Take Action Across Canada for Peace in Ukraine

Thank you to everyone who joined rallies across Canada for Peace in Ukraine throughout March and April! Global actions are being announced for May 7 – join in!

TORONTO  |  MAY 7  |  1PM

Anti-war and Anti-NATO demo at Spadina Avenue & Bloor Street West at 1:00PM. Info here.

VANCOUVER  |  MAY 7  |  4PM

Demonstration at Canada Place, Vancouver, on Sat., May 7 at 4pm (go to US Consulate). By members of Canada Peace & Justice Network in Vancouver and Peace Walk Vancouver 2022 Coalition.

TORONTO  |  MAY 7  | 3PM

MOTHER’S DAY PEACE WALK. Join us to celebrate the long history of Mothers and Peace.
Saturday, May 7, 2022.
Toronto walkers are invited to gather at 2:45pm at the corner of Spadina and Walmer Road (near Spadina TTC Station) to walk together along Bloor to Christie Pits Park. Or to join from 3 – 4 p.m. at Christie Pits (meet at N.W. corner, Bloor and Christie.)

Hosted by Pax Christi Toronto in collaboration with Voice of Women for Peace and other faith and peace organizations.  More details and an invitation to share photos can be found here.

SOUTH OKANAGAN  |  MAY 8  |  1PM

In British Columbia, South Okanagan, the 39th edition of the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace on Sunday May 8th will see Canadians and Americans meeting at the US-Canada border crossing. Gather at Haynes Provincial Park in Osoyoos at 1pm. More details and an invitation to share photos can be found here.

Read a joint statement from anti-war groups across Canada

We, Canadian peace groups, are united in our call for an immediate ceasefire and diplomatic negotiations to end the violence by the Russian military, the Ukraine security forces and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).  

 

We utterly reject all resort to war, preparations for war, and the violence war brings to all life in this era of climate and ecological crisis.

 

There is no military solution to this crisis. A peaceful resolution can only be achieved through negotiation, non-violence and common human security.  

 

We believe that a negotiated, comprehensive and enduring political agreement to end the conflict must be negotiated with the meaningful and equitable participation of women.  Women and children have always been the most severely affected by war.    

 

We are saddened by the role that the Canadian government and NATO have played in creating the conditions for armed conflict in Ukraine.  Canada escalated the crisis by sending lethal aid to Ukraine, training Ukrainian nationalist militias and promoting NATO membership for Ukraine. These are “red lines” for Russia.   

We call for Canada to stop all arms exports and to end sanctions, which only cause harm to the people.

 

We call for Canada to end Operation UNIFIER and Operation REASSURANCE.

 

We support neutrality for Ukraine.   

 

We call for Canada to withdraw from NATO. NATO is an aggressive nuclear-armed alliance based on outdated ideas of deterrence. It requires our government to increase military spending and buy new weapons systems, which divert resources from urgently needed social and environmental healing.  

 

This war powered by fossil fuel and partly fought over pipelines is delaying global cooperation desperately needed to deal with the climate emergency.  

 

We call for Canada to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons : the people of the world cannot be held hostage any longer to these weapons of mass destruction.

 

We will be on the streets across the country to call for peace.

Signed,

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace

Canadian Peace Congress

World BEYOND War

WILPF Canada

Regina Peace Council

Peace Alliance Winnipeg

Victoria Peace Coalition

Position commune du 1er mars 2022
Nous, groupes pacifistes canadiens, unissons nos voix pour réclamer un cessez-le-feu immédiat et des négociations diplomatiques afin de mettre fin aux violences militaires par la Russie, les forces de sécurité de l’Ukraine et l’Organisation du Traité d’Atlantique Nord (OTAN).

Nous rejetons avec force tout recours à la guerre, toutes préparations de guerres et la violence inhérente qui attente à la vie en cette ère de crise climatique et écologique.

Il n’y a pas de solution militaire pour cette crise : une résolution pacifique du conflit ne sera réussie que par la négociation, la non-violence et une politique de sécurité commune, avec la participation significative et équitable des femmes, puisque les femmes et les enfants sont les plus vulnérables à la guerre.

Nous sommes attristés que le gouvernement canadien et l’OTAN aient nourri les conditions pour un conflit armé en Ukraine par l’exportation de matériel de guerre à l’Ukraine, l’entraînement de milices nationalistes ukrainiennes et l’incitation à l’adhésion de l’Ukraine à l’OTAN, toutes actions qui représentaient des lignes rouges pour la Russie.

Nous demandons donc au Canada d’arrêter toute exportation d’armes et ses sanctions économiques, au détriment des populations affectées y compris la nôtre.
Nous lui demandons de mettre fin aux opérations UNIFIER et REASSURANCE[1].

Nous appuyons la neutralité de l’Ukraine.

Nous demandons au Canada de se retirer de l’OTAN, une organisation militariste équipée d’armes nucléaires sous le prétexte passé date de dissuasion. De plus, l’OTAN réclame toujours davantage de dépenses militaires au détriment des aides sociales et environnementales nécessaires à notre population et à la planète.

La guerre en Ukraine exige d’énormes quantités de carburant fossile et engendre des disputes de pipelines qui retardent la coopération globale nécessaire au règlement de l’urgence climatique.

Nous demandons au Canada de signer le Traité d’Interdiction des Armes Nucléaires, afin que la population mondiale cesse d’être tenue en otages de ces armes de destruction massive.

Nous serons dans les rues le 6 mars prochain à travers le Canada, solidaires d’une action internationale globale pour réclamer la PAIX.

Stop the War in Ukraine! Russian Troops Out! No to NATO Expansion!

