CSA members tour Roots & Shoots farm. Credit: Adrian Kiva

Hundreds of organizations endorse the Principles of a Just Recovery

As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis and prepare to rebuild, organizations across Canada want governments to know that we cannot go back to the way things were. For years, we have witnessed the results of chronic underinvestment and inaction in the face of the ongoing, pre-existing crises of colonialism, human rights abuses, social inequity, ecological degradation, and climate change. Now, the COVID-19 crisis is forcing governments and civil society alike to reckon with the inadequacies and inequities of our systems.

This moment is a reminder that the status quo can and must be disrupted. We are standing on the threshold between the old world and the next and we must choose to build the future we want.

Put people's health and wellbeing first, no exceptions
Build resilience to prevent future crises
Strengthen the social safety net and provide relief directly to people
Build solidarit and equity across communities generations and borders
Prioritize the needs of workers and communities
Uphold inidngeous rights and work in partnership with indigenous peoples

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