Coalition Members

The Canadian BDS Coalition currently has member groups from six provinces, as well as a number of national organizations. These are groups that support the BDS call and have endorsed the Coalition’s Basis of Unity. You can browse the groups, or select your province below to find a group near you.

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BC

Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation (BBCF)

The Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation was incorporated as a registered non-profit society in 1996 in British Columbia. The director is Theresa Wolfwood of Victoria.  The aims of BBCF are:

  1. To create, to develop, and to encourage programs that promote social justice, peace, sustainability, diversity and community, through research, writing, film and art; and
  2. To organize public events that will contribute, globally and locally, to knowledge and awareness.

Canada Palestine Association

Canada Palestine Association, Vancouver has been carrying on solidarity work for the Palestinian people since 1980. CPA supports the Palestinian people’s struggle to realize their human and national rights including the right to self-determination and the right to return. It opposes Zionism because of its exclusionist, aggressive and racist nature and also opposes anti-Jewish and anti-Arab racism (for more details see our Basis of Unity). CPA also endorses the general boycott against Israel and against all those who enable Israeli ethnic cleansing, war crimes and Apartheid.

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Canpalnet was founded in Vancouver in 2000 and gathers Canadians of all backgrounds who support the human, democratic, and national rights of the Palestinian people.

canpalnet aims to change the policies and actions of the Canadian government so that these come to support the rights of the Palestinian people.

canpalnet guides itself by United Nations resolutions affirming Palestinians’ right of return and calling for an end to the Israeli occupation. CANPALNET similarly guides itself by accumulated international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention, which upholds the equal worth and dignity of persons regardless of their ethnic or religious identity, and which affirms democratic rights and opposes apartheid structures.

canpalnet works for the national co-ordination of solidarity work.

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Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) Victoria 

CAIA Victoria formed 2006 as a response to the growing threat to peace in the Middle East created by the Israeli government. We are a network of concerned individuals and organizations working to end this apartheid system. We believe that justice will not be achieved without equal rights for everyone in the region, regardless of religion, ethnicity or nationality.

We understand Israeli apartheid as one element of a system of global apartheid. To this end, we stand in solidarity with all oppressed groups around the world, in particular, the indigenous people of North America.

We oppose all forms of racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.

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Mid-Islanders for Justice and Peace in the Middle East

Mid-Islanders for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (MIJPME) is located in the mid-island region of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. People from Courtenay to Duncan join with us and attend our events. MIJPME hosts a monthly discussion group in the Comox Valley to explore, learn and expand our understanding of the complexities regarding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. MIJPME also organizes, supports, and sponsors events related to Israel/Palestine.

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Alberta

Justice for Palestinians Calgary

Justice for Palestinians Calgary is a community group formed in the fall of 2009 to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Campaign called for by Palestinian civil society in 2005.

Among other things:

  • we work to end all Canadian complicity in Israeli apartheid;
  • we oppose all forms of racism including Islamophobia and antisemitism,
  • we stand in solidarity with all oppressed groups around the world, in particular the indigenous peoples of North America.
  • we hold educational activities such as films and speakers and have carried out several BDS actions

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Palestine Solidarity Network – Edmonton

The Palestine Solidarity Network is a non-profit, grassroots collective aimed at advocating and upholding the human rights of Palestinians in the face of ongoing oppression, occupation, racism and discrimination, both in occupied Palestine and in the diaspora.

PSN maintains groups at both the community level, the Palestine Solidarity Network – Edmonton, and on the University of Alberta campus, the Palestine Solidarity Network – UAlberta.

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Ontario

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) Ontario

CPT builds partnerships to transform violence and oppression in situations of lethal conflict around the world. We are committed to work and relationships that:

  1. honor and reflect the presence of faith and spirituality,
  2. strengthen grassroots initiatives,
  3. transform structures of domination and oppression, and
  4. embody creative nonviolence and liberating love.

CPT Palestine is a faith-based organization that supports Palestinian-led, nonviolent, grassroots resistance to the Israeli occupation and the unjust structures that uphold it. By collaborating with local Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers and educating people in our home communities, we help create a space for justice and peace. We maintain a project in the southern West Bank city of Hebron (Al-Khalil in Arabic).

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Toronto BDS

@TorontoBDS supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel’s system of settler-colonialism, occupation, and apartheid towards the Palestinian people.

Toronto BDS shares a commitment to pursuing peace in Palestine/Israel through the realization of freedom, justice, and equality for Palestinians, without which a lasting peace is impossible to achieve. Individuals and organizations may join Toronto BDS. Toronto BDS is a member of the Canadian BDS Coalition.

 

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Palestinian Solidarity Working Group – Sudbury

We stand in solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people for sovereignty, justice, and freedom from occupation.

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People for Peace, London

A group in London, Ontario working for peace, with justice.

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Students for Justice in Palestine at University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College (SJP UOIT/DC)

Students for Justice in Palestine at UOIT/DC (SJP) aims to bring students to work together in solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people. We wish to raise awareness about the Palestinian diaspora, Israeli occupation and apartheid. SJP aims to promote the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement on campus. Through raising awareness and promoting Palestinian history and culture, SJP works to support Palestinian human rights.

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Quebec

BDS Québec

BDS Québec is a Quebec coalition of trade unions, organizations in solidarity with Palestinians, community, human rights defenders, women’s, student, religious groups, NGOs, and political parties who have adopted a BDS resolution for their organization.

