the Canadian Peace Initiative :: a Campaign to Establish a Federal Department of Peace

Welcome to the Canadian Peace Initiative.

A new private members motion has proposed that Canada establish a Women, Peace and Security Ambassador. Read our media release to find out more!  

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We are a nonpartisan, non-profit organization with an aim to increase the capacity for peacebuilding within the Canadian federal government.

The key focus of our work is the proposal for a Department of Peace, a framework that complements our other federal departments, significantly increasing our peacebuilding capacities. Similar departments already exist in three other countries. On this site you'll find an in-depth description of how this concept works, two model Bills, a list of numerous supporters in government and beyond, pamphlets and postcards you can use to let people know about the need for a Department of Peace, and details on how to show your support.

Join one of Canada’s most dynamic citizen campaigns. Canada has a greater role to play in reducing the mass suffering and death caused by war, terrorism, and violence — whether domestically or around the world. Join us in demanding that our government establishes a Department of Peace.