Canadian roots. Global reach.

As a Canadian organization, we build on our unique international role as well as our deeply rooted values of impartiality, inclusion and tolerance to foster constructive dialogue around the world.

Impact through research. Research through impact.

By taking our research into practical dialogue settings, we gain insights from the conflict dynamics themselves and apply these new understandings back to our research, challenging assumptions in the field and generating innovative ideas.

Responding to needs. Fostering ownership.

We design dialogue-based processes that respond to the expressed needs of our participants so that they can develop sustainable solutions that are truly their own.

Independent thinking. Impartial action.

As an independent, university-based organization, we design and run quiet processes that give all parties unimpeded space to explore new and difficult terrain, without favoring a particular side or outcome.

ServicesWhat We Do

Ottawa Dialogue taps into the knowledge and experience of its facilitators as well as the rich subject-matter expertise of its network to offer tailored services to its partners and participants.

April 29, 2024 

Written by Tilman Papesch and Zin May Phyo, this policy brief explores the impact of a participatory action research project […]

July 19, 2024  |   Ottawa Dialogue News

On May 23rd, the Ottawa Dialogue and the IDRC hosted a book launch event celebrating the release of “Putting Women […]

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Land Acknowledgement

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded. We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home. We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future.