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The Access to Justice Network (ACJNet) is an electronic community that brings together people, information, and educational resources on Canadian justice and legal issues. It uses new technologies to create and distribute products and services and to facilitate broad base consultations. ACJNet is the only nationwide service dedicated to making law and justice resources available to all Canadians in either official language. Our specially selected Associate Pages form part of the ACJNet virtual community by bringing a wide range of legal and justice resources and opportunities to you, the user. For more information about ACJNet, email us at acjdesk@web.net. Web site http://www.acjnet.org/

Aerobics Center, Kenneth Cooper, Dallas, Texas

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 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/

Alberta Family Mediation Society - Mediation is a family-centered conflict resolution process in which an impartial third party assists the participants in negotiating a consensual, informed and fair agreement. Decision-making rests with the parties throughout. The mediator assists the parties in identifying issues and information needs, reducing obstacles to communication, exploring alternatives and focusing on the needs and interests of those who it is agreed are affected.  The Alberta Family Mediation Society (AFMS) is a non-profit organization promoting the development and appropriate use of mediation as an alternative to emotionally and financially costly court actions.  Contact Us: Alberta Family Mediation Society, #405, 918 - 16th Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2M 0K3; Toll free: 1-877-233-0143; In Calgary: (403) 233-0143; Email: info@afms.ca  ; Website: www.afms.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

Alberta Justice - Crime Prevention in Alberta, Gloria Ohrt, Manager, Public Security Division, Ph: (403) 427-3457, Fax:  (403) 427-5916, E-Mail:  ohrtg@just.gov.ab.ca, WebSite: http://www.gov.ab.ca/~just/index.htm

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:

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), a national and international project which has an Alberta branch--AVP-Alberta.  The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a non-profit organization of volunteers offering experiential workshops that empower individuals to liberate themselves from the burden of violence.  Our fundamental belief is that there is a power for peace and good in everyone, and this power has the ability to transform our relationships.  AVP builds on a base of respect and caring for self and others.  Contact information for AVP-Alberta: PO Box 741, Station Main, Edmonton, AB T5J 2L4; email AVP_Alberta@yahoo.ca ; AVP-Canada website  http://www.avpcanada.ca

America Works, Peter Cove and Lee Bowes Cove, New York City, NY

The Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada (AMIC) 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.  AMIC'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.   AMIC's and its members' success contributes to strengthening the alternative dispute resolution in Canada.  AMIC 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 AMIC 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 AMIC as a Chartered Mediator (C. Med.) and/or Chartered Arbitrator(C.Arb.). 329 March Road, Box 11, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 2E1; email amic@igs.net ; web site http://www.amic.org/


The Atrium Society, a non-profit, non-sectarian and non-political organization committed to peace education around the world. Formed in 1984, the Atrium Society focuses on the primary factors that lead to conflict: conditioned thinking and action. Our minds are conditioned by origin of birth, education and experiences. The Atrium Society works to bring this issue of conditioning, and the tremendous conflicts it creates, to the forefront of our awareness. The Atrium Education for Peace books and programs address all levels of conflict education - with a focus on the Primary (Prevention) level.  Box 816, Middlebury, VT, USA, 05753, telephone 1-800-848-6021, email atrium@atriumsoc.org , website http://www.atriumsoc.org/ .  Resources: http://www.atriumsoc.org/Bookstore/EDUP_general/book_edup_resr.html

"S. Brian Willson's web page," which has just been launched: http://www.brianwillson.com/ .  For those who don't know me...As a former military officer serving in Vietnam, I experienced firsthand the realities of U.S. arrogant attitudes and behaviors. Since then, I have been working for peace and justice and have participated in a number of nonviolent actions confronting U.S. imperialism, including the 1986 Veterans Fast for List on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in protest of U.S. involvement in Central America. I also coordinated teams of veterans trained in nonviolence as observors in the war zones of El Salvador and Nicaragua. During a nonviolent blockade action in 1987 I was struck by a munitions train at the Concord (Calif.) Naval Weapons Station and was severely injured, losing both legs below the knee. I have traveled to two dozen Third World countries as well as throughout the USA studying the effects of U.S. policy on people here and abroad, and have written extensively about my observations. I invite you to visit my site and take a look at the essay list, which includes radical analyses of U.S. empire and revolutionary nonviolent alternatives for change.  If you would like to be added to the links on my site, please let me know by sending me an email at bw@brianwillson.com that contains your url.  If a link-up isn't appropriate for your organization, but you like what you read, please share my website with your friends and associates.   Many thanks.   In peace, S. Brian Willson

Break Away is a nonprofit organization that serves as a resource for planning and running effective break programs for schools and community organizations. These programs send teams of college or high school students into diverse communities to engage in volunteer service and experiential learning during their school vacations.  Break Away's programs include training and special
events, publications and networking. Nonprofit organizations can access hundreds of student volunteers by listing themselves in the Break Away SiteBank Catalog, a directory of community organizations that host alternative break programs across the US. For more information on how you, your school or organization can get involved in this program, see the Break Away website
at http://www.alternativebreaks.com

The Bridge from Prison to Community (Hamilton), Box 83007, Hamilton, Ontario, L8L 8E8. Ms. Mary Jackson, Program Co-ordinator. Telephone 905-648-6879. A charitable organization offering rehabilitation assistance to inmates and former inmates of correctional institutions. It provides a link between inmates, their families and the community. Established in 1988.

