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 our Remembrance Day Resource for Teachers;
Learn about our 2016 Student Seminar: Refuge. Asylum. Displacement.
Ottawa Office blog: "If we don't have hope, there will be none" asks whether the work of international development really makes a difference. Feb. 3, 2016
Ottawa Office blog: "The Paris agreement. And now what?" looks at who was and who was not at the Paris Climate Conference (COP21). Jan. 27, 2016
Ottawa Office blog: "A reconciling wind" focuses on KAIROS' Winds of Change campaign, a response to Call to Action #62 of the 94 Calls to Action of the TRC. Jan. 20, 2016
Ottawa Office blog: "What's the 411 on the Arms Trade Treaty?" looks at the government's commitment to accede to the Arms Trade Treaty. Jan. 13, 2016
Ottawa Office blog: "Unanimous consent in welcoming refugees" by Cora Siebert Jan. 6, 2016
Ottawa Office newsletter "Action for reconciliation" (January 2016)