Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement

Our centre and participants

The Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) 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 CPA’s unique working community. The Centre 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 26 years running, 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. Jan. 15, 2018Peace by piece: creating meaningful impact through art

  2. Dec. 19, 2017Project Ploughshares celebrates ICAN’s win of Nobel Peace Prize Cesar and Setsuko

    In the midst of global tensions and threats of nuclear warfare, the many collaborative efforts to eliminate weapons of mass destruction provide hope. One of these initiatives is this year’s Nobel Peace Prize recipient ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

  3. Nov. 23, 2017Irrigation and innovation: Grebel students win pitch competitionMEDA team with Paul Heidebrecht

    At the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement, we know that innovation is more than creating a program or technology that solves one problem. It includes nurturing an ecosystem which collectively catalyzes change, both on the ground and within systems.

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