Bucks County Peace Centers link page http://www.comcat.com/~peace/LinksPage.html

Since its formation in 1973, the C.D. Howe Institute has earned a reputation as Canada's most respected independent, nonprofit economic and social policy research institution. Governments, the media, and Canadians in every region look to the Institute to provide balanced, well-reasoned, and comprehensible analysis of issues of national interest. From the beginning, the recipe for the Institute's success has consisted of equal measures of objectivity, professionalism, and relevance.  Objectivity, for the C.D. Howe Institute, means refraining from polemics, keeping an open mind about solutions to difficult problems, encouraging support and input from a broad private sector membership base, and engaging in regular, substantive discussions with federal and provincial government policymakers. To quote an early Institute publication, “there are no absolute truths in economic policy formation. In the complex and dynamic society in which we live, the choice of a policy action and its outcome are inherently uncertain [but] the application of sound economic analysis can minimize these uncertainties.”   This leads to the second ingredient, professionalism, which comes from the Institute's high-quality and dedicated team of policy analysts and technical support staff, from the internationally renowned thinkers who are the Institute's Fellows and Adjunct Scholars, and from the dozens of distinguished academics from major Canadian universities who write for Institute publications. Effective communication is the Institute's hallmark, too: our publications won the Doug Purvis Memorial Award for excellence in Canadian economic policy writing in 1994 and 1995. Above all, however, it is the relevance of the Institute's work that keeps it at the forefront of Canadian policy “think tanks.” Time and again, on issues as diverse as monetary policy, government finance, international and interprovincial trade, the environment, health care, social policy, and Canada's ongoing constitutional crisis, the Institute has demonstrated its ability to identify emerging problem areas and to explore practical options for policy reform. http://www.cdhowe.org/


The mission of Calgary's Action Committee Against Violence (ACAV) is to work towards a violent-free community by: Promoting coordination, Determining needs, Acting as a catalyst, Encouraging community involvement , Speaking out against Violence, and Providing information.  Contact:  Karen Walroth, ACAV Coordinator, 120 - 13 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1B3, Voice: (403) 231-6295, Fax: (403) 266-1271, web site  http://www.gov.calgary.ab.ca/81/acav/index.html

The Campaign Against Workplace Bullying PO Box 29915, Bellingham, WA 98228;  web site http://www.bullybusters.org/

Campaign for Equity-Restorative Justice (CERJ) working together to reinvent justice using methods that are fair; which conserve, restore and even create harmony, equity and good will in society http://www.cerj.org/

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 Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is an independent, non-profit research organization, funded primarily through organizational and individual membership. It was founded in 1980 to promote research on economic and social policy issues from a progressive point of view.  It is independent, non partisan and has charitable status. The CCPA was established in 1980 by academic and labour economists who saw the need for an independent left-of-centre research agency to counterbalance the right-wing Fraser and C.D. Howe Institutes.  Since then the Centre staff and research associates have produced hundreds of reports, studies and books on major social and economic issues. The CCPA produces high quality, critical research and analysis of government policies at all levels, and develops workable and equitable alternatives. Its publications are written in clear, non-technical language accessible to a wide audience. http://www.policyalternatives.ca/

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/

The Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence Limited is a privately funded organization established in 1999 by Mr. Paul Morgan the current CEO and Mr. Glenn French, National Research Director. Our funds are derived from the range of services and products that we provide to Canadian workplaces in their search for practical solutions to complex workplace problems involving employee conduct. It is our goal to provide a range of human engineering solutions that are economical, research based and above all, sustainable for the long term. We do this by collecting, organizing and classifying information concerning workplace violence gained from Canadian corporations, service organizations, labour unions and government. The careful assembly of this knowledge and the comparison made with violence/aggression intelligence globally makes this a unique contribution to the understanding of how workplaces function. In addition, we actively share our findings and collaborate with other like-minded organizations throughout the world.  For more information: 1 First Canadian Place, Suite 350, Toronto, Ontario M5X 1C1; Phone: (416) 760-8505;
Fax: (416) 760-8980; email
info@workplaceviolence.ca ; web site http://www.workplaceviolence.ca/home.html

Canadian Kindness Movement - "My religion is simple, my religion is kindness." Dalai Lama. Hundreds of communities across the world have celebrated Random Acts of Kindness. Find out all about the history and activities of the kindness movement in Canada at  http://www.kindness.ab.ca/ and http://www.kindacts.net/ . For more information, contact Cheryl Moskaluk  firstbyt@compusmart.ab.ca

