Canadian Peace Education Programs:            Teach Peace bumper sticker

[Note - if you are aware of formal or informal peace education programs and/or Canadian Peace Educators that we do not have listed, please let us know by contacting Bob Stewart at stewartr [at] peace.ca ].  The list of Provincial Ministries responsible for Peace Education is posted at the bottom (click here).

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Canadian university Peace Education Programs. 

 An in depth description of Peace related courses offered at Canadian universities.

The Canadian Section of Amnesty International (English-speaking) (AIC-ES) piloted its first Human Rights Education Project in 2000. Teachers receive a complete set of human rights classroom materials, including video and CD-ROM, by pledging to 
conduct a fundraising and public awareness event. AIC-ES operates annual education/advocacy campaigns around human rights themes. Details of current themes are available from its Web site at http://www.amnesty.ca

ADR Institute of Canada has been promoting excellence in alternative dispute resolution in Canada since 1974. It is a national professional association which exclusively serves the needs of arbitrators and mediators from all sectors of the economy.  It's  responsible or providing training, certification, and professional development opportunities in alternative dispute resolution.  ADR Institute of Canada's mission is to provide National leadership in the development and promotion of alternative dispute resolution in Canada by developing and promoting quality standards, practices, research, certification and professional development.   ADR Institute of Canada's and its members' success contributes to strengthening the alternative dispute resolution in Canada.  ADR Institute of Canada promotes and contributes to the advancement of the profession and provides opportunities to share knowledge. That's why over 1,700 members across Canada are taking advantage membership in ADR Institute of Canada and its Regional Affiliates programs and services to enhance their professional image, increase their knowledge of alternative dispute resolution and achieve their peak professional growth. They also appreciate the opportunity to pursue the professional program leading to certification with ADR Institute of Canada as a Chartered Mediator (C. Med.) and/or Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.). Contact: ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. /Institut d’Arbritage et de Mediation du Canada Inc., #500, 234 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto , ON M4P 1K5; Tel: 416-487-4733  Fax: 416-487-4429; Website: www.adrcanada.ca ; E-mail:  admin@adrcanada.ca

The Baha'i Community of more than 25,000 Canadians has begun a non-formal program of human rights education through which it hopes to encourage its own membership, and, within its level of capacity, other NGOs, government ministries and the school system to increase generally the level of education and awareness of the international human rights system. It has also encouraged a few of its members to work closely with the United Nations Association of Canada new program titled "What Kind of World.?" http://www.unac.org/teachers/whatkind.html, and any other program they learn about that attempts to instill greater international understanding among young people.

Canada World Youth, 2330 Notre-Dame St. West, 4th floor, Montreal, Quebec, H3J 1N4; Tel.: (514) 931-3526 / 1 (800) 605-3526; Fax: (514) 939-2621; E-mail: cwy-jcm@cwy-jcm.org .  Founded by Senator (retired)  Jacques Hébert with the mission of increasing young people’s ability to participate actively in the development of just, harmonious and sustainable societies.

The Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society is a frontline anti-racism organization that provides the following services: anti-racism workshops and training in non-violent solutions to racism and hate group activity; workshops on cross-cultural, equity and diversity issues and institutional change; training to law enforcement agencies and the media on hate group activity; community development and leadership training workshops; victim support, including neighbourhood watch, family support, and referral services; action oriented research on hate group activity and monitoring and tracking incidents of racism; consultation and strategic planning at various levels of government on the development of anti-racism, equity and victim support services; professional advice and support on action-based research methodology and analysis.  C.A.E.R.S. P.O. Box 2783, Vancouver, BC V6B 3X2, CANADA email mailto:caers@telus.com web site http://www.antiracist.com/home.shtml

 
The Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA), a national organization represe
nting human rights jurisdictions from the provinces, territories and federal government, made human rights education the focus of its annual conference at Banff, Alberta in May, 2000. Entitled “Building a Human Rights Culture: Tools for Transformation” [Faire des droits de la personne un mode de vie: les outils de transformation], the conference focused attention on the many activities that can help build a society that fosters equality and reduces discrimination. Held at the mid-way point of the United Nations’ Decade for Human Rights Education, 1995–2004, the conference was part of the long-term work of improving the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of human rights educational and change initiatives. A conference report is available at the Web site of the conference host, the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission http://www.albertahumanrights.ab.ca/conference/index.html.  The conference was an opportunity to showcase new initiatives in human rights education and to think more deeply about the challenges involved in building a human rights culture. Details are incorporated in the reports that follow.

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is an umbrella non-governmental organization comprised of 200 colleges, universities, schools, school boards, educational organizations and businesses across Canada.  Nationally, CBIE engages in policy development, research, advocacy and public information. CBIE is both a leader in shaping Canada's international education agenda and a highly recognized provider of professional development programs for Canada's international educators. CBIE manages vital services for foreign students in Canada. Internationally, CBIE engages in cooperative projects in capacity building, institutional strengthening and human resource development. Our focus is on education at all levels, specialized training programs, civil society and public administration. CBIE works in partnership with educational institutions, community-based organizations and governments in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Americas, the Former Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe. Peace education as we envision it at CBIE through our relationship with CIDA, is an integral component of the greater peacebuilding agenda.  It needs to be holistic and systemic in order for it to be sustainable and effective. It must permeate every level of existence: personal, societal, national and international.  Moving from a culture of conflict and violence towards a Culture of Peace requires transformative change as revolutionary as Freire's social liberation pedagogy.  Peacebuilding through the education system needs to go hand in hand with initiatives in other realms of society. Systemic violence through existing education structures and policy illustrates the need to not only imbue teachers with peace values, programs, strategies, resources and techniques, but also school administrators, other school staff, faculties of education and curriculum developers.  Current peace education programs like conflict-resolution and peer mediation exist based on individual initiative and hence are sporadic and do not reach all Canadian students.  These are ideas and issues that can be further explored.  For more information, contact Canadian Bureau for International Education, 220 Laurier Ave. West, Suite 1100, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5Z9    CANADA; Telephone: (613) 237-4820; Fax: (613) 237-1073; Email: info@cbie.ca ; web site http://www.cbie.ca/

Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace (CCTP) 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 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.  The long term objectives of CCTP include: 1. developing a virtual centre for teaching peace, information dissemination and networking; 2. developing "partnerships for peace" between individuals, government, nongovernment agencies, and business; 3. activate individuals, the general public and organizations to reduce violence and crime; 4. raise peace awareness, education, networking, recognition; 5. focus approach to achieve peace goals and results [see Overview]. For more information, contact, Robert Stewart, Director, Box 70, Okotoks, Alberta T1A 1S4, tel: 403-461-2469; fax 309-407-6576; email stewartr [at] peace.ca ; web site http://www.peace.ca 

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) to develop training material to assist those who work with victims of torture. See the CCVT Web site at http://www.icomm.ca/ccvt

Canadian Council for Multicultural and Intercultural Education (CCMIE/CCÉMI) is a non­governmental national organization composed of provincial and territorial multicultural associations, councils, and teachers organizations representing the cultural, linguistic, and regional diversities in Canadian society. The Council is administered by a voluntary Board of Directors, each member representing a provincial or territorial affiliate. Board members contribute a rich and varied background of knowledge, expertise, and experiences in multicultural, intercultural, and anti-racism education. Board members volunteer their time and work throughout the year by serving on the Board, serving on standing or advisory committees, overseeing or participating in various council projects and initiatives, and liaising with provincial and territorial affiliates, municipalities and local community organizations. Additionally, Board members actively support the Council by: 1. Reporting at each Board meeting on the activities¸ initiatives¸ and plans of their associations;  2. Liaising with governmental and non­governmental bodies and with community organizations and groups;  3. Reporting on issues¸ concerns, needs and priorities to the Council for action;  4. Promoting the goals¸ objectives¸ and activities of the Council and the affiliates.  For more information: 124 O'Connor Street, Suite 204, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M9; Tel: (613)233-4916; Fax: (613)233-4735; E-Mail: admin@ccmie.com ; web site http://www.ccmie.com/

Canadian Forces College continues to play an important role in the professional development of Canadian officers who seek to make a significant contribution to the military profession and to their country.  Telephone (416) 482-6800 Email postmaster@cfc.dnd.ca Web site http://www.cfc.dnd.ca/ .  Further information on the Peace Support Training Centre (PSTC) in Kingston, we can be found on the web at
http://armyapp.dnd.ca/pstc-cfsp

The Canadian Human Rights Commission carries out promotional activities, conducts training sessions to federally regulated public and private sectors employers, produces publications on various human rights issues, as well as videos, posters, and reports. The Commission publishes Equality, a quarterly magazine to inform the public about developments in human rights. A large number of its publications are available on its Web site http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca. The Commission’s materials are used for information and education purposes by schools, employers, NGOs, and unions.

The Canadian Human Rights Foundation (CHRF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to the defense and promotion of human rights through education, in Canada and around the world.  The CHRF was established in 1967 by a group of Canadian jurists, scholars and human rights advocates, among them the late John P. Humphrey, one of the drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These pioneers were committed to bringing human rights to the forefront of the Canadian experience, through educational programmes.  Today, the CHRF remains faithful to its initial mandate and fulfills its mission through programs which support the development of pluralistic and democratic civil societies. Our educational programs focus on human rights law and public education techniques and strategies. They contribute to the creation and consolidation of networks of human rights defenders, in Canada and around the world.  Our main activities include an annual International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP), Regional Programs in Africa, Asia and Central and Eastern Europe, as well as training programs for National Institutions in developing countries.  The CHRF also initiates dialogue and fosters research through Conferences on emerging human rights issues and a series of Publications including educational materials, conference proceedings and a bilingual newsletter, Speaking About Rights.  http://www.chrf.ca/

Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution, Saint Paul University, University of Ottawa, 223 Main Street, Ottawa, Ontario Canada, K1S 1C4.  We are located in St-Paul U.(  http://www.ustpaul.ca/ ) but our society is independ
ent.  The Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution can help you get beneath the surface of conflict in your business, organization or community and has provided leadership in the field of conflict resolution since 1988. Its mission is, in the public interest, to foster, develop and communicate resolution processes for individuals, organisations and communities in Canada and internationally, and to further the objective to embody, within the conflict resolution process, the positive attributes of common sense, compassion and spirituality.  In keeping with this mission, it has done pioneer work in developing the new field of Community-Based Conflict Resolution (CBCR) with its Third Party Neutral (TPN) training, and has broken new ground in the area of deep-rooted conflict and reconciliation. CICR has developed highly acclaimed-and highly effective-training which draws on many different sources and combines ideas in a unique and creative way. CICR doesn't have yet a web site. But you can easily reach us at : Tel : 613-235-5800, Fax: 613-235-5801, E-mail : cicr@ustpaul.uottawa.ca

Canadian Institute of International Affairs, 5 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C8. Mr. Alan W. Sullivan, President and C.E.O. Telephone 416-979-1851; Fax 416-979-8575. The mission of the CIIA is to promote an understanding of international affairs by providing interested Canadians with a non-partisan, nation-wide forum for informed discussion, analysis and debate. The Institute as such is precluded by its constitution from expressing an official opinion on any aspect of world affairs. http://www.ciia.org 

 The Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation (CIIAN) is dedicated to the objective of resolving destructive conflict at the local, national and international level by integrating innovative ADR techniques and applied research of leaders in the field into the practice of mediation and conflict resolution and in the training of Dispute Resolution practitioners nationally and internationally.    http://www.canadr.com/

The Canadian International Institute of Peace and Security (CIIPS) purpose is to increase knowledge and understanding of the issues relating to international peace and security from a Canadian perspective, with particular emphasis on arms control, disarmament, defence and conflict resolution. (an initiative of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, now defunct)

Canadian Model United Nations Conferences - UNA-Canada has compiled a fairly extensive list of Model United Nations (MUN) conferences in Canada. The list features all MUN activities currently know to the UNA. If anyone knows of other conferences please contact the UNA with the relevant information so we can extend the listing.  A brief sketch of each conference is provided. Participation targets for all conferences is clearly marked. High school conferences are only for high school students. The same generally applies at the university level, although a few accept senior high school teams. Listed fees are registration fees only. Unless otherwise indicated, meals and accommodation are not included. All dates and prices are approximate and may change before conference time so confirmation with the organizers is essential. Finally, each conference is targeted at either local, provincial, regional or national audiences. Many local conferences are only equipped to operate on a small scale and wish to remain the way they are. These conferences are no less important than the larger national conferences: they merely operate under different circumstances. http://www.unac.org/mun/canadamodel.html

Canadian Peace Research and Education Association.  The main purpose of the Association is to advance research and promote education in the causes of war and the conditions of peace.  To this end the Association undertakes to:    Organize those engaged or interested in peace research or education in order to institute communication and contacts among them; Encourage the interdisciplinary study of war and peace in Canadian schools and research institutes; Cooperate in the popularization of knowledge about international conflict and its resolution.  http://www.msvu.ca/PAX/CPREA/index.asp 

Canadian Peace Institute/Initiative ("CPI")  is functioning as a loose-knit venue for peace educators to network, trade information, and develop some solidarity or unity of purpose as to the direction and capacity of peace education in Canada should take".  The Council of Ministers of Education Report On Peace Education gives us a very meaningful purpose: "to decide what action peace educators should take in light of the CMEC Report, to promote peace education systematically and effectively".  CPIdiscussion
email listserver is that venue for electronic conversation, and overcomes logistical problems of time and distance.  The Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace web site at http://www.peace.ca has served as an informational resource for CPI until something better is developed.  The next important venue is a conference(s). 
For more information, contact, Robert Stewart, List Moderator, Box 70, Okotoks, Alberta T1A 1S4, tel: 403-461-2469; fax 309-407-6576; email stewartr [at] peace.ca .  Anyone with an interest in peace education can participate in CPI.  CPIDISCUSSION EMAIL LISTSERVER SUBSCRIBE: A CPIdiscussion email listserver has been set up to facilitate communications.  If anyone would like to participate in the Canadian Peace Institute/Initiative ("CPI") discussion and developments, then from the email account they wish to have on the listserve, send an empty letter to CPIdiscussion-subscribe@yahoogroups.com . 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 CPIdiscussion-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com .  For more information, visit the CPIdiscussion webpage at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CPIdiscussion  .  If you have any problems, contact the list moderator Bob Stewart at stewartr [at] peace.ca .  You can also read past correspondence on the CPIdiscussion site, once registered.

