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.

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. June 22, 2017World Refugee Day an occasion to celebrate Waterloo region's dynamic innovation ecosystem

    As many are aware, World Refugee Day took place this past Tuesday, June 20. On Wednesday, CPA Director, Paul Heidebrecht, wrote a letter to the editor of the Waterloo Region Record reflecting on

    the demonstrated potential of this region to innovate solutions to the refugee crisis. Perhaps most significantly, he called readers to continue our innovative legacy, noting the desperate need for more breakthroughs, considering the complexity and scale of the problem.

  2. June 15, 2017WorldVuze: Next 150 Initiativeworldvuze

    At the beginning of May, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) welcomed our newest member, Julia Coburn, cofounder of WorldVuze, to our Epp Peace Incubator program. WorldVuze is a free online platform where K-12 students worldwide can safely share and explore a diversity of perspectives on topics posted by classrooms, nonprofit organizations, or experts.

  3. 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."

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