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The Choice of Forgiveness

Fesseha Fre Weri, a Canadian originally from Eritrea, tells of the choice he was faced with as a young man - to take up a gun or work for peace. He was speaking in Caux, Switzerland in 2003.

Understanding the reality of Indigenous people in Canada

On March 11th, young adults asked questions about Indigenous people to Marie Émilie Lacroix, an Innu native of Mashteuiatsh, Quebec.

Inspiring visit from Lebanon

Wadiaa Khoury shared with us her work in Lebanon: encouraging educators to bring social change.

Three Gatherings in Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton

Participants in the National Consultation, have created opportunities for local groups to meet regularly together. Occasions have happened in Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton. 

Rebirth of Encuentro de las Americas

At the beginning of January YiYi Datar and Ellen Ostero, both of Edmonton, Alberta, flew to Porto Alegre to take part in the Gathering of the Americas. Lewis Cardinal, Chair of the Global Indigenous Dialogue also presented through Zoom. Canada has taken part in such gatherings over many years including the one in 2014. Since this gathering, planning the future is taking place with a Zoom call on March 7th to seek a common future together and what it might look like.
The report below is written by the planning team of the Encuentro and we thank
them for it.

Education Conference in Panchgani

From January 8 – 12th , Educators from around the world were on a transformative journey at the Initiatives of Change Conference Centre at Asia Plateau, Panchgani, India. One of IofC Canada’s board members travelled from Syria to participate. Iman AlGhafari travelled with a group from Lebanon. Below are her reflections on their Values-Driven Education Gathering.


Building Trust Across The World's Divides


We are part of a global movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with their own.

Young Adults Dialogue

      Young adults meet once a month on zoom to discuss a topic that they chose.
      The last one, on March 11th, was an opportunity for young adults to ask questions they had about Indigenous people to Marie Émilie Lacroix, an Innu native of Mashteuiatsh, Quebec. The one before that was about mental health.

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Potluck in Edmonton

Every month, there is a potluck where you can meet people and ask about IofC. All are welcome!

The next one is on May 18th.

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Monthly Fellowship

Our monthly Fellowship video call with IofC friends across the country is a time of catching up and the floor is open for any subject of sharing and listening.

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IofC's core principle is that change starts with ourselves.
Building Sustainable Communities

IofC Canada has a long history with promoting effective intercultural, inter-religious and intergenerational bridge building across societal divides, creating safe spaces where people of different origins, beliefs and religions can have dialogue, undo prejudices, and reach across divides.

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