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Join us on the Canadian Culture of Peace Program "CCOPP" email listservers for the next round of discussion on a Culture of Peace and Non-violence in Canada, and planning for upcoming meetings, conferences and activities.  We use Yahoo Groups as a tool for networking, communications, dialogue and information dissemination.  We need help and your participation.  Here are the Groups that we have set up so far: 


1. CCOPPcore organizational management - A Canadian Culture of Peace Program larger core group "CCOPPcore" email listserver has been set up to facilitate communications, networking and information dissemination with respect to a Canadian Culture of Peace Program.  If anyone would like to participate in the National Culture of Peace Program/Canadian Peace Initiative discussion and developments, then from the email account they wish to have on the listserve, send an empty letter to:  CCOPPcore-subscribe@yahoogroups.ca . Once sent, then Yahoo will send a welcome letter, and ask that you confirm that you wish to join the listserve.  The confirmation is simply to hit the reply button and send the welcome letter right back to Yahoo.  If you change your mind and decide not to join after all, then simply do  not reply, or you can send an empty letter to CCOPPcore-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.ca .  For more information, visit the Canadian Culture of Peace Program Yahoo webpage at http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/CCOPPcore and the Interim CCOPP website at http://www.peace.ca/canadiancultureofpeaceprogram.htm   .  If you have any problems, contact Bob Stewart at info[at]peace.ca .  You can also read past correspondence on the CCOPPcore Yahoo site, once registered.  YOU CAN NOW JOIN BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

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2. CCOPP Action Planning Group - The Canadian Culture of Peace Program web page at http://www.peace.ca/canadiancultureofpeaceprogram.htm  provides a current status of what we are doing. In November 2004, we developed the CCOPP Initial Action Plan (ref. http://www.peace.ca/CCOPPaction2004.htm  ). “An Inventory of Peace Things To Do” is proposed for consideration at http://www.peace.ca/inventorytodo.htm  . It is now emerging that we need a Group to take this foundational work and develop it into a Higher Level Action Plan, with priorities, time lines and committed people resources.   SWOT Analysis – You can read a preliminary consideration at http://www.peace.ca/acandadianpeaceinstitute.htm  . If anyone would like to participate in the Initiative, discussion and developments, then from the email account they wish to have on the listserve, send an empty letter to CCOPPactionplanning-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  . You can also read past correspondence on the CCOPPactionplanning web site, once registered. Join us on the email listserver for the next round of discussion on planning to build the Canadian Culture of Peace Program through action.   Web site http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CCOPPactionplanning .  To send an email to the list address it to CCOPPactionplanning@yahoogroups.com YOU CAN NOW JOIN BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

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3. CPIdiscussion peace education - As part of the Canadian Culture of Peace Program ("CCOPP"), this list is intended to promote networking, communication and information dissemination among all (formal and informal) Canadian Peace Educators. There is an emerging consensus among Canadian peace educators that the structures and processes which would enhance peace learning of the best possible quality at all levels are not currently available in Canada. While we need to acknowledge that a peace focus would be highly supported by some few Canadian Universities, Colleges, Schools and other institutions, our goal is to see more of them do so. We would hope to begin to fill that void through the creation of a Canadian Peace Institute ("CPI"). Our vision is to contribute to the creation of a just and peaceful world by using action, education, training, dissemination and research to handle conflicts non-violently and creatively. In doing so, CPI will also help transform Canada from a culture of violence to a Culture of Peace and Non-violence. Our Task will be to help educate and train Canadians, and others, about peace and the creative transformation of conflicts, to help significantly reduce the human costs of violence at home and abroad. CPI will produce peace and conflict workers and professionals, on a large scale. It will also reach out into Canadian communities and schools. CPI will be a catalyst for change to communities, businesses, governments and education. CPI will also turn out graduates with a grasp of the bigger human picture; the ability to learn; top-notch verbal, writing and leadership skills; and an ability to creatively resolve problems through co-operative effort. CPI students will be able to earn undergraduate and post-graduate degrees; program certification; and/or informal learning. For a more detailed description of our working vision, refer to the background information online at http://www.peace.ca/educationpartnerships.htm and the Canadian Peace Education Strategy at http://www.peace.ca/conference2002summary.htm , or contact stewartr [at] peace.ca .  To participate in the Canadian peace education group, send an empty letter to: CPIdiscussion-subscribe@yahoogroups.com YOU CAN NOW JOIN BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

