YMCA Peace Week - CKW YMCA

YMCA Peace Week

Peace Week 2018

November 16 – 23, 2019

For 30 years, YMCA Peace Week offer activities that help children, youth and adults explore peace from personal, community and global perspectives.

YMCA Peace Week asks people to: Build community. Act for peace.  When people act for peace, they build community by promoting a sense of belonging, fostering empathy, embracing pluralism and addressing the social determinants of health.

In recognition of the YMCA's commitment to Act for Peace, YMCA Peace Medals are given to local individuals or groups who are working to strengthen our communities by promoting peaceful solutions to violence, conflict, discrimination and justice. Through their actions, nominees have had significant impact on the lives of others, either locally or elsewhere in the world.

Our YMCA has a long history of presenting this award to deserving individuals.  This year the Peace Medal will be presented at the special event ‘Perspectives of Peace’ video screening on November 21st from 6 – 8 pm at the Kitchener Public Library.

Peace-building is core to YMCA values and is part of our work year round. YMCA Peace Week is a vehicle for educating Canadians about peace in all its dimensions. 

The YMCA believes peace is more than the absence of violence and conflict. Peace is the ongoing work of building and rebuilding conditions of fairness, inclusion, empathy, security, and respect for diversity.                                            

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