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

Welcome to the Canadian Peace Initiative.



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 capabilities. Similar departments already exist in three other countries. On this website you'll find an in-depth description of how this concept works, two model Bills, a list of numerous supporters in government and beyond, and details on how you can support this initiative.

View our recent petition, hosted by the House of Commons.

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.