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.
- Ottawa Office blog: "Love of country as dangerous narrative" Dan Leonard, MCC Operating Principles Coordinator, reflects on a recent visit to Ukraine April 16, 2015
- Ottawa Office Newsletter: "MCC writes to Prime Minister Harper" April 2015
- Ottawa Office blog: "To politic or not to politic" University of Manitoba student Debra Fehr looks at why people do or don't get involved in politics. April 8, 2015
- Ottawa Office blog: "Pulling the plug on killer robots" explores the issue of robotic weapons. April 2, 2015
- Ottawa Office blog: "From Mary Poppins to "Good Soil" - making the world a better place" CFGB launches the Good Soil campaign March 25, 2015
- Ottawa Office blog: "A spirituality of advocacy" Esther Epp-Tiessen explores what a spirituality of advocacy might look like March 18, 2015
- Research project reveals tensions about MCC's advocacy work July 30, 2014