Recent & Upcoming Events:

CIPP's Mark Persaud Moderates Canadian-Guyanese Roundtable with MP, Russ Hiebert

November 16th, 2007

November 7th, 2007

CIPP's Mark Persaud conducts workshop on youth Leadership and Volunteerism at Windfields Junior High School - November 7th, 2007


October 24th, 2007

CIPP and the Royal Bank of Canada co-sponsors the Canadian Somali Congress' First Annual Business Conference on Wednesday, October 24th, 2007


October 18th, 2007

CIPP's Mark Persaud joins other Guest Speakers on Parliament Hill at One Million Voices for Peace Event to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict




Mark Persaud to speak at Good Morning Africa.

CIPP's Mark Persaud to speak at Good Morning Africa's
in New York City on October 12, 2007
- Come and meet the new face of social entrepreneurship in Africa


CIPP's Mark Persaud, speaks at Memorial Event for Canadian Journalist Ali Sharmarke slain in Somalia
Saturday, August 25th, 2007, 6:30 p.m.

The Canadian Somali Congress invites you to a Memorial Event for Canadian journalist, Ali Sharmake, who was slain in Mogadishu on Saturday, August 11th, 2007. [More]

Roundtable on anti-racism and equity in the workplace

Moderator: Mark Persaud, President and CEO, Canadian International Peace Project August 14th, 2007

CIPP's Mark Persaud , moderates roundtable on anti racism and equity in the workplace with The Hon. Jean Pierre Blackburn, Federal Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

CIPP's Mark Persaud Guest Speaker at Regesh Benefit
for Youth at Aisk

May 1, 2007

One Muslim, One Jew, One Stage, Lots of Laughter

CIPP President and CEO , Mark Persaud, to address Youth Conference - "Youth: leaders of tomorrow."
18th November, 2006
@ 1300 Dupont Street (Casa do Alentejo)


CIPP President and CEO , Mark Persaud, to deliver opening address at Quebec Peace Education Conference - October 20-22nd, 2006 at McGill University


"A unique youth partnership"

In recent light of events of the tragic earthquake that occurred in South Asia and Hurricane Stan in Guatemala, several community youth groups and campus clubs have joined together and have organized a fundraising dinner reception to assist the relief efforts.

We would like to invite you to an evening reception to remember the victims and help support the relief efforts

Friday, November 25, 2005
Withrow's Pub , 3351 Ellesmere Rd. (2 light east of Morningside Ave.)
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Tickets: $15.00 (suggested donation)

Guests Include:

Members of Federal and Provincial Government
Diplomatic Officials

Lots of great Food and Refreshments will be provided!


For more information and to RSVP:

Call: Layla (647) 887-6077 or Zubair (416) 562-4342


Supporting Groups:

UTSC Rotaract Club
Pakistani Students Association @ Seneca
Forum for Social Change
Scarborough Campus Students Union Charity Committee
CIPP’s Circle of Young Canadian Leaders
Student World Assembly
UTSC & Richmond Hill Young Liberals Association

Please make all payment to "CARE Canada"
All Ticket Sale Proceeds will go to CARE (

Tax Receipts available upon request.

The Somali-Canadian Community of Etobicoke
in association with
The Canadian International Peace Project

invite you and your friends to

a special presentation and celebration with Borys Wrzesnewskyj, M.P., Etobicoke-Centre

"Supporting the peace and reconstruction process in Somalia"
"Taagerida dib u dhiska iyo nabadeenta Somalia"

Moderator: Professor Mohamed Kassim

Invited Guests include:

Irene (Orysia) Sushko, President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress
Mark M. Persaud, National Executive, Liberal Party of Canada
Ahmed Hussen, Co-Chair, Circle of Young Canadian Leaders of the CIPP
Jean Augustine, M.P., Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Roy Cullen, M.P., Etobicoke- North
The Hon. Laurel Broten, M.P.P, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Donna Cansfield, M.P.P., Etobicoke-Centre
Dr. Shafiq Qaadri, M.P.P., Etobicoke-North