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation, based in Toronto, began work in 1998 with a mandate to "foster racial harmony and cross-cultural understanding and help to eliminate racism." It is a non-governmental organization established with the aid of an endowment fund provided by the government of Canada. According to its Vision Statement, it aims to help bring about "a more harmonious Canada that acknowledges its racist past, recognizes the pervasiveness of racism today, and is committed to creating a future in which all Canadians are treated equitably and fairly." Through its Program for Initiatives Against Racism, it sponsors activities that increase critical understanding of racism and racial discrimination in Canada; expose the causes and manifestations of racism; inform the general public of the facts, contrary to popular misconceptions, about groups affected by racism and racial discrimination; and, highlight the contributions of groups affected by racism and racial discrimination, notably Aboriginal Peoples and racial minorities.

Canadian Red Cross - Our mission is to help people deal with situations that threaten their survival and safety, their security and well-being and their dignity -- in Canada and around the world. http://www.redcross.ca./ .  The CRC regularly provides Abuse Prevention training and Respect Ed. for schools and other organizations.  Global Education is a community-based educational program that involves hundreds of Canadian Red Cross volunteers and staff. Its overall goal is to educate Canadians about the conditions facing the world’s most vulnerable people and to offer ways to be involved in the effort to improve these conditions. The program is primarily devoted to educating young Canadians about the dangers of landmines and activities of the Red Cross to eradicate these deadly and indiscriminate weapons. A campaign entitled “Survive the Peace” helps to do that. It is supported by a number of training workshops, resource materials (including a continually revised web page), a newsletter and, most importantly, the Youth Mine Action Ambassador Programme (YMAAP).  The Canadian Red Cross, in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and Mines Action Canada, oversees the activities of the youth ambassadors as they use their idealism, energy and knowledge of the issues to raise landmine awareness in Canada. Five of the eight youth ambassadors work from Red Cross offices across the country. A trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina took place in April 2000 where the youth ambassadors investigated, first-hand, the progress of the landmine ban in the region.  During Canadian Landmine Awareness Week (February 23 to March 3), Toronto high-school students planted red paper discs through downtown streets that said “PICK ME UP.” When turned over they said, “BOOM! This could have been a landmine!” and explained how children in some countries lose arms, legs and even lives by picking up curious objects like these. Youth Ambassadors in Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Quebec City, Winnipeg, and Vancouver held similar public events to further educate Canadians about the dangers of landmines worldwide.
 
The Canadian Safe School Network is a charitable organization committed to building and nurturing partnerships which will reduce youth violence and ensure safer schools and communities.  The problem of youth violence experienced in schools and communities today is unprecedented. Although schools, communities and educational systems are evolving and reshaping themselves, the need for the safety and security of our children remains unchanged. CSSN focuses on prevention and early intervention to curb youth violence trends and help build safer schools and communities.  Built on the firm foundation of the Ontario Safe School task Force established nearly a decade ago CSSN brings together key groups in the community to find new solutions to increasing crime and violence. Supported by research, program and resource development and an ever-widening network of professionals and volunteers, CSSN initiatives create opportunities for key players to be involved in the critical charting of comprehensive strategies for the future.  Canadian Safe School Network, 2085 Hurontario St., Suite 300, Mississauga Ontario    L5A 4G1, Canada.   Email: cssn@interlog.com .  Phone: 905-848-0440, Fax: 905-848-3419, Freephone: 1-877-337-0336.  Web site http://www.canadiansafeschools.com/index.asp 

Centre for Conflict Resolution International - Our Mission: To prevent and resolve workplace conflict.  Conflict in the workplace is a natural result of transition, growth, changing technology and personality differences. These conflicts can be time consuming and costly for organizations who need to minimize time spent on unproductive activities. The Centre for Conflict Resolution International Ltd. (CCR International) can help your organization remain competitive by reducing workplace conflict. Our people are conflict resolution specialists as well as experienced trainers and facilitators. Our methods are based on solid theory complemented with years of hands-on experience in helping organizations around the world prevent and resolve disputes. We can help you achieve a harmonious, productive and profitable workplace.  Winnipeg, Ottawa, Calgary, Canada.  Email: info@conflictatwork.com  Contact 1-888-421-7822; web site http://www.conflictatwork.com/ 

Centre for Peace Action and Migration Research (CPAMR) at Carleton University to develop People Oriented Planning (POP), a training course originally developed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 1989. POP aims to improve the targeting of assistance and protection programs in refugee camp situations around the world and particularly emphasizes implications of gender roles.

The Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) is an independent research and media group of progressive writers, scholars and activists committed to curbing the tide of "globalisation" and "disarming" the New World Order. The CRG webpage at http://globalresearch.ca based in Montréal publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on the interrelationship between social, economic, strategic, geopolitical and environmental processes.  The Centre's objective is to unveil the workings of the New World Order. War and globalisation go hand in hand, leading, in the post Cold War era, to the destruction of countries and the impoverishment of hundreds of millions of people. In turn, this global economic system is marked by an unprecedented concentration of private wealth. The institutions of war, police repression and economic management interface with one another. NATO is not only in liaison with the Pentagon and the CIA, it also has contacts with the IMF and the World Bank. In turn, the Washington based international financial bureaucracy, responsible for imposing deadly "economic medicine" on developing countries has close ties to the Wall Street financial establishment. The powers behind this system are those of the global banks and financial institutions, the military-industrial complex, the oil and energy giants, the biotech conglomerates and the powerful media and communications giants, which fabricate the news and overtly distorts the course of world events. In turn, the police apparatus represses, in the name of "Western democracy", all forms of dissent and critique of the dominant neoliberal ideology. This "false consciousness" which pervades our societies, prevents critical debate and masks the truth. Ultimately, this false consciousness precludes a collective understanding of the workings of a World economic and political system, which destroys people's lives. The only promise of global capitalism is a World of landless farmers, shuttered factories, jobless workers and gutted social programs with "bitter economic medicine" under the WTO and the IMF constituting the only prescription. The New World Order is based on the "false consensus" of Washington and Wall Street, which ordains the "free market system" as the only possible choice on the fated road to a "global prosperity". The GRG purports to reveal the truth and disarm the falsehoods conveyed by the controlled corporate media. For more information: Michel Chossudovsky, Editor, email editor@globalresearch.ca , Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) 21, 1st Avenue, Terrasse-Vaudreuil QC  J7V 3T5, CANADA

The Centre for Social Justice is a partnership of activists from universities and unions, faith communities and social movements. Our partnership is premised on a commitment to the democratic values of equality, justice and respect for minority rights.  There are two components to our work -- a progressive think tank doing research and producing materials on social justice issues, and an education component that collaborates with other groups to popularize these ideas.  Suite 303, 489 College Street, Toronto, ON Canada M6G 1A5, Tel 416-927-0777, Fax 416-927-7771, Toll Free 1-888-803-8881, E-mail:   justice@socialjustice.org ; Web site http://www.socialjustice.org/

Children's-Creative Response to Conflict (C-CRC), has been established in Canada since 1982 and in the U.S. since 1972. It is one of the founding programs in peace and conflict resolution education in the field of working with children. In Canada, C-CRC has been continually providing quality trainings and workshops with an enormous amount of volunteerism and essentially without funding.   It is notable that many of the more recent programs available bear some of the programming similar to what C-CRC has always offered. For more information, contact Carole McIlhagga, program coordinator, C-CRC-Canada Ccrccanada@aol.com ; web site http://www.peaced.org/

Children’s International Summer Villages ("CISV") is an independent, non-political, volunteer organization promoting peace education and cross-cultural friendship. It is a charitable organization independent of any government, political party, religious body or other "umbrella" organization.  CISV International maintained a Category "C" Mutual Information Relationship with UNESCO. CISV has a long term research relationship with the Department of Education at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and is established as a reputable youth exchange organization which has had 134,433 participants representing 100 countries. CISV host families, adult facilitators and staff members are volunteers and receive no compensation. http://www.cisv.org/  Canadian Site  http://www.cisv.ca/

Concordis has just launched its new web site.  You can reach the site at <http://www.concordis.org/> .  Concordis works on peace and international conflict resolution.  It brings together expatriate communities resident in Canada, drawn from opposite sides of foreign conflicts, and brokers a collaborative dialogue between them, to develop solutions to the hostilities in their regions of origin.  Our hope for our web site mirrors the philosophy that drives our broader mission: that in an era of mobility and instantaneous communications, it is possible to bring together people from around the world and forge the mutual understanding that is the foundation of a sustainable and just peace everywhere.  Concordis is currently working with the Arab-Canadian and Jewish-Canadian communities on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Although recent events in the United States and in Afghanistan have made this conflict still more fragile, we believe that it is precisely in areas where the need is greatest that cry out for the greatest courage to pursue our motto, "creating peace between us, by us".  I hope that you will drop by our web site at <http://www.concordis.org/>, and might become one of our partners in peace.  For more information, contact Akaash Maharaj, President & CEO, Concordis, <http://www.concordis.org/>, The Esplanade, Box 295, Station A, Toronto ON  M5W 1B2; Tel >     (416) 995 3275; Fax (416) 995 3287; E-mail  ceo@concordis.org or Lori Ann Comeau lacomeau@concordis.org .  Creating peace between us, by us. 

Conflict Resolution Network Canada - Our Vision is a society where all citizens are engaged in building safe and healthy families, workplaces and communities. We need people who share our vision to help bring about lasting change.  For almost 20 years Conflict Resolution Network Canada has helped people find constructive ways through conflict by encouraging the use of peaceful processes in everyday life. CR Network Canada develops, promotes and extends the use of conflict resolution and restorative justice processes such as negotiation, mediation, consensus-building and peacemaking circles. In this work, we have seen first hand how the hurt, despair and violence of conflict can be transformed into healthier relationships, organizations and communities.  Conflict Resolution Network Canada, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6, Canada; Phone: (519) 885-0880; Fax: (519) 885-0806; Web site: http://www.crnetwork.ca/ ; e-mail: crnetwork@crnetwork.ca

Educating for Peace (E4P) is a citizen advocacy group that supports and promotes the teaching of peace and global education in Canada's schools - primary, intermediate and secondary.  Educating for Peace, PO Box 4791, Stn E, Ottawa ON K1S 5H9, Contact Blodwen Piercy 613 749-8929 (email: jepiercy@cyberus.ca ) or Penny Sanger 613 233-7133 (email: pennysanger@cyberus.ca ); web site http://www.global-ed.org/e4p/ 

Family Mediation Canada is an interdisciplinary association of lawyers, social workers, human services and health care professionals, working together, creating a better way to provide for co-operative conflict resolution relating to separation and divorce, adoption, child welfare, wills and estates, parent/teen counselling, organizations, etc. FMC was established in 1985 as a charitable, not-for-profit association under the Canada Corporations Act. Our Vision: Excellence in family mediation. Our Mission: Family Mediation Canada is dedicated to the promotion of mediation and other forms of non-adversarial resolution for family related conflict.   FMC supports the ongoing development of excellence and professionalism within its organization and in mediation practice. Our Objectives: 1. provide a Canadian forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences, research, and opportunities relating to all aspects of family mediation through newsletters, conferences and seminars; 2. promote and monitor a code of ethics and standards of practice; 3. develop and encourage training and continuing education programs; 4. encourage and conduct research into all areas of family dispute resolution; 5. provide consultation to Provincial/Territorial mediation associations and other interested agencies, groups and individuals; 6. inform the Canadian public about the advantages of mediation.  Contact: Family Mediation Canada, 528 Victoria St. North, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 5G1, Phone:(519) 585-3118, Fax:(519) 585-3121, E-mail: fmc@fmc.ca  . Web site http://www.fmc.ca/

