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inukshukskysmall.jpg (5954 bytes)ANNOUNCEMENT - SIXTH ANNUAL CANADIAN PEACE AWARDS, NOVEMBER 11, 2005


In celebration of Peace Champions in Canada and the United Nations International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World, the Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace will be hosting the Third Annual Canadian Peace Awards, November 11, 2005.  Awards will be presented in no less than 10 major categories for Canadian achievements in building a Culture of Peace and Non-violence, at home and abroad.  The presentations will also culminate in the fourth induction into the Canadian Peace Hall of Fame to be housed at the Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace and on its web site at  

The Award categories will include peace achievements in government, business, the media, education, peacekeepers, peacebuilders in civil society, peace philanthropy, youth, and multi-cultural relations, to name a few.

The Award will be in the form of an engraved, soapstone 'Inukshuk'.  For millennia, massive stone figures built in the image of a human have stood silhouetted on the treeless Arctic horizons.  Created by Inuit people, these Inukshuks serve as guides to point out a journey or a safe passage.  The Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace believes this is a fitting Canadian symbol of the journey to safe and caring communities and world.  [See the Award at ]

November 11 was chosen as it is Remembrance Day in Canada.  Each one of us has an obligation to the memory of the many men and women who died for our peace and freedom, to today's millions of needless victims of violence at home and abroad, and to future generations to do everything we can to bring peace to the world and preserve the integrity of this planet.  We know what to do, we just have to do it.  The awards will stress everyone's responsibility and potential influence in building peace in our families, communities and world.

Any funds raised in the promotion of the Annual Canadian Peace Awards will go to the creation of a Canadian Peace Institute and Peace Foundation.

For more information, refer to the attached Awards Guidelines and Request for Expressions of Interest; contact Robert Stewart, Director, Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace at stewartr [at]; or visit our web site Awards Page at



The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is launching the Betinho Prize, "in an effort to recognize and to document outstanding examples of how the Internet is being used to make a real difference."   The $US 7,500 prize is open to nonprofit organizations, community-based groups, coalitions or social movements anywhere in the world that have successfully used information and communication technologies as an essential ingredient in their work. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2000. For more information, please see

The Conrad Hilton Foundation is inviting nominations for the Hilton Humanitarian Prize. In their words: "The $US 1 million prize, the world's largest humanitarian award, is presented annually to an established nonprofit organization that has made extraordinary
contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world. The prize is not a grant based on future goals, but an award for recent and historic accomplishments."   Nomination packets are available now, and nominations must be received by January 15. Contact: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Hilton Humanitarian Prize, 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90067-4011, US telephone: (310) 556-4694 Fax:(310) 556-8130 E-mail:

Leadership for Change - At the Ford Foundation is seeking nominations of community leaders across the U.S. who are "...successfully tackling tough social problems..." Over six years the $19 million program will recognize 60 leaders and leadership teams that are not broadly known beyond their immediate community or field.  Leaders will receive awards of $100,000 to advance their work, plus $30,000 for supporting activities.

Nobel Peace Prize - for champions of peace, awarded by a committee of five persons to be elected by the Norwegian Storting.

Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize -

Ethics in Action Awards - The first Ontario Ethic in Action Awards gala was held on Thursday, June 24 at the Royal Ontario Museum, with more than 250 business and community leaders in attendance. Dr. Nancy Olivieri (for Socially Responsible Decision Making), Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd (for Ongoing Social Responsibility – Business) and Robert Thomson of Fair TradeMark Canada (for Ongoing Social Responsibility – Individual) were honoured as awards recipients. The evening highlighted 11 finalists including the three award recipients. The Ethics in Action Awards recognize businesses and business leader who are "doing well by doing good". They are designed to recognize business leaders who are balancing profits and principles in all decision making. The program, originally created in 1994 in British Columbia, was introduced in Ontario this year through the support of Citizens Bank of Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op. Visit for full information.

Year 2000 Swackhamer Peace Essay

A contest open to all high school students seeking suggestions for constructive approaches to the problems of war and peace.

Contest Rules:
Eligibility:    The contest is open to all high school students.

Topic for 2000: The year 2000 has been proclaimed the International Year of the Culture of Peace by the United Nations General Assembly. Write an essay making recommendations for specific actions that young people can take to help build a Culture of Peace globally. (Last year's essay is on our website at  We also have a new student contest this year, for drawings and photos with a peace theme.)

First Prize $1500; Second Prize: $1000; Third Prize: $500

Deadline:   All essays must be submitted to the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation by June 1, 2000.

