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[OPIRG-EVENTS] OTTAWA: Fall Training Series in Conflict Resolution + Nation-wide news on Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada

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From: Carl Stieren <carls@cyberus.ca>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 08:28:09 -0400

Dear Friends:

After our first successful training series in nonviolent conflict 
resolution this spring, we are holding a second series in Ottawa starting 
September 15. Please register now to assure a space - our Spring series was 
sold out.

Also, please note the following news:

1) NEW NAME: We are now Nonviolent Peace Force Canada. (We were formerly 
Global Nonviolent Peace Force - Canada. We adopted the new name at our 
General Meeting in Windsor, Nova Scotia on August 16. This name parallels 
the new name of the international organization, which has become Nonviolent 

2) NEW OFFICE: We now have an office in the Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson 
Ave., Suite 100A, Ottawa, ON K1R 6H5.

3) NEW STAFF: Renee Martyna will join us on September 4, 2001 as Program 
Associate. Renee is a graduate student in Norman Paterson School of 
International Studies at Carleton University, has worked overseas as an ESL 
teacher, was head of a local chapter of World University Service Canada, 
and organized a conference on peace in British Columbia.

4) NEW WEBSITE: Our new website, with parallel sites in English and French, 
is now online at:

See you on September 15!


Carl Stieren
Chair, Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada


Register now - space is limited for everything except the International dinner!

Training Series 1:  Walking the Path of Peace - Len Desroches of Toronto.
Date: Sat., Sept. 15, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Place: Friends Meeting House, 91A Fourth Ave., Ottawa
Cost: $15 waged, $7.50 unwaged,

Training Series 2: Varieties of Third Party Neutral Training: 
Michigan Peace Team, Christian Peacemaker Team, Projet Accompagnement-Quebec: 
Sheri Wander, Peter Dougherty of Michigan Peace Team, Lansing, Michigan;  
a former team member from Christian Peacemaker Teams (TBA); 
a trainer from Projet accompagnement-Quebec (TBA)
Date: Fri., Sept. 28, 6:00 p.m. to Sun. Sept. 30, 4:00 p.m.
Place: Au Grand Bois, Ladysmith, Quebec
Cost: $135 waged; $68 unwaged. Includes Sat. dinner, shared accommodations,
        Sun. breakfast & lunch.

Training Series 3:  Transforming conflicts in war-damaged countries: 
    Thomas Turay of Sierre Leone & Coady Institute, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Date: Sat., Oct. 13, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Place: Friends Meeting House, 91A Fourth Ave., Ottawa
Cost: $15 waged, $7.50 unwaged,

Special Seminar: Techniques in preventing violence - 
     first-person accounts from Canada and overseas
Resource Persons: Thomas Turay of Sierre Leone and Coady Institute, 
Antigonish, Nova Scotia;a trainer from Projet accompagnement-Québec (TBA); 
a trainer from PBI (TBA)
Date: Mon., Oct. 15, 9:30 a..m. - 4:30 p.m.
Place: International Development Research Centre Boardroom, 250 Albert St., 
Cost: $15 waged, $7.50 unwaged

Training Series 4: From Violence to Wholeness II, 
     Veronica Pelicaric of Montreal,
Date: Sat., Nov. 3, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Place: Friends Meeting House, 91A Fourth Ave., Ottawa
Cost: $15 waged, $7.50 unwaged,

International Dinner / Vignettes of Nonviolence: Hans Sinn, Murray Thomson, 
Lyn Adamson, Pam FitzGerald, Carl Stieren
Date: Sat., Nov. 10,  6:30 p.m.
Place: Christ Church Cathedral, Sparks St. at Bronson, Ottawa
Cost: $25 per person

Winter Retreat: What steps will the nonviolent peace force take in 2002?
Date: Fri., Jan. 11, 6:00 p.m. to Sun. Jan. 13, 4:00 p.m.
Place: Carman Trails Hostel, Wakefield, Quebec
Cost: $120 before Dec. 15; $135 after Dec. 15 (includes meals and, shared 
accommodations Sat. & Sun.)

Register now and save:
Entire Training Series: $155 instead of $180 (register by Sept. 15)
Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada Retreat: $100 instead of $120 (register by 
Dec. 15)

Make cheques payable to: Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada

Mail to:
Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada
211 Bronson Ave., Suite 100A
Ottawa, ON K1R 6H5        Phone: (613) 564-0999


Fax: (613) 564-0068         Email: pax@magma.ca
Web Site:   http://www.magma.ca/~pax/


Lyn Adamson of Toronto is a mediator and trainor for the St. Stephen’s 
Conflict Resolution Service, and a trainer for Peace Brigades 
International.  She was also a member of the PBI team in West Timor.

Len Desroches of Toronto has been a practitioner of nonviolence and a 
writer on peace and spirituality for more than three decades. His latest 
book is Allow the Water, Toronto, Dunamis Publishers, 1996.

Peter Dougherty of Lansing, Michigan (USA) is the Outreach Co-ordinator for 
Michigan Peace Team.  He has been on violence-reduction peace team projects 
in Chiapas, Mexico; Bosnia, Haiti, Hebron and Michigan.

Veronica Pelicaric of Montreal works in conflict resolution training in the 
Centre de ressources sur la non-violence.  She offers Ken Butigan’s ‘From 
Violence to Wholeness’ training in English, French & Spanish in Montreal 
and in other cities.

Hans Sinn was one of the founders of Peace Brigades International in 1981 
and is a member of the national board of PBI – Canada and of the 
Co-ordinating Committee of Nonviolent Peaceforce  Canada.

Carl Stieren, Chair of Nonviolent Peaceforce  Canada, is an Ottawa writer 
and former Co-ordinator of Canadian Friends Service Committee.

Murray Thomson was a founder of Peace Brigades International, Group of  78, 
Project Ploughshares, and many other peace and development NGOs. He is the 
Executive Director of PeaceFund Canada.

Thomas Turay of Sierre Leone teaches at Coady Institute at St. Francis 
Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He helped design the 
peacebuilding and reconciliation programme for war-ravaged villages in 
Sierre Leone.

Sheri Wander of Ann Arbor, Michigan is a trainer with Michigan Peace Team. 
She was one of the leaders of the team that put their bodies on the line at 
a Ku Klux Klan rally in Michigan.


Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada was founded in May, 2000 to teach the 
techniques of nonviolence and peaceful conflict resolution to Canadians, 
and to help the international effort to create a global nonviolent peace 
force to send to conflict areas worldwide.

Rev. August 27, 2001
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Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada
211 Bronson Ave., Suite 100A - Ottawa, ON K1R 6H5
Email: canada@nonviolentpeaceforce.org
Website: www.magma.ca/~pax
Phone: 613-564-0999    Fax: 613-564-0068

Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada is a country group of the
Nonviolent Peaceforce, a worldwide effort to establish a
large-scale contingent of trained nonviolent peace workers to be
sent to world crisis areas to protect human rights and prevent
violence and death. Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada also works to
conduct training in the methods and skills of nonviolence as an
alternative to war and violent conflict.

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