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YMCA Peace Week – November 17-24, 2012
Since 1984, YMCAs across Canada have spent the third week in November organizing special initiatives to engage children, youth and adults in exploring peace from local and global perspectives. YMCA Peace Week brings communities together to celebrate peacemakers and find ways of creating a more just and peaceful world.
Peace Medallion Awards
As part of Peace Week, the YMCA awards Peace Medallions to remarkable individuals or groups who are taking action and inspiring others to find peaceful solutions to the challenges faced by communities.
Peace Medallion recipients can be artists, environmentalists, activists, parents, students, community groups and so on. But the thing they all have in common is that they passionately contribute their time and talent to making local and global communities more peaceful places to live.
If you know an exceptional community member or group who deserves to be recognized for their peace-building work – nominate them for a Peace Medallion!
Building Peace in the Community
There are many ways to participate in peace-building initiatives!
Share your thoughts about peace building through Facebook
Give to the YMCA at Ten Thousand Villages
On Saturday, November 10, 2012, the YMCA International Program will be partnering with Ten Thousand Villages in an effort to support both YMCA programs and fair trade. On that day, participating Ten Thousand Villages stores in Toronto will donate 15% of purchases made with a YMCA voucher to the YMCA International Program.
To participate in this opportunity – print off this voucher (PDF 71KB) and bring it into one of the three Ten Thousand Villages Toronto stores:
Thank you for your support!
These projects are undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)