SUMMARY MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE CANADIAN CULTURE OF PEACE PROGRAM (“CCOPP”)

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA , EDMONTON

JANUARY 21 – 23, 2005

Members,

I would like to take this opportunity to circulate the summary of our Canadian Culture of Peace Program meetings at the University of Alberta January 21 – 23, 2005 to the email listserver and the people who participated at our November Symposium on CCOPP, to let you know what is happening and that things are happening, following our good work in November.

Any input, suggestions, comments are always appreciated.  Anyone who would like to join in are more than welcome.

Canadian Universities , Colleges and other Educational Institutions are invited to join the CCOPP Stakeholder Web and help fill the Peace Education gaps.  I would also like to invite individuals who might be interested in “championing” one of the CCOPP Stakeholder Web Action Areas to contact me at info[at]peace.ca .

Regards,
Bob Stewart
I/Executive Director
Canadian Culture of Peace Program

   

SUMMARY MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE CANADIAN CULTURE OF PEACE PROGRAM (“CCOPP”)

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA , EDMONTON

JANUARY 21 – 23, 2005

A promising new Peace and Governance Program is in development at the University of Alberta .  UofA and CCOPP briefed on their current status and explored a relationship that could be ‘symbiotic’ and mutually beneficial.  University of Alberta will consider a potential role as ‘central node’ for advancing a Culture Of Peace, at home and abroad, in support of CCOPP.  For the background reading of the CCOPP briefing, see http://www.peace.ca/canadiancultureofpeaceprogram.htm

We agreed to have a follow-up meeting March 14, 2005 at the University of Alberta to firm up what we are doing together.  CCOPP will continue in a separate meeting March 15 to discuss CCOPP matters of importance.  Members of the Larger Core Working Group of CCOPP would be welcome to participate.  (Contact Bob Stewart at info[at]peace.ca if you plan on participating.)

We will be initiating planning for a Second Annual National Culture of Peace/Canadian Peace Initiative Symposium at the University of Alberta in the fall of 2005 or spring of 2006.  It will be preceded by a workshop to bring new participants up-to-speed with respect to CCOPP.  The conferencing will also coordinate with the Provincial and National Peace Education Conferences.

Direction was provided by the CCOPP Working Group to Bob Stewart, as Interim Executive Director and with the assistance of volunteers, to:

·        incorporate CCOPP,

·        secure a web site domain and initiate,

·        refine a draft protocol for governance of CCOPP, following guidelines discussed,

·        initiate virtual meeting (i.e. by internet) as necessary,

·        initiate a CCOPP Working Group email listserver to serve as a communication tool (Thanks to Renee Vaugeois, Edmonton , who has set it up at http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/CCOPPcore ; instructions to join are shown below),

·        develop the CCOPP Stakeholder Web concept, with the assistance of Paul Nelson ( Calgary ),

·        develop a CCOPP Marketing Strategy, with the assistance of Paul Nelson ( Calgary ),

·        develop a CCOPP Report to the United Nations Secretary General pursuant to General Assembly Resolution A/RES/58/11 paragraph 10 (i.e. the Mid Term Report of the Decade of a Culture of Peace), with the assistance of Don Grayston (Vancouver) and Renee Vaugeois (Edmonton),

·        find individuals who will “champion” the CCOPP Stakeholder Web Action Areas,

·        invite Canadian Universities, Colleges and other institutions to join the CCOPP Stakeholder Web,

·        continue discussions on a Culture of Peace News Network in Canada (“CPNN-Canada”), being led by Tom Rippon ( Victoria ),

·        coordinate with the World Peace Forum 2006 in Vancouver , with the assistance of Don Grayston ( Vancouver ) and Tex Albert ( Montreal ),

·        fill the Small/Executive Core Group and Larger Core Working Group, with the input of participants of CCOPP meetings,

·        develop a list of minimum required reading for newcomers to CCOPP,

·        develop input for a recommended agenda for a Second Annual National Culture of Peace/Canadian Peace Initiative Symposium at the University of Alberta ,

·        develop input for a recommended agenda for a Second Peace and Leadership Workshop,

·        do some preliminary research on the needs and issues related to “Educating Peace Educators” (i.e. peace pedagogy to guide the establishment of a University program to teach teachers and other potential peace educators how to teach peace), with the assistance of Larry Fisk ( Calgary ) and Deanna Douglas ( Edmonton ),

·        develop a strategy for funding CCOPP work.

 

Among other things, University of Alberta will consider the following items in preparation for the March 14 meeting:

 

 

Participants at National COP Symposium Nov 22-23/04:

 

Adams, David; CPNN/CoPP   

Alton , Janice; Voice of Women

Arbess, Saul; Fed. Dept Peace WG

Buckley, Adele; Canadian Pugwash Group 

Burrows, Megan; Mount Saint Vincent U.

Cunnington, Ray; Hamilton CoP Net.

Goodman, Anne; Transformative Learning Centre, OISE , UofT

Grayston, Don; Simon Fraser U.

Hamlett, Wendy; Adelphi U.

Khan, Adam 

Kramar, Myron; Veterans Affairs

Lewis, Scott

Manson, Stephanie

McGregor, Sue; Mount Saint Vincent U.

Ochnik, Monica; Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (National Crime Prevention Council)

Richardson, Judi; Pono Consultants Intl.   

Roche, Doug; Senate of Canada (retired); Middle Powers Init. 

Santa Barbara , Joanna; McMaster U.

Shell, Anna

Sinha, Pramilla   

Sinha, Shall; Gandhi

Stewart, Robert; CCTP    

Tyasto, Marina (visiting from Russia

Vaugeois, Renee; U. Alberta

Winninger, Robert; City of Hamilton Mundialization Cte

 

 


 

CCOPPcore EMAIL LISTSERVER SUBSCRIBE:

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 stewartr [at] peace.ca .  You can also read past correspondence on the CCOPPcore Yahoo site, once registered.

Join us on the Canadian Culture of Peace Program CCOPPcore email listserver for the next round of discussion on a Culture of Peace and Non-violence in Canada , and planning for upcoming meetings, conferences and activities.