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 27 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. July 23, 2019One student’s journey through Waterloo's innovation ecosystem
    Hannah Hill boothing at start-up showcase

    Written by Hannah Hill, former Incubator Fellow at the Centre for Peace Advancement

    When I was in high school, I always saw university as the next step for me. I was interested in both business and environmental studies and wanted to combine these disciplines with a co-op program. I knew the University of Waterloo was known as the “entrepreneurship school” and had tons of resources available for students who have an idea and want to put wheels to it.

  2. July 9, 2019 "Whatever you expect, you will experience beyond your imagination"
    CPA 2019 Fall

    This reflection was written by Suyeon Kang, International Volunteer Exchange Program Participant from South Korea 2018-2019.

    “Whatever you expect, you will experience beyond your imagination.”

  3. June 27, 2019Is innovation inclusive?
    Panelists

    Is innovation inclusive? Cassie Myers would say Ontario still has work to do.

    Cassie is the founder of SheLeads, a startup which helps organizations measure diversity and inclusion progress and a participant in the Epp Peace Incubator.

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  1. Sep. 21, 2019Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement Fifth Anniversary

    It has been an amazing five years with so much more to look forward to. We invite to join us in reflecting and reconnecting to celebrate these past five years, and looking ahead to the next five and beyond! 

    Stay tuned for more information!

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