 

We oppose the Russian invasion and call for the immediate withdrawal of all Russian troops. We recognize that the expansion of NATO and the aggressive approach of Western states have helped cause the crisis and we demand an end to NATO expansion. We also oppose sanctions that will harm ordinary Russians and call on all countries to welcome all refugees fleeing the war.

 

Learn more about the Global Day of Action.

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Join a peace rally this weekend, March 19 and 20, under the unified call for CEASEFIRE NOW. END THE WAR IN UKRAINE. NO TO NATO EXPANSION.

VANCOUVER  |  MARCH 19

Vancouver Peace Rally. Saturday, March 19 from 15:00 to 16:00. Vancouver Public Library Main Branch. Robson Street, Vancouver.

TORONTO  |  MARCH 19

Anti-war and Anti-NATO demo at the US consulate at 1:00PM.
University Ave south of Dundas St.

WATERLOO  |  MARCH 20
Peace vigil from 2:00-3:00pm at Waterloo Public Square, 75 King St. Organized by the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. More info: tlorincz@dal.ca
Note: this rally was moved from Saturday March 19 to Sunday March 20.

OTTAWA  |  MARCH 20

Rally at 12pm at the Prime Minister’s office at 80 Wellington Street.
Note: this rally was moved from Saturday March 19 to Sunday March 20.

WINNIPEG  |  MARCH 20
12 to 1 p.m. at the corner of River and Osborne. Ceasefire, negotiations and peace now! Stop the War! Canada stop sending weapons! No to NATO expansion!

RIMOUSKI  |  20 MARS
Le dimanche 20 mars, à 13h30, au Parc de la Gare à Rimouski, la population de la région est invitée à prendre le parti de la paix, celui des femmes, des enfants et des populations civiles et à continuer à dénoncer la guerre menée par le gouvernement russe en Ukraine. Info.

VICTORIA  |  MARCH 20

Peace Rally: No War in Ukraine! Canada out of NATO! Sunday March 20, 12:30pm Centennial Square. Sponsored by Canadian Peace Congress, Victoria Peace Coalition.

NANAIMO  |  MARCH 20
Vigil for Peace in Ukraine, Sunday March 20th, 1 pm. Meet at Diana Krall plaza, Nanaimo. Bring your signs and positive energy. Hosted by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, (WILPF). Info: 250-753-3015

COLLINGWOOD  |  MARCH 20
Join Pivot2Peace as we gather at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 20th outside the Federal Building (beside Loblaw) in Collingwood.

MONTREAL  |  26 MARS

26 mars – Manifestation à Montréal contre la guerre en Ukraine et la guerre au Yémen qui marque déjà ses 7ans.
Point de départ : Parc Lafontaine, à l’intersection des rues Cherrier et Parc Lafontaine (métro Sherbrooke). Info.

Events Across Canada on the Global Day of Action

Click on the purple circles for more info on each event (where available).

  • March 2 - Toronto

    Prayer/mediation Vigil - Ash Wednesday, March 2, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office, 344 Bloor St. W., near Spadina. Bring signs relating to our call for peace and nonviolence. Organized by Pax Christi Toronto.

  • March 4 - Webinar

    Join the webinar CUTTING THROUGH THE SPIN: Russia's invasion, NATO's provocation, and Canada's complicity. Friday March 4 at 6pm ET. Click on the icon to register.

  • March 5 - Kingston

    Join us for a demonstration on Saturday outside Liberal MP Mark Gerretsen's Office (841 Princess St) to denounce Canada's involvement with the Ukraine crisis unfolding. Signs and noisemakers encouraged!

  • March 6 - Montréal

    MANIFESTATION à Montréal, le 6 mars à 13 h. Rassemblement au Parc Lafontaine coin Cherrier/Parc Lafontaine (métro Sherbrooke) NON à l'invasion de la Russie en Ukraine ! NON à l'expansion de l'OTAN ! Organisé par le Collectif Échec à la guerre.

  • March 6 - Ottawa

    Gather for peace at 4pm at the Human Rights Monument on Elgin St.

  • March 6 - Waterloo

    A solidarity vigil for Peace in Ukraine will be held from 4:00-5:00pm at Waterloo Public Square, 75 King St S, on Sunday, March 6.

  • March 6 - Toronto

    Join a march at 3pm beginning at OISE at 252 Bloor.

  • March 6 - Toronto

    4pm, meet at Matt Cohen Park, diagonally from the office of Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland's Toronto constituency office. 393 Bloor St. W. Canada must act to put out the fire it has helped to set! Organized by Toronto Association for Peace and Solidarity.

  • March 6 - Collingwood

    Gathering at 4pm at the Federal Building in Collingwood, Ontario. Organized by Pivot2Peace.

  • March 6 - Winnipeg

    1:00 pm at The Forks, by the CN Stage in front of the WINNIPEG sign. Join us at the Forks as we join with people around the world in this global day of action to call for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and to demand that the parties negotiate a peace agreement. Organized by Peace Alliance Winnipeg

  • March 6 - Regina

    No to War in Ukraine! A Peace Rally at Regina City Hall, McIntyre Street, and Victoria Avenue. Sunday March 6, 2022, 2 p.m.

  • March 6 - Surrey

    Protest in Surrey, British Columbia at 6pm in Holland Park. Organized by the Global Peace Alliance BC Society

  • March 6 - Vancouver

    Vancouver rally, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Vancouver Public Library Main Branch on Robson Street.

  • March 6 - Victoria

    Peace Rally at Centennial Square at Douglas Street. Sunday March 6, 2022, 2 p.m. Stop the War in Ukraine! Ceasefire now! End the nuclear threat!

  • March 6 - Saint John

    12-1pm at City Hall bus stop. Leap4wards is holding an event calling for peace in Ukraine and an end to war from Russia. This is coinciding with the global day of action. Please wear pink and feel free to use a sign asking for peace.

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