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: "Acknowledging treaty and territory" by Steve Plenert Peace Program Coordinator for MCC Manitoba. June 23, 2015
- Ottawa Office blog: "The people behind the headlines - opening our hearts to refugees" in anticipation of June 20th World Refugee Day. June 17, 2015
- Ottawa Office blog: "The closing of the TRC: in seven parts" a poem by Eileen Klassen Hamm written after participating in events related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. June 10, 2015
- Ottawa Office blog: "D-Day and remembering the witness of conscientious objectors" Ron Janzen of MCC Manitoba reflects on the witness of conscientious objectors, particularly when society calls us to glorify war. June 3, 2015
- Ottawa Office marks its 40th anniversary May 2015
- Ottawa Office Newsletter: "Ottawa Office celebrates 40 years" May 2015