What's Going on in The Canadian Peace Movement Today?
We contacted a number of peace groups, large and small. The following listing is drawn from the responses that arrived in time to be included. This list is not necessarily representative. However, it does give a glimpse into the range of activities going on in the movement, today.
- Canada-USSR Association has 4500 members in 42 branches across Canada. All branches across Canada and the national executive meet monthly. Dues $10. Newsletter Focus on Friendship. Plans: send 25,000 Canadian books to USSR; send native people delegation to USSR; host delegation of journalists visiting Canada sends 25-person delegation to visit USSR for festival of friendship. Bruce Dodds, 451 Bathursi St., Toronto. Ph: 416/ 864-0587.
- Canadian Council for International Cooperation is an umbrella organization comprising over 100 NGO groups involved in international cooperation. Publishes Contact 10 times a year. Groups are doing advocacy, research, and education on development issues. The disarmament working group meets 3 times a year, is looking at militarization and underdevelopment. Supporting Election Priorities '88-89. Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg, Development & Disarmament Coordinator, 200 Isabella, Suite 300, Ottawa K1S 1V7. Ph: 613/ 236-4547.
- Canadian Home and School and Parent-Teacher Federation is the national federation of ten provincial Home and School Federations. It has about 60,000 members, who are parents. Dues are set by provincial and local associations. National Board of Directors receives a newsletter/Bulletin. Provincial and local associations produce newsletters. National meeting is annual The organization will be supporting local and provincial peace projects next year. Contact CUSPIF President, 323 Chapel Street, Ottawa KiN 772. Ph: 613/ 234-7292.
- Canadian Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific (NFIP) Support Network is spectrum of constituencies of 175 peace, church, and development groups and individuals linked to international network of Pacific Rim countries. Sending delegation to International NFIP meeting in November, helping plan Asia-Pacific Conference for Seattle, July 1988. Will try to stop Canadian bombing of Hawaii during the RIMPAC '88 military exercises. Members receive info packets & action alerts. Holds annual conference (usually Feb.) in Vancouver area. Phil Esmonde, 409- 620 View St., Victoria, B.C. V8W 1L6. Ph: 604/ 381-4131.
- Canadian Peace Congress is a national organization with over 30 peace councils and over 20 affiliate organizations. Dues: none. Members receive a quarterly, Peace News. There are meetings twice monthly at the main office, and a oonference is held eveiy two years to set policy, plan campaigns, and elect a national board and executive. Planned projects: removal of INF from Europe campaign; stop militarization of the Arctic north; Canadian Peace Pledge Campaign.Gordon Flowers, Executive Organizational Director, 300 Bathurst St. Toronto MST 2S3. Ph: 416/ 868- 6570.
- Canadian Peace Educators Network includes organizations, universities, government officials, and individual educators. Members receive Peace Education News for varying sub rates. The Peace Educators Directory (annotated list of Canadian orgs, including 160 teacher orgs) describes the organizations' peace education activities and resources. Individual orders of directory: $10 plus $2 handling. Bulk rates for groups that resell the directory. Developing a "Canadian Policies on Peace and Defence" education kit to promote discussion of federal policy issues at election time in high schools. Rob Macintosh, c/o Pembina Institute, Box 839, Drayton Valley, Alberta TOE OMO. Ph: 403/ 542-6017.
- Canadian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, (formerly Physicians for Social Responsibility) is nation-wide group of physicians & supporters: 25 chapters and 4200 enrolled members, 3500 of them physicians. Affiliated with Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Dues: $80 for physicians, $40 for nonphysicians, $20 for students.Publishes newsletter, holds local meetings, annual general meeting, national board meetings. Distributing free copies to every high school in Canada the Proceedings of the 1986 Vancouver Centennial Peace and Disarmament Symposium. CPPNW physicians lecture to schools, church groups. Co-sponsored Edmonton conference, "The Tine North Strong and Free," attended by 5000 people. Continuing research on psychological effects of nuclear war on children, spreading info on medical consequences of nuclear war. Will host 8th annual IPPNW Congress in Montréal, June 2-4 of 1988. Up to 6000 delegates expected.