Date: Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Ramada Hotel (Prairie Ballroom), 2 Holiday Drive, Toronto,
Main intersection: (Hwy 427 and Burnhamthorpe Road)
Tel: (416) 621-2121

Refreshments will be served

For general and media inquiries, please call (647) 291-5258 or e-mail:

Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, recently travelled on a self financed unofficial fact-finding mission to raise awareness of the need for international support for peace and stability in the civil war-torn east African nation of Somalia. While there, he met with senior officials of the Somali transitional government, including President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed and Prime Minister Ali Ghedi during his three-day goodwill mission to Jowhar, 90 km north of the capital, Mogadishu.

Borys Wrzesnewskyj has repeatedly stated that the Canadian government, in partnership with the Somali Canadian community - the largest African community in Canada - can play a critical role in bringing peace and restoration of civil society to this failed state. Join Borys Wrzesnewskyj, other political and community leaders in an important discussion and celebration of his recent trip to Somalia.

Past Events:

The Canadian International Peace Project and co-organizers - the Federation of Chinese Canadians of Markham, Canadian Federation of Intercultural Friendship, City of Markham, Association of Progressive Muslims of Ontario and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Markham invite you to TASTE OF ASIA 2005 on Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th, 2005. More than 60, 000 persons expected to attend this 3rd annual event.


Mark Persaud, CEO, Canadian International Peace Project, Honourary Co-Chair of the Ansaar Foundation WALK FOR THE HOMELESS invites you to join him to walk for the homeless:

Support the ANSAAR FOUNDATION’S WALK for the homeless: May 22nd, 2005

The Walk for the Homeless on May 22nd, 2005, thousands of people will be walking or running to raise money to build a shelter for the homeless in the city of Toronto.

This event is a nine kilometer scenic lakeside walk or run on the Martin Goodman Trail from the Lion Monument to Marilyn Bell Park and back. Lion Monument is at Lakeshore Blvd. West and Windermere Ave. (which is at the east side of the nice white arch bridge named the Humber River Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge.)

Honorary Walk-A-Thon Chairs:

  • Jane Pitfield (City Councilor-Toronto)
  • Chief Armand La Barge (Chief of Police, York Region)
  • Kim Derry (Superintendent, Toronto Police Services)
  • Mark Persaud (CEO, Canadian International Peace Project)
“Be a part of the solution. Bring your family. Bring your friends”

For more information, please visit

The Daniel Pearl Dialogue for Muslim-Jewish Understanding
A special evening presentation with Professor Akbar Ahmed and Professor Judea Pearl
Moderator: The Hon. Bob Rae, former premier of Ontario

Hosted by:
The Canadian International Peace Project, Friends of Simon Wisenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, Temple Har Zion, and The Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada

Date: May 4th, 2005
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill, Ontario
The Daniel Pearl Dialogue for Muslim-Jewish Understanding is a program devised by Professor Akbar Ahmed and Professor Judea Pearl in equal partnership out of a shared concern about the deterioration of relationships between the Muslim and the Jewish communities and a shared belief that reconciliation of these two Abrahamic faiths is critical and can only be achieved through the re-establishment of respectful dialogue.

CIPP's Mark Persaud to address Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Special Commemorative Concert - A Rising of Hope (Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising)

I am pleased to share information with you about the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Special Concert entitled A Rising of Hope at the Centennial Concert Hall, Tuesday, April 26th. This concert commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Compositions reflecting the heights and depths of human experience will be heard side by side, beginning with Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw, powerfully dramatic music that recalls and condemns the Nazi Holocaust, and concluding with the stirring plea for brotherhood of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Holocaust survivor Arnold Frieman will address the audience from stage just before the music begins.


