Artwork of Shtetl Houses by Avrom Yanovsky (Canada, 1911-1979)
The United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO) is a non-partisan, independent, socialist-oriented, secular cultural and educational organization with branches in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver, and members in Montreal and other Canadian centres.
Our organization supports gender and ethnic equality for all. We encourage people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientation who support our aims and purposes to join and participate in our activities. We continue to support the continuity and strengthening of Canada’s social safety net, universal health care and education, affordable child care and adequate housing. The UJPO supports a strong, democratic federal government with recognition of Quebec’s national aspirations and self-rule for the Aboriginal Peoples.
Mindful of the deteriorating health of the environment at local, national, and global levels, we support efforts to reverse climate warming and to prevent further regression. Our organization views “globalization” of the economy as a threat to employment, labour standards, national autonomy, and the quality of life in Canada and throughout the world. We support universal human rights – the right to food, housing and secure employment.
We support a negotiated agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians, which would mutually determine the sharing of the land and in which both peoples would live peacefully, securely and prosperously.
As a national organization we are affiliated to: Canadian Peace Alliance, Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations, International Federation of Secular and Humanistic Judaism, and the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism.