In order to help make Positive Peace more tangible for Rotaractors and Rotarians, Rotary created the Positive Peace Activator Program. Between 2020 and 2024, 180 new Positive Peace Activators will be trained in six regions around the world. There are four Rotary Positive Peace Activators in Canada who have completed the 20 hour training program and are available to work with clubs and districts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In 2017, Rotary formed a strategic partnership with the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), a think tank dedicated to measuring peace. IEP works with a concept called “Positive Peace,”. Rotary’s partnership with IEP was created to help Rotaractors and Rotarians “frame” peace – to recognize the grassroots work they do in Rotary’s seven areas of focus helps to build Positive Peace – and sustainable peace.
 
In order to help make Positive Peace more tangible for Rotaractors and Rotarians, Rotary created the Positive Peace Activator Program. Between 2020 and 2024, 180 new Positive Peace Activators will be trained in six regions around the world. There are four Rotary Positive Peace Activators in Canada who have completed the 20 hour training program and are available to work with clubs and districts.
 
  • Susan Hartley - Charlottetown
  • Lorelei Higgins - Calgary
  • Holly Whitehead – Ottawa
  • Chris Offer - Vancouver
 
How can you engage with a Positive Peace Activator?
  • Invite them to speak to peace-related committees in your district; include them as a district resource.
  • Encourage clubs interested in learning about the Positive Peace Framework to invite the Activator to offer a workshop or presentation.
  • Your district may also consider hosting a district-wide event to bring the Positive Peace framework to your clubs through a larger event. Recognizing that there is a lot of time, energy, and commitment that goes into a Positive Peace workshop, training, or project, please be cognizant of each party’s level of professional or volunteer involvement.
  • Consider hosting any of these proposed events online/virtually if in-person events are not possible.
 
Why are the Activators important now?
In the midst of the global coronavirus situation, it’s more urgent than ever to build strong social systems – now and for when we overcome this situation. Our lives and our projects as Rotarians will forever be impacted. How do we build stronger communities that can weather this storm? The Positive Peace framework provides ideas, and Activators can help bring this message to your club, district, and community.
 
For further information and to contact a Rotary Positive Peace Activator in Canada contact Chris Offer.