Category Archives : 1000.Canada

Kama Steliga (Canada)

“Kama’s work is an outstanding example of bridge-building between cultures, while at the same time protecting and promoting human dignity, human rights, and fundamental freedoms.” Sarah Chandler Kama Steliga, born 1967 in Kenniwick, Washington State, USA, came to Canada when she was ten. She is the executive director and driving force behind The Lillooet Friendship […]



Doreen Spence (Canada)

“We must recognize that there was a North American holocaust of native people. We ask ourselves, where do we go now? We must build bridges, bridges to cover the gaps among all nations.” Doreen Spence has dedicated the majority of her life to volunteering in native and nonnative communities with a consistent emphasis on aboriginal […]

Akua Benjamin (Canada)

“I look at the world through the prism of social work. That’s who I am, that’s who I’ll always be.” Akua Benjamin is a noted activist, lobbyist, grassroots organizer, educator, and advocate for peace in Canada. A native of Trinidad, Benjamin has dedicated her life to fighting for the civil rights of marginalized populations, especially […]


Julia Morton-Marr (Canada)

“I believe that mother earth and all the species on it are hurting, and that we are all here for a greater purpose; we have no choice but to work together for peace and the environment.” Julia Morton-Marr teaches children how to be citizens of the world. With an understanding that peace, justice, and the […]

Muriel Helena Duckworth (Canada)

“I just could not look at myself in the mirror if I didn’t renounce violence and devote myself to peace, love, justice, and nurturing.” Muriel Helena Duckworth is an extraordinary activist whose work for peace, social reform, and educational development has spanned almost 90 years. One of Canada’s most distinguished feminists and pacifists, she was […]



Marjorie “Maggie” Hodgson (Canada)

“Having suffered, Maggie Hodgson has experienced peace within. I am a better citizen for knowing her and her work, free of bitterness and retaliation.” Phyllis Bocock The cornerstone of Marjorie “Maggie” Hodgson’s accomplishments as a leader of international networks to fight aboriginal substance abuse is her belief that success must be celebrated and that success […]

Maude Barlow (Canada)

“I go crazy when I see certain things and I have to find out why they happen. And I have to tell people. I have to do something so that other people will also take action.” Maude Barlow is the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest citizen’s advocacy organization with more than […]



Louise Arbour (Canada)

“The refusal to bring war criminals to account would be an affront to those who obey the law, and a betrayal of those who rely on it for their life and security.” Louise Arbour is best known as a chief prosecutor for tribunals into the genocide in Rwanda and human rights abuses in Yugoslavia. She […]

Landon Pearson (Canada)

“There can be no global security without respect for children. We have to be more than just observers of children’s suffering, we have to be partners with them in their struggles.” Landon Pearson (born 1930) has been actively involved with children and issues associated with young people for more than 40 years. A Canadian parliamentarian, […]