Monday, 08 August, 2016
Syrian women arriving in Lebanon

To be a peacemaker means to be challenged and confronted with my own weakness, and to be tested by God and the universe in order to carry out the task properly.

Monday, 08 August, 2016

The Quebec version of the “Blanket Exercise” was developed in Montreal by the Ecumenical Network for Justice, Peace and Ecology (ROJEP) from the version created by Kairos Canada (an ecological justice and human rights organization) in 1997.

Monday, 08 August, 2016

“I liked her honesty about things she has experienced,” said Nyawargak Joseph, a young Sudanese participant in the “Catch up with Ashley” session organized by Janyce Konkin, IofC’s Regional Coordinator of Programs in Alberta. “Her entire story motivated me to believe the South Sudanese Community can also benefit from the work of IofC.”

Friday, 05 August, 2016

Friday, June 3 was the official opening of Initiatives of Change Canada’s 2016 AGM and Consultation weekend. Members met at Manoir d’ Youville for a weekend of reflection and decision-making.

Friday, 05 August, 2016

Eight members of the Ottawa team hosted a farewell party for Viola Sebahana on the final day of her two years as office administrator in the national office. Viola worked with Initiatives of Change while pursuing her Master’s degree in social work, and upon her recent graduation accepted a full time professional position in her field.

Friday, 29 July, 2016

At this year’s meeting, the membership said a grateful farewell to four departing IofC Canada Board members: Richard Batsinduka, Augustino Lucano, Firyal Mohamed, and Sara Vassigh. Co-chair Lorne Braun expressed great appreciation for their efforts and their devotion to the Board and the fellowship across Canada. In their place, four new board members were elected, two for one-year terms and two for three -year terms.

Tuesday, 19 July, 2016

Initiatives of Change Canada is the local chapter of a global movement of diverse people committed to transforming society starting with themselves. Internationally the organization has identified three Strategic Priorities and focused on one overriding priority, namely 'Addressing the root causes of extremism of all kinds.'

Sunday, 26 June, 2016
listening to the wisdom of quiet voices

Peace Dancer, by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert (Lucky) Budd is the fourth and final book in their legend series.

Monday, 16 May, 2016

Welcome to Initiatives of Change Canada's 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM). This page was used to share a live broadcast of the Annual General Meeting weekend from June 3 - 5, 2016. On this page you will also find links to view AGM-related documents and powerpoints.

Monday, 25 April, 2016

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the annual Peace Awards honors Africa and Diaspora Peace Heroes who have demonstrated a profound commitment to serve the community and promote peace in our society. This year’s honorees are Pastor James Wuye and Imam Muhammad Ashafa, of the Interfaith Mediation Center, Kaduna, Nigeria.