Canadian Policy Research Networks - Our mission is to create knowledge and lead public debate on social and economic issues important to the well-being of Canadians. Our goal is to help make Canada a more just, prosperous and caring society. CPRN's trademark is its ability to help policy makers and citizens debate the beliefs, values, frameworks, policies, programs and "ways of doing" that will help the country to cope with social and economic transformation. CPRN fosters integration in a world which is increasingly fragmented by discipline, jurisdiction, language and culture. It has unique process skills for shared learning, which shape the way research is performed and the way the results are communicated. It is a neutral space, where diverse groups of people can reflect, collaborate and struggle with their differences in order to arrive at new understandings and to identify common ground. CPRN is independent. It is a non-profit organization with charitable status. It acquires its funding from diverse sources -- federal and provincial governments, foundations and corporations. This diversity ensures that no single voice dominates the research. The Board of Directors ensures good stewardship of these resources. CPRN is cost effective. Projects are ambitious in their scope, but costs and risks are spread across a number of funders. Overheads are minimized and start up times are limited by attracting expertise from universities, think tanks, and other organizations. Dozens of people volunteer their time to participate in the governance and the research process. CPRN is currently operating Three Networks - on Family, Work, and Health, as well as special corporate projects on the Non-profit Sector, the Social Union and Policy Research.  http://www.cprn.org/

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.electronictradingpost.ca/cssn/


Center for Nonviolent Communication: A global organization helping people compassionately connect with themselves and one another through Nonviolent CommunicationSM, a process created by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.  Nonviolent CommunicationSM (NVC) is a process that strengthens our ability to inspire compassion from others and respond compassionately to others and ourselves. NVC guides us to reframe how we express ourselves and how we hear others by focusing our consciousness on what we are observing, feeling, needing, and requesting.  It is a language of empathy and honesty, and is sometimes described as
"the language of the heart."  Practical and proven in daily life around the world, Nonviolent Communication is a reliable language for being heard, hearing others, clearly and confidently expressing our needs and dreams, and for working through conflict with compassion and success.  The Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) is a global organization whose vision is a world where everyone’s needs are met peacefully. Our mission is to contribute to this vision by living and teaching the process of Nonviolent CommunicationSM, which strengthens the ability of people to compassionately connect with themselves and one another, share resources, and resolve conflicts. Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg, Center for Nonviolent Communication, P.O. Box 2662, Sherman, Texas 75091-2662; Tel: +1 903 893 3886; Fax: +1 903 893 2935; Email:
cnvc@compuserve.com ; web site http://www.cnvc.org/

Center For Peaceable Schools - The graduate program in Conflict Resolution and Peaceable Schools is the result of a collaboration between Lesley University and the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP), an initiative of Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR).  For more information: Center for Peaceable Schools, Lesley University, 29 Everett Street / Cambridge, MA 02138-2790.  (617) 349-8491; peace@mail.lesley.edu ; web site http://www.lesley.edu/academic_centers/peace/masters/index.html

The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) was established in May 1988 as a specialist research and teaching centre within the University of Sydney. It promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching on the causes of conflict and the conditions which affect conflict resolution and peace. Projects focus on the means of justice and the means of attaining a just society. Projects examine the conditions which contribute to the attainment of equitable social relationships and the resolution of conflict with a view to attaining just societies. The Centre aims to facilitate dialogue between individuals, groups or communities who are concerned with conditions of positive peace, whether in interpersonal relationships, community relations, within organisations and nations, or with reference to international relations.  For Further Information Contact CPAC's Research Officer, Lynda-Ann Blanchard: Tues, Wed, Fri. - CPACS is located in the Mackie Building K01 (Arundel Street) at the University of Sydney, NSW, 2006 Australia.  ph: 02 9351-7686; fax: 02-9660-0862; EMAIL: CPACS@social.usyd.edu.au ; web site http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/Arts/departs/cpacs/

The Center for the Prevention of School Violence - Established in 1993, the Center serves as a primary point of contact for dealing with the problem of school violence. The Center focuses on ensuring that schools are safe and secure so that every student is able to attend a school that is safe and secure, one that is free of fear and conducive to learning.  The Center's Safe Schools Pyramid helps maintain a focus on the problem of school violence. By focusing on the problem, the Center is able to draw attention to the seriousness of school violence and act as a resource to turn to for information, program assistance, and research about school violence prevention. The Center is a nationally recognized resource for School Resource Officer Programs and has assisted many North Carolina school systems in their safe school planning efforts.  The Center's public awareness campaign keeps the public informed about all aspects of the problem of school violence as well as what can be done to solve it. The Center is currently working on several special projects which will contribute to getting violence out of schools.  In addition, center.link newsletters, center.link research bulletins, center.link research briefs, and special feature articles provide current information about Center activities and school violence prevention. Information can also be obtained by contacting Center staff. 20 Enterprise Street, Suite 2, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-7375; 1-800-299-6054 / (919) 515-9397; FAX: (919) 515-9561; Dr. Pamela Riley pamela_riley@ncsu.edu ; Web site http://www.ncsu.edu/cpsv/index.htmlschoolviolence.gif (2855 bytes)

