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: "Seeds of peace in the desert" MCC service worker Mark Tymm shares about peacebuiling in Chad. July 29, 2015
- Ottawa Office blog: "It's just coffee and flowers" Thomas Coldwell reflects on the 2015 Uprooted learning tour. July 22, 2015
- Ottawa Office blog: "What's in a word?" Sue Eagle reflects on a trip to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. July 15, 2015
- Ottawa Office blog: "Remembering Srebrenica — 11 July 2015" a photo essay on the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims. July 8, 2015
Ottawa Office Newsletter: "What is Reconciliation" June 2015
- Ottawa Office marks its 40th anniversary May 2015