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 our Remembrance Day Resource for Teachers;
Ottawa Office blog: "Hopes and concerns: Canada’s involvement in Haiti" Rebekah Sears wonders what the new government's development policy will mean for Haiti. Nov. 25, 2015
Ottawa Office blog: "Harm, healing, hope: reflections on Restorative Justice Week" by Eileen Henderson, MCC ON Restorative Justice Coordinator. Nov. 18, 2015
Ottawa Office blog: "Remembering: Lest we forget" a reminder for followers of Jesus to remember who they are. Nov. 10, 2015
Ottawa Office blog: "Resilience in Afghanistan" Alain Epp Weaver shares stories of strength and beauty following a recent visit to Afghanistan. Nov. 4, 2014
Ottawa Office Newsletter: "Big changes in Ottawa!" (November 2015)
Ottawa Office blog: "From Canada to Reunion Island: Finding common ground through faith and compassion" by Cora Siebert, Advocacy Research Intern. Oct 29, 2015
Ottawa Office blog: "Entering the mud puddle" Steve Plenert, from MCC MB reflects on the election and political engagement. Oct 21, 2015
- Ottawa Office marks its 40th anniversary May 2015