In all things to love and to serve
Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) is the development NGO of the Jesuits in English-speaking Canada. Our roots go back to the Canadian missionaries who went to serve in Darjeeling after the Second World War.
Jamaica, Zambia and India have historically been priority areas, but we currently work in over 20 countries. Recent responses to humanitarian emergencies include Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and the Ecuador earthquake in 2016.
We accompany Jesuit partners working in the global South, meeting basic needs and providing refugee services and emergency relief as well as pushing for human rights.
Our education programme aims to create a network of young people who are inspired by our work to set up awareness campaigns in their schools and communities. We organise public events to share first-hand accounts from our partners and to highlight social justice issues. There is currently no overseas volunteer programme, but we promote immersion programmes with other Jesuit partners.
As a member of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability, we press for legislation to hold Canadian companies to account for human rights and environmental abuses committed abroad.
Banner photo: DARJEELING: Former tea plantation labourers have formed the Sayedabad Self Help Group, renting out chairs and tables for events. Photo: Bipin Kishor