Peace Education


#yyj Peace is supports Peace Education in the Greater Victoria Communities while participating with World organizations through dialogue and sharing peace educational materials.  One of these ongoing conversations supports the United Nations International Day of Peace with a focus on Peace Education.  In our last few on-line web platform gatherings we have heard from high school students in New Mexico and Africa sharing their local peace projects.   We also hear from world citizens and organizations who are interested in connecting to advance peace education.  If you have a student group in your school that would like to participate please connect.

Greater Victoria for Peace & Intercultural Celebrations
Peace Projects for 2015

18th Gandhi, King, Gyatso Season for Nonviolence

January 30 – April 4, 2015

International Event

The Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence (SNV) commences for the 18th consecutive year on January 30, 2015 in cities across the globe. The annual 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), is an educational, media and grassroots awareness campaign spanning the January 30th and April 4th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Read more 

Victoria Task Force – connect with
2015 Events:
  • April – Earth Day Celebrations @ Creatively United
  • May – World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature

  • ​​September – #yyj Peace Week


April 2015

Creatively United 2014 Festival

Pictures courtesy of Renee Lindstrom, April, 2014
Students in the Greater Victoria Area are invited to participate in a contest created by the World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature (May, 2015)
For #yyj High schools:

Photography & Nature Contest

Take a picture of your connection to Nature – include 3 sentences of what your image represents for you

For #yyj Middle Schools:

Writing A Story about What Peace Means to YOU

For #yyj Elementary Schools:

Draw, Colour, Paint a Picture of What Peace Means to YOU

Will be selected by:

Frances Litman – Creatively United
Kathleen Arnason – World Children’s Summit
Renee Lindstrom – #yyj Peace Week
Saul Arbess – Canadian Initiative for Peace

Submission Date – Earth Day April 22, 2015

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World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature founder:  Kathleen Arnason

May, 2015

World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature



Picture courtesy of Renee Lindstrom – May, 2014

Your school could become one of four schools on Vancouver Island to participate in The World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature Workshops

Who can participate:  students age 10-14 or a combination

Deliver of workshops is scheduled from the middle of May to end of May but are flexible Number of students per workshop 30-60

  • Contemplative Movement (The Labyrinth) – Renee Lindstrom has created a unique learning system that incorporates values, language and movement.   She has combined this work with the Labyrinth as a tool to help children understand and express themselves in a way, which builds self-esteem, and friendships.
  • Culture & Story Telling -David Bouchard OC is known throughout the world for his work with story and culture.
  • Music (The Ukulele)-Molly Rahner Newman plays 14 instruments has traveled the world teaching and sharing her gift of music will be teaching the children the Ukulele.
  • Photography & Nature Frances Litman  is a Master Photographer will share with the children her Earth Focus workshop which will help the children connect they are part of nature

Read more

World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature founder:  Kathleen Arnason


#yyj Peace Week

September, 2015



 In September, 2014 a grassroots campaign began in Greater Victoria to encourage the growth and awareness of ‘Peace themed’ events during the week prior to September 21st.  The kick off to #yyj (Greater Victoria) Peace Week was a fun media campaign:


 A Peace Week Calendar of local events followed to showcase the amazing local groups in Greater Victoria sharing Peace Themed Events from Sept 14 to 21st.  On  September 21st’s  a World Peace Day Celebration was organized by Puppets for Peace where local groups came together to create a parade through Fairfield from Craigdarroch Castle to Government House!

This year our hope is to expand awareness to include events representing a range of community sectors.  One of these focused areas is education in our local Schools and leadership for ‘Speaking Peace’ in our local organizations!  We would like to encourage our local Greater Victoria Community to create ‘Peace Themed’ events and share them with us on our calendar to inspire others to be inspired to join in.
Consider joining us in September and remember to share it with us to support growing the ‘seeds of inspiration and awareness.’

If you would like to be apart of a growing group of ‘Peace Builders’ in our local community with a focus on personal peace for lasting change  please connect!

For more  local participation,  organization &  school ideas and/or to share what your school community is planning please contact Renee Lindstrom, Founder of #yyj Peace Week Project.








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