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 and the new Remembrance Day Resource for Teachers.
- Organizing annual events like the student seminar
- Ottawa Office blog: "Displaced by religions of peace ..." describes the work of a unique conflict prevention program in Nigeria Oct. 15, 2014
- Ottawa Office Newsletter: "Canada and the post-2015 agenda" October 2014
- Ottawa Office blog: "Park(ing) Day: Re-imagining city spaces" describes transforming metred parking spots into community-building spaces. Oct. 8, 2014
- Ottawa Office blog: "World War 1 and the humanitarian imperative for nuclear disarmament" by guest writer John Siebert, Executive Director of Project Ploughshares
- Ottawa Office blog: "We just want peace" by new Ottawa Office policy analyst Rebekah Sears. Sept. 24, 2014
- Research project reveals tensions about MCC's advocacy work July 30, 2014