Take action - Advocate with us
We believe advocacy can be part of making the world a better place. Will you join us?
Engage in letter-writing campaigns, attend live or virtual events and get connected with others.
Take action on issues that matter to you, and work with us toward a fair and more peaceful world.
Encourage welcome on the Canada and United States Border — Send a letter
Support Stronger Adaptation Responses to Climate Change — Send a letter
Support corporate accountability — Take action
Give peace a chance: Ask Canada to support peacebuilding — Take action
Peacebuilding to address forced migration — Take action
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.
Let’s talk about climate change
- Climate Change
Sixteen leading humanitarian organisations call to stop arms transfers to Israel, Palestinian armed groups
Resorative Justice's birth in the Canadian legal system
- Justice and Equity
When new housing makes the housing crisis worse
Peace is more than a wish with some love for enemies
Peace is more than a wish with words, not weapons
- Justice and Equity
MCC has webinars, trainings and events that can help you learn more, connect with others and advocate on issues that matter to you in your own community and around the world.
Canada advocacy resources
MCC offers resources for classes, congregations, families and individuals. Explore resources like our Advocacy Toolkit, annual Peace Sunday Packet and the World Refugee Day worship resource for meaningful engagement and reflection.
Nine simple ways your church can engage with MCC in Ontario — Connect with MCC today
MCC Ontario: Welcome the Stranger
Advocacy Toolkit (U.S.) — How to be an advocate
A Cry for Home
MCC Guide for Having Better Conversations on Divisive Issues
Peace by Peace: Meet the speakers — Take a look
MCC Manitoba: Welcome the Stranger
2023 Peace Sunday packet
Ep 23 - Water Walking transcript
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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.
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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