WFMC

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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 […]

Meet our new membership & outreach coordinator, Erika Richter

Erika is really excited to be joining the World Federalist Movement – Canada as the Membership and Outreach Coordinator.  She is bringing experience with movement building, advocacy, and fundraising to WFMC. Erika is really passionate about WFMC’s work, particularly the goal of building a more peaceful and just world, as she is currently studying Conflict […]

Remembering Warren Allmand (June 2017)

pdf available WFM – Canada Past-President Warren Allmand, who passedx away December 7, 2016, was remembered by many Canadians for his contributions to parliament, the promotion of human rights, his commitment to justice for aboriginal Canadians and the betterment of the City of Montreal, among many other causes. But especially, he is remembered as a […]

Toronto – Meetings and more meetings

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences took place from May 27 to June 2 in Toronto. On June 1, WFMC Toronto Branch President Helmut Burkhardt led a workshop entitled “Desirability and Feasibility of a World Federation,” at the annual meeting of the Canadian Peace Research Association. Later that week, 45 people attended a reception […]

Meeting Summary: Ottawa seminar focuses on Canada and the crime of aggression

On February 13 a one-day meeting in Ottawa was held to discuss “Canadian consideration of the Kampala amendments to the Rome Statute on the crime of aggression.” Later this year, States Parties to the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court will take a decision on the modalities for “activating” the Court’s jurisdiction over the […]

World Social Forum and WFMC Annual Meeting of Members

pdf available The 2016 World Social Forum (WSF) took place August 9th to 14th in Montreal. More than 35 000 activists from around the world attended and around 1500 workshops were organized, along with other activities and events. WFMC participated in the WSF by hosting several workshops: on ways to develop and reform global governance; […]

Congratulations to two outstanding World Federalists

In September, Erna Paris, recipient of the 2012 WFM – Canada World Peace Award, was appointed to the Order of Canada. Paris is an award-winning journalist and author, as well as one of Canada’s leading human rights commentators and activists.  Her work focuses on the difficulties societies have in confronting shameful historical episodes. Her 2008 […]

Toronto Meeting: Talk by Walter Dorn and Formation of a Toronto WFMC Chapter

This Sunday, September 25th, there will be a meeting in Toronto. At 2pm, there will be a public talk on “Global Governance: Nukes, Wars, and Climate Change” by Dr. Walter Dorn, Professor at Royal Military College of Canada & Canadian Forces College and the newly elected President of WFMC. Following the talk, there will be […]

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