Chapters and contacts: Algoma: Dr. Tom Ferrier, 240 McNabb SL, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. P6B lYS. Ph: 705/759-1234. Calgary: Dr. Mati Van Olin, #228a, 4935-40th Ave. NW, Calgary T3A 2N1. Ph: 403/288-7965. Cambridge: Dr. Clare Cameron, 135 Elgin St. N. Cambridge NlR 5H6. Ph: 519/623-7233. Edmonton: 400, 14727-87th Ave. Edmonton TSR 4E5. Ph: 403/486-3277. Guelph/Wellington: Dr. Ed Crispin, 22 Liverpool St., Guelph NlH 2K2. Haldimand/Norfolk: Dr. Doug Kittle, 392 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe, Ont. N3Y 2W9. Ph: 519/426-7495. Hamilton: Dr. Stan Eaman, 15 Amelia St. Hamilton L8P 2V3. Ph: 416/521-2100. Kingston: Dr. Alex Bryans, 78 Banie St. Kingston K1H 3N6. Ph: 613/545-2827. London: Dr. John Thompson, 356 Cheapside St., London. Manitoba: Dr. Don Reimer, 125 Ridgedale Cr. Winnipeg R3R 0B4. New Brunswick: Dr. Len Higgins, St. John Regional Hosp., St. John, N.B. A2L 4L2. Ph: 506/648-6000. Newfoundland: Dr. John Ross, 24 Beacon Hill Cres, St. John's Nfld., AlE 3V6.Niagara: Dr. David Nicholson, 5234 Victoria Ave. Niagara Falls L2E 4E5. Ph 416,356.4151. Nova Scotia: Dr. Michacl Cohen, Jr., Dalhousie U., Halifax B3H 3J5. Ph: 902/424-2211. Ottawa: Dr. Eliz. Polloneisky, 2103 Prince Charles Rd. Ottawa K2A 3L2. Ph: 613/728 -- 3427. Peterborough: Dr. Steve Lawrence, 283 Aylmer St., Peterborough K9J 7M4. 705/743-8006. Québec: Health Professionals for Nuclear Respons.: 1110 Ave. des Pins W., Montréal H3A 1A3. PH: 514/845-7062. Regina: Dr. Chris Vuksic, 2515 Philip Rd. E. Regina. Saskatoon: Dr. Bob Russell, Rm. A213, Health Science Bldg., U. of Sask., Saskatoon 57N OWO. Ph: 306/373-8181. Simcoe County: Dr. Peter Dalziel, 49 High St., Barrie. Ph: 705/726-4506. Timiskaming: Dr. Richard Demon, Box 847,42 2nd St. Kirkland Lake, Ont. P2N 3K6. Ph: 705/567-5331. Toronto: Suite 534, 100 College St. Toronto M5G iLS. Ph: 416/593-6828. Vancouver: Box 337771, Station D, Vancouver V6J 4L6. Ph: 604/733-3161. Victoria: Dr. Eleanor Powell, Edgelow St., Victoria V8N 1R6. Ph: 6O4/477-9731. Executive Director, Randy Weekes, CPPNW's National office, 170A Booth St. Ottawa KJR 7J4.
- Canadian Voice of Women for Peace has 1300 members. Dues $15. Quarterly newletter. Gen. mtg. every 2 years. Plan: opposition to nuclear warship and submarine visits; continued work on anti-war-toys. Chapters: B.C. 2079 View Lynn Dr., N.Vancouver V7J 2W7. Calgary: 1717 2nd Ave. NW., Calgary T2N 0G3. Edmonton: 503 Michener Place, Edmonton T6H 4M5. New Brunswick: P.O. Box 24, Fredericton, N.B. E3B 4Y2. Nova Scotia: P.O. Box 3231. Halifax South P.O. B3J 3115. Ontario: 736 Bathurst St. Toronto M55 2R4. P.E.I. c/o Catherine O'Bryan, R.R.2, Cornwall C0A 1H0. Québec: Box 935, Station B, Montnial, H3B 3K5.Vera de Jong, 736 Bathurst St. Toronto MSS 2R4, Ph: 416/537-9343.
- Greenpeace Foundation, Canada has a total membership of 80,000. It is part of a coalition taking the B.C. government to court to support continuing the Royal Commission on Uranium Mining and Exploration. Joint actions with Nanoose Conversion Project. Plans: anti-cruise direct action; nuclear free ports direct actions.2623 W. 4th St. Vancouver V6K 1P8. 604/ 335-0322.
- Group of 78, a national organization based in Ottawa, has 250 members & 500 supporters. Membership not open, but anyone can be a supporter. Fees $100. Members receive Newslink. Primary ongoing work: Alternate Defence Project, producing a response to the White Paper, to be ready in September. The Group of 78 is a foreign policy advocacy group, a lobby, which brings together knowledgeable people (writers, political scientists, other academics and experts). Main areas: disarmament and development, strengthening U.N. In the spring The Group published collection of articles, Canada and Common Security -- $10 per copy, plus $2 postage. Bulk discounts available. Executive Secretary: Jillian Skeet, 145 Spruce Street #216, Ottawa KJR 6P1. Phone 613/230-0860.
