Monday, December 4th, 5 – 8 pm
Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place, Ottawa
Too often in conflict, civilians are the first victims. As violence escalates around the world, the protection of civilians remains an absolute necessity. Join us in Ottawa on December 4th to commemorate those lost and consider Canada’s role protecting civilians in current and future conflicts.
Presented by Humanity & Inclusion Canada in association with the Canadian Landmine Foundation and Mines Action Canada, we will begin the event with a Monument to the Unknown Civilian, which commemorates the men, women and children killed and wounded in conflicts past and ongoing. The memorial will be attended by representatives from Columbia, Ireland and Ukraine, including Her Excellency Yulia Kovaliv, Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada.
This will be followed by a panel discussion on the evolution of Canadian leadership in civilian protection, from the Ottawa Treaty banning landmines to the present day. This unique opportunity to discuss current challenges, past experiences and new policy approaches will include:
Hon. Lloyd Axworthy
Former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Board member of the Canadian Landmine Foundation
Hon. Peter MacKay
Former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Former Minister of National Defence
Prof. Jennifer Welsh
Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance & Security, McGill; Director, Centre for International Peace & Security Studies
Activist for the rights of refugees and people with disabilities, survivor of the war in Syria
Executive Director of Humanity & Inclusion Canada
A tax receipt will be issued by Humanity and Inclusion (HI) Canada. Funds raised by this event will be used to support HI’s actions to protect and assist civilians in countries affected by conflict. For any questions or further information, please contact HI Canada’s Communications Officer Fatou Thiam: firstname.lastname@example.org.