Children deserve to learn in an atmosphere that is safe, secure, nurturing, and orderly, free from drugs, crime and violence. Schools working in partnership with their communities can develop solutions to youth violence. The Center for Safe Schools is working to assist schools and communities in their violence prevention efforts by providing educators and students with the skills and resources necessary to create positive learning environments.  In 1995, Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Ridge signed into law Act 26, the Safe Schools Act, which created an Office of Safe Schools within the Department of Education. Under the direction of the state's Department of Education, the Center for Safe Schools performs many of the duties defined by Act 26. These duties include data collection, assisting schools in meeting the requirements of Act 26 and providing resources to educators on a variety of programs and issues.  The Center for Safe Schools seeks creative and effective solutions to problems that disrupt the educational process and affect school safety. Training, technical assistance, and a clearinghouse of video and print materials are available through the Center to help schools identify and implement effective programs and practices. The Center also maintains a database of resources available to assist school districts.  For more information: http://www.center-school.org/viol_prev/css/index.html ; Center for Schools & Communities, 1300 Market Street // Lemoyne, PA 17043; phone (717) 763-1661 // fax (717) 763-2083; setter@northstar.csiu.k12.pa.us


Center for Teaching Peace, 4501 Van Ness Street NW, Washington DC USA 20016, 202-537-1372, fax 202-537-7069; email colman@clark.net . Coleman McCarthy, a Rotarian in Washington D.C., went to the public high school nearest his office and asked the principal "May I come in as a volunteer and teach a course on peacemaking?" Not only was he well received, since 1982 he has had more than 5,000 students in his classes and has developed a Centre for Teaching Peace. He found that children want to learn about peacemaking because they see with fresh eyes the world's violence. 1. The Center has a detailed syllabus "Teaching Peace in the Classroom" for a 16 week course on 'Alternatives to Violence' for use at the high school or university level. 70 essays on peacemaking, nonviolence and conflict resolution. cost US$60. 2. Teachers Guide for Peace Studies in High Schools & Colleges - cost US$20. 3. A High School Manual. 40 essays. cost US$20. 4. Home Study Correspondence Course - 8 lesson course for individuals which can be completed at the students own pace. cost $120. 5. Campus visits by Coleman McCarthy. Please write for brochure. Inservice training can also be scheduled.  

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/

Circlevision - Justice and Peace Community in Minnesota http://www.circlevision.org/index.html

The Citizens' Circle for Accountability (CCA) is a non-profit organization created as a prime resource on the concept, meaning and importance of public accountability. The CCA is also a resource for citizens on strategies for holding fairly to account, and is a forum for the exchange of ideas and strategies through the Journal of Public Accountability on the CCA's website. The connection of public accountability to peace is clear: since peace is a function of citizens, governments and corporations being fair to others, citizens must engage levers that give them a "proper understanding of matters" and at the same time exert a self-regulating influence on  those in authority responsible for bringing about peace. As citizens, we have yet to demand that the authorities whose intentions and actions are key to peace (largely the directing minds of executive governments and corporations) tell us, fully,  fairly and publicly, what they specifically intend as outcomes, for whom, and why they intend it. They must also tell us their own performance standards for their responsibilities.  Since the public answering obligation is central to democracy, the demand for this public answering is unassailable. The CCA website links to the comprehensive book on public accountability by Henry E. McCandless, A Citizen's Guide to Public Accountability: Changing the Relationship Between Citizens and Authorities (CCA and Trafford Publishing, 2002).  For more info: Citizens' Circle for Accountability, www.accountabilitycircle.org  877 Newport Ave., Victoria, BC, Canada,  V8S 5C8; telephone 250-370-5954; fax 250-370-5958; email: henrymccandless@accountabilitycircle.org

City of Toronto, Ontario, Safe City Program, tel 416-392-7001, fax 416-392-0026

The Coexistence Initiative is a young ambitious charity which aims to: address agenda setting for coexistence and community building at political and policy levels; create an international network/ movement encompassing existing experts, practitioners, academics, analysts, policy makers and educators; develop a resource center for coexistence information;  promote the values of coexistence and heighten public awareness and involvement in these issues.  While in the process of creating our new website, we provide our network members with relevant information and new developments within the field and link individuals with each other that work on similar projects to share their experiences and knowledge. We are also developing a new database with professional information on our network members in order to improve our ability to link appropriate individuals with each other and provide each network member with information that is relevant to their field of interest.  We can add you to the mailing list for our electronic noticeboard that is sent out twice a month and contains information on conferences, training courses, publications, scholarships, research projects and other relevant coexistence information. Should you wish to be added to our database and postal mailing list, to receive information more tailored to your work and interests, please send us your postal address so we can send you an introducing letter and a "membership form". Please be reminded that this network has been created purely to serve the needs of the field - there are no costs or obligations involved in joining the network and you can ask to be deleted from our records at any time should you find yourself overwhelmed with information. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions regarding the purpose or activities of our organisation or should you wish to receive more information on how to become part of the network.  For more information, contact Mareike Junge, Network Co-ordinator, The Coexistence Initiative, Southbank House, Black Prince Road, London SE1 7SJ, Ph: +44-171-793 4187    Fx: +44-171-793 4116; email: mareike@worldforum.org ; web site: http://www.co-net.org

The Collaborative to Advance Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)'s mission is to establish social and emotional learning (SEL) as an integral part of education from preschool through high school.