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Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU)

PAJU was created in November 2000 in response to the Second Palestinian uprising (Intifada) against the occupation of Palestinian land by Israel. PAJU has worked to build support in Quebec for the struggle of the Palestinian people.Its members work to promote justice and peace in Palestine and to end Israel’s occupation and colonization of Palestinian land.

We actively promote the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel, distribute information and organize cultural and political activities in support of the Palestinian cause.

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Nova Scotia

Canadians, Arabs and Jews for a Just Peace (CAJJP)

Canadians, Arabs and Jews for a Just Peace (CAJJP) is a committee of Canadians from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds, origins, ages and professions living in the Halifax, NS, area. We are committed to a just peace in Israel-Palestine and want to increase awareness about the realities of Israel’s brutal and illegal Occupation of Palestinians’ lands in the West Bank and Gaza. The group believes that the only way there can be peace in the Middle East region is through an end to the Occupation. The vision is for an Israel-Palestine where all peoples are equal and free regardless of their religion, culture, ethnicity, age, gender or sexual orientation; and where all the basic tenets of international law and human rights conventions are implemented.

We are committed to participate in the international campaign to end the Occupation in accordance with international law and pertinent United Nations resolutions. This past year CAJJP has been engaging in a boycott of Israeli settlement products produced on Palestinian land. It is illegal for these companies to profit from stolen land and water. The settlements and the businesses that support them help Israel extend and reinforce the brutal Occupation and support violations of human rights and international law. CAJJP works in coalition with like-minded groups and organizations around the world in this boycott.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Solidarity With Palestine

We are a loose coalition of individuals who work in St. John’s toward justice in Israel/Palestine.

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National

 

Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice

Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice (CUSJ) is a national, liberal religious organization founded to actively promote Unitarian values through social action.

CUSJ develops and maintains a vibrant network for social action, at the local, national, and international levels, for the relief of:

  • Discrimination based on religious, racial, sexual orientation or other grounds
  • Violations of the human rights of individuals or groups
  • Poverty and economic injustice
  • Environmental degradation
  • Breaches of peace, security and the democratic process

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Independent Jewish Voices – Canada (IJV)

IJV is a national human rights organization, founded in 2008. We promote a just resolution to the dispute in Israel and Palestine though the application of international law and respect for the human rights of all parties.  We focus on Israel because Israel perpetrates unjust policies in the name of all Jews. As an occupying power, we hold Israel responsible to end its violence, occupation and settlement expansion in the West Bank, and to end its siege of Gaza.

We are guided by these principles:

  1. Human rights are universal and indivisible and should be upheld without exception. This is as applicable in Israel and Occupied Palestine as it is elsewhere.
  2. Palestinians and Israelis alike have the right to peaceful and secure lives.
  3. Peace and stability require the willingness of all parties to the conflict to comply with international law.
  4. There is no justification for any form of racism, including anti-Semitism (or anti-Jewish racism), anti-Arab racism or lslamophobia.
  5. The battle against anti-Semitism is vital and is undermined whenever opposition to Israeli government policies is automatically branded as anti-Semitic.

We have 10 chapters across Canada, in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Alberta, Vancouver, and Victoria.

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Canadian Peace Congress

The Canadian Peace Congress advocates and works for world peace and disarmament. We maintain that peace, not militarism and war, is the guarantor of democracy, human rights, social and economic justice. Peace, friendship and cooperation among peoples and nations are possible and necessary to improve living standards, eradicate unemployment and poverty, illiteracy and disease and to restore the health of the planet. The Peace Congress is an affiliate member of the World Peace Council.

email- info@canadianpeacecongress.ca

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Socialist Action

Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste is an organization of revolutionary socialists across the Canadian state, active in the labour movement, social justice, international solidarity, feminist and environmental campaigns. SA/LAS supporters work to build the NDP Socialist Caucus, Quebec Solidaire, support for indigenous peoples’ struggles, as well as anti-war, anti-poverty and human rights movements. SA/LAS is in solidarity with the Fourth International worldwide.

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NDP Socialist Caucus

The NDP Socialist Caucus was founded in 1998 at Toronto, Ontario by NDP activists who were concerned about the right-wing drift of the party leadership.

The Caucus soon had supporters across the Canadian state, especially Ontario and British Columbia.  We advocate socialist policies based on economic democracy and workers’ empowerment, such as social ownership of the commanding heights of the economy, the eradication of homelessness and poverty, women’s rights and gender equality, environmental sustainability, and global peace and cooperation.

The SC published its Manifesto for a Socialist Canada in 1999 and produces its magazine, Turn Left, for every federal and Ontario provincial convention.

The SC believes that in order to attain power, the NDP must connect with working class people, wage earners and equity-seeking groups like never before.  This means championing socialist policies that can capture the dreams and aspirations of millions of people in Canada and around the world.

The SC holds an annual convention every year which includes panel discussions, debates and preparations for the NDP federal convention.

Not only do we want to move the party back to its working class and socialist roots, we want to democratize the party and make it an instrument of its rank and file membership.

Millions of people in Canada and around the world are moved by the vision of a new society in which democracy, equality and cooperation – the essential values of socialism – will one day be the prevailing principles of organization.  It is in the growth of their numbers and in the success of their struggles that lies the best hope for humankind.

The NDP Socialist Caucus warmly invites NDP members throughout Canada and Quebec to become involved in this most important endeavor.

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International

CODEPINK

CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.

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