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.

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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. Apr. 27, 2017A Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rightspfir

    After an inspirational opening ceremony at Stirling Mennonite Church, participants in the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights departed from Kitchener this past Sunday, April 23rd. Concluding in Ottawa on May 14th, the 600 km walk aims to build support for Canada’s adoption and implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

  2. Mar. 30, 2017Why do we talk so much about all that “innovation stuff”? A window into the CPA’s Epp Peace Incubator Program Ashoka U Exchange

    Earlier this month, Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) staff members Paul Heidebrecht and Michelle Jackett participated in the 2017 Ashoka U Exchange. Dedicated to transforming higher education into a tool for social innovation, this annual conference brought together over 700 attendees from around the world, including representatives from more than 10 Canadian universities.

  3. Feb. 27, 2017CPA instigates a conversation about harnessing technological advancement to promote peace

    In January, an e-seminar, hosted by the Centre for Security Governance, took place on the topic of "PeaceTech: Harnessing Technology to Advance Peacebuilding".

    Paul Heidebrecht, Director of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) parntered with Mark Sedra, Executive Director of the Centre for Security Governance, in lining up speakers in preparation for the e-seminar.

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  1. May 25, 2017The Tamarack Institute hosts Alan Broadbent for a conversation on leading a non-profit organization

    On May 25, join the Tamarack Institute in celebrating the launch of Alan Broadbent's new book, You're It! Shared Wisdom for Successfully Leading Organizations from Both a Seasoned and a First-Time CEO.

    Paul Born, co-founder and president of Tamarack, will moderate a conversation with Alan Broadbent and his co-author Franca Gucciardi. They will share insights on how to successfully lead a non-profit organization.

    The Tamarack Institute is a participant organization in the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement.

  2. June 1, 2017"Collage & Connectedness" Exhibit Launch ReceptionConnectedness and Collage shareable image

    Throughout February and March, a group of Waterloo Region youth set out to explore what “connectedness” means to them through mixed media techniques. Come see the products of their exploration in the Grebel Gallery at 4 PM on Thursday June 1, 2017.

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