The mandate of Project Ploughshares comes from The Canadian Council of Churches, which delegates the responsibility of formation and governance of the Management 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 Management 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 Management Committee of Project Ploughshares is made up of persons appointed by the sponsoring churches and members-at-large appointed by the Management 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.

Management Committee

Bruce Adema Member-at-large
Stephanie Brubacher Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Bob Clarke Member-at-large
Dale Dewar Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Simon Guthrie The Anglican Church of Canada
Matthew Lingard The Presbyterian Church in Canada
John Nichols Community of Christ
Colin Read Canadian Unitarian Council
Rebekah Sears Mennonite Central Committee Canada
Luke Stocking Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace
Mark Vander Vennen Christian Reformed Church in North America

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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