Peace and Environment Resource Centre

Your community voice for peace and sustainability

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Event Calendars

Suggested Links:
Ecology Ottawa has an excellent calendar of local eco-events.
Green Ottawa has an events list as well as a directory of green groups, jobs, and more.

Old PERC site

Link to old PERC site

Please note: PEN archives and other online PERC projects prior to 2010 are provided as a courtesy but are not updated. We regret that we cannot correct outdated links or information from these past editions and projects.

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Why donate to the PERC?

The Ottawa Peace and Environment Resource Centre has been a lighthouse for peace and sustainability for over 25 years. In that time, hundreds of dedicated volunteers have nurtured and developed countless community projects, presented creative and community-building PERCshops, maintained an extensive library and resource centre, and published the Peace and Environment News, distributing it for free throughout the National Capital Region. This has all been accomplished through the tremendous volunteer, in-kind, and financial donations from community members who, like yourself, are passionate about making our local and global communities more healthy, peaceful, equitable, and sustainable.

Donations directly offset the high costs associated with printing and distributing the Peace and Environment News, a beloved and respected publication that tells brings to light critical issues facing Canada and the world and which tells the good news stories of those working to bring positive change. Your donations also support the work of our many volunteers and one part-time staff as we provide resources and information to individuals working to make a difference, collaborate with dozens of local organizations in the areas of peace and environmental stewardship, and help to connect people and passion for social justice and sustainability.

We depend upon the continued support of individuals and organizations to help us "hold the light".

Whether your support comes in the form of a financial contribution, an in-kind donation of equipment or supplies, or an offer of your volunteer time and expertise, your gift will be received with deep gratitude and put to positive (and thrifty!) use. 


How to give:

Financial contributions

To make a secure online donation, please follow the CanadaHelps link below and select whether you wish to receive the Peace and Environment News. These online donations are processed by CanadaHelps and your tax receipt will automatically be issued by them via email.

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To donate through the United Way, please use the forms provided through your workplace campaign and designate "Ottawa Peace and Environment Resource Centre" together with our charitable registration number: 119071777RR0001. The United Way does not disclose its donor list, so please send us a note to let us know so that we can maintain you on our PEN mailing list.

To donate by mail, please send a cheque or money order to:

The Peace and Environment Resource Centre,
Box 4075 Stn E 
Ottawa, ON
K1S 5B1


Volunteering time or expertise

To donate a gift of time, please visit our Volunteering Opportunities and Descriptions and contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We are currently seeking a Treasurer for our Board of Directors.

To give a gift of skill or talent, please contact us if you have expertise in:

  • library services
  • Joomla CMS platforms for websites
  • social media (Youtube, Facebook, Twitter)
  • painting and repair
  • green cleaning
  • archives and research
  • bookkeeping or treasurer/accounting skills
  • event or workshop organizing
  • volunteer coordination
  • fundraising and grant writing
  • garage sale organizing!

We will also be opening a call for Board members this spring. If you are interested in being part of a cooperative, grassroots organization and can participate in quarterly meetings with like-minded individuals, we would like to hear from you!

We have volunteer opportunities suitable for any time committment level, from a few hours every two months to regular contributions.


In-kind Donations

Our current wish list includes:

  • Flip Video camera or other compact digital video camera
  • video capture card (for digitizing VHS tapes)
  • toner for Lexmark or Brother printers (ask for cartridge numbers)
  • license or program for FileMaker Pro (need not be latest version)
  • legal sized envelopes (can have an old logo on them, if we can put a label over it)
  • Spring 2013: donations of items for the Great Glebe Garage Sale
  • an electronic typewriter (must be functional, with at least one ribbon)


In this issue..

Growing Food and Community in Lowertown East

Catherine Mageau-Walker, Program Coordinator, Sustain Lowertown


Want more PEN?

Look for the full print edition at community centres and select retailers throughout the Ottawa area.

The PERC site features highlights from the current edition. PDF versions of the full PEN will be available in the archives after the current edition is off the stands.



The PERC thanks the above organizations for their support.

Thank you to Envirocentre and to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for sponsoring the Spring 2016 edition of the PEN.


Viewpoints expressed should not be taken to represent the opinions of the Ottawa Peace and Environment Resource Centre, the Peace and Environment News, or our supporters. The PEN does not recommend, approve or endorse any of the advertisers, products or services printed in the PEN or referred to on the PERC website. Health-related information printed in the PEN or online is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified and licensed health care provider. The PERC and PEN are not responsible for the content on any external website links.