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

Write a Letter

At the heart of every great lobbying campaign are the voices of engaged citizens. We urge you to write letters and place phone calls to let Ottawa know that you support the creation of a Department of Peace.

Emails are useful, but personal letters and phone calls have the greatest impact. Use your own words to tell the government that a Department of Peace would organize peacemaking and peacebuilding efforts so that Canada can succeed in diverting, de-escalating, and preventing violent conflict around the world. The Minister of Peace in Cabinet would provide the vital coordination of Canada's peace-related activities and develop policy aimed at achieving true security based on global social, economic, and ecological justice.

Here is a PDF with some further content you can draw from to help you write your letter.

Letters can be sent without a stamp. Letters, email, and phone calls do make a difference! Please write to:

The Prime Minister Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
tel: 613-995-0253
fax: 613-947-0310

Minister of Foreign Affairs Honourable Chrystia Freeland
tel: 613-996-5789
fax: 613-996-6562

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Honourable Ahmed Hussen
tel: 613-996-3374
fax: 613-992-3921

Minister of Democratic Institutions Honourable Karina Gould
tel: 613-995-6411
fax: 613-996-9800

NDP Critic (Foreign Affairs) Hélène Laverdière
tel: 613-992-6779
fax: 613-995-8461

NDP Critic (Citizenship) Jenny Kwan
tel: 613-992-6030
fax: 613-995-7412

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May
tel: 613-996-1119
fax: 613-996-0850

Each of the above can be reached by postal mail at:
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0A6