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Canadian Centres for
Teaching Peace

Box 70
Okotoks, AB  CANADA
T1S 1A4
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E-Mail: stewartr[at]


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 NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)  IT'S HERE!   Do you want to 'chat' with other people interested in building peace?  There are a lot of  e-mail Usergroups that have been implemented.  We welcome everyone to join.  Let's spread the message together  -- we CAN make a difference.   Click here to subscribe or to view Peace and other usergroups available..

  Fund Raising Tips - downloadable template for PROJECT/MARKET ASSESSMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY

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Last update:
12 Sep 2011 



What's New

has not yet been written. 
So we did our own: "Everything you ever wanted to know about peace
but didn't know who to ask
" click here
Introduction to Peace Studies 
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  It's worth a closer look!   

"The Most Significant in North America":

Conference 9th Annual Conference on Peace Education in Canada - November 8  - 15, 2010 at McMaster University, Hamilton! (also see below)

Canada and the U.S.: 
Building Better Relationships

OVER $1,000,000,000,000

"We need more owls - 
not doves or hawks"

UNAn Idea who's time has come: World peace & future security will be best served by a strong, effective and democratic United Nations

Letter to Prime Minister of Canada on Terrorism Response

  AFRICA!  We are pleased to add to our site ..... the African Centres for Peace Education and Training (ACPET)


Indigenous Centres for Teaching Peace

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Is Peace Achievable?  What is the Formula for Peace?

ConferenceCanadian Culture of Peace Program Website and Announcement November 23, 2004.

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 Canadian Peace Speakers Bureau

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Education Partnerships for a Culture of Peace

Peace Museum View our Peace Museum here and let us know what you would include in a Canadian Museum for Peace & the Future.

 View the latest articles in the
"Basement of Horrors"

  (Warning:  material may be unsettling.)  Click here.


Time is of the essence.  Nuclear weapons  are the greatest threat to our, and our children's, survival. Peacebuilding is the urgency.

Our list of Top Ten books and videos on peace that you "must read"!

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Current EventsFind out what's being done to actively promote world peace within our communities at our Current Events page.

Help WantedHelp Wanted.  We need your help here!

Specifically, we are looking for a person with fundraising experience and a person or agency to help develop a marketing strategy to "Sell Peace" (the greatest marketing challenge).  Contact Bob Stewart stewartr[at] 

How You Can Make a Difference
The Peace Leader
-Message from Robert Stewart, Slide Show; click image below for Powerpoint summary

Problem Identification Topics
Macropeace: 'The Big Picture'
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."   Buddha
  The 10 Minute 'Solution'
-At the World, Community, Family and Individual Level
Information Resources
How to Achieve World Peace
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Gandhi Sites India Tour
Who's Who
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Upcoming Events
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Sgt. Abe the Honest Recruiter
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What makes our virtual Centre For Teaching Peace special?

We are promoting a successful, results-oriented web site:

1. to motivate individuals, the general public, government, nongovernment agencies, and business in a large way, to reduce violence and crime at: (i) the individual level, (ii) family level, (iii) community level, and (iv) world level;

2. to provide a business-like, focussed approach to achieve peace goals;

3. to raise awareness, use new information technology, teach, learn, network, work plan, recognize achievement, and act locally and globally.

We believe that most violence is the result of unscrupulous leaders.

We believe to dramatically increase our achievements globally, we must start with our own education and use an information based approach to change individual and organizational behaviours and attitudes. What we learn at one level (eg. individual) we can apply at other levels (eg. family, community, world). Finally, we are driven by one thing: to make this world better for our children [see Overview; see CCTP's Vision].


  • The most important life skills are not being taught in schools or by parents (eg. Social intelligence, conflict transformation, relationship building, communications, peacebuilding, etc.)
  • As one of the foremost peace educators in the world, it is clear to us that, in the next twenty years, we’re going to get the society we’re creating now.  But, we have it in our power to build a better world … a world with peace.
  • As Leaders in our Communities and Families with a Peace Mission, if we want to increase our success,
    • Take the time to look at what we are doing now, and
    • What will we do in the near future, to make it a saner and more socially intelligent place to live for all of us?


"...of course the people don't want war.... But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship ...the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country" Hermann Goering, Nazi  [See more shocking quotes.]

“Bush and Blair both have been criticized at home since their WMD claims about Iraq proved false. … In the March 22 memo from (British) Foreign Office political director Ricketts to (British) Foreign Secretary (Jack) Straw, Ricketts outlined how to win public and parliamentary support for a war in Britain: "We have to be convincing that: the threat is so serious/imminent that it is worth sending our troops to die for; it is qualitatively different from the threat posed by other proliferators who are closer to achieving nuclear capability (including Iran)."  Blair's government has been criticized for releasing an intelligence dossier on Iraq before the war that warned Saddam could launch chemical or biological weapons on 45 minutes' notice.”  
Thomas Wagner, The Associated Press, Saturday 18 June 2005 
[Editor’s note: the desire for governments and other unscrupulous leaders to manipulate people, will make this particular form of unthinking compliance more and more prevalent in the future. It will be increasingly important for the society, therefore, to understand the how and why of automatic influence.  
We recommend Influence: Science and Practice by Robert B. Cialdini.  5 Start Must Reading .  Click here to see an excellent summary of the book online. ]   

Building Peace ...

Help Unify Peace in Canada, Click to Learn About:

The Canadian Peace Alliance

L'Alliance canadienne pour la paix

Wish to make a donation to peace?
Click to Learn About:

Canadian Peace Education Foundation: For a World Fit For Children 

If annually every Canadian just donated $1.00 to building peace then it would create an annual fund of approximately $30,000,000 - imagine the possibilities!

We recommend (and Bob Stewart will be a Participant at) the following upcoming conferences in Canada:


Ninth Annual Conference on Peace Education in Canada

For the past eight years, the Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace (CCTP) has worked in partnership with the McMaster Centre for Peace Studies to facilitate the Annual Conferences on Peace Education in Canada.  These conferences provide opportunities for educators from all sectors (formal schools, NGO’s, the private sector, government, etc.) to collaborate, learn, exchange knowledge and develop critical skills for promoting peace through education in Canada and abroad.  Continuing our effort to bring peace to schools, the theme this year is: 

"Conscious Communities".

The Ninth Annual Conference will be held from November 8th to November 15th, 2010 at McMaster University.

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There is absolutely no charge to you,  paid for by the sponsors.   No Personal Info - No survey - No Solicitation 

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Peace Shoppe Traditional and non-traditional gift buying that will benefit good projects and charities.

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