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: "Another Canadian gold mine: Barrick Gold and the Indigenous communities of Huasco, Chile" by Adrienne Wiebe Sept. 30, 2015
Ottawa Office blog: "Seeking alternatives: Are non-violent responses to terrorism possible?" offers five clear suggestions for responses to the fear. Sept. 24, 2016
Ottawa Office blog: "Empathy: Seeing beyond the bars" based on the parable of the Good Samaritan. Sept. 16, 2015
Ottawa Office blog: "Elections and matters of the heart" encourages the engagement of passions in the context of the current federal election campaign. Sept. 9, 2015
Ottawa Office Newsletter: "The vote is on!" (September 2015)
Ottawa Office blog: "Watching the sky for rain clouds: Farmers and climate change" Stephanie McDonald of Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) makes a connection between the experience of farmers in Ontario & Malawi Sept. 2, 2015
- Ottawa Office marks its 40th anniversary May 2015