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A festival of peace and compassion.
September 13 - 21 Winnipeg

Compassion Games


Compassion Games International is a non-profit initiative that works with individuals and groups who wish to organize and produce the Compassion Games within their communities.   You can become involved with this international movement!

The purpose of the Compassion Games is to inspire, activate, and celebrate compassionate action.  The Compassion Games are designed to help and inspire individuals to make their communities safer, kinder, more just, and better places to live.

Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest provides a network through which members of a community can actively participate in and lead societal change.  The Compassion Games are played from September 11 through September 21, the United Nations International Day of Peace. Communities form teams to “cooperate to compete” and “out-give” each other during this 11 day gift-giving festival.

You can sign up to play the games as an individual or you can play as part of a team (office colleagues, businesses, etc.) There are several ways to play the games as outlined on the Compassion Games website:  www.compassiongames.org.

You can perform random acts of kindness.  Or, you can sign up to receive missions each day and become a “secret agent” of compassion for the eleven days that the games are played. You can also become involved in service projects and donate time or money to a number of worthy causes.  If you have a service project in mind for Compassionate Winnipeg, please share your idea with us and we will try to facilitate its inclusion.

Send us an email if you would like to join the 2016 Compassion Games occuring in Winnipeg: games@peacedays.ca

“A compassionate city is an uncomfortable city! A city that is uncomfortable when anyone is homeless or hungry. Uncomfortable if every child isn’t loved and given rich opportunities to grow and thrive.  Uncomfortable when any group anywhere in the world is marginalized or oppressed.  Uncomfortable when as a community we don’t treat our neighbors as we would wish to be treated.” -Karen Armstrong