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. Oct. 30, 2018Marlena Books wins first place in AGE-WELL National Impact ChallengeFounder of Marlena Books, Rachel Thompson, at AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

    Since joining the Epp Peace Incubator in 2015, Rachel Thompson, founder of Marlena Books, has been busy growing her social enterprise.

  2. Oct. 22, 2018A time to act: Project Ploughshares calls for a future without killer roboticsMarijan at killer robots during the United Nations General Assembly First Committee meetings in New York

    Thinking and working politically is a key ingredient for participants at the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA)—we believe this a fundamental process that ensures peacebuilding work is targeting the root of an issue rather than the symptoms.

  3. Oct. 16, 201813 Ways to Advance Peace: Reflections on Peace Week 2018Two men shaking hands with art in background

    Peace advancement has many intersecting layers, perspectives and possibilities. For the past two years, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) has invited Waterloo Region to celebrate peace in ways they find most meaningful.

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