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 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. Feb. 5, 2019Grebel students win award at CBC Radio Canada hackathonTeam accepting the Digital Products award

    From February 1 to 3, a team of students from Conrad Grebel University College participated in CBC/Radio-Canada’s Hackathon 2019. The hackathon focused on creating prototypes that would increase Canadians’ engagement with CBC/Radio-Canada’s digital platforms.

  2. Jan. 31, 2019Equipping social entrepreneurs for success: Marlena Books’ journey through the University of Waterloo’s innovation ecosystemRachel Thompson, founder of Marlena Books, reading with her grandmother

    The Epp Peace Incubator program at the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement defines success broadly, with participants working in a variety of ways to make a positive impact. Marlena Books joined this program in January, 2016, and now, 3 years later, is generating ongoing revenue through book sales and their recently launched App.

  3. Jan. 24, 2019Building robots with a humanitarian missionRichard Yim and Demine Robotics team with robot prototype

    Last week, the University of Waterloo released a feature highlighting Richard Yim of Demine Robotics. The Demine Robotics team have created a demining excavation machine to free the world of landmines.

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