Minister Monsef speaks at Ottawa Peace Talks, April 19, 2016

Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef, a presenter at Ottawa Peace Talks on April 19, at a post-event reception. The event, co-organized by Ottawa’s Global Centre for Pluralism, featured eight-minute talks by speakers exploring the theme of building peace through diversity. Ottawa Peace Talks photograph by Andrea Cardin

Sudanese child-soldier-turned-musician Emmanuel Jal, and Hamoon Ekhtiari, Telus’s director of strategy, at the post-event reception. Ottawa Peace Talks photograph by Andrea Cardin

Immigration Minister John McCallum at the event at the Delegation of Ismaili Imamat. Ottawa Peace Talks photograph by Andrea Cardin

Calgary entrepreneur Japman Bajaj at a reception before the event. Ottawa Peace Talks photograph by Andrea Cardin

Huffington Post Canada’s Althia Raj, event MC, left, with Global Centre for Pluralism Secretary-General John McNee, second from right, and Scott Weber and Sarah Noble of co-organizer Interpeace. Ottawa Peace Talks photograph by Andrea Cardin