The mandate of Project Ploughshares comes from The Canadian Council of Churches, which delegates the responsibility of formation and governance of the Governing Committee to its member churches and associated churches that have agreed to sponsor Project Ploughshares. The Canadian Council of Churches is the legal entity under which Project Ploughshares operates and, as such, the Governing Committee of Project Ploughshares is accountable to The Canadian Council of Churches for governing Project Ploughshares in the pursuit of the mandate received from the council. The Governing Committee of Project Ploughshares is made up of persons appointed by the sponsoring churches and members-at-large appointed by the Governing Committee.

Sponsoring Churches

Project Ploughshares operates out of The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) at Conrad Grebel University College on the University of Waterloo campus. The CPA is home to University of Waterloo faculty and masters students, as well as peace-oriented entrepreneurs and established organizations from the region’s vibrant peacebuilding field.

Governing Committee

Paul Berg-Dick Treasurer, Member-at-large
Stephanie Brubacher Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Paula Butler The United Church of Canada
Jim Christie Chair, Member-at-large
Bob Clarke Religious Society of Friends/Canadian Yearly Meeting
Samir Gassanov Christian Reformed Church in North America-Canadian
Kathryn Hare The Presbyterian Church in Canada
Dwayne Hodgson Anglican Church of Canada
Reina Neufeldt Member-at-Large
Peter Noteboom The Canadian Council of Churches
Colin Read Canadian Unitarian Council
Jennifer Wiebe Mennonite Central Committee Canada
vacant: Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace

Financial Support

Project Ploughshares relies on the annual financial support of thousands of individuals, national churches, religious orders, local congregations and organizations across Canada.

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