The Global Education Network, based in Canada, consists of teachers, students, and members of the Community at large who believe that teaching and learning must integrate the interdependency of the social, economic, environmental, and political aspects of our world.  To that end, we are creating an on-line directory of resources to be used in any curriculum area at any level. Let us know how it works for you.  The categories are based on the work of Sue Greig, Graham Pike and David Selby and are also meant to be inter-dependent. The Index of Resources contains a complete list of the web site links found in the categories listed below. These sites have been chosen for their resources for teachers, students, or general value to Global Educators - specific reference to their content is contained in the short descriptions on each page.  Human Rights contains links to organizations in Canada and globally who are fighting for justice for groups who are being discriminated against: for racial, sexist, ageist, economic, sexual orientation, or any other reason. Development links work to bring us information about groups working in partnership to promote environmental, economic, and personal equity world-wide. Peace is meant in the community and school sense as well as regional and world peace. It includes agencies that promote cultural understanding and justice, peacemaking, human rights and conflict resolution as well as those seeking to change the global structures that condone war and violence. Environment contains links to agencies in the private, NGO, and government sectors working locally, nationally, and globally towards an awareness of the interconnections between and among all earth's organisms, and the planet itself. Media Sources In an attempt to balance the main-stream media coverage of all global issues raised in the areas listed above, we connect the reader to a range of alternative sites.  For more information, see the web site at http://www.global-ed.org  ; or contact Dianne Clipsham clipsham@rogers.com

Human Rights Internet (HRI) (http://www.hri.ca) supports the work of the global non-governmental community in its work for human rights. To this end, it promotes human rights education, stimulates research, encourages the sharing of information, and builds international links among human rights groups. Its primary role is to serve the information needs of international scholars, human rights activists, asylum lawyers, and other organizations via an extensive documentation centre and computerized
databases.  HRI's databases include information on thousands of human rights organizations, bibliographic abstracts of the literature, bodies which fund human rights work, human rights awards, education programs on human rights, and children's rights
information. Presently, it is working to make these databases available on-line. HRI also offers a publications program, which includes regular (i.e., quarterly and annual) publications, human rights directories, and occasional publications. "Human Rights
 Tribune" is a quarterly magazine of information and analysis aimed at the concerned public and the human rights community. It monitors important developments in the United Nations and other international institutions, as well as the work of human rights
activists. The "HRI Reporter," published since HRI's inception, abstracts and indexes thousands of the publications received at HRI. Recent editions focus on such themes as ethnic conflict and women's rights. 

The International Bureau for Children's Rights, http://www.web.net/~tribunal/ an international NGO based in Montreal, aims to protect, defend and promote the rights and welfare of all children in accordance with the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child. Its president is children's rights activist and youth court Judge Andrée Ruffo. The Bureau's main focus since its inception in 1994 has been the sexual exploitation of children. It has established the International Tribunal for Children's Rights, which it describes as a moral institution, not a formal judicial body. The Tribunal, comprised of five judges who are internationally recognised legal experts from different regions of the world, has met in France, Brazil, and Thailand to hear evidence and report on violations of children's rights. In 1999, the Bureau turned its attention to the situation of children in armed conflict. It aimed to raise public awareness on this issue through a series of interventions, consultations, and hearings. In November 1999, the Bureau hosted an international conference in Montreal on the theme "Children's Rights in the New Millennium" to mark the tenth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a public corporation created by the Parliament of Canada to help researchers and communities in the developing world find solutions to development problems through research.  The Peacebuilding and Reconstruction Program Initiative (PBR PI) of IDRC  promotes peacebuilding research, policy development and capacity building to assist Southern countries emerging from conflict avoid a relapse into violence.  For more information: http://www.idrc.ca

International School Peace Gardens was founded by Julia Morton-Marr to "develop peacebuilding curriculum and educational programs, using Peace Parks and Gardens as strategies for safer schools".   ISPG is the flagship program of the International Holistic Tourism Education Centre© (IHTEC). International School Peace Gardens, which officially began in 1994 as a UN 50th Anniversary program, is an initiative of the International Holistic Tourism Education Centre (IHTEC). IHTEC is dedicated to developing programs that educate young people through "Tourism as a vital force for peace". www.ihtec.on.ca

Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada was founded in May, 2000 to teach the techniques of nonviolence and peaceful conflict resolution to Canadians, and to help the international effort to create a global nonviolent peace force to send to conflict areas worldwide.  Just Recently: 1. Teaching nonviolence in Canadian classrooms and playgrounds is becoming mainstream;  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution is increasingly replacing lawsuits in Canada;  3. Approaches to peacemaking for Quakers, Unitarians, Mennonites, Catholics, and First Nations peoples are coming together;  4. Peace Brigades International (PBI)* celebrated 20 years of nonviolent accompaniment and violence prevention in conflict areas without a single death of a volunteer; 5. Project Accompaniment sent hundreds of Canadian volunteers to Central America to be unarmed bodyguards for returning refugees.  Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada in its first year, has: 1. participated in the Winnipeg International Conference on War Affected Children;  2. hosted the International Steering Committee of Nonviolent Peaceforce and its own retreat;  3. held its first training series in introductory conflict resolution techniques;  4. opened an office in The Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave., Suite 100A, Ottawa ON.  The legacy of Martin Luther King and Mohandas Gandhi are still alive today. Nonviolence may be an idea whose time has come.   For more information, contact: Carl Stieren (Chair) - Ottawa, Ontario - Email: carls@cyberus.ca , Nonviolent Peace Force Canada, Suite 100A, The Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1R 6H5; Phone: (613) 564-0999; Fax: (613) 564-0068; Email: pax@magma.ca ; web site http://www.magma.ca/~pax/  

Peace by Peace and The Peace Games Program  was founded in 1990 by Francelia Butler, Professor Emerita of Children's Literature at the University of Connecticut at Stores.  After having touched the lives of thousands of Connecticut children, the program was transferred in the fall of 1992 to the Phillips Brooke House Association, Harvard University's public service organization.  The following year, satellite programs were launched at Yale University's Dwight Hall and Columbia University's Community Impact.  Robin Sacks, a graduate of Columbia University and the 1996 chair of Peace Games International, returned home to Toronto in fall of 1997 to found Peace Games Toronto in conjunction with the University of Toronto's Youth Empowering Youth and the Peace and Conflict Society.   The first Peace Games program in Toronto was a tremendous success with  600 children in grade 5 classrooms throughout the City of Toronto public school system participating. The Peace Games web site:  http://www.interlog.com/~paxgames/  .  The Peace by Peace web site: http://welcome.to/peacebypeace .  For more information contact Ashllie Claassen, from Peace by PEACE in Toronto  ashllie@hotmail.com or telephone The Peace and Conflict Studies Program (University of Toronto) 416-978-2485

Peacefund Canada (PFC) was established in October 1985 by the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), the Canadian Association for Adult Education, and l’Institut Canadien d’Éducation des Adultes. Its goal is to encourage and support adult peace educators and other learners in their efforts to build a more humane, non-violent and de-militarized world. Its mission is to fund peace education projects in Canada and around the world. Its work focuses on the efforts of individuals and organizations around the world seeking to bring peace to their communities and beyond. PFC is placing particular emphasis on the Global Campaign for Peace Education, one of the seven main actions undertaken by the Hague Appeal for Peace (HAP) in May 1999 . This campaign is being conducted through a global network of education associations and regional, national and local task forces of citizens and educators. (See the HAP Web site at http://www.haguepeace.org/).  For more information about Peacefund Canada, visit their web site at http://www.web.net/~pfcan/ and contact: Nancy Drozd, Executive Director, Peacefund Canada, 206-145 Spruce Street, Ottawa, Ontario    K1R 6P1, Canada; Phone: (613) 230-0860; Fax: (613) 563-0017; or email Peacefund Canada directly pfcan@web.net 

Peace Research Institute - Dundas, 25 Dundana Avenue, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 4E5. Director: Dr. Hanna Newcombe. Telephone 905-628-2356; Fax 905-628-1830. web site http://www.prid.on.ca/index.html

The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC), Box 100, Clementsport, Nova Scotia, Canada B0S 1E0, Telephone 902-638-8611, Fax 902-638-3315,
Email: registrar@peaceoperations.org Website: http://www.peaceoperations.org .  The Centre is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1994 by the Government of Canada.  The Centre receives core funding from the Department of National Defence and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.  The Centre's mandate is to support Canada's contribution to international peace and security.  The PPC does this by conducting a program of education, training, and research on all aspects of peace operations. The PPC's learning environment is international, multidisciplinary and multi cultural.

Physicians for Global Survival, 203 - 145 Spruce Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6P1. Debbie Grisdale, Executive Director. Telephone 613-233-1982; Fax 613-233-9028; Email: pgs@web.apc.org; Web: http://www.web.pc.org/˜pgs/. A non-profit organization dedicated to educating the medical profession, the public and politicians about the medical consequences of nuclear war, the prevention of war in general and the relationship between militarism, underdevelopment and environmental degradation. "We the Physicians for Global Survival, are committed to the abolition of nuclear weapons, the prevention of war, and the promotion of non-violent means of conflict resolution and social justice in a sustainable world."

Play for Peace Canada, a global organization.  We are currently in eight regions around the world, with Canada being the newest addition to the organization.  The mission of Play for Peace is "where children and youth from communities in conflict come to know each other through cooperative play to create laughter, compassion, and peaceful communities for today and tomorrow."  Basically, we train high school aged youth to faciliate cooperative games and activities with elementary aged school children.  We bring together communities which are in conflict and work to build peace through play.  If you are interested I can go into further detail.  Contact: Stephanie Estabrook, 55 Eccles Street, Ottawa, ON, K1R 6S3.  email sestabro@swchc.on.ca

Project Ploughshares, based in Waterloo, Ontario, promotes disarmament and demilitarization, the peaceful resolution of political conflict, and the pursuit of security based on equity, justice, and a sustainable environment. Public understanding and support for these goals are encouraged through research, education, and the development of constructive policy alternatives, particularly reduced reliance on military force, abolition of nuclear weapons, and control of the weapons trade. Educational activities include public forums, round tables, and dissemination of research findings in their publications The Ploughshares Monitor, Armed Conflicts Report, Working Papers, Briefings, and other resources.  Project Ploughshares also operates an internship program providing an opportunity for Canadian youth (under 30 years of age) to work with non-governmental organizations that are engaged in activities related to international peacebuilding and security. Interns are graduates of postsecondary programs such as peace and conflict studies, political science, history, international studies, and communications, and have an interest in pursuing careers in emerging areas of international peace and security. In 1998 16 interns were placed for six months with Project Ploughshares and with peace and security organizations in Canada, Germany, Costa Rica, South Africa, Kenya, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States. The Project Ploughshares Web site is http://www.ploughshares.ca

RESOLVE, formerly known as the Manitoba Research Centre on Family Violence and Violence Against Women, is a regional research network, involving the three prairie provinces, with offices in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the administration office at the University of Manitoba. What all of our projects have in common is active participation of community and university based researchers and a commitment to produce results which are useful in policy and practice development as well as useful in the academic setting. In the past two years our network has expanded to include service providers, government policy makers and universities in all three provinces. Through Resolve, they work together and share information, to ensure that programs designed to serve our urban, rural, aboriginal and ethnic communities are based on the "best practices" of all three provinces.   Mission: The goal of RESOLVE is the reduction and ultimate elimination of family violence by: working with community groups to identify important gaps in our knowledge about family violence; developing action-oriented research projects to examine the full range of issues related to family violence; working in interdisciplinary teams in partnership with community groups and other universities and centres in western Canada;  generating and evaluating strategies to address the various manifestations of family violence playing an active role in communicating results to the public and policy makers; promoting awareness, reform and social change; training students and members of community organizations in family violence research methods.  For more information: Resolve Manitoba, 108 Isbister Building, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2; Tel: (204) 474-8965; Fax: (204) 474-7686; Email: resolve@umanitoba.caResolve Saskatchewan c/o Dept. of Psychology Arts 154, 9 Campus Drive University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada S7N 5A5 Tel: (306) 966-2255 Fax: (306) 966-2255 Email: resolve@arts.usask.caResolve Alberta c/o Dept. of Anthropology Social Sciences 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4; Tel: (403) 220-8634 Fax: (403) 210-8117 Email: resolve@ucalgary.ca