- Lawyers for Social Responsibility (LSR) is a nation-wide body that promotes international law for settling disputes between nadons. With World Federalists, it is preparing a court case to make Canada a nuclear weapon free zone by order of the Supreme Court. Local chapters have their own activities: Edmonton: Lucille R. Birkett, Cummings, Andrews & MacKay, 500 Canada Trust Bldg., 10150- 100th Street, Edmonton, Alberta TSJ 0P6. Ph:403/ 428-8222. Vancouver: Don Richards, Farris, Vaughan & Co. ,2600-700 W. Georgia St., Vancouver,B.C. V7Y 1B3. Ph: 604/ 684-9151.Victoria: AJ. Palmer, 200- 506 Fort St.,.Victoria, B.C. V8W 1E6. Ph: 604/ 388-5744.Winnipeg: Gail P. Perry, 435 Bannerman Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 0V4. Ph: 201/589-1275. Saint John, N.B.: Frank Rodgers, City Solicitor, P.O. Box 1971, Saint John , N.B. E2L 4L1. Ph:506/ 658-2860. St. John's, Newfoundland: Nick Westera, P.O. Box 637 St. John's Nfld, AiC 5K8. Ph: 709/722-8735. Halifax: Rodney F. Burger, c/ o Patterson Kitz, 5151 George St., 16th Floor, Halifax, N.S. B3J 2N9. Ph: 902/ 4 29-5050. Sydney, N.S.: Gary Corsano, 9797 North St., Halifax,N.S. B3K 1N6. Ph:902 / 429-5050. Hamilton: Douglas Scott, Ste. 201, 93 Bold St., Hamilton, Ont. L8P I Th Ph: 416/528-5936. Ottawa: Paul Nleamen, Soloway, Wright, 170 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, Ont. K2P 1P3. Ph: 613/ 236-0111.Toronto: Jay Waterman, 37 Henning Ave., Toronto, Ont. M4R 1X6. Ph: 416/598-0200. Montréal: Andy Orkin 4571 Hingston Ave., Montréal, Quebec H4A 2K2. Ph: 514/ 483-6698. Saskatoon: Stuart Bailey, #8- 604 Broadway Ave., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 57N 1A8. Ph: 306/ 653-1868.
- Operation Dismantle has 11,000 members and supporters. (See the August '87 issue of PEACE for a larger report on their activities.) It has 13 local chapters plus local "action units." It holds an annual general meeting; its board meets 3 times a year, its executive committee every 3 weeks. Dues: $25 for individual, $40 for family, $12 for low income. lsh Theilheimer is president and Pam FitzGerald is chief executive officer. Upcoming: an October conference on Nuclear Weapons Free Zones"; launching an organizing manual for peace activists, "Peace Tool Kit"; joint study with Greenpeace on effects of a nuclear weapons accident in the Victoria Harbor. Dismantle produces the Peace Race, a syndicated column for community newspapers, and a biweekly fact sheet for journalists, Bits and Peaces. The Dismantler is the magazine for members and supporters. The group expects to expand its "Action Units" local activists carrying Out local disarmament projects. Operation Dismantle's National Office, Box 3867, Station C, Ottawa, Ont. KJY 4M5. Ph: 613/ 722-6(X)].
- Peace Research Institute -- Dundas is a small but extraordinary group of activists and researchers who survey the world's peace research literature for abstmets, and who publish a journal, Peace Research Reviews. Plans: publish a review, "Peace Actions at the Municipal Level"; write a paper on peace proposals since UNSSOD II (by Hanna Newcombe), prepare to write peace studies textbook, and increase the subseribership of a regnlar publication, Peace Research Abstracts. Christine Peringer or Alan or Hanna Newcornbe, 25 Dundana Ave. Dundas, Ont. Ph: 416/ 628-2356.
- Psychologists for Social Responsibility has membership of about 600. Chapters in B.C., Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Kitchener/Waterboo, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland, where there is a network. Dues and venue of meetings vary with the different chapters.Newsletter, "Psychology and Peace." Ongoing: the Central American Task Force, now working with Canadian and Central American psychologists on managing conflict in that area. Also, conflict management within peace groups. One toronto chapter will make this a priority for 1988. The groupisworkingto influence their professional organization, the Canadian Psychological Association. Tana Dineen, 7 Walrner Road #705, Toronto MSR 2W8. Phone 416/929-5737
- Servas Canada fosters human contacts through international travel; member of CPA. In Canada Servas has 480 hosts and 200 travelers annually. Over 200 Canadian travelers visit about 8000 world-wide hosts. The $30 fee is for travelers only. Members receive 3-4 newsletters/ yr. & hold regional meetings. Mike Johnson, 229 Hillcrest Avenue, Willowdale, Ont.
