For over 30 years, Dennis Howlett has worked for a number of ecumenical social justice coalitions including the Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice, Ten Days for Global Justice and KAIROS where he led successful campaigns for cancellation of Third World debt, fair trade certification of coffee and other products, and ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change. He recently retired from his position as the Executive Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness where he led campaigns for government action to stop the very wealthy and corporations from using tax havens to evade and avoid paying taxes and to make the tax system fairer.
Prior to assuming this position in 2011, he was the National Coordinator of Make Poverty History Canada. While there he provided leadership on successful campaigns for a Better Aid Bill, a Maternal and Child Health Initiative at the Muskoka G8 Summit and poverty reduction plans at the provincial and federal levels. Dennis is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts.