Just Recovery

A Just Recovery for All

The pandemic has exposed and entrenched the deep inequities of our existing economic system and opened a pathway to leave these injustices behind.

We need a just recovery that puts people first, instead of corporate elites.

The Council of Canadians is part of a groundswell of hundreds of organizations demanding a just recovery for all. These principles unite people, organizations, communities and movements by calling for changes to:

  1. Put people’s health and well-being first, no exceptions.
  2. Strengthen the social safety net and provide relief directly to people.
  3. Prioritize the needs of workers and communities.
  4. Build resilience to prevent future crises.
  5. Build solidarity and equity across communities, generations and borders.
  6. Uphold Indigenous rights and work in partnership with Indigenous Peoples.

We can’t go back to normal; we must find a better way. It’s not just you and me who think this – this perspective has majority support. Seventy-three per cent of Canadians expect a “broad transformation of society.” But how do we make it happen?

What you can do

Call for a just recovery plan and let your MP know you want a real just recovery that puts people and communities first.

Send a letter to the editor opposing fossil fuel bailouts being included in government recovery plans.

Help build a Just Recovery and a Green New Deal in your community.