- World Federalists of Canada has a total membership of 3000 in 12 branches. Large annual meeting, plus local branches' regular meetings, national board meets quarterly. Fees: $25 single, $35 family, $10 limited income. Projects: Nuclear Weapons Legal Action (to have Canadian courts rule on legality of weapons under international law; organizing for a U.N. Continuing Conference on World Secunty to allow all countries a role in global security negotiations; promoting establishment of International SatelliteMonitoring Agency; mundializalion. Branches: Winnipeg: Cecil D. Muldrew, 132 Bartlett Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0Z1. Ph: 204/ 772-4851. Victoria: Victoria Gillespie, RR 1, 5. Pender Island, B.C. VON 2M0. Ph: 604/ 629-3519. Toronto: Toby (J.D.) Fletcher, 36 Bowood Ave. Toronto M4N 1Y4. Ph: 416/482-0413. Ottawa: C. Barrie Jeffery, 2201 Fox Cres. Ottawa K2A 1H7. Ph: 613/ 596-1345. Niagara Peninsula: Jean Davey, Apt 302, Bldg. 2, Lookout Village, RR1, Ridgeville, Ont. LOS iMO. Ph: 416/ 892-8345. London: David Winninger, 483 Richmond St. #301, London N6A 3E4. Ph: 519/ 434-8786. Montréal: Brian Fisher, 5206 Ave. d L'Esplanada, Montréal H2T 2Z5. Ph: 514/276-1933. Kingston: Dick Myers, 89 Carruthers St. Kingston K7L 1M3. Ph: 613/549-3474. Kitchener/ Waterloo: DE. Smucker, 57 McDougall Rd., Waterloo. Ph: 519/ 885-3387. Halifax: Ralph Loomer, RR 2, Box 6, Falrnouth, N.S. BOP iLO, Ph: 902/ 798- 4496. Hamilton:
Helen Graham, 15 Fairhold Rd. N. Hamilton L8M 2S9. Ph: 416/ 544-0769. Calgary: Gail K Stanfleld, P.O. Box 1121. Cochrane, Alberta, TOL OWO. Ph: 403/932-2027. Director: Fergus Watt, 46 Elgin St., Ottawa KJP 5K6. PH: 613/ 232-0647.
- Fredericton Chapter, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace: 30 members, mtgs monthly. Dues $25/year nationally. Working on N.B. as NWFZ. Opposes building 2nd nuclear power plant at Point Lepreau. Norah Toole, 824 George St.. Fredericton, N. B. E3B 1K7. Ph: 506/ 455-2973.
- Kings County Project Ploughshares, with about 50 members, meets monthly at the St. Andrews United Church, Wolfville, N.S. It sponsored International Youth for Peace and Justice Thur, and began a teachers' network to discuss peace and development issues.Campaigned against Litton Industries, which wanted an operation in the Maritimes. By referendum, Wolfville is a NWFZ. Plans: sponsor Bob Bossui's "Home Remedy for Nuclear War"; U.N. Disarmament Week, Peace Workers recnjiunent campaign; work with Annapolis Valley International Community Centre; probably host regional Project Ploughshares Workshop. David Mangla P.O. Box 176, Wolfville, N.S. BOP iKO. Ph: 902/ 542-7718.
- Sussex Project Ploughshares is 5 to 10 people in New Brunswick. who meet monthly, work to make Sussex a NWFA support Tools for Peace project and public educationMary Anti Coleman, Ri?. 4, Sisssex, Nif EQE iPO. Ph: 506/433-4970.
- Concerned Students of Bishop's College School is called Students Talking on Peace (STOP), has 30 members meeting monthly during school term. A result of their efforts: Lennoxville is NWFZ. Hosted World Youth Tour for Peace and SAGE's Canada Youth Disarmament Tour.With the Township's peace group, students pressure Québec government not to irradiate food and federal government on hazardous materials movement through the Townships.Plans movies to educate the student body, will participate in conferences, etc. Trish Peacock, Chaplaincy, Bishop's Colige School, Lennoxville, P.Q. JiM 1Z8. Ph:819/566-0227.
- Montréal Unit for Social Action (MUSA), the program committee of the Anglican Diocese provides peacemaking workshops and information mailings to Anglican parishes and campaign for a nuclear free Canada. MUSA, which meets 5 times per year, is affiliated with Alliance Pour La Paix du Québec and has picketed Oerlikon installations being built in St. Jean, Québec. Garth E. Bulmer, P.O. Box 158, Station B, Montréal, Québec H3B 3J5. Ph: 514/ 879-1 fl2.
- Pigeon Hill Peacemaking Centre is an informal learning retreat centie offering space for peacemaking groups or individuals for negotiable fee. Its 5 support people and 1 volunteer staff publish a monthly newsletter. The centre is the old village country store, now with several private bedrooms, a sleeping loft, sleeping porch near patio and organic garden. Also: photography darkroom, library and roomfor dancing or exercise classesAvailable by the day, weekend or week, all meals are provided. Rosemary Sullivan, 1965 St. Armand Rd., Pigeon Hill, Québec JO] iTO. Ph: 514/ 248-2524.
