Creating Safer Communities: Nonviolent Conflict Intervention

Gain skills for reducing conflict and preventing violence in our communities.

This workshop provides an overview of the theory and skills of Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP). UCP is a nonviolent strategy where trained volunteers or professionals are deployed in volatile situations to reduce violence and to create safer spaces for flourishing diverse communities.

Guided by the principles of social justice, human rights and international law, UCP works under the guidance of local leadership to observe and record, engage in advocacy and participate in protective accompaniment of vulnerable individuals and groups.

The theory and skills in this hands-on course can be used in an individual's everyday life, as well as the basis for forming organized responses to support community safety.


The cost for the course is $195 +GST, but subsidies are available. To apply for a subsidy, please contact Mir Centre for Peace Assistant Marya Skrypiczajko.

Meet the Instructors

Randy Janzen stands in front of a wall

Randy Janzen

Kathleen Luchtan stands in front of a wall

Kathleen Luchtan

Madelyn MacKay stands in front of a wall

Madelyn MacKay

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