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John Peters Humphrey, lawyer, diplomat, scholar (b at Hampton, NB 30 Apr 1905; d at Montréal 14 Mar 1995). John Humphrey was called to the Québec Bar in 1929 and entered the private practice of law before joining the Faculty of Law of McGill University in 1936, briefly becoming the dean a decade later. In 1946 he was appointed director of human rights for the United Nations Secretariat, where with the assistance of others he authored the original draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Passed as a resolution of the General Assembly on 10 December 1948, the declaration was referred to as the “Magna Carta of all mankind” by Eleanor Roosevelt, committee chairperson. The document has been translated into 321 languages and dialects and is probably the most cited legal document drafted by a Canadian.

The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

Our Vision: A world that manifests a culture of peace and human rights.

Our Mission: Advancing a culture of peace and human rights through education and community building guided by the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Our Values
We value and are committed to a culture of peace and human rights through:
Respectful relationships
Cooperation and collaboration
Education and dialogue
Equity and dignity
Freedom and justice
Diversity and inclusion
Integrity and transparency
Rights-based democracy

United Nations Association in Canada

Not Just Tourists (Toronto)
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Canadian Friends Service Committee
“Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC) is the peace, social justice, and international development arm of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Canada. Our work alleviates suffering and develops transformative and sustainable approaches to human rights, justice, and peace. As described in this narrative summary of our 2016-2021 Strategic Plan, we act in four ways: practical assistance, research, education, and policy dialogues.”

PeaceBuild. The Canadian Peacebuild Network

Caritas Canada
“The Canadian Catholic Organization For Development and Peace is the member organization in Canada of Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations working on behalf of the poor and oppressed in 198 countries and territories. Caritas works with and for those in need regardless of creed, race, gender, or ethnicity. Its mandate includes integral development, emergency relief, advocacy, peace building, respect for human rights, and support for proper stewardship of the planet’s environment and resources.”

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
“Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC. For 55 years, VOW has tirelessly advocated for a world without war.
VOW is one of the non-governmental organizations (NGO) cited by UNESCO’s standing committee in the working group report entitled “The Contribution of Women to the Culture of Peace”. An accredited NGO to the United Nations, affiliated to the Department of Public Information (DPI) and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), VOW was the Canadian lead group for peace at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Members have been active in follow-up activities, including writing the chapter,”Women and Peace” in Take Action for Equality, Development and Peace.

We are a part of a growing and select number of NGOs that provide women the opportunity to appeal to national government and international diplomats, attend conferences at the United Nations including the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and to write and present briefs and statements to political heads of state and nations worldwide on women and peace issues. We readily respond to calls for guidance and research on peace and women’s issues locally, nationally, and internationally. VOW is a non-partisan, non-religious organization that values women in all their diversities.
Our Mission To provide a means for women to exercise responsibility for the promotion of world peace and justice, through education of themselves and others to take an equal part in the democratic process of decision making; and to cooperate with women throughout the world to create the mutual respect and understanding necessary for the peaceful resolution of international conflict.

VOW’s national and international network includes peace organizations such as the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace & Security, the Noble Laureate International Peace Bureau.
We are founding members of the Canadian Peace Alliance that boasts over 4 million supporters across the country. We work alongside the International 1325 Working Committee on Women, Peace & Security and are members of FAFIA- the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action and founding members of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC).”

Canadian Peace Initiative
“The Canadian Peace Initiative (CPI) is committed to the establishment of a Department of Peace within the Government of Canada. The Department of Peace would work towards building a new architecture of peace by establishing and supporting a culture of peace and assertive non-violence in Canada and the world. Our strategy is to use Bill C-373, An Act to Establish the Department of Peace, as a road map and build a groundswell of support among the Canadian people, to make the idea compelling to politicians.”

Amnesty International is a global movement whose supporters, members and activists campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. [source: site]

BeWelcome is a hospitality exchange service that is run by a non-profit organization. The members offer free accommodation and help during travel. [source: wikipedia]

CISV International is a global organization dedicated to educating and inspiring for peace through building inter-cultural friendship, cooperation and understanding. [source: website]”

Emmaus International is made up of 350 member organisations in 37 different countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. These organisations run income-generating activities at local level with people who have experienced social exclusion to access their fundamental rights and, through their collective action, demonstrate there are credible alternatives to injustice.[source: website]

Free Hugs Campaign is a social movement involving individuals who offer hugs to strangers in public places. [source: site]

Friends Of The Earth envisions a society of interdependent people living in dignity, wholeness and fulfilment in which equity and human and peoples’ rights are realized. This will be a society built upon peoples’ sovereignty and participation. [Source: website]

Friendship Force International provides opportunities to explore new countries and cultures from the inside by bringing people together at the personal level. [source: site]

Hospitality Club is an organisation with the aim to bring people together – hosts and guests, travelers and locals. [source: site]

Human Rights Watch is an independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all. [source: site]

ICAN The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-government organizations in one hundred countries advocating for a strong and effective nuclear weapon ban treaty. ICAN received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017.

International Day Of Peace sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire, in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. [source: wikipedia]

International Peace Bureau, founded in 1891, is one of the world’s oldest international peacefederations, dedicated to the vision of a World Without War.[source: wikipedia and site]

International Peace Institute is an independent, international not-for-profit think tank dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of conflicts between and within states by strengthening international peace and security institutions. [source: site]

Interpeace is an independent, international peacebuilding organization and a strategic partner of the United Nations. [source: site]

Peace Brigades International is an international NGO that has been promoting nonviolence and protecting human rights. PBI’s work is based on the principles of non-partisanship and non-interference in the international affairs of the organisations PBI accompanies. [source: site]

United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation. [source: wikipedia]

Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using our experiences and lifting our voices. [source: site]

Vision of Humanity is a strong proponent of the need to further study, advocate and act on peace. [source: site]

Warmshowers Community is a free worldwide hospitality exchange for cyclists [source: site]

War Resisters’ International is an international anti-war organization with members and affiliates in over thirty countries. [source: wikipedia]

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s mission is to end and prevent war, ensure that women are represented at all levels in the peace-building process, defend the human rights of women, and promote social, economic and political justice.[source: site]

Workaway To promote cultural understanding between different peoples and lands throughout the world; to enable people travelling on a limited budget to fully appreciate living and working in a foreign environment; to promote the exchange between people from different nationalities, and give a chance for volunteers to contribute to a cause; to enable language learners to experience different countries and immerse themselves in their target language whilst living abroad; to give opportunity to projects around the world to receive support form skilled volunteers and have a real and immediate impact on their projects. [source: site]