JusticeSachs homepage

This year's Annual Pluralism Lecture featured Justice Albie Sachs on the battle for the South African Constitution. 
Read more >

At the Centre

UNSGvisit AtTheCentre

While in Ottawa, United Nations Secretary-General attended a luncheon co-hosted by the Global Centre for Pluralism.

About Pluralism

pluralismwordcloud aboutpluralismv2

Pluralism is an umbrella concept for various approaches to inclusive citizenship through mutual respect. Every society must choose its own path. 

Future Home

futurehome topmodule new
The Centre is renovating the former Canadian war museum building to create a global destination for dialogue. Learn more about the project here.



Global Pluralism Award jury announced!

Pluralism leaders from across the world, including a former Canadian Prime Minister, and Nobel Laureate, to helm the award selection process. Nominations will be accepted until August 31st, 2016!

Find out more here>



The 6 Degrees Conference

The Centre is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) as a sponsor of the 6 Degrees Junior Fellowship Program. 

Read more here>






Our 2015 Annual Report is now online

Read up on our programming, new building, fund management, and more.

Find out more here>




IMG 9777BZ2

Launch of new project on history and memory in Kyrgyzstan

On May 4th, the Centre hosted a workshop for its new research project on history and memory in Kyrgyzstan. 

Find out more about the project here>



Global Pluralism Award

Do you know a pluralism champion? Nominate them for our first-ever Global Pluralism Award!

Read more >



The Ottawa Peace Talks were a great success

On April 19th, 2016, the Global Centre for Pluralism and Interpeace co-hosted the Ottawa Peace Talks. Click here to see pictures of the event, and stay tuned for videos.

Read more >

IMG 0670Roundtable with Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO 

On March 30, the Centre hosted a roundtable discussion with Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, and senior representatives from government and Canadian educational and research institutions on the role of education in promoting inclusive societies. Read more >


TwitterLogo highlightsFollow the Centre's work on Twitter

The Global Centre for Pluralism has joined Twitter (@GlobalPluralism). Follow us to learn more about the Centre’s work to advance respect for diversity. Follow us on Twitter >



OpedImage highlightsA claimed caliphate, in name only

Read the Globe and Mail op-ed by the Centre's director, Dr. Azim Nanji, and Secretary General, John McNee, on the misrepresentation of the caliphate by ISIS. Read the article here. 


Kyrgyzstan Workshop Global Centre for PluralismWorkshops in Kyrgyzstan: Process, Perspectives and Practice  

In October, program staff travelled to Kyrgyzstan to deliver a series of workshops to assist participants from international organizations and local NGOs understand how to apply pluralism concepts and content to their community-driven development and peace-building initiatives. Read more about this new initiative.

John McNee at IDEA 2015 SEP 21The Centre's Secretary General speaks to International IDEA

"A country’s success in the future will depend on its ability to deal with pluralism.” The Centre’s Secretary General John McNee was in Stockholm on September 21 speaking to International IDEA about diversity, pluralism and democratic transitions.
Find out more about IDEA.


You are here: Home