Canadians Against War (CAW) is an independent organization of dedicated and passionate Canadians committed to promoting peace around the world. Through the creation of an interactive community website and the use of communications and conferencing technology, CAW plans to organize member groups across Canada while also establishing a foundation from which members can plan, organize and promote peace and anti-war activities. CAW will act as an umbrella organization to these community based groups and individuals to assist in the creation and organization of a unified anti-war movement. Through group oriented interaction provided through the website, CAW will facilitate the planning and execution of peace events and awareness campaigns executed by member groups across Canada. In addition to this, CAW will engage in discussion with other anti-war and peace organizations with the goal of assisting to create more unified Canadian peace campaigns.
As a Canadian peace promoting organization, CAW first and foremost opposes any military action or intervention by Canadian forces. We also oppose all wars around the globe and oppose pre-emptive attacks because we encourage active dialogue to prevent conflicts instead. Considering our strong opposition to war, CAW accordingly encourages community education, diversityand pushes Canada to help protect human rights and civil liberties rather than violate them.
Our justification for such an organization originated because we discovered that there are many groups and individuals with the desire to participate in the advocacy of peace but lack the appropriate means to do so. As a result, CAW will provide the guidance and the means of national and international communication to help support a unified movement of peace groups, members and organizations across Canada.In line with our desire to promote our purpose to stop war and protect human rights is also our emphasis on co-operative action of groups and organizations with the same goals and aspirations.