Steven has over 30 years of experience in community organizations and the labour movement, and is the founder of the Rideau Institute, a non-profit, independent research, advocacy and consulting group based in Ottawa that specializes in defence and foreign affairs policy. It’s public engagement and advocacy arm is Ceasefire.ca.
Steven Staples is a Board Member of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Peace Bureau, the world’s oldest and largest peace network. He is also serving his third consecutive term on the Members’ Council of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. In 2018, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Council of Canadians, the country’s largest social justice organization