The nonprofit Co-Intelligence Institute (CII) promotes awareness of co-intelligence and of the many existing tools and ideas that can be used to increase it. The CII embraces all such ideas and methods, and explores their integrated application to community problems, organizational development, and global crises. Ultimately, the goal of the CII is the conscious evolution of culture in harmony with nature and with the highest human potentials. The term "co-intelligence" refers to a shared, integrated form of intelligence that we find in and around us when we're most vibrantly alive. It is also found in cultures that sustain themselves harmoniously with nature and neighbor. The Co-Intelligence Institute, P.O. Box 493, Eugene, OR, 97440 cii@igc.org ; http://www.co-intelligence.org .  An excellent article on Citizen consensus councils can be found at http://www.co-intelligence.org/P-citizenCC.html

The Colorado School Mediation Project (CSMP), founded in 1987, is a regional nonprofit organization with national connections which is dedicated to creating safe, caring and just communities where conflicts are resolved productively and differences are valued.  

Columbus, Indiana. First U.S. community to adopt a principle-centered development program.

Common Ground Productions (http://www.cgponline.org), the radio, television, and Internet production arm of Search for Common Ground (http://www.sfcg.org), has begun producing a new series of hour-long segments for the New York public radio program "On the Line."   Featured on the nation's largest NPR affiliate station, WNYC, the Common Ground segments focus on contentious international and domestic issues with the potential for violence.  Matthew T. Harmon, Producer, Common Ground Productions
1601 Connecticut Avenue, NW  Suite 200, Washington, DC  20009; +1 (202) 265-4300
+1 (202) 232-6718 (fax); www.cgponline.org

Community Peacemakers in Oakland, California, USA - We publish a monthly on-line digest, via e-mail, of articles, thoughts and stories on peace, non-violence and social justice. Don Marx, Executive Director compeace@concentric.net
http://www.compeace.org.   For More Information: Call, Fax or E-Mail Administrative Offices, Community Peacemakers, 2908 Madeline Street, Suite 100, Oakland, California 94602-3337
Examples of topics and materials that will be covered in future monthly editions include:
1.  Inspirational Thoughts for Inner and Outer Peace
2.  Words of Practical Wisdom from Everyday Folks Like Ourselves
3.  Heart-Warming Anecdotes for Peaceful Duplication
4.  Down-to-Earth Solutions for Personal and Family Conflicts
5.  Examples of Individuals Who Have an Appreciation for Live thru Peaceful Actions
6.  Stress Busters for Managing Ourselves, Not Others
7.  Helpful Hints and Suggestions for Simple Living
8.  Guides for Touching Peace by Being at Peace



The Community Abuse Program of Rural Ontario (CAPRO), Phone or Fax: 1.888.573.OFWN (6396).  E-mail: capro@freespace.net ; Project Coordinator Donna Lunn.  CAPRO addresses the issue of domestic abuse in a way that takes into account the specific needs of rural communities.  The objectives of the program are to raise awareness of this issue among rural residents, agencies and organizations mandated to serve the rural community and local and provincial governments, as well as to promote a collaborative community-based partnership for the purposes of prevention and effective intervention. CAPRO is sponsored by the Ontario Farm Women's Network and funded by The Trillium Foundation.

Conflict Management Initiatives (CMI) was founded in 1990 as a not-for-profit organization to encourage and support the use of collaborative problem solving and mediation in community conflicts. It serves largely as a conduit for the work of Richard A. Salem, a mediator, trainer and consultant in conflict management. CMI has worked with non-government organizations (NGOs) in the USA, Africa, Europe and Latin America. CMI conducted conflict management and community mediation training for the National Peace Accord, the Independent Mediation Service of South Africa, the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town and numerous local NGO's working for non-violent change in South Africa between 1990 - 1995. Assignments were undertaken between 1995 and 2000 in Rwanda, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and in El Salvador and Northern Ireland. CMI's work in Rwanda led to the publication of Witness to Genocide: The Children of Rwanda.  Contact info: Conflict Management Initiatives, 1225 Oak Avenue, Evanston, Il 60202; tel 847-869-2244; fax 847-328-2064; email DickSalem@cmi-salem.org ; web site http://www.cmi-salem.org

Conflict Transformation Across Cultures (CONTACT) is a Summer Institute and Graduate Certificate Program.  Organization:  School for International Training.  Address:  Kipling Road, Box 676, Brattleboro, Vermont 05302-0676, U.S.A.  Tel: (802) 258-3433
Fax:  (802) 258-3320; Email: contact@sit.edu ; Contact: Christian Sinclair; Website: www.sit.edu/contact ; Program summary: CONTACT's Conflict Transformation programs (Summer institute, graduate certificates and an MA in conflict transformation)
engage participants in an intense process of study, self-reflection, community building, and collaborative problem solving within a
multicultural environment. Located at the School for International Training, Vermont.

