Welcome to World Peace Partners

Rotary International District 5550 inc. World Peace Partners (“WPP”) inspires, promotes and facilitates in collaboration with other organizations locally, regionally and globally grassroots understanding, goodwill, peace and compassionate actions through education, example and service above self. District 5550 is an evolving international centre for peace building human rights and compassionate action.

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Current Initiatives

  • Rotary Adventures in Human Rights (RAHR)

    The Rotary Adventure in Human rights (RAHR) is a collaborative effort with Rotary 5550 World Peace Partners and the Canadian Museum for Human rights (CMHR). The first two of three pilot programs were held in August of 2015 & 2016. By all reports, the program has been an outstanding success.





  • Emerging Issues in Human Rights (EIHR)

    The Emerging Issues in Human Rights (EIHR) is now a full university credit course at Global College University of Winnipeg held during 10 consecutive days in August.

  • UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) and Peace Education

    This initiative is a program with a middle school in Winnipeg connecting virtually with a middle school in Cleves Ohio. The 2nd year had a focus on citizenship in USA. In the third year the students will learn how one becomes a Citizen in Canada.

  • Peace Days 365 including Festival of Peace and Compassion

    Peace Days evolved, and in 2015 became a two week-long festival with community events spanning from September 11 through to the International Day of Peace on September 21.

  • Rotary International Centers for Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

    Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities

In the News

2018 Rotary Peace Fellowship application now available

The 2018 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available for Rotarians.  Information about the Peace Fellowship can be found at the following link:

And a direct link to the Online application can be found at the following link:

Candidates have until 31 May to submit applications to their district. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July. 

Any prospective applicants to contact David G. Newman, Q.C. or Ken Krebs or Nancy Morris if they want to identify a Rotary club in Winnipeg ( there are 7 ) or any of 47 Rotary Clubs Rotary District 5550 ( Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario) or in other parts of the world where they live to
support their application.

Rotarian Action Group for Peace ("RAGFP")

Attention all Rotarians: Here is a Resource Package for promoting membership in Rotarian Action Group for Peace.
David G Newman, Q.C. serves as a member at large on the RAGFP board for a three year term July 1 2016 to July 1 2019. 
To learn more about this Rotarian International Group for Peace (RAGFP) representative of the whole geography of the world, go to

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