MCC Canada communicates regularly with the Government of Canada on matters of policy. The Ottawa Office documents all written communication sent directly by MCC Canada, as well as many of the letters sent by partners or coalitions that MCC Canada supports. The following list is intended to provide an overview of this important dimension of our work.

December 6, 2018

To: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A letter of appreciation for the government's decision to contribute up to $50 million to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for health and education efforts.

November 29, 2018

To: Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development
From: Project Ploughshares
An oral presentation on Bill C-47 and Canada's obligations under the Arms Trade Treaty.

November 16, 2018

To: Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
From: Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAHA)
A letter regarding government targets for Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSRs) and concerns about processing times and backlogs.

October 23, 2018

To: House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
An oral presentation and a written submission to the Standing Committee as part of their study on root causes of global migration.

July 27, 2018

To: Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
From: Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAHA)
A letter responding to the government's request for input into what is causing an unprecedented rise in the number of refugee sponsorship applications from Groups of Five (G5) and Community Sponsors (CS).

May 25, 2018

To: Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A letter urging the Canadian government to meaningfully address the systemic injustices Indigenous Peoples face within the criminal justice system. 

April 5, 2018

To: Minister for International Development and La Francophonie
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
letter of appreciation for the Canadian government's decision to contribute up to $10 million in emergency assistance to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

April 4, 2018

To: Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada, Citizens for Public Justice, Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue, and World Renew
A joint letter requesting changes to the Immigration Loans Program to provide interest free travel loans for refugees.

January 24, 2018

To: Minister of International Trade
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A letter of support for the creation of the office of Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise and encouragement for the office to be properly funded and equipped. 

December 27, 2017

To: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A letter affirming the government's decision to keep Canada’s Embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv.

December 20, 2017

To: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
From: KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives 
letter affirming the government's decision to keep Canada’s Embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv.

October 5, 2017

To: Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
From: Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAHA)
A letter concerning 2018 Immigration Levels planning.

September 15, 2017

To: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A submission to the Immigration Minister's consultation on immigration levels, settlement and integration.

July 18, 2017

To: Minister of International Development
From: Canadian Coalition for Climate Change and Development (C4D)
A letter regarding the government's new Feminist Assistance Policy. 

July 12, 2017

To: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A letter regarding the government's decision to extend and expand participation in the Global Coalition against Daesh until 2019. 

June 30, 2017

To: Minister of International Development and La Francophonie
From: Food Security Policy Group (FSPG)
A letter regarding Canada's International Assistance Policy

February 13, 2017

To: Minister of Foreign Affairs
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A letter regarding Canada's ongoing involvement in Iraq and Canadian arms transfers.

January 17, 2017

To: Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A letter of congratulations on recent cabinet appointment and introduction to MCC.

January 17, 2017

To: Minister of Foreign Affairs
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A letter of congratulations on new cabinet appointment and introduction to MCC.

January 14, 2017
To: Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
From: Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAHA)
A letter of congratulations on recent cabinet appointment and introduction to SAHA.

December 15, 2016

To: Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
From: Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)
A submission to the CRA's on-line consultation on charities' political activities.

December 8, 2016

To: Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
From: Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAHA)
A letter regarding caps and allocations for sponsorship agreement holders.

November 29, 2016

To: Minister for International Development
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A letter of appreciation for the government's decision to restore annual funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

November 17, 2016

To: Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
From: KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
A submission to the CRA's on-line consultation on charities' political activities

November 10, 2016

To: Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
From: Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAHA)
A letter concerning Government of Canada 2017 Immigration Levels Plan

October 4, 2016

To: Minister of International Development
From: Churches and church organizations including MCC
A letter concerning the possible restoration of Canadian funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

July 18, 2016

To: Global Affairs Canada
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A submission on the International Assistance Policy Review.

June 28, 2016

To: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
From: Kairos (with 4 other organizations)
A letter on the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

April 4, 2016

To: Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship
From: Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAHA)
A letter thanking the minister for the positive response to many of their requests.

February 26, 2016

To: Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship
From: Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAHA)
A letter asking about caps and allocations for sponsorships within the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program.

February 23, 2016

To: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A letter commenting on Canada's recently-announced plan for responding to the crises in Syria and Iraq.

February 19, 2016
To: Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
From: Canadian Food Security Policy Group (FSPG)
A letter of introduction and a request for a meeting to discuss policies to promote global food security.

February 19, 2016
To: Minister of Environment and Climate Change
From: Canadian Food Security Policy Group (FSPG)
A letter of introduction and a request for a meeting to share recommendations for policies working with vulnerable communities affected by climate change.

February 17, 2016

To: Minister of Finance's pre-budget consultation process & the Finance Committee
From: Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)                                      A brief outlining opportunities where the 2016 budget can make contributions to the areas of international development and humanitarian assistance.

January 14, 2016
To: Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship
From: Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAHA)
A letter of thanks for the work being done to process and bring Syrian refugees to Canada, and encouragement to set 2016 targets and plans with other refugees in mind.

December 18, 2015
To: Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
From: Canadian Coalition on Climate Change and Development (C4D)
A letter of introduction and thanks for the work being done on climate change.

December 18, 2015
To: Minister of International Development
From: Canadian Coalition on Climate Change and Development (C4D)
A letter of introduction and thanks for the work being done on climate change.

December 18, 2015
To: Minister of Foreign Affairs
From: Canadian Coalition on Climate Change and Development (C4D)
A letter of introduction and thanks for the work being done on climate change.

December 18, 2015
To: Minister of Environment and Climate Change
From: Canadian Coalition on Climate Change and Development (C4D)
A letter of introduction and thanks for the work being done on climate change.

December 15, 2015
To: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
From: Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAHA)
A letter of introduction and thanks for the work being done for refugees.

December 15, 2015
To: Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
From: Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association (SAHA)
A letter of thanks for meeting with SAHA members on Nov. 25.

December 14, 2015
To: Minister of International Development
From: Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)
A letter of thanks for hosting the Humanitarian Roundtable.

December 7, 2015
To:Minister of Foreign Affairs
From: Project Ploughshares and five other organizations
letter of encouragement to sign the Arms Trade Treaty

November 27, 2015
To:Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
letter of congratulations and introduction to MCC.

November 27, 2015

To: Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
letter of congratulations and introduction to MCC.

November 27, 2015

To: Minister of Justice and Minister of Public Safety
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
letter of congratulations and introduction to MCC.

November 27, 2015
To: Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A letter of congratulations and introduction to MCC.

November 27, 2015
To: Minister of International Development
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A letter of congratulations and introduction to MCC.

November 27, 2015
To: Minister of Foreign Affairs
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A letter of congratulations and introduction to MCC.

November 27, 2015
To: Rt.Hon. Stephen Harper, MP
From: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
A letter of thanks for a decade of work as Prime Minister of Canada.

November 26, 2015
To: Minister of International Development
From: Canadian Food Security Policy Group (FSPG)
A letter of congratulations and introduction to FSPG.

November 19, 2015
To: Mr. Raj Saini, MP Kitchener Centre
From: Mennonite Central Committee Ontario
A letter of congratulations and introduction to MCC ON

November 4, 2015
To: Minister of International Development
From: Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)
A letter of congratulations and introduction to CCIC.

October 26, 2015
To: Prime Minister Designate of Canada Justin Trudeau
From: Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)
A letter of congratulations and introduction to CCIC.

June 25, 2015
To: Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
From: Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)
A letter concerning the security situation in Burundi and reunification of family members.

41st Parliament, 2nd session
May 27, 2015
To: Minister of Natural Resources
From: Publish What You Pay (with MCC Canada as one of 36 signatories)
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