March 5 InterChange Meeting: Celebrating International Women’s Day / Week

InterChange invites you to the March 5th 2016 Meeting: Women and Peacebuilding with Guest Speakers Lyn Adamson and Hannah Hadikin When: Saturday, March 5th 2016, 10:30am – 12:30pm (doors open at 10am) Where: Peace Lounge, 7th Floor South, OISE 252 Bloor St. W, Toronto  (St. George subway station) Lyn Adamson and Hannah Hadikin, board members of Canadian […]

2012-13 Annual Report

INTERCHANGE ANNUAL REPORT 2012/13 Highlights of Our Work over the Fiscal Year (Please read below or download the PDF version by clicking here.) InterChange’s 2012-2013 fiscal year saw a great deal of activity in solidarity across our many regions. The following present some of the highlights of the year: 2012 AGM ‘Remembering Partition: Dialogue for […]

Let There Be Peace

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 […]

2011-2012 President’s Report

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT (Please read below or download the PDF version by clicking here.) A concept I use extensively in my teaching and peacebuilding work is that of peace as a “process-structure”. I learned about this through the work of peacebuilding theorist and practitioner, John-Paul Lederach, who drew on ideas from quantum physics to […]

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

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: 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!

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 […]

Are you a health and peace promoter? Tell us about yourself!

The promotion of education and the enhancement of professionalism through sharing and collaboration are central components of peacebuilding. InterChange has many practitioners and professionals in the health and peace fields who are working on eclectic and diverse projects around the world. I am creating a space to showcase their ideas and perspectives, and share their […]

The Promotion of Health and Peace

“All diseases have two causes; one is pathological, the other is political” Rudolf Virchow This oft-quoted line by the German physician-anthropologist, who led the creation of social medicine in the 19th century, has motivated and beguiled me for years. After an undergraduate degree in International Development and Nutrition, I have spent 3 years living on […]

Building a Culture of Peace at Centennial College

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 […]