The Council for Global Education is an international non-profit educational institution dedicated to promoting the development of the whole child. Its educational philosophy is based on four key pillars of education: Universal Values (A values education is the foundation for every child’s development. Without it, education cannot be effective. Values put meaning into action), Global Understanding (Children must learn to view national, linguistic, and cultural diversity as an asset. Love and respect for each other, proper communication skills, and true understanding must be the goal.), Excellence (Excellence is a consequence of a focused education. A child who accepts excellence as a life guiding principle will be able to better develop her full potential and achieve extraordinarily.), and Service (Children must be inspired to contribute to the betterment of the world. By taking care of the enviroment or the needy, for example, children gain additional confidence and motivation that a classroom setting alone cannot provide.) (VUES). These are essential elements of a child's complete education for the 21st Century. Council for Global Education, PO Box 57218, Washington, DC 20036-9998, USA Tel: 202.496 9780, Fax: 202.496 9781, Email: 
info@globaleducation.org .  Web site http://www.globaleducation.org/

Country of Mauritius, where the norm for the 1.3 million people who live there is to work together to take care of the children. They have no poor, no crime, no unemployment.

Crosspoint is the Net's biggest collection of links in the field of of Human Rights, Anti-Racism, Refugees, Women's rights, Antifascism, Shoah, etc http://www.magenta.nl/crosspoint/

Crosspoint Canada links http://www.magenta.nl/crosspoint/cnd.html

Department of Justice Canada http://canada.justice.gc.ca/

Detroit Peace Makers is a Youth Violence Reduction Training Program http://www.phymac.med.wayne.edu/departments/communitymedicine/dpm1.htm

Do Something - Mission: We inspire young people to believe that change is possible, and we train, fund and mobilize them to be leaders who measurably strengthen their communities.  Do Something Goal Statement: Our goal is strong and healthy communities where all people believe that change is possible, that they play an important role in achieving it, and that by taking action together their community will be a place where: SPIRIT is cultivated and is the heartbeat that brings life and hope through strong families, friendships, nurturing neighborhoods, and communities of faith; EDUCATION is celebrated as a lifelong journey, is attainable to all, and schools inspire a passion for learning that enable every person to excel and maximize his or hepotential; HEALTH is cherished by people living long, productive and responsible lives in a clean and safe environment with access to quality, affordable health care; The ECONOMY is built on dynamic, responsible businesses, attracts accessible capital, and creates opportunities for quality employment, good and affordable housing, and home ownership in an environment where all people effectively enhance their skills and manage their resources; and, GOVERNMENT at all levels is responsive and accountable to a people universally informed and engaged.  With Do Something's "Kindness and Justice Challenge", educators and students can participate in all activities from this website: Registering their schools; Downloading materials and curriculum ; Tracking state and school participation; Submitting student Acts; Students and schools will receive prizes and national recognition; Connecting with students and educators across the nation.  For more information: Do Something, 423 West 55th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10019; Phone: 212-523-1175; Fax: 212-582-1307; E-Mail: mail@dosomething.org ; Web site: http://www.dosomething.org/
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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 )

At Educators for Social Responsibility, our primary mission is to make teaching social responsibility a core practice in education so that young people develop the convictions and skills needed to shape a safe, sustainable, democratic, and just world. Since 1982, we have worked to advance teaching for social responsibility in the schooling and upbringing of children.  ESR is a leading source of innovative curriculum materials and teacher training programs that focus on issues of peacemaking and conflict resolution. Our work fosters social, emotional, and ethical development among children by helping them learn to

• care about others
• resolve conflicts nonviolently
• solve problems cooperatively
• value diversity
• make responsible decisions
• confront prejudice
• take positive, meaningful action.

Each year we reach over 25,000 educators through our materials, workshops, conferences, and on-site training--affecting the lives of over a half million young people throughout the United States. In addition, we conduct projects and programs in a variety of educational settings, including K-12 classrooms and afterschool, early childhood, and summer youth programs. http://www.esrnational.org/

