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. Apr. 18, 2019Be a peace innovatorPeace innovator alumna Olivia

    Calling all students entering their final year of high school!

    We’re looking for our next cohort of peace innovators who are ready to tackle a problem that they are passionate about in their community. Could this be you or someone you know?

  2. Apr. 9, 2019Waterloo students take up Oxford’s “Map the System” challenge Map the System Waterloo winners Stephan Hogg and Nicolas Werschler present their pitch

    Stefan Hogg and Nicolas Werschler presenting their pitch "Food Insecurity in Northern Ontario."

    On April 8, the University of Waterloo’s first ever Map the System campus final was held at Conrad Grebel University College. The culmination of a process that narrowed 46 applicants down to five finalists, an interdisciplinary team composed of Stefan Hogg (Peace and Conflict Studies) and Nicolas Werschler (Applied Health Sciences) was selected to represent Waterloo at the Canadian finals at Ryerson University in early May.

  3. Apr. 2, 2019Richard Yim of Demine Robotics among Forbes' Top 30 Under 30 AsiaRichard Yim

    "If you think millennials and Gen-Z are just building businesses for the short-term gain, think again...Innovators are not just driving change in the region – but working towards cementing its positive effect in the long run, especially in developing and emerging markets."

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  1. May 9, 2019Launch Reception for 'New Fraktur'

    Join us for a reception celebrating the next Grebel Gallery exhibit, New Fraktur by Meg Harder. 

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