Peace & Justice stories

Delve into the stories of persistence and hope behind MCC's Canadian Peace & Justice advocacy work. Hear from people whose voices shape and form our work for a just and more peaceful world. 

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Peace & Justice frequently asked questions

To us advocacy means working to change government policies that contribute to poverty, injustice, violence and oppression in Canada and around the world. We see advocacy as an essential part of achieving MCC’s mission of relief, development and peacebuilding.

  • Because our faith calls us to be a voice against violence and injustice. The biblical prophets and Jesus himself denounced those who acted violently or unjustly.
  • Because advocacy can change the policies and practices that harm people.
  • Because our partners ask us to speak to the Canadian government on their behalf.

Our work involves addressing harmful government policies and practices and offering proposals and policies that can lessen suffering and promote peace, justice and human dignity, based on what we hear from partners and churches. We currently advocate around peacebuilding, climate change, corporate accountability, forced displacement, restorative justice, and Indigenous reconciliation.  We see advocacy as an essential part of achieving MCC’s mission of relief, development and peacebuilding.

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regulates what kind of political work registered charities can do. The CRA defines political activity as anything that encourages citizens to contact the government in order to initiate, change or maintain laws, policies or decisions.

When registered charities do political work, this work must relate to an issue that is connected to their organization’s purpose. It also must be based on a well-reasoned position and not contain any false, misleading or inaccurate information.

Registered charities cannot endorse political parties or candidates.

MCC Canada is registered as an in-house lobbyist organization with the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada. This means that we have to comply with the lobbyists’ code of conduct and keep publicly-accessible records of all direct communication with the government.

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MCC advocacy offices

At MCC we base our advocacy on what we hear from workers and partners on the ground. Loving our neighbors means their voices shape our message to governments.

In addition to our Ottawa office, MCC has advocacy offices in Washington, Ontario and at the United Nations.

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