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 "The price of peace" Nathan Hershberger, service worker in Iraq writes about the dilemma of Christian pacifism and the war on ISIS. May 20, 2015
- Ottawa Office blog "Solidarity, resistance, recovery: Thoughts on a Mother's Day walk" Esther Epp-Tiessen shares her experience remembering and honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women on Mother's Day. May 13, 2015
- Ottawa Office Newsletter: "Ottawa Office celebrates 40 years" May 2015
- Ottawa Office blog "We've banned cluster bombs, now lets stop funding them!" Erin Hunt of Mines Action Canada reminds us that efforts are still needed to stop the funding of cluster munitions through investments. May 6, 2015
- Ottawa Office blog "Forty years of gardening on Parliament Hill" reflects on MCC Ottawa Office's 40th anniversary
- Research project reveals tensions about MCC's advocacy work July 30, 2014