The Mir Centre builds and understands cultures of peace through learning and dialogue. Our programs and lectures make a significant new contribution to Peace Studies and Justice Studies in Canada and the world.
Promoting Learning and Dialogue in Our Community
Our Community Events & Workshops
Mir Lecture Series: Our Mir Lecture Series has become an important and vibrant part of the Mir Centre’s activities and fundamental mission. The series features provocative thinkers and inspiring speakers on a wide range of topics, from reconciliation, human rights, and nonviolence, to restorative justice, climate action, gender justice and more.
Meet our Team
Chair of the Mir Centre for Peace
Phone: 1.888.953.1133, ext. 21461
Mir Centre for Peace Coordinator
History of the Mir Centre
The history of the Mir Centre for Peace began in 1966 when the college inherited the buildings and site, but the rich history of this magnificent piece of land and the people who have lived here, stretches back for centuries.
The Mir Centre was established in 1999 with the mandate of understanding and building cultures of peace through education. Mir, an ancient Russian word with the complex meaning of peace, community and world, encompasses and defines the following values:
Peace and social justice for the individual, family, community and the world
Respect for cultural, ethnic, philosophical, spiritual, religious and intellectual diversity
Dignity of work and service to humanity
Education and learning which advance these values
It is housed in a restored early 20th century Doukhobor communal dwelling.