Employers Against Domestic Violence (EADV) is a proactive collaboration of Massachusetts-based businesses which consider domestic violence a serious workplace issue and recognize the need to respond to it. Spearheaded in 1996 by Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., the membership of EADV consists of over 55 public and private employers representing advertising, retail, technology, law and law enforcement, health care, insurance, professional sports, and city, state and federal government. Our mission is to educate employers about the financial, legal and psychological impact of domestic violence in the workplace, and to identify resources and formulate best practices for prevention, education and outreach. Collectively, EADV aims to create more productive workplaces which are intolerant of domestic violence and safe and supportive for victims and families.  EADV programs feature a guest speaker who presents information or guidance about pertinent and pressing issues such as devising domestic violence policies; considerations for an employer in response to an employee who is accused of battering; evaluating employee assistance programs; training supervisors to recognize and assist employees who show signs of abuse; instituting security measures; and opening dialogue with employees about domestic violence and the resources available to them. The program also includes an assessment of a member organization’s domestic violence initiatives. Understanding that each work environment is unique and that change within occurs at different speeds and levels, these assessments serve as a benchmark of our own workplaces; to offer and receive insight from other employers; and to share expertise and models of practice from a range of businesses. Sharing information, ideas and expertise with other concerned businesses form the cornerstone of EADV and our success is attributable to our members’ distinct yet broad professional and personal perspectives. We invite you to learn more about Employers Against Domestic Violence and join us in helping to create safe, productive and supportive workplaces free from domestic violence. Please call 617-348-3027.  email Comments@mintz.com ; web site http://www.mintz.com/communty/Docs/Employers%20Against%20DV.htm


Focus Hope, Detroit, Michigan. A self-sufficient, not-for-profit organization delivering job training, food distribution, child care, and for-profit machining business.

The Fraser Institute was founded in 1974 to redirect public attention to the role markets can play in providing for the economic and social well-being of Canadians.  From humble beginnings, the Institute has grown into Canada's leading economic think tank, with 2,500 individual, corporate and foundation supporters in Canada, the United States and twelve other countries. The Institute is funded entirely from the contributions of members and the sale of publications.  Over the years, the Institute's list of researchers has grown dramatically. More than 350 authors in 22 countries (including six who have subsequently been awarded Nobel Prizes) have contributed to 250 Institute books and thousands of articles. Institute publications have been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Czech, Polish and Russian; and have been sold in 54 countries. Our publications have been adopted at colleges and universities in Canada and around the world.  The research of The Fraser Institute has consistently led the intellectual consensus on key public policy issues and the current public policy agenda reads like an index of past Institute publications. The Institute's program continues to have an impact in stretching the frontiers of the Canadian public policy debate. In areas such as welfare reform, privatization, taxation, free trade, government debt, education, poverty, deregulation, health care, labour markets, economic restructuring and the role of government--the fresh, innovative ideas about market solutions to economic problems, come from The Fraser Institute.  The research and publications activities of the Institute are overseen by the Board of Editorial Advisors--a panel of scholars from Canada, the United States and Europe. The financial affairs of the Institute are overseen by a 47-member Board of Trustees representing a broad cross-section of communities. http://www.fraserinstitute.ca/

Friends of the Children, Duncan Campbell, Portland, Oregon

Gabriela Loria - Canciones esenciales de mensaje universal. Compositora, poetisa, cantante folk argentina. Sus canciones hablan de paz, dignidad, libertad, igualdad. Imágenes, biografía, canciones y una propuesta para construir un mundo mejor.  Essential songs of universal message. Composer, poetess, Argentine folk singer. Their songs speak of peace, dignity, freedom, equality. Images, biography, songs and a proposal to construct a better world. web site http://www.geocities.com/gabrielaloria ; email gabrielaloria@yahoo.com

Gavin de Becker, Incorporated, provides advanced training on the assessment of threats, high-stakes predictions, case management, and the prediction of violent behaviour to police departments, prosecutors, child-protection professionals, state and federal agencies, corporations, schools, and universities.  One-, two-, and three-day courses are taught at Boulder Creek, the firm's 18-acre training facility just outside Los Angeles.  On-site, specialized training is also available.  Contact: Gavin de Becker Incorporated, 11684 Ventura Blvd., Suite 440, Studio City, CA 91604; fax 818-506-0426; email infoline@gdbinc.com ; web page http://www.gdbinc.com .  Gavin de Becker is the author of The Gift of Fear and Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane) - see reviews under Information Resources, Family Level.

Global Campaign for Peace Education - Peace education is a participatory process which changes our way of thinking and promotes learning for peace and justice. The Hague Appeal for Peace Global Campaign for Peace Education has two goals. First, to build public awareness and political support for the introduction of peace education into all spheres of education, including non-formal education, in all schools throughout the world. Second, to promote the education of all teachers to teach for peace.  "A culture of peace will be achieved when citizens of the world understand global problems, have the skills to resolve conflicts and struggle for justice non-violently, live by international standards of human rights and equity, appreciate cultural diversity, and respect the Earth and each other. Such learning can only be achieved with systematic education for peace." For more information: http://www.ipb.org/pe/index.htm

Global Futures works with major corporations, governments, and advocacy groups to resolve conflict and create opportunity.  http://www.globalff.org/Global_F/gf-main.htm

