Creating hope and peace; giving unity to a divided world.
Welcome to Global Peace Centre Canada.
We are an incorporated, non-profit organization developing peace education resources, professional development of teachers, exchange programs, and scholarships for youth with an equal participation of girls and women in conflict-affected countries and Canada. With one of the most diverse boards in Canada, GPCC has access to students and faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University, McMaster University, Conrad Grebel University College affiliated with the University of Waterloo, and schools in the Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo areas. We are working on building collaborative relationships with philanthropists, foundations and institutions across Canada and globally.
Who is the GPCC?
Established in 2015, the Global Peace Centre Canada (GPCC) is a registered charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We envision “ A world at peace”. To that end, our mission is “Creating hope and opportunity for positive societal change by educating the peacebuilding leaders”. Our work is inspired by the courage of Malala Yousafzai – Nobel Laureate and Honorary Canadian Citizen—and by her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai. Ziauddin is the honorary Chair of the GPCC Board.
What Does GPCC Do?
We provide professional development and training for students, school teachers and university faculty in peace and conflict studies concepts and skills, developing peace education curricula, modules and lessons for schools in Canada and in conflict zones through consultation with those on the ground.
Global Peace Centre Canada is uniquely positioned to develop and implement our leading-edge peacebuilding strategies; we collaborate with practitioners and educators associated with the UN Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding, school boards in Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo, McMaster University, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. Our initiatives are evidence-based and cross-sectoral.
We advance education by developing and providing curriculum and training programs on diversity, communication and conflict resolution skills for students and educators. We research best practices in peacebuilding from various corners of the planet and we’ll endeavour to educate the public about peacebuilding with various campaigns and outreach activities.
Our GPCC Board members offer a wide diversity of backgrounds and experiences and a connection to global education experts and institutions. We are collaborating with the University of Peshawar in Pakistan and a network of schools in Pakistan, where we are implementing our first curriculum support development project. We also plan to provide support with conflict transformation training and technology.
Our scope will be virtual as well as global, incorporating distance learning with virtual classrooms, guest lectures and on-line courses through university collaboration. We’ll be providing scholarships and bursaries for both students and professionals. And we have special programs such as Youth4Peace that will develop peace-building skills for the next generation of global leaders.
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Words Of Peace And Inspiration
“Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”