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"Our Mission: To Advance a Culture of Peace and Non-violence, at home and abroad."

Summary Statement  (in HTML)   (in Microsoft Word)

The Values of a Culture of Peace and Non-violence - as identified by UN/UNESCO research & development

Mainstreaming the Culture of Peace - a UNESCO guide, 26 pages, in pdf format

CCOPP Mid Term Report pursuant to General Assembly Resolution A/RES/58/11 paragraph 12 (i.e. the Mid Term Report of the Decade of a Culture of Peace)

Drafting a Protocol to Guide our Conversations and Relationships

Evolving Canadian Model for Culture of Peace Program and Peace Education 2005 - A Powerpoint presentation provided August 31, 2005 to the World Peace Forum organizing committee.  An excellent summary of recent developments in peace education and the culture of peace program in Canada, available for any organizations and individuals interested in advancing peace education and the Culture of Peace and Non-violence Program in their area. Click here for similar presentation also in Portuguese.

LEADERSHIP IN TRANSFORMATION OF THE PEACE PROFESSION - here is the basic curriculum for a semester course in Leadership and Peace, developed by Robert Stewart, C.A., C.M.C., September 2005.  This may be completed as a self-study course.  Modelled after the experiences of Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace and the Canadian Culture of Peace Program.
- download Powerpoint format
- download Microsoft Word format

Initial Action Plan   (in HTML)   (in Microsoft Word)

Managing the volume of peace information, and work - How our Canadian Culture of Peace Program organization, and process is evolving.

Internship and Mentorship Program

Organization Network/Stakeholder Web (Draft) (in HTML)  

Canadian Culture of Peace Program Stakeholder Network Design - This design document is offered to build on the foundational principles that the UN determined and to prepare for a CCOPP operations / marketing document that describes how the CCOPP programme is to be operated and promoted.  This document attempts to answer several key questions necessary for building a culture of peace.  Why is an organization peaceful or violent?  How should peace organizations organize themselves?  How should peace organizations relate to each other?  What kind of expertise should the CCOPP develop?  In the following operations / marketing document the following questions will be asked.  What opportunities should the CCOPP pursue?  How will the CCOPP grow?  How will the CCOPP measure its success?  Click here for HTML or Microsoft Word document.  

Can Peace Be Designed?  A Powerpoint Presentation developed by Paul W. Nelson.  "There is an ecology to the way people cluster and communicate. This makes new tools for building culture available to us.  Satish Kumar explained the profound connection that we all have that few of us recognize. I asked him, "Given this profound connection, how do we build communities?" He said that communities are really only about relationships.  It is profound knowledge for those who want to build a culture of peace.  Building a healthy culture is about building healthy relationships. If we focus on that, we won't get sidetracked by other matters."

Draft CCOPP Marketing Strategy

Why Don't People Build Peace? - This is in response to the often asked question, “Why is Person ‘A’ doing so much to promote peace, while there are so many others in his/her organization and generally who appear to underachieve their potential to contribute to a Culture of Peace and Non-violence?”  

Culture of Peace Education Gaps that Require Filling (Draft) (in HTML)

"Modelling Education in a Culture of Peace"  

Developing a Culture of Peace in Calgary and Alberta - an article presented at the Third Annual Alberta Peace Education Conference October 2005.  It can be used for consideration in initiating other Provincial and Community Culture of Peace Programs.

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Community Centres for Teaching Peace/Peace Cafés as local focal points to build a Culture of Peace - a website promoting the creation of Peace Cafés as community resource centres to bring peace to the world.  We started our first Peace Café in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 2007 and our vision is to see them in all communities around the world.  We also see the Community Centres as local focal points for the development of Community Culture of Peace Programs.

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Culture of Peace Assessment Tool/Report Card - Assessment Tool for evaluating how your organizations/ institutions/ communities, countries, etc. are measuring up.  Can be used as a personal Assessment Tool as well.

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) My Vision for The Culture of Peace Program, by Robert Stewart, A/Director of the Canadian Culture of Peace Program

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)Our Tool Kit

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) Video - Hon. Doug Roche presentation on the Culture of Peace Program and the Human Right to Peace 
Part 1 

Part 2

Introductory Videos (2 parts)


Meeting Minutes/Reports:

First Annual National Culture of Peace/Canadian Peace Initiative Symposium November 21 - 23, 2004 - substantial background reading leading up to the creation of the Canadian Culture of Peace Program

Leadership & Peace Workshop Report, November 15 - 17, 2004   (in HTML)   (in Microsoft Word)

Summary Minutes of the Meeting of the CCOPP working group at the University of Alberta January 21 - 23, 2005  

Summary Minutes of the Meeting of the CCOPP working group at the University of Calgary March 15, 2005

Summary Minutes of the Meeting of the CCOPP working group at the University of Calgary July 15, 2005

Report on the Global Conference to Prevent Violent Conflict and Build Peace, UN HQ, July 19-22, 2005

Second National Culture of Peace/Canadian Peace Initiative Symposium, October 3 - 5, 2008, at the Hamilton Centre for Teaching Peace/Peace Cafe, Hamilton, Ontario.  For more information see 


Upcoming Events:



Join us on the Canadian Culture of Peace Program "CCOPP" email listservers for the next round of discussion on a Culture of Peace and Non-violence in Canada, and planning for upcoming meetings, conferences and activities.  We use Yahoo Groups as a tool for networking, communications, dialogue and information dissemination.  We need help and your participation - click on this link to choose which group or groups suits you best.  There will be a Group to meet everyone's interest in building a Culture of Peace and Non-violence.


Note: this web site is an evolving work-in-progress.  We do not yet have the resources to provide it in the French language, but we are working on it.  Enjoy!  If you have suggestions and feedback, or would like to join our Stakeholder Web, please email info[at] 

Canadian Culture of Peace Program
Box 70, Okotoks, AB
Ph: (403)
Fax: (309) 407-6576
E-Mail: info[at]
Web Site: 
Contact: Robert (Bob) Stewart, 
I/Executive Director

Honorary Chair: Douglas Roche, O.C.

sponsored by Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace 

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