Huge Accomplishments, but Big Challenges Still Remain

We’ve had an incredible year of accomplishments – see the details below – but the treadmill just turns faster. We've mobilized the public, pressured politicians, and challenged the media in hundreds of different ways, but we need to do more. We need to hire two new staff – a campaign coordinator, and a policy/media advocate – who will help defend human rights and challenge Israel’s impunity. Help us make these key hires by supporting us with a donation? Monthly donations are especially helpful, as they help us to budget and hire with greater certainty. But any donation makes a huge difference. We can also accept donations of stocks and securities. Help us make 2022 our most impactful year ever! With your support, we can, and must, do so much more to make a difference in Canada and the Middle East! Continue reading

CJPME Survey: Anti-Arab Racism a Disturbing Problem in Canada / Sondage de CJPMO : Le racisme anti-arabe est un sérieux problème au Canada

Today, CJPME released the sobering results of its national poll about Arabs and anti-Arab racism in Canada. The survey report, entitled, “Marginalized and Misunderstood: Survey on Attitudes on Arabs and Anti-Arab Racism in Canada” (in .pdf) was published this morning via a national press release. CJPME co-sponsored the survey with the Canadian Arab Federation (CAF), and the Arab Canadian Lawyers Association (ACLA.) Continue reading

See the photos: Canadians’ Emergency Aid to Gaza in May

This past May, when Israel started bombing Gaza, many of CJPME’s supporters contributed generously to the Gaza Emergency Aid Campaign. The campaign, launched by the CJPME Foundation, ultimately sent an AMAZING $62,000 to provide emergency food, medical kits, and medical supplies to help the Palestinians weather Israel’s assault! Continue reading

CJPME's Big Hairy Goals for 2021

In 2020, despite COVID, CJPME had some truly amazing accomplishments! And we want you to know that you – our supporters – share in our achievements, as everything we do depends on your support and participation! We’re pumped to make 2021 even a more impressive year, and wanted to share some of our plans with you. Below, we’ve listed our TEN BIG HAIRY GOALS for 2021. If you like what you see, please consider supporting our work financially. Monthly donations, even if a small amount, really help us to plan for the future. If you prefer to donate in person, feel free to give us a call at 438-380-5410, or print and mail us this form. Continue reading

CJPME's Accomplishments of 2020

2020 Updates and Accomplishments The work at CJPME is extremely hard. Short on staff, we often work evenings and weekends to get the job done. That’s how we’re able to accomplish so much! Here’s a sampling of the highlights from 2020: 68 Canadian MPs Sign CJPME’s Pledge to Oppose Israeli Annexation. When Israel announced plans to annex the Palestinian West Bank last spring, CJPME swung into action to mobilize a Canadian political response. Recruiting partners and endorsements, including the United Church of Canada, the Canadian Labour Congress, CUPE and dozens of others, CJPME appealed to politicians to sign a pledge to oppose Israel’s plan. In the end, almost 70 Canadian MPs from four different parties signed the pledge, which read (in part), “I call on the Canadian government to consider all reasonable diplomatic and economic options to stop annexation and prompt Israeli compliance with international law.” A big thanks to the over 8700 Canadians who sent an email calling their MPs to sign the pledge! Continue reading

Farewell from CJPME's Miranda Gallo

In a bittersweet moment for CJPME, we say farewell this week to Miranda Gallo, as she departs to earn a Master’s in International Law. Miranda started with CJPME as an intern in 2016, and then joined CJPME staff as Campaigns Coordinator in 2017. Miranda has done amazing work during her tenure at CJPME especially with her contribution to our campaigns, political advocacy and social media. Continue reading

Message from the CJPME President

Normally, at the end of each year, we send an email highlighting CJPME’s many accomplishments. Yet even though 2019 has been an amazing year for CJPME (see below), I need to start with a more sobering message: donations to CJPME are shrinking – NOT growing. Continue reading

Do you want to be an MP ?

Canada’s federal elections are just four months away, and this creates tons of opportunities for CJPME and its members! Check out all the ways you can make a difference below! Continue reading

3 Projects to Oppose Islamophobia in Canada

As-salamu ‘alaykum. Warmest wishes to our Muslim friends during this celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Like us, you’ve probably realized that we’re living at a crisis in history – where politicians feel free to attack minority groups, especially Muslim-Canadians. As a human rights organization, we believe it’s especially important to protect the rights of Canadians of Middle East origin. So today, we’re asking for your help with three projects that enable us to protect the civil liberties of Muslims in Canada. CJPME depends on your generous support to be able to continue this type of advocacy work. If you are Muslim, would you consider supporting these projects for your zakat this Ramadan? A monthly donation makes a huge difference; but any amount helps. You can also call at 438-380-5410, or print and send the form here. Please see our key projects below and consider helping out! Continue reading

Huge Accomplishments in 2018 – Thanks to YOU

"Start by doing the necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible!" - Francis of Assisi Together with you – our supporters – we feel we’ve truly accomplished the “impossible” this past year. Please take a look below and celebrate with us our many successes of the past year! Of course, our accomplishments depend very much on your support. Could you consider a donation? A monthly donation, even if it's a small amount, makes a huge difference. You can donate on-line here, by calling 438-380-5410, or you can mail in this form. Thanks for your support - when you contribute to our work, you share in our many successes! Continue reading