The Global March for Peace and Unity (GMPU) is a grassroots effort to organize a world march and/or rally for peace and unity on the International Day of Peace, Saturday, September 21, 2013. More than two hundred cities in over sixty countries have joined this initiative, all of which were initially organized through facebook.peacemarchlogo
GMPU began as an idea to create and host a global event platform for all people and peace organizations from around the world to collaborate on this day to show and celebrate peace. We want the world to see, feel, live, and spread peace.
Cities across Canada will be celebrating the International Day of Peace. Vancouver, Toronto, St. Catharines, New Tecumseth, Ottawa, and Montreal have joined this initiative, demonstrating the power of social media and the passion to build a sustainable culture of peace.
In Toronto, local organizers plan to meet at noon at the Nathan Phillips Square, by the Winston Churchill statue. To kick off the day, Danny Beaton (, a Native Environmentalist will perform a ceremony and music, followed by speeches from Kim Kerridge (Canadian Alliance for Peace), Rachel Parent (youth activist and community leader), and Sandra Ruch (Canadian Voice of Women for Peace). At 2pm, the march for peace and unity will depart to walk to the Ontario Legislature park grounds.
The mission of GMPU is to demonstrate to the world and its leaders, that any attempts to segregate us by fear because of our diversities will not succeed. Worldwide, people aspire to focus on a mutual peaceful existence.
All people of the world abundantly understand that we can coexist on this planet without any need for violence in resolving seemingly superficial disputes across artificial ‘man-made’ boundaries. This movement has emerged out of a sense of responsibility we all share to leave a better world for our children.
We aim to inspire all of humanity to unite for this day to clearly and publicly demonstrate that the world can and must respect one another’s differences and stand together united in peace, for humanity, our earth and the future.
Visit the Canada page to find your city today, and participate in this significant moment in history!