we desperately need to implement. Can you take a look and consider helping out? Continue reading