GTA Youth for Tsunami Relief: "A Unique Youth Partnership"
Friday, January 28th, 2005
York University Student Centre, Room 313
6:00pm - 9:00pm
“GTA Youth for Tsunami Relief is a coalition of community youth groups and campus clubs working together to help raise money for the Tsunami disaster”

Coalition Members include:
CIPP’s Circle of Young Canadian Leaders * Metro and Central Young Liberal Associations *
Ontario Progressive Conservatives Youth Association * Ontario New Democrat Youth*
Rotaract Club of the University of Toronto * Rotaract Club of York University
UTSC Tamil Students Association * Filipino Youth Council
Markham Federation of Chinese Canadians * UTSC Muslim Students Association


"The People's Voice" Event
Join us to learn about a grassroots Middle East peace initiative - "The People's Voice"
Special Guests - Israeli former Shin Bet Chief Ami Ayalon and Professor Sari Nusseibeh, Co-founders of "The People's Voice"
Moderator - The Hon. Bob Rae 
May 19th, 8 PM (doors open at 7 PM)
Holy Blossom Temple 1950 Bathurst Street, Toronto
The People’s Voice is an Israeli-Palestinian civil initiative, aimed at building public support for a permanent and final agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The People’s Voice has launched a public process of enlisting popular support on both sides. To date more than 180,000 Israelis and 140,000 Palestinians have signed the terms of agreement. Information about the initiative can be found at


Breakfast with John H. Tory, Q.C. - Advisor to the CIPP:
The Circle of Young Canadian Leaders of the Canadian International Peace Project invites you to a breakfast meeting with CIPP Advisor, John H. Tory, Q.C. on Saturday, May 15th, 2004, at 9:30 a.m. The venue is the Cabernet Restaurant (Vintage Room) located in the Delta Hotel (Kennedy Road and Highway 401). Mr. John H. Tory, Q.C. will be speaking on the topic: "Community Activism - don't wait for someone else to do it." This event is open to university and high school students and young professionals interested in community development and international peace and development issues.


Ed Morgan and Jehad Aliweiwei on Canadian contribution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:
The Circle of Young Canadian Leaders of the Canadian International Peace Project is hosting a breakfast meeting at the Delta Chelsea Hotel on Saturday, February 28th, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. with special guests Professor Ed Morgan of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and Chair of the Canadian Jewish Congress (Ontario Region) and Mr. Jehad Aliweiwei, Executive Director of Catholic Crosscultural Services and former Executive Director of the Canadian Arab Federation. The presentations and discussions will be on the role of Canadian NGO's and Canadians in making a constructive contribution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Black History Month 2003:
A celebration of African heritage on Feb 23, 2003 at Eglington-St.George's United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. Toronto, Ontario at 2:00 pm. Special guest speaker is African-American Professor, Dr. Preston N. Williams of Harvard University.


Afghan Aid Concerts:
LIVE CONCERTS for reconstruction and development in Afghanistan was held on Sunday, October 6th, 2002 at the TORONTO CENTRE FOR THE ARTS.


September 11th, Service of Prayer for Peace:
Kingsview United Church in Oshawa, Ontario in association with the Canadian International Peace Project held an inter-faith, September 11th service attended by religious leaders and members of various faith groups.


Inaugural South Asian Heritage Month in Ontario, Canada:
Inaugural South Asian Heritage Month in Ontario, Canada. Commencing event hosted by the Canadian International Peace Project. Guest speakers include The Honourable David Young, M.P.P., Attorney General of Ontario and Minister Responsible for Native Affairs; Alvin Curling, M.P.P.; Michael Prue, M.P.P.; Raj Anand, Partner, Weir Foulds, Barristers and Solicitors; Akaash Maharaj, CEO, Concordis and candidate for the Presidency of the Liberal Party of Canada; Bahadur Madhani, C.M., President, Equiprop Management Ltd.; and Dilnaz Panjwani, Medical Student, Medical University of the Americas.


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