On February 19, 2013, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the establishment of the Office of Religious Freedom.

The Office has been created to promote freedom of religion or belief as a Canadian foreign policy priority. It will be an important vehicle through which Canada can advance fundamental Canadian values, including freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law worldwide. The Office will advance policies and programs that support, promote and defend the right to freedom of religion.

Under Ambassador Dr. Andrew P.W. Bennett, the Office of Religious Freedom fulfills the Government of Canada’s pledge to speak out and to protect and promote religious freedom around the world.

If you wish to learn more about this Canadian initiative or to give a voice to the voiceless, please click here to visit the Office of Religious Freedom website.

Or write to them at:
Office of Religious Freedom
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0G2