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 the new Remembrance Day Resource for Teachers.
- Organizing annual events like the student seminar
- Ottawa Office blog: "How long do we wait?" Monica Scheifele links the words of the prophet Habakkuk with advent and advocacy. Nov. 26, 2014
- Ottawa Office blog: "From a bunker to a ban: the new push to abolish nuclear weapons" Jenn Wiebe explores efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons. Nov. 19, 2014
- Ottawa Office blog: "Haiti doesn't need another occupation" Charissa Zehr and Vanessa Hershberger look at the role of MINUSTAH in Haiti. Nov. 12, 2014
- Ottawa Office Newsletter: "A difficult Remembrance Day" November 2014
- Ottawa Office blog: "A gentle nonconformity" Esther Epp-Tiessen reflects on how Mennonites choose to mark Remembrance Day. Nov. 5, 2014
- Research project reveals tensions about MCC's advocacy work July 30, 2014