Given PLE’s roots in the anti-poverty movement of the late sixties and seventies in Canada, PLE has a mandate to advance social justice. Exactly what that entails is an ongoing discussion.
- At a minimum, it means promoting more substantial forms of justice than the procedural justice that our legal system currently provides.
- It requires PLE providers to engage actively as an ally to strengthen the voice of those who are not served effectively by current laws and legal processes.
- For many, it requires an analysis of the causes of social problems and strategies for enhancing the power of those who are currently suffering forms of oppression.
More on social justice…