- West Islanders for Nuclear Disarmament, (WIND), a small but very active group for residents of Montréal's West Island, meets in churches, dues of $5 and publishes a monthly newsletter. Monthly educational meetings include speakers, films, and workshops, and an annual peace march on Mother's Day. WIND members visited Central America WIN]) has produced a tear-off pamphlet for the establ ishment of NWFZs and invites other groups to share their knowledge of peace work in a suburban setting. Plans: work on NWFZ campaigns for eleven municipalities; war toys boycottt, "Tools for Peace"; A Peal for Peace; sponsor International Youth for Peace and Justice Tour in local schools, information booths in 2 shopping centres, work to make disarmament an election issue. Members want to start a resource centre, and work to stop the low-level flying over Nitassinin (Labrador). Joan Hadrill, 82 Prince Street, Beacon.sfleld, Québec H9W 3M7. Ph: 514/ 695-2675. Or Mary Gurekas, 401 boul. St-Jean, Pointe Claire. Québec H9R 3J3. Ph:514/ 694- 6404.
- Artreach is a small group of Toronto artists who respond to requests of Toronto Disarmament Network members for logo, banner, and button, T-shirt, sweatshirts designs. Meets Wednesdays, 2 a month. Liz Hodgldnson, 555 Bboor St. W. Toronto MSS 1Y6. Ph: 416/ 651-2813.
- Burlington Association for Nuclear Disarmament has 100 members, meets monthly at varying locations. Active in the Voter Peace Pledge Campaign; planning a seminar for public and researchers of Environment Canada in October. Fees: $10. Newsletter 3 per year. Doug Brown, 278 Linden Ave.. Burlington, Onario. L7L 2P5.
- Georgian Peace Project is a group of 25. Dues: $10 quarterly newsletter. Mtgs. monthly at Lavin home. Upcoming: war toys boycott. Helping develop peace curriculum for Grey County School Board. Coordinates with Southern Ontario Peace Network. Michele Lavin or Don Wilkinson, 867 -7th Ave. East, Owen Sound, Ont. N4K 2Y4. Phone 519/ 376-8601.
- Guelph Citizens for Peace has 50 members,working to insert a clause in the official plan for City of Guelph prohibiting manufacture of nuclear components. As original proposals have been rejected by city council, the group now plans to go to court for constitutional opinion. Associated with the Guelph Peace Coalition. Newsletter Voice of Peace. Monthly mtgs. at 5 Douglas St., Guelph, Ont. Joan Rentoul, 216 Liverpool St.,Guelph. Ph:519/ 823-2923.
- Halton Hills Action for Nuclear Disarmament (HAND) is a grass roots group with 8 active members, 100 on newsletter mailing list. Mtgs. 1st Mondays at Scotsdale Farm (Heritage Horse Park) between Georgetown and Acton, Ontario. Main action through the local papers -- a monthly column, regular Letters to the Editor, copies of letters to M.P.s, articles about their activities. Support Peal for Peace and selling own Christmas cards. Asking school board for stronger "global issues" values in the curnculum.Wrote a local company (Varian) that gets defence contracts, urging no Star Wars bidding. (No reply, after numerous callbacks.) But they receive good newspaper publicity and sense a wide acceptance of their goals, e.g. being invited to participate in the Canada Day Perade. Affiliation w/ South Central Ontario groups. Janet Duval, 38 Chelvin Drive, Georgetown L7G 4P9. Phone 416 / 877-1994.
- Hillcrest for Peace is a Toronto group with 45 members. No fee. Bi-monthly meetings at Wychwood Public Library. Runs a public education program including films, concerts and tag days.To canvass for Voter Peace Pledge Campaign. M. Magnuson, #104-548 Lawrence Ave. West, Toronto, Ontario M6A 1A4. Ph. 416/ 782-1657.
- Initiatives for the Peaceful Use of Technology (INPUT) is Ottawa group of scientists, technicians, and computer experts. Meetings 2nd Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. at 353 Friel Street, Sandy Hill (St. Pierre Community Cen~). Everyone welcome. Presentations and discussion, which usually continues at Rosie Lee's Cafe. INPUT produces an excellent quarterly, INPUT/OUTPUT (subs: $10) and creates computer network for peace activists, "AlterNET," with electronic bulletin board system (1200 baud). Al Rycroft, Box 248, Station B, Ottawa KiP 6C4. Ph. 613/ 722-6210.
- Kenora New Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament, Research, and Education (KINDRED) has 35 members. Dues: $10, $20 for a family, $5 for students and unemployed. Meets the 1st Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Knox United Church. KINDRED -- impressed with Marion Dewar's suggestion not to expect citizens to come to peace events but rather to participate in other events where citizens will go -- parlicipated in Canada Day celebrations, releasing large balloons and lighting up a barge with railroad fuses before annual fireworks. Then distributed peace pledge cards. KINDRED supports Richard Johnston's provincial economic conversion bill. Jack Williams, 807/ 543-2853. or Mark Surman, 63 Drew~y Dr, Kenora P9N 2X7. Ph: 807-468-8659.
