A Canadian Secular Humanist Organization
Our Proud History
The United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO) is an independent, socialist-oriented, secular cultural and educational organization with branches in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver, and members in Montreal and other Canadian centres. From its beginnings in 1926, the UJPO has always had a socially progressive outlook. We have consistently promoted the unionization of workers, peace, and social justice in Canada and the world.
Our organization supports gender and ethnic equality of 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 participate in building the social safety net: universal health care and education, and adequate, affordable housing. The UJPO supports a strong, democratic federal government with recognition of Quebec’s national aspirations and self-rule for the Aboriginal Peoples.
Around the World
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, shelter, and employment. We support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, under which both peoples would live side by side as peaceful neighbours in secure and viable states.
As a national organization we are affiliated to: Canadian Peace Alliance, Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations, North American Federation of Secular Humanistic Jews, and the International Institute of Secular Humanistic Jews.