1.  Essays to be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1000 words.
2.  All essays to be typed, double-spaced on white 8.5" by 11" paper. Contestants should submit the original and one copy of the essay.  Hard copy submittal of essays only - sorry, no e-mail submittals.
3.  Name, full address, telephone number, school, grade, and age of author to be submitted on a cover page accompanying essay. Do not place your name on any other page.
4.  Essays to be in English and include a bibliography.
5.  Essays to be judged on the basis of knowledge of subject matter, originality of ideas, development of point of view, insight, clarity of
expression, organization, and grammar.

Notification of Winners:    The Swackhamer Prizes will be awarded September 15, 2000.

Publication:    All essays submitted become the property of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. The prize winning essay will be published by the Foundation and will be sent to the Secretary General of the United Nations for transmittal to the UN General Assembly, and to the President of the United States, and other key world and national leaders; and will be made widely available for use by newspapers, magazines, and broadcasting networks.

Send Entries To:    (hard copy submittal of essays only - sorry, no e-mail submittals)

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Swackhamer Peace Essay Contest
PMB 121, 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 123
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2794 USA
FAX: +1-805-568-0466

The UNESCO Prize for Peace Education was established in 1980. The aim of the prize is to promote all forms of action designed to ‘construct the defences of man in the minds of men’ by rewarding a particularly outstanding example of activity designed to alert public opinion and mobilize the conscience of humanity in the cause of peace.  In 1999, UNESCO gave an Honourable Mention to the Canadian teacher Irène Drolet for "her very important work, both educational and ethical: to restore to schools their role as places where democracy is taught." Ms Drolet declared: "The present world situation expresses a deep crisis of democracy, of the economy, social organisation and moral values. This international situation poses a challenge to modern schools [to fulfil] their mission of socialisation and it calls upon them to support the development of values that are democratic, environmental, intercultural and open to the world."

The DaCapo Foundation in association with Friends of the United Nations Present WRIGHT-DUNBAR GLOBAL YOUTH PEACE AND TOLERANCE AWARDS, United Nations - New York; " Honouring youth who apply their creative talents to further peace and tolerance".  CANDIDATES: Young people 16 and under, who have used their talents to further peace and tolerance.  CATEGORIES: * Performing Arts * Fine Arts * Literary Work * Film/Media * Science * Technology * Social Activism; AWARDS (in each category): * $5,000 USD Cash Scholarship * Summer scholarship to University of Dayton
* All expense paid trip to the United States for International Awards Ceremony and sight seeing.  PLEASE SEND: * your contact name * the name of the nominee and their contact information * the category of entry * description of the person's work. 
CONTACT: Brenda Gauthier <> +1 (310) 301-7674 tel; +1 (310) 301-7622 fax
1. Nominees must have demonstrated a pursuit of tolerance and peace through their original creative expression.
2. The theme of tolerance should be inherent within their creative work or through its public expression. 
3. The nominee's work must demonstrate a result or effect of their efforts: it may have initiated dialogue on tolerance, highlighted
    the issue, or directly fostered a more tolerant social environment.
4. The nominee's work cannot have been published, performed or previously used in any promotional manner to directly enrich the
    nominee.  However, work that has been published as part of the entrant's pursuit of his/her goals, is eligible.
5. Nominees must be less than 16-years old at the time of entry.
6. Submissions must be written in English
7. Nominees should be willing to have a five-minute documentary video made of them in their home environment.
8. Entrants should be able to make public appearances on television broadcasts and press conferences.

John Humphrey Freedom Award - The International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development accepts nominations for its John Humphrey Freedom Award.  You will find information below , or visit our website at in the What's New section for details about the John Humphrey Freedom Award.

The International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development presents the John Humphrey Freedom Award each year to a non-governmental organization (NGO) or an individual for their exceptional achievement in the defence or promotion of human rights and/or democratic development. The Award consists of a grant of $25,000 as well as a speaking tour of Canadian cities to help increase awareness of the recipients human rights work.  Canadian John Peters Humphrey was an internationally renowned human rights law professor who prepared the first draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Previous Winners:
1992 - Instituto de Defensa Legal (Peru).
1993 - La Plate-forme des organismes haïtiens de défense des droits humains (Haïti).
1994 - Campaign for Democracy (Nigeria) and Egyptian Organization for Human Rights.
1995 - Bishop Carlos F. X. Belo (East Timor).
1996 - Sultana Kamal (Bangladesh).
1997 - Father Javier Giraldo (Colombia).
1998 - Palden Gyatso (Tibet).

The Wolf Project was established to recognize, honour and promote activities that serve to improve harmony between cultures and races.  Individuals, groups and communities that demonstrate excellence working toward enhancing respect and understanding between cultures and races will be eligible to receive THE WOLF PROJECT AWARD which is sculpted in the form of a howling Wolf.  This Wolf is to serve as a reminder to never give up the dream of unity. There are many people who have the courage and determination to work toward this honourable cause.

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