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4. CCOPP resource raising - As part of the Canadian Culture of Peace Program ("CCOPP"), this list is intended to facilitate the raising of financial, human and information resources to build a Culture of Peace through peace education. There is an emerging consensus among Canadian peace educators and peacebuilders that the structures and processes which would enhance peace learning of the best possible quality at all levels are not currently available in Canada due to a lack of resources. We would hope to begin to fill that void through the creation of a Canadian Peace Education Foundation For A World Fit For Children ("CPEF"). Our vision is to contribute to the creation of a just and peaceful world by using education, training, information dissemination and research to handle conflicts non-violently and creatively. Our Task will be to help educate and train Canadians, and others, about peace, the creative transformation of conflicts, and skills for living together, to help significantly reduce the human costs of violence at home and abroad. CPEF will raise peacebuilding resources, on a large scale. For a more detailed description of our working vision, refer to the background information online at http://www.peace.ca/foundation.htm or contact stewartr [at] peace.ca .  To participate in the CCOPP resource raising group, send an empty letter to:  CCOPPresourceraising-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  YOU CAN NOW JOIN BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

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5. CCOPP Government Relationship Building Group - Building a good relationship with Government is a very important aspect of building the Canadian Culture of Peace Program.  In fact, the U.N. Culture of Peace Program, to which Canada is a signatory, calls on the transformation of all institutions (including Government) from a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace and Non-violence.  In preparation to initiate that task, we have initiated a Group for dialogue, information sharing and networking with respect to Governments and the Canadian Culture of Peace Program.  Our primary goal/intention: to help the Governments of Canada implement a Culture of Peace program (reference UNESCO/UN Culture of Peace Program); that governments work/make decisions using the COP as a measurement indicator of  peace, order and good governance (a key element of the Canadian Constitution); help governments to be peace leaders and peace educators; establish a good working relationship between the Governments of Canada and CCOPP; governments to support CCOPP to help advance a Culture of Peace and Non-violence at home and abroad.  Our Selling points: supports the Canadian Constitution (by building peace, order and good governance); raises international profile of Canada as a world leader in establishing Peace and in peacebuilding; give Canadians a competitive edge, through cooperation (i.e. a new form of ‘currency’; there is a growing Peace Industry in Canada, available for export and Peace Tourism); creates a better country by improving the quality of life for Canadians, reducing  violence (in our homes, schools, communities, and internationally), and lowering cost of results of violence (as above) through Criminal Justice, Health  and Education systems.  It is timely to develop a strategy and action plan for working with Governments to build peace.  If you have the interests and skills to help, we invite you to join the CCOPPgovernment Group.  From the email account you wish to have on the listserve, send an empty letter to CCOPPgovernment-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  . You can also read past correspondence on the CCOPPgovernment web site, once registered. Join us on the email listserver for the next round of discussion on planning to build the Canadian Culture of Peace Program relationships with the Federal, Provincial/Territorial and Municipal Governments across Canada .   Web site http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CCOPPgovernment .  To send an email to the list address it to CCOPPgovernment@yahoogroups.com  YOU CAN NOW JOIN BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

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6. Canadian Culture of Peace Program free flow of information email listserver has been set up to facilitate participatory communication and the free flow of information and knowledge by means of such actions as support for independent media in the promotion of a culture of peace; effective use of media and mass communications; measures to address the issue of violence in the media; knowledge and information sharing through new technologies and a Culture of Peace News Network to build a Culture of Peace and Non-violence at home and abroad. There is an emerging consensus among Canadians that the structures and processes which would enhance peace learning of the best possible quality at all levels are not currently available in Canada due to a lack of alternative media resources and the free flow of information. We would hope to begin to fill that void through the creation of a Culture of Peace News Network in Canada ("CPNN-Canada") and a key Stakeholder Group in our Canadian Culture of Peace Program Network. Our vision is to contribute to the creation of a just and peaceful world by using free flow of information, media, education, training, information dissemination and research to build a Culture of Peace and Non-violence. Our Task will be to help inform Canadians, and others, about peace, the creative transformation of conflicts, and skills for living together, to help significantly reduce the human costs of violence at home and abroad. For a more detailed description of our working vision, refer to the background information online at http://www.peace.ca/CCOPPfreeflowofinformation.htm  or contact stewartr [at] peace.ca .  If anyone would like to participate in the Initiative, discussion and developments, then from the email account they wish to have on the listserve, send an empty letter to CCOPPfreeflowofinformation-subscribe@yahoogroups.com .  YOU CAN NOW JOIN BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

