Thursday, 07 January, 2016

The Compass program developed by IofC’s Calgary team ten years ago to give young people some direction to their lives continues to bear fruit, as one of its recent graduates, Nyabuoy Gatbel , a 22-year old South Sudanese writer and model, teamed up with IofC to launch her first book of poetry, The Fire Within. Approximately 40 people attended the event held at the Parkdale United Church.

Thursday, 07 January, 2016

Following the launch of the film "Beyond Forgiving" in Quebec City on June 11, the committee “Intercultural Bridge” created by Initiatives of Change and Development and Peace, held a gathering with the theme Out of our solitudes, dare to build together.

Monday, 04 January, 2016
Members and friends of IofC in the Ottawa/Gatineau area have started meeting on a regular basis  at the Ottawa office of IofC Canada.

Members and friends of IofC in the Ottawa/Gatineau area have started meeting on a regular basis at the Ottawa office of IofC Canada.

Monday, 21 December, 2015

Janyce Konkin, IofC’s Regional Coordinator of Programs in Alberta took two of IofC’s key messages to an audience of 150 gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel here for a conference on Calgary’s future.

Friday, 30 October, 2015

The launch of the film Beyond Forgiving in Quebec City on June 11 is still bearing fruit thanks to the promotion, the event itself, and follow-up phases built into the activity. The motivation of IofC’s five partner organizations has been paramount to this success as they aimed to meet some needs in their region. Of the 56 participants who attended the screening that evening, the majority expressed a desire to engage in other activities in the same spirit.

Friday, 30 October, 2015

“You never know where life takes you" Janyce Konkin, Regional Coordinator of IofC programs in Alberta, repeatedly tells me. Three months ago, when my life collapsed and plunged to the bottom, I met Janyce. After an hour’s talk, she suggested that I might want to take the Compass Program. We agreed that I would do an internship and help to organize it. That was the best decision I made in my life.

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015

October 18, 8:00 pm on the OWN network - Oprah Winfrey presents the seven-night event, "Belief," a groundbreaking television event exploring humankind's ongoing search to connect with something greater than ourselves. "Seven billion people, searching for connection, redemption, meaning." The second episode of "Belief," to be aired by OWN on October 19, features a segment on Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye.

Thursday, 15 October, 2015

Tsering Yangzom, a Tibetan, living in Toronto, and an M.A. student in East Asian and Asia-Pacific Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto took part in the 2015 Caux Scholars Program in Caux.

Wednesday, 21 October, 2015

IofC Canada’s Board of Directors met in Ottawa for two days with the goals of getting to know one another better, identifying key issues and strategizing on ways forward. Our starting point was the material gathered at the 2015 AGM in Calgary. It both painted the picture of where IofC Canada is currently at and pointed the direction for a desired future as envisioned by the many people who contributed their prayers, dreams and hopes for what they see IofC Canada being and doing.

Monday, 05 October, 2015

At Caux, on the other side of the world, I found a place where I knew I was meant to be. Overlooking a spectacular view, I was able to find out who I was and make connections with inspiring people from all over the world. Though I was a little nervous, I was sure from day one that the interns program was going to be an enlightening experience. Now I can say without a doubt that I was not wrong about it. The workshops, my departmental work in reception and my conference participation taught me many skills, and I was able to make connections I would never have been able to make at any other internship.