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WFMC Annual Members Meeting and PeaceQuest events

Paul Rogers (at right) stepping up to receive WFMC’s World Peace Award at PeaceQuest’s Imagining Peace Gathering in Kingston on November 10th, 2018 (PeaceQuest). WThe weekend of November 10th and 11th was a busy one for World Federalists at a series of events held in Kingston in conjunction with PeaceQuest.On Saturday, November 10th, PeaceQuest hosted “Imagining […]

Inaugural lecture in the Warren Allmand Lecture Series

On October 18th, the inaugural lecture in the Warren Allmand Lecture Series was held in Montreal, with more than 250 people attending. The first lecture was given by John Ralston Saul on the topic “The Fight for Freedom of Expression Around the World: A Personal Account.” Ralston Saul is President Emeritus of PEN International and […]

New publication from WFMC

The World Federalist Movement – Canada’s United Nations and Canada project has recently published a new document entitled What Canada Could and Should do at the United Nations 2018: A Question of Leadership. During and after the 2015 federal election, the Liberals set as their firm foreign policy goals a re-engagement and leadership on the world […]

Tribute to Edith Fowke

pdf available by WFMC Board Secretary, Robin Collins Edith (Margaret) Fowke (nee Fulton) CM, was born in Lumsden, Saskatchewan in 1913 and died in Toronto in 1996. In her will, she generously contributed to several organizations, including the World Federalist Movement – Canada, for which we are very grateful. Edith Fowke was a well-known folklorist […]

Congratulations to Senator Donna Dasko

In early June, WFMC Board member Donna Dasko was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, representing Ontario. She is affiliated with the Independent Senators Group. Dasko was a senior vice-president of the polling firm Environics and is a fellow at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance. She has broad experience that has […]

Thinking Globally

“How to Save the World in a Hurry” is the title of a conference taking place May 30-31 in Toronto. WFM – Canada is among a group of co-sponsors for the event, which is led by Science for Peace. The forum examines a number of global threats to human security (famine, climate change, war and weapons, pandemics, […]

TakeAction for April 2018

World Federalists support the application of the principles of federalism to world affairs, in order that global governance becomes more equitable, just and democratically accountable. You can help! This month’s Take Action alerts provide suggestions for ways you can support: Canada’s participation in UN peacekeeping WFMC by renewing your membership or becoming a member for […]

It is spring and that means it is time to renew your WFMC membership

When you join the World Federalist Movement – Canada, you are supporting the development of democratic institutions to assure a peaceful, just and ecologically sustainable world. As a member you: Join a network of like-minded people that are also working towards a more equitable, just and peaceful world Have access to exclusive content including print […]

World Federalist scholarship and mentorship opportunity

WFM, partnering with the Workable World Trust and the Istituto Spinelli, is offering full financial support to emerging federalists for participation at the 35th Ventotene International Seminar, taking place September 2nd-7th, 2018. Ventotene is a unique spot that plays a significant part in the history of the transnational federalist movement. The seminar gathers young activists, […]

Remembering Nita Dunn

Nita Dunn, who worked for over eight years at the national office of the World Federalists, passed away Friday March 16 at her home on Bowen Island B.C., after a long struggle with Multiple Myeloma. Loyal, bookish and hard working, Nita took care to combine her professional work with the political and social causes she […]

Helmut Burkhardt (December 2017)

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Helmut Burkhardt, President of WFMC’s Toronto Branch, passed away on December 18th. In reacting to Helmut’s passing, WFMC President Walter Dorn said, “Helmut was a stalwart world federalist who tirelessly advocated for world government to end war and help solve humanity’s problems. He brought […]

TakeAction: Building a world community

As 2017 comes to a close, we want to thank you for all the ways that you support WFMC and invite you to consider some different ways you can participate in the World Federalist Movement. Learn. Learn about Canada’s role in UN Peacekeeping by registering today for our upcoming webinar on January 17th, 2018 (noon […]

For #GivingTuesday, Support World Federalism

#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a movement for giving and volunteering, where charities and individuals join together to share commitments and rally for their favourite causes. Support the World Federalist Movement-Canada this #GivingTuesday and contribute to building a better world. Those who donate for #GivingTuesday (and members) will have access to a […]

The United Nations and Canada: What Canada has done and should be doing for UN peace operations

Ahead of the Ministerial Meeting on United Nations Peacekeeping taking place November 14-15 in Vancouver, WFMC has published the latest edition in its United Nations and Canada series. The United Nations and Canada: What Canada has done and should be doing for UN peace operations  is a volume of 10 op-ed length essays by leading […]

Worth a listen

The CBC Massey Lectures this year feature Prof. Payam Akhavan, on the topic “In search of a Better World: A Human Rights Odyssey.”  Akhavan is a strong advocate for the International Criminal Court and provided a strong statement last year when WFM – Canada honoured Senator Murray Sinclair at the Peace Award event in Montreal during […]