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. Oct. 11, 2019Reflections on Peace Week 2019
    Helen Epp speaks with Nastaran from AccessMate

    The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement would like to congratulate the Kitchener-Waterloo community on our most vibrant Peace Week yet!

  2. Oct. 3, 2019Advancing peace through the arts
    Artist Soheila Esfahani chats with Grebel Gallery guests

    Since our first exhibit in 2014, the Grebel Gallery has been a place to craft, record, map, and perform the stories of peacemaking. It has been a space to inspire new ways of thinking, challenge harmful systems and norms, and catalyze conversations on questions of peace and justice.

  3. Sep. 24, 2019Remembering, reconnecting, and re-imagining peacebuilding in Waterloo
    Guests laugh together at celebration

    Five years ago, Kindred Credit Union (formerly Mennonite Savings and Credit Union) Centre for Peace Advancement opened its doors. The grand opening coincided with the International Day of Peace, September 21st, foreshadowing the local and global role that the Centre for Peace Advancement would soon play.

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  1. May 6 to Oct. 25, 2019Grebel Gallery Exhibit | New Fraktur
    New Fraktur

    Meg Harder is an interdisciplinary artist working and living in the Grand River Watershed. Harder graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Waterloo, which included a six month exchange at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem. She studied under Paula Wilson at Haystack Mountain school of crafts in 2018. She was the 2015 Eastern Comma Artist in Residence at Rare Charitable Research Reserve and at Vermont Studio Centre in 2018. She has exhibited at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Forum of Kitchener and Area, and The Museum, Kitchener.

  2. Oct. 22, 2019Public Talk with Michael Molloy - Canada's Indochinese Refugee Program: Policy Innovation and Societal Change
    Poster for Public Talk with Michael Molloy with picture of refugees on a boat

  3. Oct. 23, 2019Summit for Responsible Innovation and Technology
    Summit for Responsible Innovation and Technology Poster

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  1. Oct. 16, 2019Technology is all over
    Women Talk Tech Logo

    It is striking to see how widespread critical reflections on technology have become.

  2. Oct. 9, 2019Our innovation ecosystem is buzzing!
    Poster for Hult Prize Kickoff at UWaterloo

    Looking for extra-curricular opportunities for students to create tech for good at Waterloo? Join the launch celebration for Concept on Thursday, October 10 from 1:00-3:00 PM in the Student Life Centre.

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