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, our Remembrance Day Resource for Teachers, and the new World Refugee Day worship resource
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- Ottawa Office blog: "When he woke up, the monster was still there" examines the conflict of banana and palm oil companies in a Guatemalan community July 19, 2016
- Ottawa Office blog: "Haiti is passionate" by Rebekah Sears looks at the migration crisis facing Haiti and the Dominican Republic July 13, 2016
- Ottawa Office blog: "A rich feast of peacebuilding flavours" by Esther Epp-Tiessen July 6, 2016
- Ottawa Office blog: "Praying by the prison, part 2" Randy Klassen focuses on the intersection of bread and prisons. June 29, 2016
- Ottawa Office blog: "Excitement and apprehension: Canada and the UNDRIP" by Miriam Sainnawap June 21, 2015
- Ottawa Office blog: "A prayer for refugees for World Refugee Day" on June 20 by Steve Plenert June 15, 2016
- Ottawa Office newsletter: "Celebrating refugee sponsorship" (June 2016)