Rotary Peacebuilding Summit

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Friday-Saturday, 22-23 June | $150.00

Don’t miss your opportunity to join leaders from around the world at the Rotary Peacebuilding Summit. Together we'll explore how we can create peace in our communities and inspire others to take action.

Registration for Rotary members

Registration for non-members. Please note: You must create a My Rotary account in order to register.


This summit will be the final event of a series of 2018 presidential peacebuilding conferences.

This summit will help you:

  • Understand Rotary’s use of the areas of focus to prevent conflict
  • Identify conflicts and their root causes in your own communities and worldwide
  • Develop action steps toward creating peace, including strategies for your community
  • Connect with others interested in working toward peace

Friday, 22 June, 09:00-19:00 — includes lunch, a coffee break, and a reception
Saturday, 23 June, 09:00-12:30 — includes a coffee break

The program will be presented in English, with simultaneous interpretation in French and Spanish. 


David Morley, UNICEF Canada president, CEO

David Morley is president and CEO of UNICEF Canada, a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to helping children survive, thrive, and reach their full potential. A prolific international speaker, commentator, human rights advocate, and mobilizer, Morley has more than 30 years of experience in advancing children’s rights and sustainable development on the world stage. In his current capacity at UNICEF Canada, Morley is responsible for leading the growth of the organization, shaping strategies to advance its mission with supporters and key stakeholders and providing the vision and leadership necessary to deliver its mandate.

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Dr. Tererai Trent

Dr. Tererai Trent is the founder of the Tererai Trent International Foundation, a nonprofit entity dedicated to providing children with universal access to a quality education. Trent has been the keynote speaker three times at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit. She is a favorite guest of Oprah Winfrey, who donated $1.5 million to help Trent ease the plight of women and girls in Zimbabwe by opening a school where girls would be welcome. Trent recently won the 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Instructional) for her latest book, “The Awakened Woman — Remembering & Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams.”

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Joan B. Nairuba

Joan B. Nairuba is an associate at Sebugwawo and Company Advocates, a teaching assistant at Kampala International University, and a member of the Rotaract Club of Kololo, Uganda. Nairuba is also a member of the Camarilla Book Club, consisting of young people whose primary goal is to strengthen and improve the reading culture of Ugandans. Nairuba has a bachelor’s degree in law from Uganda Christian University, a postgraduate diploma in legal practice from the Law Development Centre, and a certificate of admission and enrollment in the High Court of Uganda.

Zebu Jilani

Zebu Jilani is the president and founder of the Swat Relief Initiative, which strives to improve the lives of women and children in Pakistan through health care, education, economic empowerment, and a sustainable environment. Zebu Jilani’s educational background is in dietetics and preventive medicine. She has created a comprehensive health and nutrition seminar to help women and children in many areas of Pakistan, including the Swat district, learn to take concrete steps to improve their health and prevent disease.

Mimoza Kusari-Lila

Mimoza Kusari-Lila is a member of the Kosovo Parliament and chair of the Alternativa political party. Kusari-Lila is the first and only woman in Kosovo to be elected mayor. She also has served as a deputy prime minister and minister of trade and industry. Kusari-Lila was the recipient of a scholarship from the U.S. State Department named after late Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown. With the scholarship, she finished an MBA program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. During her time at Duquesne, Kusari-Lila was a founder and first president of the Duquesne University Business Women Association.

Who can attend?

The summit is open to Rotarians, convention attendees, and local community members interested in working toward peace.

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