Canadian Disarmament Information Service
Organization profile published 1983
Year Published: 1983
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2890
Abstract: The CANADIAN DISARMAMENT INFORMATION SERVICES (CANDIS) was formed in January 1983 to address the need for a centralized body to co-ordinate information about disarmament. CANDIS sees as its function the publicizing of current news events and activities of the disarmament movement. It acts as a liason between peace groups and compiles and publishes a monthly calendar of their events. CANDIS is also setting up a documentation centre which will provide a news clipping file, a variety of periodicals on the disarmament movement, and a resource library. Books and brochures on peace and peace-related issues are also available.
CANDIS stresses that it is concentrating strictly on the nuclear disarmament issue, not nuclear power or ecology. It is not affiliated with any particular peace group; its mandate is to provide accurate information without favouring one group over another. It co-ordinates information about peace movement activities and events; it does not seek to co-ordinate the movement itself. The group's organizers say that, to date, much of the call for its services has come from young people, especially high school students, wondering what kind of peace organization they can join or set up. CANDIS lets them know which group exist in their area, and advises them on which ones might best meet their interests.
CANDIS maintains a phone line from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays; an answering machine provides information at other times.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1983.