Rights & Democracy (International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development) (ICHRDD) is a non-partisan organization with an international mandate. It was created by Canada's Parliament in 1988 to encourage and support the universal values of human rights and the promotion of democratic institutions and practices around the world. It celebrated its 10th anniversary this past fiscal year, having officially opened its doors in October 1990. Rights & Democracy works with individuals, organizations and governments in Canada and abroad to promote the human and democratic rights defined in the United Nations' International Bill of Human Rights. Although its mandate is wide-ranging, Rights & Democracy currently focuses on four themes: democratic development, women's human rights, globalization and human rights, and the rights of indigenous peoples. It also has two special operations: Urgent Action/Important Opportunities to respond to human rights crises and seize important opportunities as they arise, and International Human Rights Advocacy to enhance the work of human rights advocates, in Canada and internationally, in the effective use of regional and international human rights mechanisms of the United Nations and regional human rights systems.  Rights & Democracy enjoys partnerships with human rights, indigenous peoples' and women's rights groups, as well as democratic movements and governments around the world with whom it cooperates to promote human rights and democracy. It is therefore uniquely placed to facilitate dialogue between government officials and non-governmental organizations in Canada and abroad. It is one of the very few organizations with the necessary credibility on both sides to play this bridge-building role.   It initiates and supports projects that advocate the protection of human rights and the strengthening of democratic development and facilitates the capacity of its partners to do the same.  Advocacy:  To inform public opinion and to call for policy changes with respect to the promotion and defence of human rights and democratic development.  Capacity Building:  To strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to achieve their human rights goals and to contribute to the building of democratic processes and institutions.  Rights & Democracy also calls on the Canadian and other governments, the member states of the United Nations and national and international organizations to adhere to existing human rights conventions and to develop and improve charters, declarations, treaties, institutions and enforcement mechanisms.  Rights & Democracy receives the majority of its funding from Canada's Overseas Development Assistance Budget through the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The financial year runs from April 1 to March 31 of the following year. Each year, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors submits a report on Rights & Democracy's activities to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who tables it in Parliament. The financial accounts and transactions are examined annually by the Auditor General of Canada. Rights & Democracy has consultative status (Category II) with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is on the International Labour Organization's Special List of NGOs. It also has observer status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. It is a non-profit charitable organization (registration number 0808345-59). Donations are tax deductible.  For more information: 1001 de Maisonneuve Blvd. East, Suite 1100, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA, H2L 4P9; Telephone: +1-514-283-6073; Fax: +1-514-283-3792; Email: ichrdd@ichrdd.ca ; web site http://www.ichrdd.ca

Safe and Caring Schools and Communities Association of Canada.  THE OBJECTIVES ARE: 
1.         To develop, promote and support a set of guiding principles for safe, caring, inclusive and peaceful schools.
2.         To establish and maintain standards and to contribute to promoting respectful, responsible, caring, peaceful and inclusive relationships within our schools and communities.
3.         To serve as a forum for people concerned with violence prevention, character education, conflict management and developing safe, caring, inclusive and peaceful schools and communities
4.         To carry out any activity related to these ends.
Contact: Vince Stancato  < vincent.stancato@gems8.gov.bc.ca >, SCSCAC Treasurer, Suite 201, 4180 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby  BC,
V5C 6A7; Ph: (604) 660-0582 or  Vicki Mather  < vmather@teachers.ab.ca >.  Click here to refer to Microsoft Word brochure attached.

Science for Peace, University College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A1. Telephone 416-978-3606.  Science for Peace is a Canadian organization of natural scientists, engineers, social scientists, scholars in the humanities and lay people. It brings together professors, graduate students and first degree students who are concerned about peace, justice and making an environmentally sustainable future. http://scienceforpeace.sa.utoronto.ca/

World Federalists of Canada, 207 - 145 Spruce Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6P1. Mr. Fergus Watt, Executive Director. Telephone 613-232-0647. The following summarizes the programs administered by the WFC: Canadian Network for an International Criminal Court; United Nations Parliamentary Assembly; UN Peacekeeping; Issues Actions Groups; Coalitions. The World Federalist Foundation is a national registered charitable organization which supports research and educational projects, particularly in the areas of international and world law.  http://www.web.net/~wfcnat/

YouCAN is a national non-profit charitable organization that works with young adults to: promote the peaceful resolution of personal, community, and societal conflicts; promote the concept of nonviolence, peer mediation and conflict resolution; establish a Canadian network of peer mediators and youth peace-makers; and to highlight and affirm the work of peace-makers of all ages, especially that of young Canadians. Originally founded in 1992 by a group of concerned educators, the group was then called the Canadian Peer Mediators Association (cpma). After five years establishing the organization, the adult board resigned and gave control to an all-youth board and the association was renamed YouCAN! (Youth Canada Association) in July 1997. YouCAN! assists youth in exploring the connection between conflict resolution and violence prevention. This, combined with training workshops, provides youth with the skills and knowledge to make a real difference in our communities. These same skills will benefit them in their future careers and relationships.  We envision a nation where all youth work in partnership with their communities to grow in peaceful and conflict-resolving lifestyles. Our mission is to develop and promote nation-wide youth-led initiatives in non-violent conflict resolution and prevention.  Youth Canada Association, 797 Somerset St. West, Suite 34, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1R 6R3; tel 613-230-1903; free 1-888-4YouCAN; fax 613-233-3700; email info@youcan.ca ; web site http://www.youcan.ca/

The YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) is a world-wide Christian, ecumenical, voluntary movement for women and men with special emphasis on the involvement of young people. It seeks to build a human community of justice with love, peace and reconciliation. Founded in 1844, it now works through 14'000 local associations and 45'000'000 members in 122 countries. For more information: International web site http://www.ymca.int ; peace programs http://www.ymca.int/program.html ; Canadian YMCA web site http://www.ymca.ca ; World Alliance of YMCAs, 12 Clos Belmont, 1208 Geneva, Switzerland, Phone: +41-22-8495100, Fax: +41-22-8495110, email office@ymca.int .  YMCA Canada, 42 Charles Street East, 6th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1T4, (416) 967-9622.  The World Alliance of YMCAs' Statement on Peace: "Peace has many dimensions.  It is not only a state of relationships among nations.  We cannot expect to live in a world of peace if we are unable to live in peace with those close to us - even those who differ from us.  ...The responsibility for peace begins with each person, in relationship with family and friends, and extends to community life and national activities.  There are no simple recipes.  It is we ourselves who must seek - act - pray - for ways to be peacemakers."

YWCA -- The mission of the Young Women's Christian Association is to empower women and girls and to work to eliminate racism. Globally, the YWCA represents more than 25 million women throughout 101 countries http://www.ywca.org .   The YWCA Week Without Violence is a violence prevention initiative of the YWCA of/du Canada. During the week of October 20th to 26th,  connect with your friends, family and neighbours to build safer communities across Canada.   This will be the seventh annual YWCA Week Without Violence.  You can participate in a number of ways. For example you can make a personal pledge or plan an event in your community. All the information on how to get involved is on this website. Everyone is welcome to join us! Last year 75,000 people in 200 communities and 500 schools across Canada participated. This year we invite you to make violence a thing of the past. Imagine a week without violence. Now imagine a lifetime. Let’s make it real! Find more information on www.weekwithoutviolence.ca , or contact Jenny Robinson, National Coordinator, Week Without Violence, Building Communities Without Violence, YWCA of/du Canada, 590 Jarvis Street 5th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2J4; 416-962-8881 ext. 237; 416-962-8084 fax; www.ywcacanada.ca


Newfoundland

The Newfoundland-Labrador Human Rights Association http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/nlhra carries out education programs that create and promote awareness of human rights among the general public and among target groups such as youth, seniors, women, and minorities. It also offers education and training to individuals, groups, and organizations interested in providing human rights advocacy or education services. Its Web site offers resources particularly useful to people working on human rights issues in Newfoundland and Labrador, with links to a large array of other human rights education resources of interest to Canadians generally.


Nova Scotia

Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia offers a peace studies course:  http://ace.acadiau.ca/polisci/aa/DigAgora/Courses/idst2216/homepage.html
which, combined with a Human Rights course http://ace.acadiau.ca/polisci/aa/DigAgora/Courses/pols4883/homepage.html and a UN course  http://ace.acadiau.ca/polisci/aa/DigAgora/Courses/pols3183/homepage.html  allows a student to do significant work in the area of peace studies. Many students who opt for this combination then go on to write their Honours B.A. thesis in the peace studies area.  The Peace Studies course is designed for students concerned with the causes of war and
organized violence and the conditions for peace. The premise for the course is the belief that war and organized violence are neither necessary nor inevitable, and while change and conflict are inevitable, the challenges that face the world today can be approached from a collaborative and humanistic perspective which relies on primarily nonviolent conflict resolution alternatives. The goal is to critically analyze the most recent theories on the causes of war and organized violence at the national and the international level, to examine alternative theories and approaches to resolving and preventing organized violence and war, as well as contending approaches to peacemaking, building cooperative global relationships, and international negotiation and to analyze current conflict situations and develop policy proposals for their resolution. Peace, in this context, includes economic, social and political justice, ecological balance, and nonviolent conflict resolution. The role of culture and cross-cultural communication is an integral component of making peace work. Students will have the opportunity to develop practical skills in conflict resolution techniques, alternative conflict resolution and peacemaking strategies, and will examine the history of stability and order in the international political system. For more information contact Marshall Wm. Conley BA, MA (McMaster), PhD (Exon), Full Professor, Office: Beveridge Arts Centre 317, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia B0P 1X0, Phone: (902) 585-1478,. Email: conley@acadiau.ca

The Centre for Foreign Policy Studies is an integral part of the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University. It is concerned with teaching, research, publishing, policy advising, and other professional activities in the fields of foreign policy, maritime and strategic studies, and international development studies. The Centre organizes a seminar series each year, hosts visiting speakers, holds conferences and workshops, and has its own publication series.  The Centre is concerned with teaching, research, the provision of policy advice and commentary, and other professional activities in a wide-range of highly topical subjects that includes Canadian and comparative foreign and defence policy, maritime security, oceans policy, and international security and development.  As we move into our second quarter-century, the Centre's activities and interests largely fall within four broad categories: maritime security and oceans policy; Canadian defence policy; Canadian foreign policy; and global security and development.   For more information telephone 1-902-494-3769, Fax 1-902-494-3825; E-mail centre@is.dal.ca ; Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4H6; web site http://is.dal.ca/~centre/index.html

Heritage Hill Learning Centre is a holistic learning "centre which promotes peace education by offering a program called the "Art of Living in Peace".The program is a U.N.E.S.C.O. approved course designed by Pierre Weil of the Holistic University of Brasilia.I met Pierre at the  Findhorn Foundation in Scotland at a Peace conference where I also met David Keith of Britain's Peace Network and David has trained me and a collegue to teach this program. David returns in Sept to Canada to conduct programs during a period called the "16 days of Peace."The core program the Art of Living in Peace is a 14hr program. Facilitators training is one week later. Accomodations at low cost can be arranged for out of town guests.Inviting those interested to come and get this unique training and enjoy the peace of Nova Scotia Dances of Universal Peace will be Taught by Anna Redman Keith  Please contact us.and check our website. Heritage Hill Learning Centre, c/o Madeline Taylor/Ron Fowler, Box 1324, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0P 1X0, 902 542-9565 Phone, 902 423-5748 Phone, 902 542-1740 Fax; email mailto:heritagehill@mail.com ; web site http://heritagehill.hypermart.net/ 

The League of Peaceful Schools, www.leagueofpeacefulschools.ns.ca is an organization based in Nova Scotia  that provides support and recognition to schools committed to creating and maintaining a peaceful learning environment.    Membership includes:

The Peace and Conflict Studies (PAX) program at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, consists of faculty, administrators and students from a dozen different disciplines working together, trading ideas, sharing research interests, planning a lecture series,  a panel, or the content of an interdisciplinary course.  The  concerns to tackle issues of war and peace, or development and justice, are accompanied by a sensitivity to concrete applications of principles of justice and feminism.  An informal PAX committee has always met to share concerns, whether the arms buildup in the 80s, the Gulf War, or learning more about means of peacekeeping and conflict resolution.  Upon reflection on its own activity the committee decided there were three objectives in the kind of program that was being built at the Mount.  The FIRST is to increase the opportunity for students to spend time in university courses and in their research where they can focus on patterns of conflict wherever they are found.  The SECOND goal is to explore the avenues of dispute resolution and negotiation.  The broad appreciation of how theory and practice interrelate constitutes a THIRD objective of the Mount's program.  For further information on the Peace & Conflict Studies program please contact the Coordinator: -- Dr. Sue McGregor sue.mcgregor@msvu.ca 902-457-6385 ; Fax (902) 457-6455; web site http://www.msvu.ca/pax/ .  Read profile of Sue McGregor and the MSVU program.

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission staff participates in ongoing training to develop increased understanding of racism, gender issues, and respect for the cultural heritage. It has developed training modules and conducted training sessions on human rights, diversity, sexual orientation, and sexual harassment awareness for educational
institutions and for private and public sector organizations.

