Educational activities based on dialogue and on community based environmental, social enterprise and arts-based programs that build understanding of civil society, democracy, diversity, tolerance, co-existence, conflict resolution, and lessons of the Holocaust.
About CANADIAN FRIENDS OF GIVAT HAVIVA
Canadian Friends of Givat Haviva (CFPI) supports dialogue, social enterprise, environmental and creative, arts-based educational programs that promote an understanding of civil society, democracy, diversity, tolerance, co-existence, conflict resolution, and lessons of the Holocaust. Based on proven, effective programs delivered by Givat Haviva, CFPI supports youth leadership and the Heart to Heart youth dialogue program in Canada.
Givat Haviva is a non-profit organization founded in 1949 as the national education center of the Kibbutz Federation in Israel. It is dedicated to promoting mutual responsibility, civic equality and cooperation between diverse communities in Israel as the foundation for building a shared future and shared society – critical elements of a sustainable and thriving Israeli democracy. To this end, Givat Haviva serves as a catalyst in activating divided communities to work together towards achieving their common goals, while engaging in a process of interaction, support and empowerment. This is done through facilitating cross-community projects; leading training and capacity building activities; convening seminars, workshops and conferences to cultivate concrete ideas that foster change; and translating these ideas into action.
A leader in its field, Givat Haviva was awarded the Knesset Speakers' Prize for Educational Excellence and won the 2001 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education for its longstanding work in promoting Jewish-Arab dialogue and reconciliation.