The Ottawa Office is MCC’s voice to the Canadian government, advocating for policies that support our work of relief, development and peacebuilding.
We also inform Canadians about political issues and how they can get involved.
Some of our work includes:
- Writing letters to government on issues such as foreign aid, mining, human rights and peacebuilding
- Presenting oral and written testimony to parliamentary committees
- Hosting an annual seminar for university students on topics such as Indigenous rights, social justice or faith and public policy
- Producing resources such as the annual Peace Sunday Packet.
Consult our 2015 Federal Election Resource.
Ottawa Office blog: "Susiya: Symbol of a larger struggle" about the happenings in a small West Bank village under threat of demolition. August 26, 2015
Ottawa Office blog: "Reuniting refugee families: Ellaha's story" a refugee's struggle to be reunited with the children she left behind. August 19, 2015
Ottawa Office blog: "A prayer for refugees and displaced persons" August 12, 2015
Ottawa Office Newsletter: "Hope for the long haul in Haiti" Summer 2015
- Ottawa Office blog: "Peace is not achieved by saying we want peace, but by working for it" a story of peacebuilding from Choco, Colombia. August 5, 2015
- Ottawa Office blog: "Seeds of peace in the desert" MCC service worker Mark Tymm shares about peacebuilding in Chad. July 29, 2015
- Ottawa Office marks its 40th anniversary May 2015