Growing Communities for Peace is dedicated to expanding, propelling and celebrating peace and justice in everyday life."   The GCFP co-founders, Rebecca A. Janke and Julie Penshorn develop Programs, Workshops and Products to help teachers, parents and community leaders learn and share with children more ways to live their lives as peacemakers.   Through the Peacemaker® character,  GCFP teaches children valuable lessons in conflict resolution, valuing diversity and caring for the Earth. Her stories, songs and activities entertain and educate children while improving their self-esteem.  Read the condensed version of our latest book The Compassionate Rebel, If you like it, you will love the Book!  Contact: via telephone 800-211-3971 or via email: peace@peacemaker.org ; web site http://www.peacemaker.org/  ; PO Box 248 - Scandia, MN 55073-0248 


Habitat for Humanity, Millard and Linda Fuller

Hamilton Fish Institute is a consortium of seven universities that is doing research into the effectiveness of various violence prevention methods in schools.  Check its web site at http://www.hamfish.org.  It has a lot of useful information on school violence.
During the early 1990s, major organizations including the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. General Accounting Office noted that most prior efforts to develop school violence prevention strategies had been hastily prepared, implemented for only short periods, and not rigorously evaluated. These organizations urged that investments be made in rigorous research, development and evaluation of programs to reduce violence in and around schools. Their recommendations inspired the creation of the Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence at George Washington University in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development's Institute for Education Policy Studies.   The Institute, with assistance from Congress, was founded in 1997 to
serve as a national resource to test the effectiveness of school violence prevention methods and to develop more effective strategies.  The Institute's goal is to determine what works and what can be replicated to reduce violence in America's schools and their communities.   The Institute works with a consortium of seven universities whose key staff have expertise in adolescent violence, criminology, law enforcement, substance abuse, juvenile justice, gangs, public health, education, behavior disorders, social skills development and prevention programs.

The Hate Crimes Research Network is designed to link academic research that is being done on the topic of bias motivated crime. Based at the Department of Sociology of Portland State University in Oregon, the HCRN links work done by sociologists, crimininologists, pychologists and other academics, including graduate students. The goal is to create a common pool of research and data to understand the phenomenon of hate crimes. The HCRN and this site are run by Dr. Randy Blazak (randy@ch1.ch.pdx.edu) http://www.irn.pdx.edu/~blazakr/hcrn.html

HateWatch, http://www.hatewatch.org is web based educational resource and organization that combats the growing and evolving threat of online bigotry. Originally a Harvard Law School library web page, this project soon grew too large and the need for a more activist orientated organization became apparent.  In 1996, HateWatch incorporated in Massachusetts and began and to actively monitor hate groups on the web. Among other resources, HateWatch now keeps the most up to date catalog of hate groups using the web to recruit and organize. HateWatch is considered an innovator in the use of web based outreach and is a leader in the fight for civil rights and social justice.  To contact HateWatch you can either phone us at 617-876-3796 or send an email to info@hatewatch.org

HAMILTON AND DISTRICT CULTURE OF PEACE DIRECTORY - http://www.hwcn.org/link/cpd/ - The United Nations has chosen the Millennium year 2000 as the start of a ten year effort to develop a Culture of Peace.  To support common goals and actions a number of local organizations are facilitating contact with each other through a common directory, and have formed a Planning Committee for the U.N. Culture of Peace in Hamilton.

Humanchainreaction.com is home to a variety of activites and projects that are committed to a transcendant, outside-the-box, new paradigm approach to human problems which affect the future of life on the planet. We are committed to using creative, inspiring, and psychologically sound programs to raise consciousness in a useful and appealing way.  We promote awareness of practical, proven approaches of nonviolent conflict transformation that been demonstrated to be effective in addressing human problems in a way that not only prevents violence, but also addresses the reasons for the violence and uses win-win solutions improve conditions for those on all sides of a conflict. We are committed to the well being of the next generation and all future generations - our human chain. We are profoundly aware that what we do now will determine whether our children grow up in a world with major global institions with great power in preventing violence and finding optimal ways to transform conflicts, or they will grow up in a world with massive proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, weapons in space, and nuclear anarchy. They will grow up in a world with a gradual improvement and repair of environmental damage or in a toxic world with increasing disease, extinctions, flooding, chaotic weather patterns.We recognize that what is needed is a proliferation of consciousness. As a human chain reaction our method is to find uplifting ways of teaching, inspiring, and appealing to our higher natures to protect life.  For more information: Diane Perlman, PhD, (h) 610 667 4704; (o) 610 667 6703; e-mail   ninedots@aol.com ; web sites http://www.consciouspolitics.com ; http://www.humanchainreaction.com

The Hannon-Shields Centre for Leadership and Peace is a centre of compassion and peace for persons, communities and the earth. Founded in 1982, the Centre has provided opportunities for people of many different backgrounds, cultures and spiritual practices to reflect on their life experience and make choices for growth and change, to take care of their physical, spiritual and psychological health. The Compassionate Leadership Program and the Children's Peace Theatre are core programs of The Centre. We invite you to explore our site, learn about our exciting programs, services and events and contact us if we can be of assistance.  305 Dawes Road, Toronto, Ontario M4B 2E2; Tel.(416) 755-2131 Fax:(416)755-4086; email leadershipandpeace@ca.inter.net ; web site http://www.leadershipandpeace.org/

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