- Niagara chapter of ACT for Disarmament, with 60 members who meet weekly in homes, is affiliated with the Niagara Disarm. Coalition. Actions: Cruise test demonstrations, the Tritium campaign, shadow painting for Hiroshima/Nagasaki anniversary; mass distribution of the Helsinki Memorandum. No membership fees Bruce Allen, P.O. Box 284, Main Station, St. Catharines Ontario. L2R 617. Ph: 416/ 934-6233.
- Nurses for Social Responsibility (Ottawa chapter), with 30 members, meets on 2nd Mondays at Jack Purcell Community Centre, except during July, August and December. Dues are $15; $7.50 for students and the unemployed. Members receive newsletter of Peace Resource Centre. Plan: event in which a representative of each party will address the issue of increased military spending at a time of reduced funding for health and social programs. Carol Dixon, 77 Arco Way, Nepean, Ontario. K2G 0E2. Ph: 613/ 226-4014
- Orangeville Citizens for Peace is lobbying to stop tritium transport and export, as their community is on the route between Bruce and Pickering nuclear plants. They hold community meetings and plan local action to stop tritium trucks. The group networks through the Central Ontario Peace Network, meets bi-monthly and produces an infrequent newsletter. Randy Dryburgh, RR #3, Conn, Ont. NOG JNO. Ph: 519/ 323-1074.
- York North Peace Group Relies on donations, not fixed fees, and publishes a bi-monthly newsletter. Newmarket is NWFZ and mundialized. Plans: foster mundialization activities in Newmarket, Aurora, and Richmond Hill; supporting War Toys Boycott, and the Canadian Peace Pledge; sponsoring two workshops on teachers' professional development day. Tritium is being transported through King Township; the group has developed 2000 pamphlets and will be holding a public meeting on tritium in the fall. York North Peace Group networks through the South Central Ontario Peace Groups and the Ontario Peace NetworkDavid Model, 160 Walton Drive, Aurora, Ontario. Phone 416/727-3780.
- Fort Qu'Appelle Peace Group, Project Ploughshares has 12 members who meet every two weeks, alternate with Ten Days for World Development. Dues to national office, $20. Receive Ploughshares Monitor. Will sponsor International Peace Tour to nearby high school, bring in a play or musical. Staff Peace Place," until mid-October. Hiroshima Day service and candellight procession. Hazel Jardine, Box 583, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. SOG iSO. Ph: 306/ 332-4649.
- Interchurch Uranium Committee has 30 members from Saskatoon church reps. Meetings every 3 weeks in homes. Calling for no uranium mining and no cruise testing in province.Plan public education programs & lobbying against proposed Cigar Lake mine, a "test mine" where deposits range upto 30% uranium oxide. It is a joint venture of Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation and Cogema, the French govt. subsidiary involved in all aspects of nuclear fuel and weapons cycle. Judith Fretz, Box 7724, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. S4K 4R4. Ph: 306/ 934-3030.
- International Festival for Peace is ad hoc steering committee of about 20 with sole activity: organizing annual 3-day Festival for Peace on weekend after Labor Day at Intemational Peace Garden, border Manitoba & N. Dakota. Features speakers, workshops, worship, & entertainment. Membership peaks at 60 before festival. Chairing of subcommittees alternates between Canadian and U.S. members. Two principal sponsoring organizations: Project Ploughshares Westruan in Manitoba and N. Dakota Peace Coalition. Mark Burch, 113 -1060 Kingston Place, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2P9. Phone 204-725-1661.
- Lethbridge Nuclear Disarmament Coalition holds public educational meetings at the Lethbridge Public Library. Its 300 members (including teachers and nurses groups) are active in the Voter Peace Pledge Campaign and are lobbying to have Alberta declared NWFZ, now that Lethbridge is such. The group networks with Project Ploughshares groups in Pincher Creek, Medicine Hat and Calgaiy. Anne Williams, #1002-15th St. South, Let hbridge, Alberta. TiK 1V3. Ph: 403/ 328-1066.
- Manitoba Federation of Labour, with 78,000 members has promoted NWFZ campaign and opposed the dumping of nuclear waste. Members pay 50 cents a month, receive monthly newsletters, belong toCPA. Wilf Hudson, President, 104 -570 Portage Ave., Winnipeg. Ph: 204/ 786-2721.
