Pacific Peoples' Partnership

Pacific Peoples' Partnership Welcomes You!

Our mission is to support the aspirations of Pacific Islanders for peace, justice, environmental sustainability and development.  Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (aka PPP) is a registered charity in existence since 1975. We are the only Canadian NGO dedicated to the South Pacific, no other has North-South Indigenous linking so central to its mission.

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership presented a three city tour featuring a screening of Isolated and the homecoming performance of Pedalling for Papua.

The Tour included stops in Victoria, Tofino and Vancouver: Funds raised will enable PPP and local Papuan counterparts to establish five women's cooperatives in West Papua serving a network of over 2000 West Papuan women.  PPP is grateful to our Tour Partners: LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Media-Net, Open Cinema, Tofino Film Festival, Aarrow Productions, Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, British Columbia Council for International Cooperation, Something Kreative, Constant Arts Society, Rika Oceanscapes and Design, teh Victoria Event Centre, the Join pizza, Cinecenta, Parsonage, the Province of British Columbia, the Elders and Youth Tribal Governance Fund at the Victoria Foundation.  Plus our many volunteers and supporters for coming out!

For more information please email or call 250-381-4131  /  The press release can be downloaded here.

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership held our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 2nd, 2013 at 6:00 pm at Alcheringa Gallery.
Check out the proceedings:

AGM Reports
AGM Draft Minutes
Annual Audited Statements

Our Work and that of our Partners is sustained by our Member / Donors.  We encourage and welcome your ongoing support. 

Join PPP today (downloadable brochure)

Donate to PPP: Donations can be mailed to our office at Suite 407, 620 View Street, Victoria British Columbia, V8W IJ6;
or via a secure on-line donation at:   

Please contact us if you are interested in receiving any additional information.

Current Programs - Highlights 

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Join PPP and our partners in transforming conflict and empowering communities in West Papua

Building on over 28 years of commitment, PPP continues to work with our West Papua partners on initiatives that improve sustainable livelihoods and community health, protect human rights and promote gender equity.  In the next fiscal with the help of Development and Peace, plus corporate donor LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Canada and generous gifts from donors, together with our in country partners we are building five women cooperatives in Manokwari, West Papua, serving a network of over 2,000 West Papuan women!

Join PPP today and help us sustain this and other initiatives (downloadable brochure)

Donate now via secure on-line donations at  Canada helps

Our 6th annual ONE WAVE Festival was a great success! Over 250 Vancouver Island community members came out to participate in the free Festival and the Changemakers Brunch! Thank you to all our performers, vendors and sponsors for their support, commitment and passion.

Many thanks to our leading sponsors~

UVic Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, Vancity, UVic Sustainability Project, Rika Design, Metropol, Play in Victoria, CFUV, The Ocean 98.5, the Christensen Fund, the Province of British Columbia,the Alcheringa Gallery, the Andrew Family, Famoso, Yates St. Taphouse, the Fernwood Inn, India Bistro, Smith's Pub, Zambri's, the Bard and Banker, Fifth St. Bar and Grill, and The Reef Restaurant.

Pacific Intersections and Cross-Currents: Unchartered Histories and Future Trends

The XI triennial Pacific Arts Association Symposium, Pacific Intersections and Cross-Currents: Unchartered Histories and Future Trends, was held from Tuesday, August 6 through 9th, 2013 in Vancouver BC.  Pacific Peoples' Partnership was thrilled to help host the symposium with UBC Museum of Anthropology, the Musqueam Nation, the Pacific Islands Museums Association, and the Pacific Arts Association (PAA). The program featured pre-eminent artists, scholars, historians and curators from around the world. 

PPP was honoured to be part of the Symposium and post conference programming.  We will be detailing these highlights in the upcoming Winter edition of Tok Blong Pasifik.  In the meantime we offer our thanks to the following who contributed towards PPP Symposium and Post-Conference programming:  UBC Museum of Anthropology, The Christensen Fund, Yosef Wosk OBC, The Andrew family (in tribute to Margaret and Geoffrey Andrew and their commitment to the arts in B.C.), Alcheringa Gallery, Barbara Slone, Dan Lepsoe Chisel Fund, the Royal BC Museum, Our Culture Matters, The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, Artists: Meghann O’Brien, Peter Morin, Dempsey Bob, Chris Paul and Mark Preston, Vanuatu MP Ralph Regenvanu,Quw’utsun Cultural Centre, the Wsanec School Board, First Peoples Cultural Council, Heidi Tyedmers, Wan Smolbag, Professor Michael Mel, Royal Scot Hotel, with support from Province of British Columbia.

We are especially thankful to the many PPP volunteers, staff members and board members.  We could not have accomplished this without you!

Help us grow the Phil Esmonde Legacy Fund

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To honour the life of our first Executive Director Phil Esmonde (tenure 1981-1989) who shaped our organizational culture and programmes, and together with his family, many friends and colleagues, an endowment fund in Phil's name was established to provide support in perpetuity for PPP's objectives.   The PPP Esmonde Legacy Endowment currently holds over $20,000 in trust with the Victoria Foundation

To contribute to the fund, please visit our Canada Helps page

We give thanks to the founding members of PPP Esmonde Legacy Endowment Fund and all who have contributed:

Kaushalya Esmonde, Alison & Peter Gardner, Margaret & Sandy Argue, the University of Victoria, The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers of Victoria), Les Obee Accounting, Mary Wynne Ashford, Susan & Rob Gage, Margie Parikh, Randall Garrison, Calvin Piggott, Murray Browne, Frances Tanner, John Moore, Jim Boutilier, Stuart Wulff, David Stanley, Roland Hodson, April Ingham, David Webster, Anonymous, and Jane & Arthur Brett.

Want to learn more?

Check out our work over the last fiscal as reported in our 2011-12 Annual Report & Audited Statements. You can also learn about our newly elected Board Members: Muavae Va'a and Troy Hunter

The latest Tok Blong Pasifik is now available online. This special edition, entitled Raven and Paradise, features art from West Papuan and First Nations youth. 

We welcome your ongoing contributions to our work. Secure online donations may be made here.


PPP gratefully acknowledges the financial support of
 all of our partners, including: Development & Peace, LUSH, Alcheringa Gallery,
the Province of British Columbia and the United Church of Canada

       D&P        LUSH

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