The founding members of PERC were peace activists, and the PEN originated as the Ottawa Peace Calendar, to help activists coordinate their activities. Over time, an environmental focus was added, as well as recognition of how these issues interplay. In recent years, funding and community enthusiasm have been more focussed on environmental issues, but peace is still important to us, and we are trying to reconnect with old contacts and build new ones to help revitalize the local peace movement. We publish articles on peace related topics in the PEN, share events through our event calendar and social media networks, and offer the same support to individuals and groups looking to take action on peace issues as we do for environmental issues. Interested in working for peace? Learn more here.