The Peaceful Schools International mission is to provide support to schools that have declared a commitment to creating and maintaining a culture of peace. The goals of Peaceful Schools International are to: Facilitate networking among peaceful schools; Act as a clearinghouse for innovative ideas and programs; Encourage student-centered conflict resolution strategies; Reduce violence and punitive discipline measures; Support at-risk students; Promote an understanding and appreciation of diversity.  The head office of Peaceful Schools International is co-located with the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia, Canada. Peaceful Schools International utilizes Regional Coordinators to assist with the implementation of its programs. A school or organization wishing to become a Regional Coordinator must complete a leadership training program, either on-site or at the head office campus in Nova Scotia. Upon completion of this training, the Regional Coordinator can then process local membership applications and provide support to schools within the area it serves.  Individual schools in regions without a Regional Coordinator are asked to contact the head office of Peaceful Schools International directly.  Peaceful Schools International was created by Hetty van Gurp (click here for a brief biography) in the spring of 2001, in response to several requests for support similar to that offered to many Canadian schools. Peaceful Schools International is a non-profit organization. It is modeled on the League of Peaceful Schools, a successful Canadian organization that has been providing support to schools in Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan since 1998. Once an organization has expressed a commitment to establishing a branch of Peaceful Schools International in its own region or country, the head office of Peaceful Schools International housed at the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in Nova Scotia, will provide the necessary training to become established. For more information: Hetty van Gurp, President, Peaceful Schools International , PO Box 100, Clementsport, Nova Scotia, Canada B0S 1E0; Telephone: (902) 638-8611 ext. 200; Facsimile: (902) 638-8576; e-mail: psi@peacefulschoolsinternational.org ; web site http://www.peacefulschoolsinternational.org

The Coady International Institute is known around the world as a centre of excellence in the field of participatory approaches to integral development. Working closely with development organizations primarily in the South, the Institute aims to strengthen their capacities to bring about people-based development by providing them with quality services in training, consultancy and participatory research. Operating from its own complex of teaching, residential and administrative facilities, the Institute is located on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University, PO Box 5000, Antigonish, NS, Canada B2G 2W5, Phone: (902) 867-3961, FAX: (902) 867-3907, E-mail: coady@stfx.ca  Web site http://www.stfx.ca/institutes/coady/


Prince Edward Island

Conflict Resolution and Mediation courses have been offered at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown since 1993. Since 1995, an advisory committee, representing government, community groups and educational institutions has been arranging courses, determining faculty, and developing a long-range strategy for a more formal structure. In May 1997, the Centre for Conflict Resolution Studies was established at the university as a unit of the Department of Extension and Summer Sessions. The Web site is http://www.upei.ca/~conflictcentre/

PEACE WORKS PEI, a non-profit, community-based organization whose goal is to reduce violence in our 78 communities through the teaching of non-violent conflict resolution skills. ( www.isn.net/~cliapei/peaceworks.htm )

New Brunswick

University of New Brunswick, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research was founded in 1992, and currently has 19 research teams and more than 200 researchers from across Atlantic Canada working toward the reduction and ultimate eradication of family violence. The centre and UNB jointly developed and offer the UNB Certificate in Family Violence Issues. That program is aimed primarily at individuals who encounter family violence through their work,and who are seeking to broaden their knowledge and skills in this field. Examples include transition house workers, social workers, police, clergy, health care workers, legal professionals and many others. http://www.unb.ca/departs/arts/CFVR/  The Centre for Conflict Studies is a research institute of the Faculty of Arts at the University of New Brunswick. It was established in January 1980 as an adjunct to the Military History and Strategic Studies Programme, which has been active at UNB since 1971. Since its founding, the Centre has carried out a large number of research projects, has published books and a scholarly journal, The Journal of Conflict Studies, has sponsored conferences and workshops, and has served as a resource base for scholars, students, the media and the public. The Centre is not a teaching institute per se. It does not offer courses or a degree programme of its own. Rather it exists to support established departmental, faculty, and inter-disciplinary programmes. http://www.unb.ca/web/arts/CCS/infopage.html .  University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, NB, CANADA E3B 5A3, Tel: (506) 453-4587, Fax: (506) 447-3175, Email to: conflict@unb.ca

St. Thomas University's Atlantic Human Rights Centre was established in 1988, the year of the 40th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. In promoting the ideals of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the mandate of the Centre gives focus to the development of multi-disciplinary teaching and research in the area of citizenship and human rights.   The mandate of the Atlantic Human Rights Centre: 1. To undertake, encourage and facilitate research in the field of citizenship and human rights; 2. To coordinate and develop undergraduate courses in the field of citizenship and human rights; 3. To conduct specialized citizenship and human rights courses of a continuing education nature for various professional groups;  4. To promote and stimulate informed thinking about human rights and citizenship by organizing conferences and workshops and by disseminating information about human rights and civic responsibility;  5. To collaborate and cooperate with other organizations, groups and individuals working in the human rights and citizenship area at the national, regional and international levels.  For more information: contact ahrc@stthomasu.ca or visit the web site at http://www.stthomasu.ca/research/AHRC/AHRC.HTM ; St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5G3; Phone: (506) 452-0640; Fax: (506) 450-9615


Quebec

Cégep international is an organization with a membership of 22 Quebec colleges that promotes international activities, in particular through internationalization of curriculum. The college-level project "Éducation à la citoyenneté dans une perspective planétaire" (ECPP) focuses on introducing curriculum and training content in the area of international understanding and solidarity, peace education, rights and democracy education, environmental and sustainable development education and intercultural education. This program is currently being voluntarily implemented in 14 colleges: .in humanities, computer science, social work, specialized education and environmental studies certificate programs .as part of practicums abroad in some programs .in student activities, i.e., outside the classroom (for example in international solidarity awareness campaigns) According to Cégep international, "The notion of éducation planétaire is a perspective (as opposed to a learning objective) that underlies, influences, and harmonizes the teaching and learning processes in schools. It allows students to study and understand global issues in order to address them in their own setting. It also allows students to adopt healthy values focusing on respect for the environment, global interdependency, social justice for all peoples, peace, human rights and processes of economic, social and cultural development to the benefit of all. Students have an opportunity to enhance their determination and ability to act as responsible citizens and must contribute to building a better world for themselves, for their community, and for the entire  planet."  In universities, the Éducation à la citoyenneté dans une perspective planétaire Project focuses more specifically on teacher training programs. The objective is to make future teachers aware of the importance of the issue, to allow them to understand the complexity of issues involved in the current world situation, and to lead them to become actively involved in building a society of peace. To that end, the project seeks to integrate the specific notion of éducation dans une perspective planétaire across the entire curriculum.  In Quebec, the departments or faculties of education of four universities are part of the project: Université de Montréal, Université Laval, Université du Québec à Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke.  Web site http://www.cegepinternational.qc.ca/ ; contact info: 500, boul. Crémazie Est, Montréal, Québec, H2P 1E7 - Canada; Téléphone : (514) 381-8631; Télécopieur : (514) 381-2263; Courriel : cint@fedecegeps.qc.ca 

The Centre de ressources sur la non-violence in Montreal was created in 1988 with a mandate to promote non-violence in all aspects of life and society. The centre has a library of 4,000 volumes, open to the public, as well as a collection of periodicals and dossiers on a number of issues concerning violence and non-violence. The centre also publishes a quarterly newsletter and has created a number of publications on specific issues. The centre has a service focusing on education, conciliation and consultation on peaceful interaction that works on violence prevention and conflict resolution in secondary schools. The centre has also published a guide on conflict resolution. The Resource Centre covers various aspects: involvement; solidarity with First Nations; international solidarity; and disarmament and peace.  Web site http://www.nonviolence.ca/ 

Concordia University's Peace and Conflict series, web site http://ctr.concordia.ca/2003-04/oct_9/of-note/#conflict ; contact Laurie Lamoureux Scholes, at peace@alcor.concordia.ca

International Center for Conflict Resolution and Mediation (ICCRM), 774, St-Joseph blvd East - Montreal (Quebec) H2J 1K2; Tel.: (514) 598-1522 - Fax: (514) 598-1963 - info@circm.com ; web site http://www.iccrm.com/ ; contact Lianne Kay, Educator lkay@iccrm.com .  The education division promotes pacific behavior in schools by teaching conflict resolution and peer mediation through the Pacific Path program.  Its objectives: (1) Promote peaceful conflict management to children, teachers and parents. (2) Develop educational tools to facilitate teaching conflict resolution and mediation in schools. (3) Teach children conflict resolution and mediation by implementing the Pacific Path program. (4) Train teaching professionals in conflict management. (5) Support the implementation of the Pacific Path program in schools to ensure its long-term success.

McGill University.  I understand that McGill is in the process of setting up a peace and conflict studies Minor program (expandable, we hope, to a Major when there are a few more staff resources). I'm not sure where the proposal stands at the moment, to be frank.  Rex Brynen, Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University, 855 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 2T7; office: (514) 398-5075; home/office: (514) 695-4004; cell: (514) 575-7721 (NEW); fax: (514) 695-5474; web: http://www.mcgill.ca/politicalscience/faculty/brynen/ ; email rex.brynen@mcgill.ca

The Social Justice Committee - Montreal http://www.s-j-c.net/ - The mission of the Social Justice Committee is to: Analyze the underlying structural and global causes of poverty, human rights violations and other social injustices ; Contribute to informed popular participation in eliminating these injustices ; Work in solidarity to transform our world into a just society.  Contact: The Social Justice Committee, 1857 Boul. de Maisonneuve ouest, Suite 320, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1J9; Tel: 1-514-933-6797; Toll-free: 1-877-933-6797; Mexico Central America programmes: 1-514-933-9517; Fax: 1-514-933-9517; Email: sjc@web.ca ; Urgent actions email: americas@s-j-c.net

 


Ontario

The Centre for Security and Defence Studies (CSDS) at The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Carleton University.  The mandate of the CSDS is to enhance awareness and understanding of security and defence policy issues and to broaden linkages with government, defence specialists, NGOS and the general public in pursuing this mandate.  In particular, the CSDS has three principal and inter-related objectives: to enhance inter-disciplinary graduate teaching and supervision in the fields of international conflict, defence and security;  to promote research and publications by faculty, graduate students and outside specialists in these fields; to expand the CSDS's outreach activities with government departments, NGOs, journalists, government training programmes, conferences, public debates and media contributions. The CSDS emphasises the critical analysis of contending approaches to international security and conflict.  It encourages the adoption of inter-disciplinarity, comparative and regional perspectives of security problems which affect both industrialised and developing countries.  Emphasis is placed on conflict resolution and dispute settlement procedures, particularly the role of international and regional organisations in the prevention, mediation and management of conflicts.  The CSDS at NPSIA continues to serve as a recognised source of professional expertise on recent international developments such as the ban on anti-personnel land mines; NATO expansion; democratic civil-military relations in Central/Eastern Europe; UN peacebuilding efforts; Canada's role on the UN Security Council; and the revolution in military affairs.   The CSDS at NPSIA is a member of the Security and Defence Forum (SDF) programme of the Department of National Defence.  The SDF programme is designed to assist and support teaching and research in the fields of international security, conflict and defence at selected Canadian universities (see Links).  1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1S 5B6; tel:  (613) 520-6655; fax:  (613) 520-2889; email csds@carleton.ca ; web site http://www.carleton.ca/csds/

The Collaborative International Development Studies (CIDS) program at the University of Guelph is a teaching program devoted to the goals of tolerance and respect for human rights, the practice of democracy, learning about the diversity and wealth of cultural identities, and equality of access to basic material needs. In particular it offers innovative BA and MA specializations in International Development that emphasize human rights (broadly defined), democracy and the sustainability of development. These degrees are fashioned from a selection from hundreds of courses in a wide range of disciplines. In addition, the International Development students every year organize a series of public development education seminars and lectures outside of the classroom.

International Association of Educators for World Peace. IAEWP (www.homeplanet.org/iaewp) was founded in 1967 by Dr. Charles Mercieca, a Maltese philosopher, educator. Now represented in 102 countries, with consultative status at many United Nations agencies, a designated Peace Messenger of the United Nations since 1987, the IAEWP has initiated the IPC 2000 Program at it's eighth World Peace Congress, and two Proclamations at its 10th World Congress.  Proclamation 1:  That all educators, both formal and informal are educators for  World Peace.  Proclamation 2: Educators for World Peace will shift buying habits of individuals, corporations, institutions, and Nation States to support the 1% Solution.  In addition, we encourage individuals to become aware of the values that identifies products and services supporting the development of a healthy growing society.   The IAEWP is the developing agency for the 1% Solution - a voluntary global tax intended to fund the Foundation for a Culture of Peace.    http://www.homeplanet.org/iaewp/main.htm Contact: Mr. Mitchell L. Gold, UN Special Envoy &  Vice President of North American Affairs, 2 Bloor Street West, Suite 100-209, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3E2, Canada, Phone (1) 416-924-4449 / Fax: (1) 416-924-4094 / 921-4365 E-Mail: mgold@homeplanet.org ;  Please note that the Homeplanet Alliance is intended to be a depository for Educational materials / accessible over the net : educational material at www.homeplanet.org/alliance/edumat.htm .

Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1. Director: Gary Purdy. Telephone 905-525-9140, ext. 24729; Fax 905-570-1167; Email: peace@mcmaster.ca  The Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster University was established by the Board of Governors in 1989. The Centre has an office, a Director who reports to the Associate Vice-President (Academic), an Administrative Assistant, and a Coordinating Council appointed from among the faculty, students and staff at McMaster. Our operating budget is drawn from University funds, although external resources are also solicited for special projects.  The Centre annually sponsors the independently endowed Bertrand Russell Peace Lectures and Mahatma Gandhi Lectures on Nonviolence. It has organized several international conferences, initiated a number of scholarly publications, and has a wide range of international contacts, especially in Central America, Europe, India, and the Middle East.  Peace Studies is concerned with issues of peace and conflict--their nature, causes and relation to social life. This growing international field is being studied and developed in over 200 university programmes worldwide. The Centre supports multidisciplinary research and teaching in the area of peace and conflict studies. Research and teaching within the Centre focus on four areas: social movements against war and violence; religious and philosophical approaches to peace and conflict; human rights; and the relation of war and peace to health. http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~peace   McMaster establishes new chair to foster Peace Through Health

The Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto and Trinity College houses Centres and Programmes that specialize in international studies. The mandate of the Munk Centre is to provide interdisciplinary scholarship, and faculty and student exchange, as well as to create opportunities for members of the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors to join in collaborative research, teaching, and public education.  for more information, contact Munk Centre for International Studies, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3K7 Canada; PH: (416) 946-8900; FX: (416) 946-8915; munk.centre@utoronto.ca ; web site http://www.utoronto.ca/mcis/

The Ontario Human Rights Code has given an explicit public education mandate to the Ontario Human Rights Commission. It is charged with helping to create “a climate of understanding and mutual respect for the dignity and worth of each person so that everyone feels a part of the community and able to contribute fully to the development and well being of the community and the Province.” In particular, the Code requires the Commission to “to develop and conduct programs of public information and education and undertake, direct and encourage research designed to eliminate discriminatory practices that infringe rights under this Act.” The Web site is: http://www.ohrc.on.ca.
 
