Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement

Our Centre

The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) is a unique space and working community on the University of Waterloo campus. The Centre stands as a bridge between campus and community, academics and practice, and faith and justice.

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Our participants

The CPA is home to University of Waterloo faculty and masters students, as well as peace-oriented entrepreneurs and established organizations from the region's vibrant peacebuilding field. The common goal of advancing peace is the lifeblood of the Centre's dynamic space. The people who call the Centre home acknowledge the important role of collaboration in pursuing and advancing peace.

  1. May 25, 2017Registration open for Engineering and Peaceengineering and peace

    In the Fall of 2017, CPA Director Paul Heidebrecht will once again be teaching a special topics course in Peace and Conflict Studies on Engineering and Peace. Meeting weekly on Wednesday evenings, this course is built on the conviction that the kinds of problems engineers seek to address, and the ways they seek to address them, should matter for anyone interested in advancing peace in the world.

    As past students have noted:

    "This course put my work as an engineer in context! I think that by taking this course, I grew both as an engineer and as a person."

  2. May 24, 2017Looking for a Fall co-op job? Be the next CPA Communications Assistant

    Doing your co-op term with the CPA this Fall is the perfect way to enter into the professional world, to network, and to skill-build, without even having to leave campus! The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) has hired co-op students each year since 2014, and we’ve had great experiences. This year, the CPA co-op role focuses primarily on executing communications support.

  3. Apr. 27, 2017A Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rightspfir

    After an inspirational opening ceremony at Stirling Mennonite Church, participants in the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights departed from Kitchener this past Sunday, April 23rd. Concluding in Ottawa on May 14th, the 600 km walk aims to build support for Canada’s adoption and implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

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  1. June 1, 2017"Collage & Connectedness" Exhibit Launch ReceptionConnectedness and Collage shareable image

    Throughout February and March, a group of Waterloo Region youth set out to explore what “connectedness” means to them through mixed media techniques. Come see the products of their exploration in the Grebel Gallery at 4 PM on Thursday June 1, 2017.

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