Why we Exist
The objects for which the CJHR is established are:
(a) Act as a collaboration space on human rights advocacy, both individual and systemic, and use the tools of human rights to demand accountability.
(b) Act as a learning and sharing network for knowledge and experience that supports capacity building in advocacy.
(c) Act as a space to share our resources and lend support to each other.
(d) Act as an information gathering space and facilitate community based research that supports advocacy efforts.
Who We Serve
The Coalition works hard to support those most marginalized in our community and experiencing barriers. While we are here to support human rights based advocacy, the barriers to accessing justice tend to be related to costs. We exist to support folks unable to pay for services to seek remedy to rights violations and make sure they do not fall through the cracks.
The Coalition began as a group of advocates and workers in non-profit organizations started coming together in 2014 out of a growing need for community based advocacy supports in Edmonton. A commitment was made on International Human Rights Day in 2017 to establish the group as a formal non-profit to be able to better support the community.