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 Canadian 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 a World Refugee Day worship resource
- Ottawa Office e-newsletter: "MCC thanks Government of Canada for restoring aid to vulnerable Palestinian refugees" December 2016
- Ottawa Office blog: "Constructing a reconciliation response: Understanding the UNDRIP" by Clare Maier, Dec 7, 2016
- Ottawa Office blog: "A prophet and truth teller" featuring Israeli filmmaker Lia Tarachansky Nov. 30, 2016
- Ottawa Office blog: "Staying awake for Advent absurdities" Nov. 23, 2016
- Ottawa Office blog: "Praying by the prison, Part 3: Forgiveness" by Randy Klassen MCC Canada Restorative Justice Coordinator Nov 16, 2016
- Ottawa Office blog: "Edna Hunsperger's witness against war" Esther Epp-Tiessen looks at MCC service during WWII as a witness for peace. Nov. 9, 2016
- Ottawa Office e-newsletter: "Women are less likely to take up arms, but die in higher numbers from war's indirect effects". November 2016
- Ottawa Office blog: "Will Canada "be back" as a disarmament champion?" Jennifer Wiebe on the mixed record of the government on the disarmament front. Nov. 2, 2016