The Office of Public Affairs generates different kinds of content and media that reflect its participation in Canadian public discourse. Some of this content is in the form of written documents, including statements, reports, testimony, and thought pieces. Many of these recent documents are available to download below. Thoughts or comments on these papers can be addressed to: email@example.com.
Statements and Reports
The Bahá’í Community of Canada engages with civil society and the Canadian government to share Bahá’í perspectives on diverse issues. Several documents are linked to below.
- Virtual Spaces and Democratic Processes, 2020
- Towards a Culture of Collaboration: Transforming the Youth Services Sector, 2019
- A Place to Land: Addressing Barriers to Youth Employment, 2019
- A Culture of Mutual Support: Characteristics of Youth Mentoring Relationships, 2019
- Testimony to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (JUST) 42nd Parliament, 1st Session (Regarding Online Hate), 2019
- Submission of the Bahá’í Community of Canada to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, 2013
- Submission to the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services on a Resource for Youth Development, 2012
- Submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights study on Cyberbullying, 2012
- Submission to the Government of Canada on the Office of Religious Freedom, 2011
- Submission to the National Plan of Action for a World Fit for Children, 2003
- Submission to the Dialogue on Canada’s Foreign Policy, 2003
- Submission to the Special Joint Parliamentary Committee on Canada’s Foreign Policy, 1994
- Submission to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, 1993
- Submission to the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects of Canada, 1983
- Brief to the Special Parliamentary Committee on the Participation of Visible Minorities in Canada, 1983
- Presentation to the Canadian Conference on Human Rights ("The Right to Identity"), 1968
The Bahá’í community of Canada collaborates with a number of people to help develop contributions to thought on issues of social concern.
The papers below represent thinking that is helping to inform the work of our community to participate in several Canadian public discourses. They are not position papers or official statements from the Bahá’í community, but rather a set of reflections that draw insights from the Bahá’í teachings and the experience of the community as we seek to apply them to the betterment of society.
- Reflections on Youth Mentorship
- Reflections on the Role of Religion in Society
- Religion and Civic Engagement
- Exploring the Connections Between Youth, Religion and Social Change
- Youth Participation in Decision Making
- Integration and Participation of Newcomer Youth in Society
- Youth Engagement
- What Is the Purpose of Youth Empowerment?
- Citizenship and Inclusion
- Advancing the Conversation on Reconciliation in Canada