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Robert Fox, Executive Director and Margaret Hancock, Chair of the Board of Directors
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For over 40 years, Oxfam has played a vital part in our community, raising awareness, promoting social justice, fundraising in support of Oxfam’s humanitarian and development projects and working in coalition with like-minded groups – including labour unions and church groups.
The Oxfam Centre on Duckworth Street continues this central role today, despite diminishing resources. The building embodies Oxfam’s presence in St. John’s and is critically important as the physical centre of activities.
But our Oxfam office, regional status and one full-time employee are under threat. Oxfam Canada – without local consultation – has proposed drastic changes in both its mandate and activities. These changes would effectively destroy the active Oxfam presence in our city.
We, the undersigned, demand Oxfam Canada reverse these decisions and work with our community to develop alternative solutions.