The University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa operates several research and education programs for diverse audiences. For example, the Centre works with Canadian businesses operating abroad to develop business practices that are sensitive to the requirements of business ethics, human rights and social justice. It examines company values, researches best practices in various business sectors, drafts Codes of Conduct, designs implementation systems, and provides staff training. The Centre has partnered with the Department of Justice and Industry Canada to create an interactive educational Web site to reach Canadian school children about human rights on the information highway. The Law Room 
http://www.uottawa.ca/hrrec/lawroom/lawroom.html is part of Industry Canada’s SchoolNet. It contains a number of educational units, including “Insult and Injury: Hate Crime in Cyberspace.”

The Peace History Society was founded in 1964 to encourage, support, and coordinate national and international scholarly work to explore and articulate the conditions and causes of peace and war and to communicate the findings of scholarly work to the public. Members of PHS seek to broaden the understanding of and possibilities for world peace. http://144.96.211.125/Peace%26Change/PHS.html Queries should be directed to Prof. Geoffrey Smith, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Peace History Society, Department of History, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6; fax: 613-545-6298; Office: 613-545-2150; E-mail: smithgs@qucdn.queensu.ca

The Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies is based at University College, University of Toronto, and gives students access to all the resources of the University of Toronto, considered the leading research university in Canada. This wide access to the faculty and courses of related disciplines allows students to tailor their programs according to their interests.  Sixty selected undergraduate students gain a wide-ranging understanding of the causes and nature of violence and peace. The program, guided by three distinct perspectives, moves beyond the traditional study of International Relations by examining the causes of violent strife both among and within countries, including war, revolution, insurgency, and ethnic clashes.  The program emphasizes practical knowledge, the interdisciplinary nature of peace and conflict, and the importance of bringing leading-edge research directly into the classroom.  Our aim is to equip graduates to make a real difference in the world.  Our mailing address is Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University College, University of Toronto, 15 King's College Circle, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3H7, Canada. Our telephone number is (416) 978 8148, our fax is (416) 978 8416 and our e-mail is pcs.programme@utoronto.ca ; web site http://www.library.utoronto.ca/pcs The Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics, University of Toronto, is separate but is also related to peace.  Family Mediation Institute (FMI): A Program for Professionals Assisting Children and Families Along the Continuum of Separation and Divorce Dispute Resolution Options Leading to a Certificate in Continuing Education in Family Mediation http://www.utoronto.ca/ape/fmi.html

The Transformative Learning Centre of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, objectives are as follows: To provide a forum for the discussion of interdisciplinary issues related to learning in community and global transformation; To provide an inter-departmental structure for community-university partnerships in research and field development; To provide a means for faculty and students to participate in specific networks requiring membership from a community-university base rather than formal academic structures; To support inter-departmental graduate instruction in the areas of Transformative Learning Studies and Environmental Adult Education; To provide a Departmental focus for international activities, the 'community and global transformation' specialization and for International Resource Collection. For more information, contact: The Transformative Learning Centre, c/o The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT), 252 Bloor St. West, Rm 7-184, Toronto ON M5S 1V6, Canada; By phone: (416) 923-6641 extension 2367.  FAX: (416) 926-4749. E-mail: tlcentre@oise.utoronto.ca ; web site http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/~tlcentre/

Ursula Franklin Academy - a ground-breaking programme in cross-cultural understanding and conflict resolution. The school is a part of the Canadian Network of Innovative Schools (initiated by SchoolNet)- it also has significant international connections ( http://ufa.tdsb.on.ca/  ).

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2C 3G8. Director: Lowell Ewert (email: lmewert@watserv1.uwaterloo.ca ). Telephone - 519-885-0220.  Conrad Grebel College offers courses in Arts, English, Fine Arts, History, Mennonite Studies, Music, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Philosophy and Sociology. The College residence houses 116 students in an intimate community that has been ranked the best in Ontario.  Conrad Grebel College is affiliated with, and sits on the campus of, the University of Waterloo. Conrad Grebel College at the University of Waterloo offers you all the benefits of a small Mennonite college community and all the advantages of a large public university. All students who live and study at Conrad Grebel College are registered at, take classes throughout, and graduate from, the prestigious University of Waterloo. In the Conrad Grebel College residence and classes you will find students from all faculties at the University of Waterloo. Roughly 50% of the students living in the Conrad Grebel College residence are Mennonite. Over 2,800 UW students take classes at Grebel each year, making the College a diverse community. A mixture of races and ethnic backgrounds in the classroom is good for students, according to a report from the University of Michigan By living and/or studying at Conrad Grebel College throughout your university education, you are able to lay an Anabaptist template on your studies. You don't have to leave your faith questions behind as you enter university.  It has long been recognized by the UW community that the Colleges play an important role in making the University the success that it is. See Atmosphere and Soul abounds at UW's Colleges- UW News Bureau: December 10, 1998.  http://grebel.uwaterloo.ca

Safer Schools: Safer Communities - The Waterloo Education Foundation, in conjunction with the Waterloo Region District School Board... with the assistance of several community agencies... is planning a conference for May 9, 10, 11, 2002... in Kitchener, Ontario (at the Sheraton 4Points)... that hopefully will bring all the various players together.  Whatever the political stripe, we all believe in safe schools and safe communities... we only follow different directions to a similar end.  By bringing all points of view together, we hope that we can teach... can learn... can come up with solutions that will be manifested in benefit to children and to society.  As you know, the concept of safe schools... and safe communities... has become a major issue within all elements of society.  Columbine and Taber only served to focus attention on an issue that was already becoming a hot topic.  Not only do safer schools enable better learning... but they also provide for increased community safety.  If we help our youth... and our general populace... to understand the significance of a safer society, we all benefit.  For conference brochure, click on this link.  For more information, contact Ian Barrett, Executive Director & CEO, Waterloo Education Foundation, 51 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario. N2C 2R5; tel: 519-570-0003 x 4452; fax: 519-742-1364; mobile: 416-402-3532; e-mail: i_barrett@wrdsb.on.ca

York University: The LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution was established in 1980 and is mandated to support, conduct, and disseminate the results of research on violence and conflict resolution in the broad sense. In particular, its aim is to carry out research which is relevant to the social concerns, first, of the residents of Ontario and, second, of Canadians in general.  The LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution was established at York University in 1980, with financial assistance from the Government of Ontario. Named after the politician, lawyer, and author, the late Judy LaMarsh, it is dedicated to the encouragement of research which explores the themes of violence and conflict resolution in Canadian society.  Contact Information: Telephone 416-736-5528; FAX 217 York Lanes; York University, 4700 Keele Street, North York, Ontario, M3J 1P1;  Electronic mail: lamarsh@yorku.ca ; Web site http://www.yorku.ca/research/lamarsh/    The Centre for Refugee Studies: refuge@yorku.ca .  The Centre for International & Security Studies, Professor Ann Denholm Crosby, Tel:   (416) 736-5156; Fax: (416) 736-5686; e-mail: crosbya@yorku.ca


Manitoba

The International Development Studies and Conflict Resolution Studies programs are jointly offered by Menno Simons College (MSC), rooted in the Anabaptist traditions of peace and service, and The University of Winnipeg, a liberal arts university situated in Winnipeg's inner city. All MSC students register as University of Winnipeg students, and all degrees are University of Winnipeg degrees.  Our diverse student body consists of over 800 full-course equivalents.  Our dynamic and growing Conflict Resolution Studies Program (CRS) offers a BA in Conflict Resolution Studies involving 30 unique courses. These courses are interdisciplinary and utilize small group, problem based learning methods.  The key organizing principles for course progression in CRS are theoretical and applied in nature.  Courses prepare students for theoretically informed "hands on" conflict transformation work and research.  These emphases highlight the close relationship between careful academic scrutiny of particular problems and a firm grounding in experiences of people living in community, whether in personal relationships, organizational settings, civil society, or our global culture.   Menno Simons College's philosophy of education is rooted in the peace and service tradition of the Anabaptist Mennonite Church.  The College employs faculty and staff who have an affinity with this philosophy of education and endeavors to engage persons with a commitment to the Christian faith.  High value will also be placed on candidates who demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team environment addressing such issues as curriculum and program development.  The Conflict Resolution Studies program works closely with the International Development Studies program (IDS) at MSC.  Menno Simons College is affiliated with the University of Winnipeg.  For more information, visit our web site http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/~msc .  Contact Dr. Paul Redekop, CRS Coordinator at p.redekop@uwinnipeg.ca . MSC is also a partner in the development of the new Mennonite College Federation. Visit our web site at http://www.mcfed.mb.ca .  Dr. George Richert, President, Menno Simons College, 380 Spence St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA, R3B 1E9

UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) aims at mobilizing schools throughout the world with a view to undertaking pilot projects to strengthen the role of education for peace, human rights, and democracy. Twinning between participating schools and exchanges of materials, teachers, and students are integral parts of the ASPnet’s activities.  As at January 2002, there is only one school in Canada that is a member of the ASPNet, River East Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but twinning and other forms of exchange with schools in other parts of Canada and the world is widely practised. Education Without Borders http://www.rec.resd.mb.ca/recinfo/Education_without_Borders.htm 

St Paul ’s College, at the University of Manitoba, Canada , is launching the first ever PhD in peace and conflict studies, January 2006.  This program will encompass the analysis and resolution of social conflicts; peace research that examines the structural roots of social conflicts, divisions, and inequalities; and strategies for building community and promoting social justice. It will be housed in the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at St. Paul’s College at The University of Manitoba. The Centre will serve as an intellectual space that transcends the restraints and limitations of traditional academic disciplines in order to adapt and provide for emerging conversations on the edge of the Peace and Conflict Studies discipline. The Centre will encourage research and practice that inspires a dialogue across the disciplines.  DEADLINE for January 2006: 16th September, 2005 (Canadian & American applicants only; deadline for international students has already passed). 
DEADLINE for September 2006: 15th January, 2006 (all applicants) Applications available on The University of Manitoba’s Graduate Studies’ website: http://webapps.cc.umanitoba.ca/calendar06/graduate_studies/guide .  Any questions about the program should be directed to either Ariann Kehler at (204) 474-6052 or ariann_kehler@umanitoba.ca , or Dr. Sean Byrne, Director, (204) 474-7979 sean_byrne@umanitoba.ca.
For more information, contact: George P. Hakim, Information Officer, St. Paul 's College, hakimg@cc.umanitoba.ca ; Phone: (204) 474-8752; Fax: (204) 474-7620; web http://myuminfo.umanitoba.ca/index.asp?sec=53&too=100&eve=8&dat=8/23/2005&npa=8945 

University of Manitoba Research Centre on Family Violence & Violence Against Women, Director: Jane E. Ursel, Winnipeg, Phone: 204-474-8979. Family violence creates widespread social, legal, psychological, health and financial problems for tens of thousands of Canadians every year. In recognition of the need to address this very serious problem, the Manitoba Research Centre on Family Violence and Violence Against Women was established at the University of Manitoba in 1992. It is a collaborative endeavour of the three Manitoba Universities and a range of public and voluntary sector organizations. While based in Manitoba it is a regional centre eager to work collaboratively with researchers and agencies in Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories. The goal of this regional centre is to undertake research which will offer practical, action-oriented ways to help end family violence. It is essential that we provide services for victims of family violence and intervention and treatment for offenders. We must also go beyond providing these services and eliminate the violence in our homes, schools and communities. Research can help us to uncover the causes of family violence. It can also generate effective strategies for action, and help us to use our limited resources in the most productive ways. The goal of the Research Centre is the reduction and ultimate elimination of family violence by: working with community groups to identify important gaps in our knowledge about family violence; developing action-oriented research projects to examine the full range of issues related to family violence; working in interdisciplinary teams in partnership with community groups and other universities and centres in western Canada; generating and evaluating strategies to address the various manifestations of family violence; playing an active role in communicating results to the public and policy makers; promoting awareness, reform and social change; training students and members of community organizations in family violence research methods. Web site http://www.umanitoba.ca/academic_support/research_admin/resctre/famvio.htm

Project Peacemakers, a Winnipeg affiliate of Project Ploughshares, seeks to motivate people through education and to become involved in working for peace at both the local and international levels. In response to the fact that many youth lack an understanding of current global peace issues, the group has prepared a social studies unit for junior-high and high-school students focusing on the issue of child soldiers. It is hoped that by informing students of a situation that is affecting millions of children their own age, they will become interested in a broader range of peace issues, such as nuclear disarmament and militarism. 

