About Us

















Voices in Dialogue (ViD) is a non-profit organization based in Ottawa.
Since 2007 ViD promotes open and peaceful dialogue among peoples
whose roots are in Anatolia, notably those with Turkish, Armenian and
Kurdish backgrounds. Inspired by the life and vision of Hrant Dink, ViD
creates communication venues for sharing personal stories and
contributing to wider knowledge about historical events, in particular
the eradication of the Armenian people and culture in Anatolia after
1915. ViD’s aim is to raise awareness of a shared heritage by organizing
cultural events in order to foster greater understanding and facilitate
the healing process between Anatolian cultures.

Mission Statement

a) To create communication venues for sharing personal stories and
contributing to advancement of public education about genocides and
political violence, in particular the eradication of the Armenian people and
culture in Anatolia after 1915, with a view to foster mutual respect and
understanding.
b) To raise awareness of a shared heritage by organizing and participating in
cultural and educational events such as public lectures, forums for public
conversations, theatre shows, film screenings, and art exhibitions in order
to foster greater understanding and facilitate the healing process between