The Mir Centre for Peace builds cultures of peace through learning and dialogue. Our lecture series, trainings, workshops, films, research, and collaborations with community organizations help advance peace and justice both locally and in our wider world.
Promoting Learning and Dialogue in Our Community
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Peace & Justice Studies
Earn a Liberal Arts Diploma is Peace & Justice Studies by studying nonviolence, social movements, civil resistance, conflict analysis, conflict transformation, environmental justice, international development, human rights, restoritive justice and leadership for peace...
Check out our courses!
Sign up for non-credit courses, workshops, and short trainings - open to everyone! Learn how to counter racism, de-escalate conflict, communicate compassionately, and be a constructive peacebuilder in your own community...
Free 8-week course: Understanding Racism
Message in Solidarity with the Asian-Canadian community
On March 16, 2021, we learned of the tragic killings of eight innocent people in Atlanta, Georgia, six of whom were Asian-American women. As yet another act of senseless gun violence, this event was heartbreaking. Understood also as a non-random act of racialized misogyny targeting low-wage workers whose lives are too-often devalued, this devastating event further catalyzes our resolve to speak up against anti-Asian racism...
Mir Lecture Series
Be challenged and inspired by engaging and provocative speakers presenting on a wide range of topics, from decolonization, disarmament, and Canadian foreign policy to climate action, gender justice and more.
Bianca Mugyenyi on May 11
Peace Cafes & Films
Take part in discussions of global and local issues. Help create solutions to our shared challenges through dialogue and learning from one another.
Earth Day - April 22: Hope & Healing
Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping
Learn new strategies to protect human rights and promote peaceful conflict transformation in Canada and around the world. Support Gandhi's idea of Shanti Sena (Sanskrit for "peace army") by becoming part of the growing global movement for nonviolent change.
Global Database & Stories!
Meet our Team
Chair of the Mir Centre for Peace
Mir Centre for Peace Assistant
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.