From a young age, growing up in Hudson, Quebec, Peter Schiefke has had a passion for humanitarian, environmental, and social causes. This led him to found a number of projects and organizations, including We Will Always Remember, which pays tribute to veterans, for which he was given a Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation in 2003.
Peter also cofounded the Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program (CVAP), a non-profit organization that helps victims of the civil war in East Africa. CVAP has received numerous awards over the years, including the 2008 Entraide, Paix et Justice award from Forces Avenir, and the 2010 YMCAs of Quebec Peace Medal. Until recently, Peter served as a member of CVAP’s Board of Directors, and was responsible for its fundraising efforts.
An expert in sustainable and community development, Peter cofounded and served as the President of Youth Action Canada, which promotes youth involvement in fighting climate change. More recently, he served as National Director of Climate Reality Canada, the Canadian division of an organization founded by former United States Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Al Gore, which seeks to educate people on environmental issues.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Concordia University and a Master of Science in Renewable Resources from McGill University.
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