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 blog: "Everyone has something to offer" Mark Tymm reflects on the recent MCC Africa Peace Exchange, Feb. 22, 2017
- Ottawa Office blog: "Savings groups leave no one behind" Allison Enns shares how savings groups empower women in particular. Feb. 15, 2017
- Ottawa Office blog: "Art that heals, art that discomforts" Janessa Mann reflects on the work of Indigenous artist Alex Janvier. Feb. 8, 2017
- Ottawa Office e-newsletter: "In the face of fear ..." February 2017
- Ottawa Office blog: "Another effort to hold mining companies to account" explores the push for the creation of an independent ombudsperson office. Feb. 1, 2017
- Ottawa Office blog: "Walking for justice, walking with love" a reflection following participation in the Women's March in Ottawa. Jan. 25, 2017
- Ottawa Office blog: "What are Israeli settlements?" seeks to answer some basic questions about Israeli settlements. Jan. 18, 2017
- Ottawa Office e-newsletter: "Canada, UNSC 2334 and Israeli settlements" January 2017