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: "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
- Ottawa Office blog: "A new door opening" Kyle Tydeman from Columbia Bible College shares some reflections on the recent student seminar March 11, 2015
- Ottawa Office blog: "Two people and a plant" Cory Funk writes about what he's learned about racism and pacifism. March 4, 2015
- Ottawa Office newsletter "Good Soil: strengthening support for small scale farmers" March 2015
- Ottawa Office blog: "Migration, food, and friendship" explores the connection of food and advocacy. Feb. 25, 2015
- Research project reveals tensions about MCC's advocacy work July 30, 2014