CANADIAN CULTURE OF PEACE PROGRAM ("CCOPP")/PROGRAMME CANADIEN POUR LA CULTURE DE LA PAIX

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2000 - 2010 UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DECADE
FOR A CULTURE OF PEACE AND NON-VIOLENCE
FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD

"Our Mission: To Advance a Culture of Peace and Non-violence, at home and abroad."

Summary Statement  (in HTML)   (in Microsoft Word)

The Values of a Culture of Peace and Non-violence - as identified by UN/UNESCO research & development

Mainstreaming the Culture of Peace - a UNESCO guide, 26 pages, in pdf format

Drafting a Protocol to Guide our Conversations and Relationships

Initial Action Plan   (in HTML)   (in Microsoft Word)

Leadership & Peace Workshop Report   (in HTML)   (in Microsoft Word)

Organization Network/Stakeholder Web (Draft) (in HTML)  

Culture of Peace Education Gaps that Require Filling (Draft) (in HTML)

First Annual National Culture of Peace/Canadian Peace Initiative Symposium November 21 - 23, 2004 - substantial background reading leading up to the creation of the Canadian Culture of Peace Program

Summary Minutes of the Meeting of the CCOPP working group at the University of Alberta January 21 - 23, 2005  

Summary Minutes of the Meeting of the CCOPP working group at the University of Calgary March 15, 2005

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Evolving Canadian Model for Culture of Peace Program and Peace Education 2005 - A Powerpoint presentation provided August 31, 2005 to the World Peace Forum organizing committee.  An excellent summary of recent developments in peace education and the culture of peace program in Canada, available for any organizations and individuals interested in advancing peace education and the Culture of Peace and Non-violence Program in their area. Click here for similar presentation also in Portuguese.

Canadian Culture of Peace Program Stakeholder Network Design - This design document is offered to build on the foundational principles that the UN determined and to prepare for a CCOPP operations / marketing document that describes how the CCOPP programme is to be operated and promoted.  This document attempts to answer several key questions necessary for building a culture of peace.  Why is an organization peaceful or violent?  How should peace organizations organize themselves?  How should peace organizations relate to each other?  What kind of expertise should the CCOPP develop?  In the following operations / marketing document the following questions will be asked.  What opportunities should the CCOPP pursue?  How will the CCOPP grow?  How will the CCOPP measure its success?  Click here for HTML or Microsoft Word document.  

Can Peace Be Designed?  A Powerpoint Presentation developed by Paul W. Nelson, CCOPP Director of Organizational Development.  "There is an ecology to the way people cluster and communicate. This makes new tools for building culture available to us.  Satish Kumar explained the profound connection that we all have that few of us recognize. I asked him, "Given this profound connection, how do we build communities?" He said that communities are really only about relationships.  It is profound knowledge for those who want to build a culture of peace.  Building a healthy culture is about building healthy relationships. If we focus on that, we won't get sidetracked by other matters."

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

CCOPP Mid Term Report pursuant to General Assembly Resolution A/RES/58/11 paragraph 12 (i.e. the Mid Term Report of the Decade of a Culture of Peace)

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) Draft CCOPP Marketing Strategy

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Report on the Global Conference to Prevent Violent Conflict and Build Peace, UN HQ, July 19-22, 2005

 

Upcoming Events:

Core Group Meeting, tentatively September or October 2005 at either the University of Alberta - to be announced

Fourth Annual Peace Education Conference in Canada, November 24 - 28, 2005, at McMaster University in Hamilton, preceded by the Second Annual Leadership and Peace Workshop November 21 - 23, 2005 at McMaster.

Second Annual National Culture of Peace/Canadian Peace Initiative Symposium, date to be announced (tentatively Fall 2005 or Spring 2006), at the University of Alberta

 

 

CANADIAN CULTURE OF PEACE PROGRAM EMAIL LISTSERVERS - SUBSCRIBE:
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 - click on this link to choose which group or groups suits you best.  There will be a Group to meet everyone's interest in building a Culture of Peace and Non-violence.

 

Note: this web site is an evolving work-in-progress.  We do not yet have the resources to provide it in the French language, but we are working on it.  Enjoy!  If you have suggestions and feedback, or would like to join our Stakeholder Web, please email info[at]peace.ca 

Canadian Culture of Peace Program
Box 70, Okotoks, AB
CANADA T1S 1A4
Ph: (403)
461-2469
Fax:
(309) 407-6576
E-Mail:
info[at]peace.ca
Web Site: http://www.peace.ca/canadiancultureofpeaceprogram.htm 
Contact: Robert (Bob) Stewart, 
I/Executive Director
 

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