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: "Building peace and hope one girl at a time" how a secondary school offers hope and peace in South Sudan. May 25, 2016
- Ottawa Office blog: "A settler encounters the Doctrine of Discovery" asks how the assumptions that underlie the DofD continue to provide rationale for actions in the present. May 17, 2016.
- Ottawa Office blog: "How does Canada "walk the talk" on women, peace and security?" by Jennifer Wiebe May 11, 2016
- Ottawa Office newsletter: "Groups demand rescinding of arms deal" (May 2016)
- Ottawa Office blog: "More than a single story: Migration in the Americas" by Anna Vogt, policy analyst and advocacy support for MCC Latin America Caribbean (LACA). May 4, 2016
- Ottawa Office blog: "Blessed are the peacemakers: celebrating life and light" Rebekah Sears reflects on a recent trip to Nigeria, South Sudan and DRC. April 28, 2016
- Ottawa Office blog: "Unlearning the Doctrine of Discovery" Rick Cober Bauman reflects on a training event on the Doctrine of Discovery. April 20, 2016