What are the main activities of Global Peace Centre Canada?
Our major activities are Youth4Peace Leadership Training project, Peace Education Curriculum Development, Scholarships, Bursaries and Internships, Public Education and Awareness and Partnership Development. Our signature project is Youth4Peace Leadership initiative.
We plan to train ’30 under 30′ action-oriented youth, developing skills in public speaking, communication, facilitation, conflict resolution and the bridging of social and cultural divides.
· Youth4Peace will influence change in personal, relational, structural and cultural spheres; to see improve understanding and skills among our graduates in cross-cultural communication, active listening, public speaking, facilitation, system thinking and conflict transformation; to grow respect for differences in and opinions on socio-economic issues, faith, ethno-cultural identity, sexual orientation and special needs, inspiring changes in attitudes and behaviours towards fellow youth from different backgrounds; to take on leadership roles for change and peace-building for the benefit of all communities.
· We expect graduates to engage in the creation of safe and energized spaces where peaceful, honest and open discussions and activities occur; where a young person is encouraged to speak and share opinions without fear of judgement by others, including peers and those in positions of authority.
· This process will build courage and increase confidence while decreasing fear among young people to ‘get involved’. Our activities are designed to extend and enrich dialogues, allowing youth to build communication skills in a supportive environment, applying these peace and leadership skills to their everyday lives; to critically examine interactions in their community; and to respond to community issues in engaged, productive and non-violent ways. With enough practice, these attitudes and skills will create and support transformative, peaceful communities.
· This generation of dialogue will stimulate cooperation and joint initiatives with all levels of government, public and private schools, post-secondary campuses and formal and informal voluntary sectors including engaged charities.