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Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement

Our centre and participants

The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement is a dynamic space on the University of Waterloo campus, home to peace-oriented innovators, and established organizations from the region's vibrant peacebuilding field. The common goal of advancing peace collaboratively and creatively is the lifeblood of the Centre for Peace Advancement’s unique working community. The Centre for Peace Advancement stands as a bridge between campus and community, academics and practice, and faith and justice.

Our ecosystem

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is a leading hub for innovation on a national and global scale. The University of Waterloo has been rated Canada’s most innovative university for 28 consecutive years (1997-2020), operates the world’s largest co-operative education program, and now supports a wide array of student entrepreneurship opportunities. In addition to being the home of countless cutting-edge tech companies, our surrounding community has nurtured significant social innovations in areas such as restorative justice, poverty alleviation, and refugee resettlement.

  1. July 27, 2021Podcasting for peace
    Podcasting for Peace text above a brunette woman viwed wearing over-ear headphones while looking out of a window.

    “What are you listening to right now?” has become a popular topic at Centre for Peace Advancement coffee breaks, and with good reason. As a popular medium for storytelling, podcasts have become instrumental in provoking nuanced and multidimensional dialogue around peacebuilding and conflict. Available on a wide variety of free and paid platforms, podcasts make peace dialogue more accessible, consumable, and enjoyable for many.

    Whether you want to relax, learn, or create a podcast of your own, there is something out there for you. For your next listening session, check out these options created by or featuring Centre community members.

  2. July 15, 2021GeoMate launches the Accessible City Challenge (ACE)
    The Accessibile City Challenge (ACE) poster with navy blue background and a red silhouette figure in a wheelchair.

    On Tuesday July 13th, 2021, Grebel Peace Incubator participant GeoMate launched the first ever Accessible City Challenge (ACE). Created to help Canadian cities meet the population’s growing need for accessibility, ACE is GeoMate’s invitation to municipalities to collaborate for transformative change and embrace a more accessible future.

  3. June 29, 2021Peace Incubator participant helps establish new Malcolm X PACS Scholarship
    Malcolm X kneels on the ground while wearing a black suit during his 1964 pilgrimage to Mecca

    For the first time this Fall, a student enrolled in Conrad Grebel University College’s Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) program will receive a new scholarship honouring the legacy of Malcolm X. Grebel Peace Incubator participant, Majid Mirza of ESGTree, was instrumental in bringing the Malcolm X Peace and Conflict Studies Scholarship to life with support from dedicated donors and the approval of Malcolm X's family. 

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