- Marquis Project, with 400 paid-up members ($10 per year per person, $50 per organization) serves rural Manitoba Its constituency is schools, churches, farmers, community groups. Members receive 6 newsletters/year. Marquis sent a show of children's art from war-torn areas, "Disrupted Lives," through Manitoba schools, and sponsored the SAGE tour. Manitoba has been declared NWFZ and has banned dumping and storage of nuclear wastes. This November, the Marquis Project will hold workshops on apartheid, "South Aflica on the Move," led by Rev. Burke and Rick Arnold, returned from South Africa In October/ November it will also sponsor "What in the World is Going On?" a lecture series at Brandon University, focusing on areas of famine or war or social change -- e.g. Ethiopia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Lebanon, China. Zack Gross, #200, 107 -7th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 3S5. Ph: 204/ 727-5675.
- Peace Education Project, Edmonton comprises mainly educators and students, but the general public is welcome. It runs a resource centre with a data base to catalog and search resources. It accesses over 600 different educational tides, primarily peace curricula It has a small lending library and links to various networks, including the Canadian Peace Educators Network, and sells copies of the CPEN newsletter. The Project can provide tools for one class or a whole unit on peace, human rights, environmental issues, nuclear awareness, and conflict resolution. Seanna Quressette, Rm. 231a, Education South, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5. Ph: 403/ 432-5504.
- Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development is a group of 20 who meet monthly. Lobbying, monitoring federal policy on peace issues, helping coordinate Alberta's participation in the Peace Pledge Campaign for the '88-'89 election, and serving as secretariat for the Canadian Peace Educators Network (see separate listing). Rob Macintosh, Box 839 Drayton Valley, Alberta TOE OMO. Phone 403/542-6017.
- Ploughshares Medicine Hat is a group of 30 who meet monthly in homes. Local dues for Ploughshares are $5, the national dues $25, which includes Pboughshares Monitor. Upcoming: publicizing the "Missile Silos of Montana" map, a peace rally, boycott of war toys. Recent campaigns: social justice week at a high school; SAGE tour, the International Youth for Peace and Justice Tour, "Peace Infusion" workshop for teachers. Network with Lethbridge, Calgary, Pincher Creek, Edmonton, and Montana groups (during the August "Hands Across the Border" action). Alan Matisz, 25 Ross Haven Way, SE., Medicine Hat, Alberta TJB 277. Ph: 403/ 527-4169.
- Project Ploughshares Calgary, with 150 members, meets 2nd Wednesdays at Parkdale United Church, 2919 8th Ave. N.W., Calgary. Success Calgary was declared a nuclear weapons free zone. Primary focus educational. Cosponsoring an Infusion Method of Teaching Peace and Social Justice workshop; planning 2nd annual Towards Ploughshares and Pruning Hooks, an ecumenical event tonurture peace and justice issues in the church. Also a November Holiday Peace Fair, an alternative shopping opportunity with profits going to assist in Third World projects. Helen Stover Scott, 2919 8th Ave. NW., Calgary, Alberta. 12N 1C8. Ph: 403/270-7366.
- Rural Alliance for Peace has 20 members who meet monthly. Affiliated with Vernon Peace Coalition, which publishes a newsletter. Donations, not dues. Projects: Peace Pledge Campaign; observing Hiroshima Day; A Peal for Peace; sending conference delegates to E.A.R., Vancouver. Mildred Ingles, R.R.#4, C2 Keevie Rd. Armstrong, B.C. V0E 1B0. Ph: 546-9565.
- Voice of Women, Calgary comprises 20 members, mainly parents. Monthly meetings in homes. Dues: $25. Plans: campaign against war toys, and annual project (probably conference) in memory of Helen Freeman. B. J. Denhaan, 3207 Conrad Cres. NW. Calgary 7T2L 1B8. Ph: 289- 0134.
- Alberni Valley Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament has about 100 members, the active ones mainly senior citizens. Dues by donation. Affiliated with Vancouver Island Network for Disarmament, which publishes quarterly Disanning News. Active in the NWFZ campaign for B.C. and in distributing Voter Peace Pledge cards. Support the Nanoose Conversion Campaign. Have set up Peace Bulletin Boards with regular information updates. Meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays at St. Andrew's Church, Elizabeth and Johnston Streets, Port Alberni. George McKnight or Meryl Olsen, Box 1313, Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M2. Ph: 604/ 724-2353.
- Campbell River Peace Group (50 members) is affiliated with Vancouver Island Network for Disarmament, End the Anns Race, and the Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA). Instnimental in having the community declared a NWFZ by council in 1986. Supports Nanoose Bay Conversion Campaign; plan annual Walk for Peace with groups from Homby , Quadra, and Denman Island and Comox Valley. Participates m the CPA's Peace Pledge Campaign. Monthly mtgs at labor centre. Dues $2. John Show, 7l7 Holm Rd. Campbell River B.C. V9W 5R5. Ph: 604/923-1165.
- Congress of Canadian Women, B.C. Chapter, has 100+ members who pay $10/ year, get newsletter. Solidarity campaigns with women of Chile, Nicaragua. Follow-up World Congress of Women, Moscow, plan Women's Day. Anna Holbech, Box 65703, Stn F, Vancouver, B.C. VSN 1K7.
