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Our Board of Directors

Janis Alton, M.A. (Political Science) is a long-time activist in the domestic and international peace movement focused on the delegitimization of war, demilitarization, and the inclusion of women directly in all decision-making processes of peacebuilding from conflict prevention to reconstruction. She has conducted 20 study/consultation/lobbying tours for women to United Nations sites, initiated and coordinated many national women and peace conferences and international workshops. Janis is Co-Chair of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace.

Janis Alton

Janis Alton, M.A. (Political Science) is a long-time activist in the domestic and international peace movement focused on the delegitimization of war, demilitarization, and the inclusion of women directly in all decision-making processes…. Read more.

Lyn Adamson

Lyn Adamson is an experienced trainer in conflict resolution with St. Stephen’s Conflict Resolution Service, and is a trainer with Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada. A Quaker and mother of two, Lyn is a member of the boards of: Greenspiration, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, the Canadian Department of Peace Initiative and Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada.

Judith Wouk

Judith Wouk

Judith Wouk participated in her first anti-nuclear demonstration at the age of 14.  She joined the Voice of Women when she arrived in Nova Scotia in 1980 and never looked back.  She is now retired, living in Ottawa, and able to spend more time on activities she finds rewarding.

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Sandy Greenberg

Sandy Greenberg  “I have been a member of the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for about 15 years… I feel a responsibility to join with other voices calling for peace, disarmament, women’s rights, and social justice.” Read more

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Hannah Hadikin

Hannah Hadikin is a long standing feminist peace, human rights and social justice activist.   I am deeply committed to addressing structural causes to wars, poverty, social inequality, environmental degradation and promoting a vision where differences are respected and honoured.  read more

Susan Berry

Susan Berry

My interest in the Peace Movement started when I was 12 years old.  I grew up in Mississauga, ON and have always been a member of the Unitarian Congregation there.  Helen Tucker, VOW co-founder and first President,  convinced my mother to let me go with her to Ottawa to present Pierre Elliot Trudeau with a Peace Award.  In my teens I protested the nuclear arms race, and participated in the women’s movement throughout my undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies and Sociology at Queen’s University. Read more

 

Tamara Lorincz

Tamara Lorincz is a long-time member of the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace and the Halifax Peace Coalition. She is also on the national board of the Canadian Voice of Women and on the international advisory committee of the Global Network Against Nuclear Power and Weapons in Space with Dr. Helen Caldicott. Read more.

Marilou McPhedran

Marilou McPhedran is the UN Human Rights Fellow for the Geneva Office of UNFPA, having been seconded to the UN by The University of Winnipeg, where she is a professor and the director of the Institute for International Women’s Rights at Global College. Read more

Brigid Grant

Brigid Grant

Brigid Toole Grant stands among those Fredericton artists whose painterly direction and style was informed and influenced by the presence of the UNB Art Centre and, particularly, the resident artists who impacted activities there in the short and long term since the 1940s – including Lucy Jarvis, Fritz Brandtner, Alfred Pinsky, and Bruno and Molly Lamb Bobak. Read more

Catherine Lathwell

Catherine Lathwell

Catherine Lathwell is an accounting professional in the final stages of CPA certification.  She is an unwavering advocate for peace with interests in the fine arts and documentary film.  Catherine served on the VOW National Board and the Quaker Committee for Refugees in the mid 1990’s and is returning to volunteer work after a long hiatus.

Yusur Al Bahrani

Yusur Al Bahrani

Yusur Al Bahrani is a freelance journalist, currently pursuing MA of Journalism degree at Ryerson University.  Her journalism career has focused on international and national politics, and human rights. She has been writing for several publications. Read more.

Sandra Boisvert

Sandra Boisvert

Sandra Boisvert  Sandra Boisvert is the Director of Campaigns and Government Relations at Public Response, where she  works exclusively with progressive nonprofits, charities, and unions.   read more

 

 

Honorary Board of Directors

Mary Wynne-Ashford

Mary Wynne-Ashford

Mary Wynne -Ashford, M.D. – VOW (BC) Long time activist and author promoting the total abolition of nuclear weapons and non-violence alternatives to conflict resolution. She has been a leader in the international peace and disarmament movement for several decades. Read more.

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Jean Augustine

Jean Augustine is a former Canadian politician and the first black woman in a federal cabinet as well as the first African Canadian to occupy the Speaker’s Chair in the Canadian House of Commons. Augustine arrived in Canada in 1960 and graduated from the University of Toronto with a master in education. Read more

Kim Phuc

Kim Phuc – tells an inspiring story of courage and forgiveness unlike any other. Once an iconic child symbol of war, she is now a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the  Culture of Peace. Her remarkable journey has taken her from Vietnam to Cuba and finally, in 1992, to Canada. Read more.

Judy Rebick

Judy Rebick is a prominent journalist, activist, and feminist.Rebick first gained prominence as a feminist advocate as president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women from 1990-1993. Read more.

Metta Spencer

Metta Spencer

Metta Spencer is a sociologist, writer, peace researcher, and activist. She serves on the steering committee of the International Peace Bureau. Spencer spent many years as an academic in the US and Canada. Read more.