Itinerary for Our Land, Our Rights, Our Peace: Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Winnipeg, Toronto


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Delegation members include:

  • Bishop Antonio Ablon, Philippine Independent Church (Anglican), Zamboanga del Sur
  • Carlos Zarate, Member of Philippine Congress (Bayan Muna PartyList); Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources; Vice-Chair, House Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity
  • Anie Bautista, National Coordinator, Ecumenical Voice for Peace and Human Rights in the Philippines (EcuVoice)
  • Eufemia Campos Cullamat, Indigenous leader from Mindanao
  • Nenita Condez, Subanen (Indigenous)  woman leader from Mindanao
Press Releases     Delegate Biographies

The delegation will travel to the following cities. Details of events will be added as they are confirmed.

Ottawa: March 20-23
Calgary/Edmonton: March 24-28
Montreal: March 25-30
Winnipeg: March 29-31
Toronto: April 1-5


Events in Ottawa

Mass at Christ Church and Saint Bernard de Clairvaux, with sermon given by Bishop Antonio Ablon
The mass will be followed by a Q&A with the congregation
Sunday, March 19, 10am
101 rue Symmes Gatineau (Alymer) Quebec

ROUNDTABLE: War on Indigenous peoples in the Philippines
Examining the struggles of the Lumad Peoples of the Philippines against mining and development aggression
Monday, March 20, 3-5 pm
083 Tabaret (Senate Chambers University of Ottawa)
Contact Padriac at (613) 562-5800 ext 5693 for inquiries
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Meet & Greet Luncheon
Tuesday, March 21, 12:00 – 2:30 pm
Great Hall, Christ Church Cathedral, 439 Queen Street
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Building Peace in the Philippines
Wednesday, March 22, 6-9pm
Public Service Alliance of Canada, 233 Gilmour Street
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Events in Calgary/Edmonton

Building Peace in the Philippines
Saturday, March 25, 5-8pm
FCJ Centre, Auditorium, 219 19th Avenue SW, Calgary

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Public Forum: For a Just and Lasting Peace
Saturday, March 25
University of Calgary, Professional Faculties Building Room 3257

Public Forum: For a Just and Lasting Peace
Sunday, March 26, 1-3pm
University of Alberta, Education Building, ED129
11210 87th Avenue, Edmonton (University LRT)


Events in Montreal

Community Dinner and Short Presentation of the tour
Friday, March 24, 6pm
Immigrant Workers’ Centre, 4775 Van Horne Avenue, Suite 110
Contact Tess Tesalona at (514) 655-3142 for inquiries
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Bishop Ablon to Join in Leading Worship
Sunday, March 26, 10am
Beaconsfield United Church, 202 Woodside Road, Beaconsfield, Quebec
Contact Rev. Shaun Fryday at (514) 695-0600 for inquiries
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Community Dinner and Public Forum with Philippine Solidarity Friends
Sunday, March 26, 5pm
St. Columba House,  2365 Grand Trunk St
Contact Rev. Patricia Lisson at (514) 932-6202 for inquiries
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KAIROS Montreal Ecumenical Gathering
Tuesday, March 28, 6-8pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 635 Saint-Catherine Street West, at McGill Metro
Contact Tess Tesalona at (514) 655-3142 for inquiries
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Events in Winnipeg

Impacts of Mining and Conflict on Indigenous Women and Communities in Mindanao
Wednesday, March 29, 7-9 pm
Sir William Stephenson Library, 765 Keewatin St., (Bus # 30717 and/or 30810)
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KAIROS Cambrian Agassiz – MEET and GREET
Thursday, March 30, 7-9 pm
Building a Just and Lasting Peace in Mining affected Indigenous communities in Mindanao
Sam’s Place, 159 Henderson Hwy (Bus #41 Henderson Express
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Events in Toronto

Saturday, April 1, 2-5 pm;
OISE Room #560, 252 Bloor St., W

Tuesday, April 4, 7-9 pm;
Mary Ward Center, 70 St. Mary Street


KAIROS is hosting a five-person delegation from the Philippines from March 20 to April 5, 2017 to help Canadians make the connection between human rights violations and resources extraction projects in the Philippines, including by Canadian-owned companies, and to build support for the ongoing peace talks between the Government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front.

This Delegation is a follow-up to the 2014 KAIROS Philippine Learning Tour that visited Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Bayog, Zamobanga del Sur that were affected by the operations of TVI-Resources Development, Inc.,  a subsidiary of TVI Pacific Inc., which is headquartered in Calgary.

For more information, please contact:
Connie Sorio, Asia-Pacific Partnerships Coordinator, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
Email: csorio@kairoscanada.org  | Tel: 416-463-5312, ext. 240


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