Founded between December 1948 and May 1949, the Canadian Peace Congress (CPC) is an organized movement of people and groups in Canada working for peace and supporting the ideals of the United Nations. Founded as a response to the Cold War, it is part of the movement led by the World Council of Peace. Among the organizations that have been affiliated with the CPC are the Trade Union Peace Committee, the Communist Party of Canada, the Federation of Russian Canadians and the United Jewish People's Order. The CPC organizes conferences to support peace, opposes the arms race, and educates the public about peace issues. Petitions, education and government lobbying are some of the methods employed by the CPC.