Our Coalition

We are a global grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations coming together for #NoWar2021 to say No to CANSEC, Canada’s biggest annual weapons expo. We’re advocating for the end to all war, and its replacement with a just and sustainable peace. We expose the myths of war, and illuminate the proven nonviolent, peaceful alternatives that can bring us authentic security.

It is a fact that wars kill, maim, traumatize, and displace millions of innocent civilians. It is a fact that war and preparations for war make us less safe by fueling hatred, resentment, and blowback from victimized peoples. It is a fact that militarism is one of the biggest polluters on the planet, with the U.S. military topping the charts as the largest institutional consumer of oil and largest landholder in the world. Just 3% of U.S. annual military spending, or 1.5% of global spending, could end starvation on earth.

It is also true that nonviolent resistance is twice as successful as armed resistance. That a dollar spent on education and health care produces more jobs than the same dollar spent in the war industry. And that demilitarization is underway, as 25 countries have already disbanded their militaries altogether.

“Just as climate justice activists are beginning to see the weapons industry as a major driver of climate change, Indigenous solidarity activists need to deepen our understanding and analysis of the role of the weapons industry in the violation of Indigenous rights,” says Brent Patterson, Executive Director of Peace Brigades International-Canada. Therefore, we demand divestment, disarmament, and demilitarization – the redirection of resources to human and environmental needs and the decolonization of our cultures as we convert to a peaceful, green, & just future.

Thank you to our generous sponsors and endorsers who help make #NoWar2021 possible! Sign up as an endorser or sponsor here.

Sponsors:

Peace Pioneers:
World BEYOND War

Peace Heroes:
Galerie SAW Gallery

War Enders:
A Future Without War
Conscience Canada
Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice
Canadian Friends Service Committee
Dr. Michael D. Knox
US Peace Memorial Foundation
Project Save the World
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Rehumanize International
Winnipeg Quakers
Pivot2Peace
New Wineskins Catholic Worker

Sponsors:
Canadian Peace Initiative
Conrad Grebel University College
CODEPINK
Pax Christi Seed Planters/Illinois/USA
International Philosophers for Peace
Michael Monroe
Tony Kroll
Peter Jones
Judy Levitz
Anne Morris
Brendan Martin
Ann Rovere
Doug Mason
Tim Pluta
Ron Varley
Elizabeth Burroughs
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom US

Friends of NoWar2020:
Mari Stachenfeld
Robert Stuart
Wayne McKirdy
Lawrence Carr
Rachel Girshick
Jeffrey Pekrul
Anne Emerson

Endorsers:

350
Les Artistes pour la Paix
Ontario Committee For Human Rights in the Philippines
The Global Sunrise Project
Rideau Institute
Ceasefire.ca
Pax Christi Toronto
Kitchel Family Organics
Ottawa Raging Grannies
Vancouver Island Peace and Disarmament Network
Peace Magazine
Peace & Social Concerns, Ottawa Quakers
International Peace Bureau
Socialist Action Canada
Nobel Women’s Initiative
Rights Action
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Canada
Science for Peace
United for Peace and Justice
Project Ploughshares
Religions for Peace Canada
The Peace and Justice Studies Association
International Youth Media Summit
Vancouver Peace Poppies
Peace Brigades International – Canada
In Place of War
Campaign Against Arms Trade
Socialist Party of Wisconsin
Popular Resistance
Labour Against the Arms Trade
Nonviolent Conflict Workshop
Canadian Peace Congress
Topanga Peace Alliance
MLK Coalition of Greater Los Angeles
Hope House of Prayer
Veterans For Peace Chapter 27
McMaster University
The Global Education Center
Women’s EcoPeace
The Canadian Branch of the Registry of World Citizens
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
National Department of Peacebuilding Campaign
Center for Doukhobor Studies
Press for Conversion! Magazine
Global Peace Alliance
Syracuse Peace Council
DIGILEAK Canada
The Carleton Food Collective
Younique by Michaelle Robardey
Association of World Citizens