Peace Week 2019 will take place on November 17-23. 

Keep an eye out for the unveiling of our PEACE Mural in the South End, created by our very own Newcomer Youth. Time and date to be announced.

YMCA Peace Week is a time when we celebrate the presence of peace in our communities, and reflect on the peace-building work that happens all year both inside and outside the YMCA. The YMCA believes peace is more than the absence of violence and conflict. Peace is the ongoing work of building and rebuilding conditions of fairness, inclusion, empathy, security, and respect for diversity. When Canadians embody the values of PEACE through our daily actions, we can build a better Canada. YMCA Peace Week calls people to “Build Community. Act for Peace.” When we act for peace, together we build stronger and healthier communities.

  • RiverCross Church Joint Assisted Sponsorship Team
    RiverCross Church JAS Team - 2018 YMCA Peace Medallion Recipients

    “You just do what you are supposed to do…it became such a privilege to be able to help do whatever I could that I never thought of it as being something that should be looked at as more than helping out” 

  • Shelley Scott | YMCA Peace Medallion Recipient
    Shelley Scott | YMCA Peace Medallion Recipient

    “I think peace means helping others. It means no judgement and that everyone comes from a different world,” she said. “If you treat people the way you wanted to be treated, you open up many opportunities.”

     

  • Ruhamma Zaheeb 2018 | Peace Medallion Recipient
    Ruhamma Zaheeb | YMCA Peace Medallion Youth Recipient

    “Peace means being together to support each other,” the 14 year old explained. “United we stand, divided we fall."