Saskatchewan

The Canadian Institute for Peace, Justice and Security (CIPJS) at the University of Regina, represents a unique approach to meeting the research, educational and professional development needs of justice professionals worldwide. The Institute seeks to specifically address this need by engaging in applied research, offering undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities in policing, human justice, and related fields, and providing accredited advanced professional training for police officers, corrections workers, and security and peace professionals from across the country and around the world. In addition, the Institute encourages creative and critical thinking in order to cultivate the development of new governance and operational models to guide us in peacekeeping, law enforcement, conflict and dispute resolution, as well as in personal, institutional, and community development. The work of the Institute is guided by the assumption that social justice is one of the fundamental prerequisites to peace and a cornerstone of positive human interaction.  The CIPJS plays an active role in developing and promoting research related to peace, justice and security — especially as it relates to policing, prisons/corrections, security, and peace-keeping. The Institute is currently involved in a number of research programs that examine theoretical, as well as applied, aspects of: (1) policing, (2) prisons and corrections, (3) peace-keeping, and (4) the application of justice (e.g., restorative justice, courtroom procedures, etc.). Specific programs of research currently being conducted by the CIPJS include:
•ethics training for police and prison officers
•domestic violence interventions and procedures
•policing in remote and rural communities
•Aboriginal people and justice
•community policing
•restorative justice
•Justice professionals and stress
In addition to CIPJS, the University of Regina recently launched a Bachelor of Arts degree in Police Studies. This program is offered in partnership with the Saskatchewan Police College and involves an on-going process of cooperation, collaboration, and curricular articulation between the University of Regina, the Saskatchewan Police College, and the Saskatchewan Police Commission. In addition, the University of Regina recently signed a formal partnership agreement with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy, providing an important link with one of Canada’s foremost law enforcement organizations.

University of Regina's Institute for United Nations & International Affairs -  http://www.uregina.ca/ ; The Millennium Model United Nations web site is:  <http://ursu.uregina.ca/~unaru >.  More information c/o Dr. Shreesh Juyal, Director, Institute
for United Nations and International Affairs, University of Regina, Regina, Sask., S4S 0A2, Canada; E-mail: <Shreesh.Juyal@uregina.ca>


Alberta

The Centre for International Education and Development (CIED) provides an organizational focus and stimulus for diverse internationalization programs and activities within the Faculty of Education of the University of Alberta. CIED has an active interest in Global Education which focuses on the integration of global issues in schooling as well as community and non-formal education. The Centre has been an active participant in the Global Education Project advisory committee as well as in regular dialogues and invited workshops/talks to classes and student meetings in Edmonton schools. Workshops and courses in global education have been conducted in various partner countries including Russia, Uganda, South Africa, Jamaica, and the Philippines.  The Global Education Program at the University of Alberta raises awareness on campus and in the Edmonton community about global issues: environmental, human rights and security issues, South-North relations and sustainable human development. Its Directory of Resources for a Global Education assists students in designing an educational program with a global perspective. The Directory outlines resources and courses on and off campus that have a focus on the South or human rights.  For more information: according to a note on the CIED web site at http://www.ualberta.ca/~cied/ , the CIED is no longer active dated July 2002.  For information about the University of Alberta international programs: web site http://www.international.ualberta.ca/aboutuai/index.asp ; email international@ualberta.ca  

The Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society leads change and provides high quality education in dispute resolution.  The Society's "raison d'etre" is public awareness: to promote the use of appropriate alternative dispute resolution processes such as arbitration and mediation. Our main function is to provide training in arbitration, mediation, negotiation and conflict management skills, which we do through regularly-scheduled year-round courses in Edmonton and Calgary (and other centres when there is sufficient demand). The Society's best known initiative is a certificate program in "Conflict Management", currently offered through Grant MacEwan Community College in Edmonton, the University of Calgary Faculty of Continuing Education, Grand Prairie Regional College, Lethbridge Community College, Medicine Hat College and Notre Dame High School in Red Deer. Contact: 110 Law Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H5; telephone 780-433-4881; toll free 1-800-232-7214; fax 780-433-9024; email aams@aams.ab.ca ; Web site http://www.aams.ab.ca/ 

Alberta Government Dispute Resolution Network - The network was formed by Alberta government employees in 1996 following a very successful conflict resolution conference, Interaction ‘96, sponsored by the Conflict Resolution Network Canada, which included sectors representing government, business, schools, churches, restorative justice and international programs.  Members include government employees from a broad cross section of departments and agencies.  Members advance the understanding and use of dispute resolution alternatives and collaborative, consensus-based decision making processes. They increase awareness of existing programs and resources inside and outside government. Referrals are made to organizations such as the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (AAMS) and Mount Royal College for certificate training programs. For example, Mount Royal College offers continuing education and extension programs in conflict resolution. The AAMS website includes a roster of mediators and arbitrators.  Network members also work with community mediation and restorative justice programs such as the Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre in Edmonton, Community Mediation Calgary Society, the Community Conferencing Association of Edmonton ((780) 944-5265), and the John Howard Society for areas outside Edmonton.  Meetings are held throughout the year to share ideas and hear from guest speakers.  The Alberta Government has implemented the following dispute resolution programs: 

You can call Alberta Government offices Toll Free from anywhere in the province via the RITE system at 310-0000.  Web site http://www4.gov.ab.ca/just/agdrn/index.html 

Alberta Education’s
commitment to ensure safe and caring schools is reflected in First things first...our children: The Government of Alberta's Three-year Plan for Education . An education system that helps Alberta’s young people become self-reliant, responsible, caring and contributing members of society is a top priority of the Alberta government. The well-informed, collaborative effort of all education partners ensures that schools can prevent violence and become safe and caring communities.  http://ednet.edc.gov.ab.ca/safeschools/ .  Contact Alberta Learning, 7th Floor, Commerce Place, 10155 - 102 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 4L5; Phone:780-427-7219; For toll-free access within Alberta, first dial 310-0000. Fax:780-422-1263; E-mail: comm.contact@learning.gov.ab.ca 

Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission - In Alberta, the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act protects Albertans from discrimination. The Act establishes the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission to carry out functions under the Act. The Commission is an independent agency of the Government of Alberta, reporting through the Ministry of Community Development. Also established by the Act is the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Education Fund, which provides financial support for grants and educational programs and services. An Education Fund Advisory Committee, chaired by a Member of the Legislative Assembly, provides the Minister of Community Development with advice on the distribution of the Education Fund. The Commission, Education Fund and Education Fund Advisory Committee operate with support from Alberta Community Development. For more information contact the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission at: 800 Standard Life Centre, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 4R7, Tel: (780) 427-3116, Fax: (780) 422-3563;  Southern Regional Office, 310, 525 - 11 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0C9 , Tel: (403) 297-6571, Fax: (403) 297-6567; In Alberta, outside of Edmonton or Calgary call toll-free: 310-0000.  Web site http://www.albertahumanrights.ab.ca ; email humanrights@gov.ab.ca

Alberta Safe and Caring Schools - In 1993 and 1994 two forums were hosted by the Minister of Education on school violence. The proceedings from these two forums recommended collaborative on-going action by education partners to improve student conduct and reduce violence in schools. In 1996 the Minister of Education assumed the leadership role to promote safe and caring learning and teaching environments in Alberta schools. The Minister of Education’s initiative provides a collaborative and integrated approach to dealing with this important societal issue and involves education partners in projects to: develop and implement prevention materials and resources to support teaching and learning; identify the nature and extent of violence in Alberta schools; examine issues about governance related to promoting safe and caring schools in Alberta. The ATA's Safe and Caring Schools (SACS) Project is a comprehensive violence-prevention endeavour. SACS Project Office, Barnett House, 11010-142 St. N.W., Edmonton AB T5N 2R1, Phone (780) 447-9487 (Edmonton), Toll-free in Alberta 1-800-232-7208
Fax: (780) 455-6481; web site http://www.teachers.ab.ca/safe/index.html ; email Postmast@teachers.ab.ca 

Web site developed by the Banded Peak School, Bragg Creek, Alberta, www.bullying.org and it is fantastic.  This school, students and teachers, and others like them (there are many examples), are to be congratulated for making such very worthwhile contributions to building peace in our communities and world.  Such school's, students' and teachers' efforts provide a powerful example of what all the schools and students in Canada and the world can do to bring peace to the world.

Deer Run Elementary School received the Peace Hero Award from the Calgary Action Committee Against Violence, presented to schools for their peace initiatives.

Global, Environmental, & Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC) - Our group is one of 23 specialist Councils of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. Our mission is to promote quality professional development for teachers in the area of global, environmental, and outdoor education. If you choose to join us, you’ll receive news items in our quarterly newsletter Connections, as well as information about our workshop series. On this Web site, we’ve posted numerous free lesson plans, links to useful related sites, information for affiliate groups, and information about our exciting Global Education Initiative. You’re also welcome to contact any of our executive if you’ve got a question!  web site http://www.geoec.org/index.html ;For general inquiries, please contact us by e-mail at info@geoec.org or call us as follows: 1-888-945-5500 (toll free in Alberta), 780-492-0234, 403-949-3444.  For instructions on how to join the Edu-Action listserv, click here.

Hammond Mediation & Consulting Group Inc.'s mission statement is "Building Tomorrow's Solutions Today- Innovate, Motivate, Educate.  Conflict is a natural occurrence in relationships of all types, HMCG offers a range of collaborative services to resolve and manage conflict, grow through change and remain resilient.  Charmaine Hammond is a Conflict Management Specialist with a Masters Degree in Conflict Analysis and Management and is a Chartered Mediator.  She works with organizations, groups and businesses to build healthy solutions to difficult issues.
www.hammondgroup.biz         phone- 780-4643828 (Sherwood Park, AB)

Learning Network is an educational service agency that assists Alberta schools with professional development, educational exchanges, and global education. Professional development services are primarily provided for member schools and jurisdictions in East Central Alberta (although anyone is welcome to attend), whereas our global education and educational exchange services may be accessed by the entire province.  For professional development in other areas of Alberta, contact your local professional development consortium: Edmonton Regional Consortium (ERC); Calgary Regional Consortium(CRC); Central Alberta Regional Consortium (CARC); North West Regional Learning Consortium (NWRLC); Southern Alberta Professional Development Consortium (SAPDC) .   Contact info: Learning Network, 832 Education South, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5; Phone (780) 492-0234 or toll-free in Alberta 1-888-945-5500; Fax (780) 492-0390; Email learning network  Web site http://www.learning-network.org/ 

In a world ever so eager to solve conflict through war and violence, Rocky Elementary School is a rarity. Here students rarely go to their fists to resolve conflict. They resolve conflict through dialogue.  Hands are for Helping has become the motto for the younger children and Attack the Problem Not the Person is the fundamental rule for the older ones.  At the root of this peaceful environment is Rocky Elementary's zero tolerance for violence and its commitment to developing responsible, caring students. For over a decade now the school has been teaching students how to make peace, not war, through its Peace Education Program.  So successful has been the program that Rocky Elementary was recently accepted into the League of Peaceful Schools, a Canada-wide organization based in Nova Scotia that provides support and recognition to schools that have declared a commitment to create a safe and peaceful environment for their students. http://www.wcr.ab.ca/news/2002/0610/pebbleofpeace061002.shtml ; http://www.wrsd.ab.ca/rockyelem/ 

University of Calgary Conflict Resolution Research and Education Group, WWW site: http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/research/CRREG/

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE General Studies (GNST) 201 (L07) CANADA AND THE FUTURE - This course is an interdisciplinary seminar on Canada’s future using the approaches pioneered by Future Studies. These approaches blend linear projections of current trends with speculation (science fiction) and options impact assessments. The course examines major areas that are expected to undergo change in the next twenty years. Among the topics that will be examined are globalization and the new world economic order, technology’s impact on national identity, demographic projections, changing social values among generations, the nature of work and community, and a host of specific topics. Among the specific topics are the future of Canadian sports, medicare, culture, politics and environmental issues. When change is viewed as a permanent condition of post-industrial society it becomes a key factor in many levels of decision-making from the personal to the macro-economic. When students better understand the nature of change, they also often see more opportunities for their lives and ways to better influence the future that is being created. http://www.comcul.ucalgary.ca/Web/outlines/data/W02/gnst-201-02W-07.html 

