About the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement

View of the Centre for Peace Advancement from the outside. Greyish building with lots of windows. Sunny day with blue sky in the background

Located at Conrad Grebel University College on the University of Waterloo campus, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement celebrated its official opening in September of 2014. 

At the Centre for Peace Advancement, we recognize the value of collaborative, interdisciplinary, and multisector approaches to the advancement of peace. For this reason, the Centre for Peace Advancement is home to a variety of participants involved in the work of advancing peace. Our 6,000 square feet of space is occupied by a range of peace scholars from the University of Waterloo, as well as practitioners from local peace building organizations. Through forging opportunities for collaboration in the form of research, training and/or community engagement, we work to advance peace along with academics and practitioners from the University of Waterloo and beyond.


The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement aspires to attract peace innovators; to be a state of the art academic hub that incubates and advances collaborative, inter-disciplinary, multi-sector peacemaking.


The Centre for Peace Advancement advances expansive and innovative understandings and practices of peace locally and globally by promoting collaboration among its peace partners in ways that seek wisdom, nurture faith and serve church and society.

Our programs

  1. The Grebel Gallery encourages mutual learning and shared action by illustrating the integration of art, community and peacebuilding.
  2. The Grebel Peace Incubator program offers peace-related initiatives an opportunity to put wheels to their idea.  
  3. Core Collaborators advance their work by engaging in collaborative research projects and community engagement opportunities.