The Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA) is Canada’s largest peace network with 140 member groups representing 4 million people. Since its foundation in 1985 the organization has been helping member groups to act as a broad network, in order to provide a strong, coordinated voice for peace issues at the national level.
CPA member groups range from grassroots community groups to major pan-Canadian organizations. Our goals include redirecting funds from military spending to human needs; working toward global nuclear disarmament; making Canada a consistent leader for world peace; strengthening world institutions for the peaceful resolution of conflict; and protecting the rights of all people to work for peace, social & economic justice.
To this end, we organize cross-Canada campaigns and actions; arrange political lobbying sessions between member groups and key political leaders on Parliament Hill; facilitate the development of strategies for the Canadian peace movement; and produce and distribute education and action materials.
The CPA’s policy and campaign direction is determined by a bi-annual convention of member groups and by a geographically representative Steering Committee. The CPA strives for regional and sectoral balance and gender parity at all levels.