- Fellowship of Reconciliation (Vancouver chapter) has 24 members who pay voluntary $10 membership fee. Monthly mtgs. at 4536 West 8th Ave., Vancouver. Letter writing campaigns, especially on Central America and Canada's foreign & defence policy Dick Legge, 4025 West 40th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V6N 3B9 Ph: 604/ 261-0351.
- Gabriola Island Peace Association (80 "ordinary island people" working for peace education and disarmament) helped make Nanaimo NWFZ. Ptotesting against CFMETh Nanoose Bay; designing course on peace issues for Malaspina College in Nanaimo, hope it will be a credit course '88. Upcoming: children's festival this fall. Monthly newsletter. Associated w/ Vancouver Network for Disarmament and End the Arms Race. Dues: $5. One gen. mtg. per month, plus one educational meeting and one exec. mtg., open to members. Deborah Ferens, P.O. Box 82, Gabriola, B.C. V0R JX0. Ph 604/ 247-8335.
- Kelowna Peace Group, with 90 members, meets quarterly in church hail, and monthly executive meetings in homes. Dues: $5. Will promote peace Pledge Campaign; a presence in Remembrance Day services; anti-war toy campaign; Walk for Peace in April; and Hiroshima Day. Kelowna is now NWFZ with posted signs saying so. The SAGE tour spoke to 9 schools in the area. Upcoming meeting of Southern Okanagan Regional Peace Network Ann Murphy, Box 477, Kelowna, B.C. Ph: 764-&178.
- Mt. Arrowsmith Peace Association has about 15 members. Dues: $5. Meet fortnightly. Plans: Peace Pledge Campaign, poster contest in schools, protest war toys. Phyllis Cowan, Box 1981, Parksville, B.C. V0R 2S0. Ph: 248-3170.
- Nanoose Conversion Campaign has about 20 core members; 500 on newsletter mailing list. Meetings, every 3rd Sunday at 2 pm, 2591 Island Highway. It depends on donations and publishes a newsletter every 6 weeks. Plans: witness and protest visits of every nuke-ship to Nanoose. It has a video project and a tour of the CFMETR base focusing on toxic material storage, radiation monitoring, and environmental emergency plans. It's publishing a booklet, lobbying, and holding nonviolence training workshops. Daniel Kay, RR 2, Arlington Rd., Box 6, Nanoose, B.C. V0R 2R0. Ph: 465-7335.
- Public Education for Peace Society was formed in 1982 topromote education in peace and nuclear issues. PEPS, with about 125 members, runs the Peace Education Resource Centre, a lending library, resource files, and audiovisual materials available to teachers, students, and the general public. PEPS has developed a variety of peace education material, including an annotated bibliography, a workbook for use in Grades 7-12, and various kits on peace education for teachers and parents. Recent projects include developing, testing the peace education curriculum "Conflict and Change" and a video, Learning Peace, which documents the process. A second curriculum on conflict resolution skills, Peer Conflict Resolution through Creative Negotiation, was developed and tested in the Bumaby, B.C. school district. Dues: $10 and $5 per year. Bimonthly educationals are held, plus planning meetings. Ella-Marie Weerts, Box 2320, New Westminster, B.C. V3L SAS.
- Salt Spring Island Nuclear Disarmament Group has about 24 active members, 75 supporters. No dues. About 10 mtgs. a year at Ganges United Church . Plan: support Can. Peace Pledge Camapiga; support peace house at Nanoose Bay. Ray Newman, Box 1500, Ganges, B.C. V0S lE0. Ph: 604/ 537-9251.
- Smithers Project Ploughshares has 25 paid members and 80 on mailing list. Its monthly meetings are at Chandler Park Middle School. Publishes local newsletter. Local dues $5. Smithers is NWFZ. Delegates attended conference at Nelson on Hanford nuclear plant, Nanoose Enquiry. Plans: Peace Pledge Campaign; Waging Peace for a living. Walt and Peggy Talyor, Box 4132, Smit hers, B.C. V0J 2N0. Ph: 604/ 847-4943.
- Social Justice Commission -- Diocese of Victoria has 15 members appointed to 2-year terms to represent the 44,000 Catholics of Victoria Diocese. Primarily an educational group but participate in actions in coalition with other peace groups on Vancouver Island. Newsletter for 600 contacts; meet every 6 weeks. Dave Szallosy, Office of Social Justice, Diocese of Victoria, Suite 1, 4044 Nelthorpe St., Victoria, B.C. V8X 2A1. Ph: 604/479-1331.
Don't worry ,you'll have another chance. We'll print a mini-directory of peace groups In each Issue from now on. So just mail us a sketch of your group's activities: we'll print it without charge in a later issue. (One free blurb per group.) After that, if you want to be listed, it'll be $15 each time -- or at no charge.