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7. Canadian Culture Of Peace Program Interreligious Dialogue Yahoo Group/email listserver.  This forum seeks to develop interreligious dialogue within the Canadian Culture of Peace Program (CCOPP) in the context of promoting the culture of peace and non-violence.  For a more detailed description of our working vision, refer to the background information online at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CCOPPInterreligiousDialogue or contact Tex Albert at tex@ekoviraz.com .   If anyone would like to participate in the Initiative, discussion and developments, then from the email account they wish to have on the listserve, send an empty letter to CCOPPInterreligiousDialogue-subscribe@yahoogroups.com .  YOU CAN NOW JOIN BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

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8. Alberta Culture of Peace Program -  A major item on the Canadian Culture of Peace Action Plan is Provincial Conferences on Peace Education and the Culture of Peace, since education is a provincial mandate and it is at that level we must engage government and Ministries of Education. There is a significant consensus among peace educators that a requirement to achieve a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence is peace education integrated into all spheres of education, including non-formal education. I would like to invite you to join this new email forum to promote discussion, networking and information dissemination with respect to peace education for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence in Alberta, and facilitating annual Alberta Peace Education/Culture of Peace Conferences. I hope you will join us on this forum for peacebuilding in Alberta, and linking with the Canadian peace education & Culture of Peace action plan. Bob Stewart stewartr [at] peace.ca .  To participate in the Alberta Culture of Peace Program group, send an empty letter to: albertapeaceeducation-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  YOU CAN NOW JOIN BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

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9. Quebec Culture of Peace Program - A major item on the Canadian Culture of Peace Action Plan is Provincial Conferences on Peace Education and the Culture of Peace, since education is a provincial mandate and it is at that level we must engage government and Ministries of Education. There is a significant consensus among peace educators that a requirement to achieve a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence is peace education integrated into all spheres of education, including non-formal education. I would like to invite you to join this new email forum to promote discussion, networking and information dissemination with respect to peace education in Quebec, and facilitating annual Quebec Peace Education Conferences. I hope you will join us on this forum for peacebuilding in Quebec, and linking with the Canadian peace education action plan. Bob Stewart stewartr [at] peace.ca  , http://www.peace.ca .  

Les conférences provincials sur l’enseignement pour la paix ( http://www.peace.ca/conference2002summary.htm ) sont une des priorités majeures du Plan d’action canadien de l’enseignement pour la paix. étant donné que l’éducation est un mandat provincial, nous devons engager le gouvernement et les ministères de l’éducation. Les éducateurs s’entendent pour affirmer qu’on ne peut pas mener à bien une culture de paix et non violence si on ne l’intègre pas dans toutes les domaines de l’éducation; y compris l’éducation non traditionnelle. Je vous invite tous à participer à ce nouveau forum sur courriel afin de favoriser la discussion, élargir le réseau et propager l’information, tout en respectant l’éducation au Québec et en favorisant les conférences annuelles. J’espère que vous nous rejoindrez à ce forum pour la construction de la paix, en liason avec le plan d’action pour l’éducation canadienne a la paix.

To participate in the Quebec Culture of Peace Program group, send an empty letter to: quebecpeaceeducation-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  YOU CAN NOW JOIN BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

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10. Manitoba Culture of Peace Program - A major item on the Canadian Culture of Peace Action Plan is Provincial Conferences on Peace Education and the Culture of Peace, since education is a provincial mandate and it is at that level we must engage government and Ministries of Education. There is a significant consensus among peace educators that a requirement to achieve a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence is peace education integrated into all spheres of education, including non-formal education. I would like to invite you to join this new email forum to promote discussion, networking and information dissemination with respect to peace education for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence in Manitoba, and facilitating annual Manitoba Peace Education/Culture of Peace Conferences. I hope you will join us on this forum for peacebuilding in Manitoba, and linking with the Canadian peace education & Culture of Peace action plan. Bob Stewart stewartr [at] peace.ca .  To participate in the Manitoba Culture of Peace Program group, send an empty letter to: ManitobaPeaceEducation-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  YOU CAN NOW JOIN BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

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Background Reading to CCOPP Groups:

Managing the volume of peace information, and work - How our Canadian Culture of Peace Program organization, and process is evolving.