Building Positive Relationships – It’s In Our Nature

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Submitted by Carolyn Webb I’ve come to the conclusion that what makes us thrive as humans is the connections we have and foster. Our relationships with others, as well as our relationships with ourselves, are what give meaning to our lives. I’ve been coming to this realization for awhile now, but this idea has become […]

Let There Be Peace

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The following poem was shared by Rhona Bhuyan, an InterChange member and a teacher currently working at the  Khartoum American School in Sudan.  The poem was written by two Grade 10 students and was inspired by one of the stories by John Paul Lederach in his book The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building […]

Building A Culture of Peace GTA workshop picnic October 14, 2012

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TAKING STOCK: MOVING FORWARD We’re officially into Fall—the time of year when we gather the harvest and make long-range plans for the year ahead. Using the picnic metaphor that has been a key part of our work, InterChange is planning a half-day working session to take stock of our work in the Building a Culture […]

Remembering Partition 1947: Dialogue for Healing and Change

Remembering Partition

‘Remembering Partition: Dialogue for Healing and Change’ is an event hosted by InterChange GTA as part of our involvement in community based peace-building in a global context.  In 1947, with the independence of India and Pakistan, over a million people were killed, more than 12 million were forced to migrate, and 75000 women were abducted. To commemorate the 65th anniversary […]

Success at Building A Culture of Peace at Centennial College!

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A few months ago we posted a story about the Community Based Peacebuilding workshop series held at Centennial College as part of our Building A Culture of Peace programme. We are pleased to announce the workshop was a great success and we’d like to tell you about it! The unique and customized 4-module workshop, which took place from April […]

Building a Culture of Peace at Centennial College

Module 1 workshop at Centennial

InterChange GTA is excited to announce that we are now running a 4 module, 12 hour certificate program to the Centre for Organizational Learning and Teaching at Centennial College on Community-Based Peacebuilding. This pilot project is running from April through June 2012 and will bring the following 4 workshops to staff at Centennial College: Module […]

Toronto Peacebuilding Workshop: January 25th 2012

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Everyone can be a Peacebuilder! Please join us for a creative and participatory ‘Peace Ambassadors’ Workshop in which you will:  learn core peace concepts and models explore the idea of “peace literacy” and how it can be promoted ­ discover your unique peacebuilding role find out more about the InterChange workshops and facilitators and how these […]

An update for InterChange Toronto

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It has been an exciting fall with many new developments with the Building a Culture of Peace in the GTA programme.  In October we initiated a new and exciting workshop called “Everyone can be a Peacebuilder” this workshop brought together a group of 30 InterChange members and members of the community to creatively explore peacebuilding […]

InterChange Newsletter – Everyone Can Be a Peacebuilder (November 2011)

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Welcome to the newest edition of InterChange’s newsletter!  Our theme this time is: Everyone Can Be a Peacebuilder. The articles in this edition emphasize that everyone has unique capacities; that problems can be opportunities; that we can help people see their work as peacebuilding and help them join the cause of peace; and that peacebuilding […]

Everyone can be a Peacebuilder: October 29th, Toronto

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InterChange GTA is excited to announce an upcoming Peacebuilding training on October 29th Everyone can be a Peacebuilder! Please join us for a creative and participatory ‘Peace Ambassadors’ Workshop in which you will:         learn core peace concepts and models         explore the idea of “peace literacy” and how […]