Monday, 29 January, 2018

Quebec participants in Caux Forum learn art of peacebuilding after conflict
Last summer, four people from IofC Quebec participated in the Caux Forum-- Ferdinand Djayerombe Vaweka, Sébastien Brissette, Arber Fétiu and I.
At a meeting held on November 2 at the Maison Bellarmin in Montreal, Ferdinand Djayerombe and I shared our Caux experience with IofC members and others. Noteworthy was the Just Governance for Human Security session.

Monday, 29 January, 2018
IofC Canada Board 2017/18

Meeting goals in challenging times: Topic of AGM, Board retreat
At our virtual AGM on June 17, we discussed the financial situation of IofC Canada. Before that, local teams in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver held meetings, partly to discuss staffing needs.

Monday, 29 January, 2018
Peace Award to Laurent Gagnon

The Warren Allmand Peace Prize was awarded to Laurent Gagnon at a conference on Living Together, organized by the Union des Africains due Quebec et amis solidaires de l'Afrique (UAQASA).

Sunday, 28 January, 2018
World Journey shown At Calgary Airport

For the first time, National Aboriginal Day was recognized at Calgary International Airport. At the initiative of Phil Jones, a chaplain at the airport chapel, the film Walking Buffalo – World Journey was shown in the international departures area.

Sunday, 28 January, 2018
Anna, Caux Scholar 2017

The Caux Scholars Program is a wonderful concept. The idea of bringing together diverse young people from different parts of the world...

Sunday, 28 January, 2018
Peace Circles in Syria

Inter-religious conflict, simmering below the surface or erupting into open war, has been a feature of life in many Middle Eastern countries for years. Iman Al Ghafari recounts how the peace circles she courageously leads in her native Syria and in Lebanon, change hearts and minds. Here are excerpts from her report.

Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Initiatives of Change (IofC) is pleased to announce the launch of their refreshed brand. The refreshed brand was launched on January 17, 2018, during the 50th anniversary celebration of Initiatives of Change’s centre in India: Asia Plateau in Panchgani.

Thursday, 29 June, 2017

IofC Canada’s 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held as a virtual meeting on Saturday June 17. This year’s AGM was attended by 31 members who were able to join either by telephone or computer link, while 18 members submitted proxies.

Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

On June 14, 2017, the IofC team in Ottawa gathered to launch the 5½ minute introductory video produced in English and French. The video is added to the many tools that IofC uses to reach its target audiences and was produced by IofC Communications and MRA Productions. After screening the videos, Samrawit A. Mersha, IofC Canada’s communications coordinator, briefed the audience on the production, objectives, and the next steps in using the video to engage individuals, groups and communities with IofC Canada.

Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

IofC Canada is pleased to welcome Fernanda de Castro, who joined IofC Canada team as a part time office administrator at the beginning of May. Fernanda will be responsible for all administrative tasks of the office and will report to the Canadian Coordinator

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