Campaign to Establish a Canadian Department of Peace

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Thanks to all the crowdfunding donors

added May 5th, 2015

Profound appreciation goes to everyone who generously contributed to our recent crowdfunding campaign. 89 people contributed, some chose not to have their name recorded here, but they are nevertheless profoundly thanked.

Details of the final budget and use of the funds will be recorded here in due course. We collected $8728.

Adele Buckley
Alexandra Cleaver
Allison Dunn
Angela Bischoff
Angela Bischoff
Anita Hadley
Ann Mortifee
Anne Caza
Ashok Agarwal
Barbara Birkett
Bill Bhaneja
Bill Rathborne
Bruce Batchelor
Bruce Rosove
Carol Zhong
Chris Cutler
Christina Mills
Christopher Bowers
Claire Charron
Colleen Ring
Denis Farling
Diane Rae
Donald Woodside
Doreen Hunter
Enid Blackwell
Gordon Breedyk
Iman Ibrahim
Inger Hansen
Jane Keeler
Janice Mumford
Jean Cassidy
Jeff Gould
Joanna Wilkinson
John Grogan
Judie Diamond
Katherine McGinnis
Katherine Putt
Kevin Dunn
Kirsty Dunn
Larry Kazdan
Laura Fellman
Lorna Rennie
Lyn Adamson
Lynda MacLean Woodward
Maria McAdam
Marian Pape
Marilyn Goode
Marlyn Bennett
Mary Lunney
Mary-Ellen Francoeur
MC Lessard
Michael Coon
Michael Nickerson
Morgan Callison
Nicole Charron
Paul Maillet
R & D Daniels
Rizwan Gehlen
Sandy Mayzell
Sheila Poole
Stan Olsen
Steve Christie
Susan Gingell
Susan Koncan
Suzanne Laroque
Suzanne Stocker
Tanis Moore
Tara Leduc
Yao Daniel Konan
Yvonne Haist

Crowdfunding Appeal Reaches Milestone at 26% of Objective

added March 22nd, 2015

We have reached $6460 for 26% of our goal with 26 days remaining, so we are redoubling our effort to reach $25000 by the mid-April deadline. Every donation is welcome and we are offering some fine incentives. It comes as no surprise, but the government will extend and expand the mission against ISIS, exposing our men and women and spending unlimited tax dollars to a further misadventure with unclear goals. The Canadian people are supposed to live in fear of an attack on our shores and accept suppression of our freedoms in the name of security. A Department of Peace would serve to counterbalance this approach, consistent with our heritage that prefers to project a peaceful face to the world and to reduce violence both at home and abroad. Please share on line and with your lists. Gratitude to all who have donated.

Puppets for Peace Parade and Other Events for the international Day of Peace, Sunday, September 21.

added September 18th, 2014

Sunday,   September 21st 2014,

Celebrate the UN International Day of Peace


10am – 12:30 PM

Craigdarroch Castle  

PUPPET SHOWS inside & out of the castle:

• Fountain of Peace (bring a small stone to place in the fountain)

• Info table: Dept. of Peace/World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature …

• The Puppet Booth – Louise Booth (Victoria)

• Tragic Symphony – Theatre Inconnu (Victoria)



• Paper-folding Table – Wendy Passmore (Calgary)

• Butterfly-making & Peace Doves



• including Ray Turner, Maxwell Dowie, Viktor Barkar


12:30 pm

Opening Ceremony:

• Harmony Peace Runners bring peace torch to …

• Butch Dick – First Nations Welcome

• Morgan Purvis – Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate 

• Department of Peace Initiative 

• Peace Proclamation from The Mayor’s Office


1:00 pm

Puppets for Peace Parade


“Peacing Together the Canada We Want” At the 8th Ottawa Peace Festival

added August 30th, 2014

OTTAWA, Aug. 30, 2014. — This year 19 organizations will host 29 programs about peace, health and environment for the annual Ottawa Peace Festival. Events include films, music, dance, forums, panels, photo exhibits, walks, vigils, and peace awards.      (more…)

One Billion Signatures for Peace and Access to a Remarkable Film

added June 10th, 2014

Peace Now!

A Billion Signatures for Peace!

Go to to participate.

Imagine how far we can progress to a peaceful world beyond war with ONE BILLIION signatures calling upon the UN and governments worldwide to establish ministries, departments and infrastructures of peace that support the global culture of peace!

PeaceNow , in partnership with GAMIP, is seeking ONE BILLION people to join together to create the cultural, economic and governmental framework for a new era of lasting peace. With the ambitious goal of uniting ONE BILLION Peace Ambassadors, PeaceNow intends to generate a transformative force that creates powerful and lasting change for the betterment of humankind and future generations. (more…)

World Childrens’ Summit on Peace and Nature, May 19-25, 2015, Victoria BC

added June 10th, 2014

ABOUT THE SUMMIT — On May 19-22, 2015, 340 young people from Canada will gather in Victoria, British Columbia, for four days of exploring, learning and sharing their experiences about finding their own peace in a chaotic world.

The Summit will be live streamed and we are excited to be able to connect with children from around the world. Invariably, children’s visions of a peaceful world include their connections to nature. While these connections can take many forms, and can be expressed in many ways, it is clear that the natural world provides solace and a nurturing sense of well-being for so many. (more…)

Liberal Convention Passes Motion calling for a Governmental Institution for Peace

added April 6th, 2014

We are very encouraged by the passage of the following motion at the Liberal National Convention, Feb.20-23, 2014 and will encourage its implementation, consistent with our goal of creating a national infrastructure for peace in Canada, including a cabinet-level Minister of Peace and a well-resourced Department. of Peace.

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada urge the next Liberal government of Canada to establish a governmental institution for peace with a mandate that includes the creation of a permanent Canadian Civilian Service of professionally trained men and women working for i) the prevention of violent conflict and war, and ii) the non-violent resolution of conflict at every level of society, both within Canada and overseas, through such means as:

  • detection of early warning signs
  • structured mediation
  • non-violent intervention
  • protection of human rights
  • humanitarian and development assistance
  • citizen diplomacy.



Heads of 31 Nations Declare a Zone of Peace in Latin America and the Caribbean and Commit to Eliminating the Threat of Force

added February 17th, 2014

Proclamation of Latin America and Caribbean as a Zone of Peace

(Original signed by the Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbeans States)

The Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) gathered in Havana, Cuba on January 28 and 29, 2014 at the Second Summit, on behalf of their peoples and faithfully interpreting their hopes and aspirations,


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