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Dr. Marie A. E. Hammond- Callaghan died peacefull on November 20, 2015

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in General News

It is with sadness that VOW shares the news of the passing of a dear colleague and friend: Hammond-Callaghan, Dr Marie A. E. died peacefully, aged 53 on Friday, November 20th, 2015 at her home in Sackville, NB, surrounded by her loving family after a lengthy and courageous battle against breast cancer. Marie was the beloved wife of Kevin Callaghan, mother of Amanda Hammond, daughter of Joan (McCrory) Hammond, sister of Leila (& Dean) Paddock of Petitcodiac, NB, John (& Susan) Hammond of Moncton, NB, Michael Hammond, Sean Hammond and Crystal Keast of Halifax, NS andMargaret (& Donnie) Cotter of Lockeport, NS. Foster sister to Marie (& Dale) Wolfe...

Toronto names street after VOW activist Lillian Greene

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in General News

ISSUE BACKGROUND An application was received from Virginia Thomson, a resident at 77 Essex St to name a public lane located in the block bounded by Shaw Street, Pendrith Street, Christie Street and Essex Street as “Lillian Greene Lane”. Mrs. Thomson provided the following background information: Lillian Greene Lane Lillian Greene “A lifelong peace, political and community activist, Lillian Greene was a pillar of the community until her death in 2007. Lil and her late husband Sam moved into 75 Essex St. In 1952 and raised three daughters here. As a concerned parent, she was active in the Home and School Associations while having a full career as a...

VOW inspired for Transformational Change

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Blogs

Never before has VOW felt so inspired for transformational change. We have a new government and with it a great opportunity. This government is engaging more youth in politics and has more women and Indigenous MP’s than ever before. This is the time for our Voices to be heard as we work together to strengthen our vision for a better Canada and a better world. We need you to make it happen. Consider supporting VOW with a monthly or one-time donation, renewing your membership or becoming a member today. We are thrilled to announce our VOW Action Manifesto for 2016 with our 12 peace priorities. VOWs have been sending...

VOW’s 12 Top Peace Priorties

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in General News

Stop Canada’s bombing of Syria and Iraq and withdraw our troops from the Ukraine   Open our borders to more refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq   Sign and ratify the Arms Trade Treaty   Cancel the $15 billion General Dynamics Canada contract to send weapons to Saudi Arabia and instead invest in a strategy for green jobs and renewable energy   Stop the secretive $26 billion Canadian Surface Combatant program and instead build affordable housing and public transportation across the country   Reduce military spending and redirect funds to social and environmental needs   Implement the recommendations of the External Review into Sexual Misconduct and Harassment in...

Recipients of VOW 2nd Annual Awards, November 2015

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in General News

Recipients of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace 2nd Awards Dinner The Muriel Duckworth Award was presented to Eryl Court for her commitment to peace activism by Phyllis Creighton The Muriel Duckworth Award also went to Betty Peterson who was not able to attend the event.  Sarah Morgan presented and accepted on her behalf. Kasha Slavner was presented the KIm Phuc Award by Yusur Al Bahrani for youthful commitment to peace leadership.  Read more about Kasha –17 Year Old Documentary Filmaker Penny Sanger was presented the Anne Goodman award for her commitment to peace education.  The award was presented by Michael Wheeler with remarks from Diane McIntyre Erika Simpson...

How To Make a White Poppy

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in General News, Our Work

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace makes our own White Poppies using white and green felt.  We cut out the white poppy shape using a pattern and then use white glue or glue gun to attach a green circle in the centre.  We attach a small pin. Another method is to use white cotton pads (for make up removal) and use a green marker for the centre. Make your own white poppies from We used to make our own by drawing the outline of a flower on a piece of card and sticking it to a used button.  If you have a printer that can print photos on...