Women's Activism for Peace Conference and AGM

Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 14:00 to 22:00

Cost Members $30, Students $20 and Non-members $35



9:00am – 9:30 am          Registration

9:30 am – 9:45 am          Opening remarks

9:45am – 11:15 am     Panel 1 Climate Action


Angela Bischoff

Angela Bischoff

Angela Bischoff 

Angela  has been spreading greenspiration for years. She started in the Alberta oil patch as a co-founder of the EcoCity Society with her late partner and one-time Toronto mayoral candidate Tooker Gomberg. The causes then were waste, climate change, ozone depletion and pesticides. Today her main focus is the dangers of nuclear power proliferation. Find her easily at any eco protest – she’ll be carrying the yellow Nuclear Power, No Thanks sunshine banner.  Angela was voted NOW Magazine’s Activist of the year in 2014.


Lyn Adamson

Lyn Adamson

Lyn Adamson

Lyn is a coordinator for the Conflict Resolution service at St. Stephens and the coordinator of Peaceworks.  Lyn is an experienced trainer in conflict resolution and peace-building. Lyn has co-organized many non-profit and cooperative initiatives, and is active for the causes of peace, ecology and human rights. Lyn is a Quaker, mother of two and an avid cyclist. She is a Co-Chair for Canadian Voice of Women for Peace as well as member of the board of Greenspiration, Climate Fast, The Department of Peace initiative and Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada.



Vanessa Gray

Vanessa Gray

Vanessa Gray

Vanessa is an advocate and steward of environmental health for her community, Aamjiwnang First Nations (Anishnaabe territory). She takes every chance to talk about the environmental crisis that exists within her neighborhood and surrounding areas, using a multitude of strategies to achieve change. She is a passionate leader, an inspirational educator, and a fearless pillar for her community


11:15 – 11:30  Break

11:30 am – 1:00 pm     Panel 2    The New Cold War Crisis: Ukraine and Syria


Hannah Hadikin

Hannah Hadikin

Hannah Hadikin

Hannah is a member of the board of directors for Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and a Peace and Reconstruction Consultant at NEON.



Metta Spencer

Metta Spencer

Metta Spencer

Metta 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




1:00 pm – 2pm Lunch  

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Keynote address by Marilou McPhedran




Marilou McPhedra

Marilou McPhedran

Marilou 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




3:00 pm – 4:30 pm  Workshops – These are both learning and action sessions.  Taking our knowledge and making practical plans to make change

  • ·         Women and Conflict – Anna Snyder (invited) and Yusur Al Bahrani
  • ·         UNSCR 1325 – Marilou McPhedran  
  • ·         Climate – Lyn Adamson and Angela Bischoff
  •           Nuclear TBA

4:30pm -5:00pm Report back

5:00 pm – Wrap up


Metro Hall
55 John Street, Suite 308/309
Toronto , ON
43° 38' 45.7548" N, 79° 23' 19.3704" W
Ontario CA
Sandra Ruch

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