Youth Action for Peace is a group of high school students from across the city of Calgary who want to make a difference. Our goal is: To raise awareness among youth concerning nuclear weapons, landmines, human rights abuses and our environment. To internationally work together for nuclear disarmament, equality and peace.  Youth Action for Peace is affiliated with Project Ploughshares, a nationally based peace education group that sponsors Youth Action for Peace. Project Ploughshares Calgary has been around for seventeen years and offers monthly public education meetings on peace issues, a monthly newsletter, a resource centre and resource people. Project Ploughshares also is a member of the Action Committee Against Violence and runs an Anti-Bullying Drama Progam in Calgary schools. For more information: contact Youth Action for Peace, c/o Project Ploughshares, 2919 - 8th Ave. NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1C8; email yapeace@canada.com ; web site http://www.geocities.com/youth_action_for_peace/

refer to the consolidated Alberta Peace Education List


British Colombia

The Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society (IMPACS) is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver committed to the expansion and protection of democracy and the strengthening of civil society. Our goal is to help build strong communities by providing communications training and education to Canadian non-profit organizations, and by supporting free, open and accountable media internationally.  IMPACS' program is based on three centres of activity: the Communications Centre, our international Free Media Program, and the Civil Society Project.  IMPACS' Communications Centre is the first full-service, non-profit public relations and communications training organization in Canada. Launched in July 1998, it is one of IMPACS' key vehicles for "turning up the volume" on civil society. Our approach is simple. We broker the most sophisticated communications tools used by the corporate sector to charitable and non-profit organizations. We deliver these tools through training workshops, professional services and a continually evolving resource centre.  IMPACS' Free Media Program is designed to foster the development of free, critical and effective media worldwide, and to enhance the media's role in the process of democratic development, good governance and public sector accountability and transparency. The Free Media Program focuses on two areas: trade and peacebuilding.  IMPACS' Free Media and Peacebuilding Program is based on the simple premise that open and responsible media is a condition for good governance, respect for human rights and democratic development. Looking back over the years, Canadians have made a significant contribution to promoting media development in countries in transition to democracy - in South Africa, the former Yugoslavia and more recently in Indonesia and Cambodia. IMPACS' program goals are twofold: to address the gap in our understanding of the role of media development in peacebuilding, and to provide the best professional media training and support to countries in transition to democracy.  The term "civil society" is gaining currency around the world as a powerful concept which both embraces and expands upon typical notions of democracy. It means different things to different people. One Canadian non-profit leader calls civil society "the purest form of democracy", where citizens are "unfettered, unedited, unrestricted by public or private institutions."  IMPACS understands civil society to be the space between the state and the market where people join together to share ideas and take collective action. IMPACS' Civil Society Project works to strengthen this dialogue. Through cutting edge research, roundtable discussions on pressing issues and the publication of reports and policy studies, we explore tangible ways to elevate the profile and contributions of civil society organizations in Canada.  For more information: Shauna Sylvester, Executive Director, shaunas@impacs.org ,  The Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society, Suite 910, 207 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1H6, CANADA; Tel: 1-604-682-1953; Fax: 1-604-682-4353; general email media@impacs.org ; web site http://www.impacs.org/

Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific - Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific is a memorial to the late Canadian Prime Minister and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. The College promotes the cause of international understanding by creating an environment in which students from many countries and cultures are brought together to study and to serve the community. The aims of the Colleges: 1. To provide an education, in the total sense, which will produce involved, active, educated citizens, whose attitudes of understanding and service will be a force against bigotry and hatred between peoples.  2. To provide a practical demonstration that international education works and that it can build bridges of understanding between peoples.  650 Pearson College Drive, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V9C 4H7; Telephone : (250) 391-2411 Fax: ( 250) 391-2412 E-mail: admin@pearson-college.uwc.ca  Web site: http://www.pearson-college.uwc.ca/pearson/index.html

Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues, University of British Columbia,  Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, Chair, 6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z2; Tel: (604) 822-1558; Fax: (604) 822-6966; E-mail: liuctre@interchange.ubc.ca ; web site http://www.liucentre.ubc.ca/ .  The Simons Centre for Peace and Disarmament Studies - Press Release

The Baha'i Community of Canada sponsors a secondary school in British Columbia, the Maxwell International Baha'i School which has developed a substantial World Citizenship Program that has received positive support from students, teachers and
administration at the school. Efforts are also made to incorporate international themes in a range of subject areas. A second school, the privately-run Nancy Campbell School in Stratford, Ontario works closely with the Baha'i Community, and has undertaken
concrete steps to link its program in the arts to a broad international focus, carrying out projects in other countries in an effort to expand students' awareness of peace, human rights, and international understanding through arts exchange programs, and through some international travel, as well as in the classroom.

The Network: Interaction for Conflict Resolution is a national charitable association, dedicated to promoting constructive conflict resolution in all sectors of society.  The Network is a leader in Canada, providing public education about conflict resolution, supporting dispute resolution practitioners in various ways, including conferences and innovative programs for teachers and youth peer mediators. The Network actively promotes conflict resolution initiatives with both provincial and federal governments. A dynamic source of current information on conflict resolution, the Network publishes Interaction Quarterly, houses an on-line, mail-order bookstore, and hosts an extensive Web site of information and resources, including a national Directory of Conflict Resolution Practitioners. The Network sponsors the annual Award for Journalistic Excellence in Conflict Analysis. Network members come from all walks of life, but share an interest in seeing conflicts handled more effectively and constructively. Centre for Conflict Resolution, Justice Institute of BC, 715 McBride Blvd., New Westminster, BC, V3L 5T4, Phone: (604)528-5613, Fax: (604) 528-5640, E-mail: mhuber@jibc.bc.ca , Web site http://www.nicr.ca/i2000/

Peace and Global Education (PAGE)  - exec members: The president is Judy Brayden <jbrayden@nanaimo.ark.com> and the vice president is Pummy Kaur <pkaur@intouch.bc.ca>

Peacemakers Trust is a federally incorporated Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to research, education, and consultation on conflict resolution, good governance and peacebuilding through:  non-violent conflict resolution and peacebuilding; prevention and resolution of conflicts involving human rights; conflict analysis including cultural, social, legal and other contexts of conflicts and disputes; processes and systems for the prevention, analysis and resolution of disputes; promotion and development of fair and accountable governance structures, dispute resolution mechanisms and decision-making processes; cooperative and participatory approaches to problem solving, planning, leadership and decision-making.  Peacemakers Trust, 1745 Garnet Road, Victoria, B.C. V8P 3E2, Canada; telephone 250-477-0129; fax 250-477-0152; email office@peacemakers.ca ; web site http://www.peacemakers.ca

Royal Roads University (Victoria, British Columbia, CA) M.A. Program in Conflict Analysis and Management.  Royal Roads University's Conflict Analysis and Management program is designed to produce leaders in the field of conflict management and resolution. Created for mid-career professionals, this two-year interdisciplinary program provides both the theoretical and practical skills necessary to identify, analyse and manage group conflict in a variety of international and domestic arenas. To accomplish this, the program: 1. stresses a holistic, cross-cultural approach to conflict analysis and management; 2. focuses on bilateral and multilateral disputes relating to trade, investment, development, resource use, the environment, governance, sovereignty, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding; 3. is structured on the basis of two five-week on-campus residency periods, contemporary distance education technologies, and a work-based thesis project.  Contact: 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC, Canada, V9B 5Y2; fax 250-391-2522; toll free telephone 1-800-788-8028; email mailto:Registrar-Inquiries@royalroads.ca ; web site http://www.royalroads.ca/pcs/macam/ or  http://www.royalroads.ca/pcs/default.htm

The B.C. Safe School Centre http://www.safeschools.gov.bc.ca is a partnership program with the Ministries of Education and Attorney General and the Burnaby School District.  The provincial resource Centre is committed to enhancing the safety and security of schools and communities in B.C. by providing resources and strategies to promote safe and supportive learning, working and living environments for youth. The Centre offers a comprehensive source of information, training, resource materials and examples of best practices and strategies to address a range of topics focusing on enhancing safe schools.

The Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) at the University of Victoria seeks to contribute to public awareness and the policy process at both the national and international level on issues of global governance, security and sustainability. The CFGS will realize this mission in four ways by: Bringing together academics and people in government, the private sector, and civil society; Promoting public awareness of global issues; Preparing appropriate policy responses;and by functioning as a Centre of Centres. For more information contact Dr. Gordon Smith (Director of CFGS), email cfgs@uvic.ca ; web site  http://www.globalcentres.org/ . The Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR) at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, is an interdisciplinary centre focused on effective dispute resolution and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) theory and practice. IDR is the institutional structure for the Lam Chair of Law and Public Policy.   Mandate: To work toward fair, effective and peaceful dispute resolution locally, nationally and internationally.  Objectives: To conduct theoretical and empirical research in the area of dispute resolution; To develop university and professional education and training in dispute resolution; To encourage the interdisciplinary study of dispute resolution in the University; To promote the development of dispute resolution services to the community; To enhance awareness of, and promote the use and acceptance of, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures.  For more information: Stephen Owen, Director, Begbie Bldg. Rm 123, PO Box 2400, Stn CSC, Victoria BC V8W 3H7, Canada, email uvicidr@uvic.ca ; web site http://dispute.resolution.uvic.ca/

The Victoria International Development Education Association in British Columbia offers a Web site on which teachers may share resources and ideas for global education http://www.islandnet.com/vglobe . It complements the Global Education Fund of the British Columbia Teachers' Federation which supports the production of curriculum materials and resources, professional development activities for teachers, school-based projects, and student activities,including twinning with schools in the South.


Yukon


Northwest Territories


Nunavut


Canadian university Peace Education Programs. 

 An in depth description of Peace related courses offered at Canadian universities.


The list of Provincial Ministries responsible for Peace Education

This is the list of Provincial Ministries responsible for Peace Education provided to me on March 19, 2002 from Council of Ministers of Education, Canada.  Note that the listing was prepared September 30, 1999 and some of the personnel may have changed.

UNESCO Questionnaire for the permanent system of reporting on Education for Peace, Human Rights, Democracy, International Understanding and Tolerance:

National - Sheila Molloy, International Desk Officer / Responsable des programmes internationaux, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada / Conseil des ministres de l'Éducation (Canada), 95 St. Clair Avenue West, suite 1106, Toronto ON M4V 1N6; 416 962 8100 ext 247; 416 962 2800; s.molloy@cmec.ca ; www.cmec.ca & www.educationcanada.cmec.ca

British Columbia - Education - no contact provided

British Columbia - Advanced Education, Training and Technology, Gloria Back, Acting Director, Universities and Institutes Branch, Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology, 825 Fort Street, 2nd floor, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4; Tel. (250) 387-6166; Fax: (250) 356-8851; gloria.back@gems4.gov.bc.ca

Alberta - Learning - Joan Engel, Program Manager, Curriculum Standards Branch, Alberta Learning, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton AB T5K 0L2; Tel: 780-422-0596; Fax: 780-422-3745; joan.engel@edc.gov.ab.ca

Saskatchewan - Education - Diane Gingras, Executive Assistant, Saskatchewan Education, 2220 College Avenue,
Regina, SK S4P 3V7; Tel.: 306-787-4951; Fax: 306-787-1300; DGingras@sasked.gov.sk.ca

Manitoba - Education - Linda Mlodzinski, Consultant, Room W240 -- 1970 Ness Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3J 0Y9; Tel: 204-945-6873; Fax: 204-945-3042; E-mail: lmlodzinsk@gov.mb.ca

Ontario - Education - Christine Jones, Senior Policy Advisor, 900 Bay Street, 15th Floor, Mowat Block, Toronto ON M7A 1L2; Tel: 416-314-4807; Fax 416-325-2664; christine.jones@edu.gov.on.ca

Ontario - Training, Colleges and Universities - Christine Jones, Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Education, Mowat Block, Room 1548, 900 Bay Street, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2; Tel.+1 (416) 314-4807, Fax+1 (416) 325-4344, E-mail christine.jones@edu.gov.on.ca

Québec - Education - Diane Viel, Conseillère en coopération, Direction des affaires internationales et canadiennes, 
Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec, 1035, rue De La Chevrotière (16e étage), Québec (Québec) G1R 5A5; Téléphone : 418-643-3249; Télécopieur : 418-646-9170

New Brunswick - Education - Barry P. Lydon, Director, Curriculum, New Brunswick Department of Education, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton NB E3B 5H1; Tel: 506-444-4654; Fax: 506-453-3325; E-mail: barryl@gov.nb.ca

New Brunswick - Education (Français) - Gisèle St-Amand, Direction des services pédagogiques, CP 6000, Fredericton, N.-B. E3B 5H1; Tél. : 506-453-2743; Téléc. : 506-453-3325; giseles@gov.nb.ca

Prince Edward Island - Education - Wanda Whitlock, Director of Student Services, P.O. Box 2000, Charlottetown PE C1A 7N8; Tel: 902-368-4639; Fax: 902-368-4622

Nova Scotia - Education and Culture - Bob LeBlanc, Director, English Program Services, PO Box 578, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2S9; Tel.: 902-424-5991; Fax: 902-424-0260; leblanrm@gov.ns.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador - Education - Catherine Gogan, Assistant Deputy Minister, P.O. Box 8700, St. John's NF A1B 4J6; Tel: 709-729-6164; Fax: 709-729-0414; E-mail: catherinegogan@mail.gov.nf.ca

Northwest Territories - Education, Culture and Employment - Derek Green, Coordinator, Evaluation, GNWT Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9; Tel: 867-920-3128
Fax: 867-873-0155; derek_green@gov.nt.ca

Nunavut - Naullaq Arnaquq, Director, Childhood Education and School Services, P.O. Box 800, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0; Tel: 867-975-5600; Fax: 867-975-5605; narnaquq@gov.nu.ca

Yukon - Education - Terry Burns, Superintendent of Programs, Yukon Department of Education, 1000 Lewes Boulevard, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 3H9; Phone: 867-667-8238; Fax: 867-393-6339; terry.burns@gov.yk.ca


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