Welcome to WILPF Canada!

WILPF Canada’s goals are to bring together women of different political beliefs and philosophies who are united in their determination to study, make known and help abolish the causes and the legitimization of war; and to work toward world peace; total and universal disarmament; the abolition of violence and coercion in the settlement of conflict and their substitution in every case of negotiation and conciliation; the strengthening of the United Nations system; the continuous development and implementation of international law; political and social equality and economic equity; co-operation among all people; and an environmentally sustainable development.

For more about WILPF, its history, goals and activities, visit WILPF International.


RECENT NEWS:

Calling All Peace Activists!

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR PEACE JAN 15 – MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY! 6:30 pm Art Gallery, 7 pm Convention Centre https://www.facebook.com/events/198500577370254/permalink/198557274031251/
WITNESS FOR PEACE – JAN 16TH – 8 AM – EAST SIDE OF WEST CONVENTION CENTRE
https://www.facebook.com/events/167767017328226/permalink/167903273981267/

VANCOUVER WOMEN’S FORUM ON PEACE AND SECURITY IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA

“FROM CRISIS TO OPPORTUNITY” JANUARY 16, 2018  2:00-5:00 PM

Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue Simon Fraser University 580 West Hastings Street (enter via Seymour Street courtyard entrance) Download the flyer for more information: Teach In Flier for Vancouver.pdf
 

Let Peace be Their Memorial

Sat. Nov. 11th – Seaforth Peace Park, Vancouver We hope you will join us for:
Let Peace be Their Memorial – Mourning Less-Recognized Victims of War a wreath laying ceremony commemorating civilian victims of war and conflict
This free, public, city sanctioned event is again co-hosted by Vancouver Peace Poppies and the BC Humanist Association at the south plaza of Seaforth Peace Park (Burrard @ 1st Ave) from 2:30 to 3:45pm on Remembrance Day. A colour poster is available here (76kb 8.5×11″).   Participants will include representatives from Médecins Sans Frontières , Innocence Lost Foundation , David Suzuki Foundation and WILPF.

 

Nov. 9: Book launch in Nanaimo, 2 pm at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library

You are invited to the re-launch of Kim Goldberg’s Submarine Dead Ahead: Waging peace in America’s Nuclear Colony.
This book chronicles the activities of the local and historic “Nanoose Conversion Campaign”, a creative and dedicated group of peace activists which  brought attention to the fact that American nuclear powered and nuclear capable warships were using the test range at Nanoose and travelling through our local waters.
Kim will read from her book and sign copies.  All proceeds from sales will go to  WILPF, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. This promises to be an exciting afternoon with past members of the Nanoose Conversion Campaign  in attendance and a lively discussion guaranteed. With Canada’s refusal to sign and ratify The Nuclear Prohibition Treaty last month, this will be a very relevant afternoon. Please join us for this free event and  bring your friends! For further information, call 250 753 3015.

May 27: Patsy George will talk about the U.N. Association and its work locally.

Six members have committed to coming. Let’s bring the number up to ten!  Let Judy know.

Let Peace be Their Memorial – Mourning Less-Recognized Victims of War

Join Us November 11 to Commemorate Civilian Victims of War and Conflict at the south plaza of Seaforth Peace Park at Burrard and First Avenue from 2:30 to 3:45pm.

Let Peace be Their Memorial – Mourning Less-Recognized Victims of War will commemorate civilian victims of war and conflict.  The ceremony will the laying of wreaths, include peace songs and two or three brief presentations.

This free public, city sanctioned event is being co-hosted by Vancouver Peace Poppies and the BC Humanist Association.