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. Aug. 27, 2019International Volunteer Exchange Program Participants: Where are they now?
    International Volunteer Exchange Program Participants

    Since 2016, the Centre for Peace Advancement has been privileged to welcome participants from Mennonite Central Committee's International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP). IVEP is a year-long volunteer work and cultural exchange for young adults. Since its establishment in 1950, IVEP has emphasized peacemaking and building understanding across cultures.

  2. Aug. 12, 2019A day in the life of an Incubator Fellow
    Hannah Hill boothing at start-up showcase

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

  3. 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.

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  1. May 6 to Oct. 25, 2019Grebel Gallery Exhibit | New Fraktur
    New Fraktur

    Meg Harder is an interdisciplinary artist working and living in the Grand River Watershed. Harder graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Waterloo, which included a six month exchange at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem. She studied under Paula Wilson at Haystack Mountain school of crafts in 2018. She was the 2015 Eastern Comma Artist in Residence at Rare Charitable Research Reserve and at Vermont Studio Centre in 2018. She has exhibited at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Forum of Kitchener and Area, and The Museum, Kitchener.

  2. Sep. 16 to 22, 2019Peace Week 2019
    Peace Week 2019

    Every year, on September 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace. Inspired by this initiative, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement and Conrad Grebel University College invite you to peace events throughout September 16 to 22, or to plan an event to mark the occasion your way, in your community.

  3. Sep. 21, 2019Catalyzing Collaboration
    Centre for Peace Advancement Fifth Anniversary

    Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement

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