International Development


YMCA of Greater Vancouver: International Development Section
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The Power of Peace

In recognition of International Peace Week in November, YMCA Peace Medals are given to local individuals who are working to strengthen our communities by promoting peaceful solutions to violence, conflict, discrimination and justice. Through their actions, nominees have had significant impact on the lives of others, either locally or elsewhere in the world, without any special resources or recognition.

Please join us for the YMCA Power of Peace Awards ceremony.

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2014

Where: Location and speaker to Be determined

Know a Peacemaker?

YMCA Peace Medal awards recognize the efforts dedicated to ending war, bullying, discrimination, racism and armed conflict; and promoting cross-cultural understanding, diversity, education, equality, human rights, mediation, social justice or prevention of violence and abuse and by building more green spaces in every town and city. Peace Medals will be awarded to:

Local/International Peacemaker: Open to individuals of any age and groups working in their own community or international community for equality, justice and peace (two awards will be given, one to an individual and one to a group).

Emerging Young Leader Peacemaker: Open to individuals and groups under 30 years of age working locally or globally for equality, justice and peace (one award will be given).

To nominate a peacemaker, complete and submit the nomination form before October 9th to:

By email:

By mail or in-person:
2013 YMCA Peace Medal Awards
Joyce Street YMCA, Attn: Lisa Stiver
#100 - 5055 Joyce Street
Vancouver, BC   V5R 6B2

By fax: 604-939-9621

For more information, please contact 604-939-9622.

This project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the YMCA Endowment Fund.

Government of Canada

Canadian International Development Agency

YMCA Endowment Fund