Conrad Grebel University College
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G6
Peace Week 2020
The theme for the United Nation’s International Day of Peace 2020, "Shaping Peace Together,” calls us to unity, collaboration, and kindness in the face of the violence and isolation we are seeing in our world right now. This call for connection resonates with the Centre for Peace Advancement community, which is catalyzing meaningful connection around issues of justice and peace.
Beginning during Peace Week 2020, the Centre for Peace Advancement will be hosting conversations with participants, partners, and staff that highlight peacebuilding journeys at the heart of the Centre. These stories will be shared with the broader community through short, documentary-style videos throughout the Fall of 2020.
Stay tuned for the first video coming early this Fall!
What is Peace Week?
Peace Week, which revolves around the International Day of Peace on September 21st, is a time for reflection, community, learning, and celebration. From the Centre for Peace Advancement's launch to a full community calendar with diverse events for all ages, Peace Week has continued to inspire and encourage the peacebuilding community in Waterloo. The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement has celebrated and coordinated Peace Week in Waterloo Region since its launch in 2014.
Peace Week 2019
Peace Week 2019 hosted the largest community calendar for Waterloo Region with 14 different events spread over a week, culminating in the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement's 5th Anniversary celebration.
Read more about Peace Week 2019.
Read more about the Centre for Peace Advancement's 5th Anniversary.
Peace Week 2018
Peace Week 2017
The Centre for Peace Advancement began to coordinate the community calendar for Peace Week in 2017. Opening up the calendar to broader community events increased participation with Waterloo Region residents.
Read more about Peace Week 2017.
Peace Week 2016
In 2016, the Centre for Peace Advancement contributed to the Grebel community calendar, and celebrated The Ripple Effect Education (TREE) launch.
Peace Week 2015
The Centre for Peace Advancement worked alongside Grebel in 2015 to implement a calendar of events with expressions of peace from different departments and partners within the college.
Peace Week 2014
Peace Week began in 2014 when Conrad Grebel University College initiated a series of community events for the week surrounding the International Day of Peace, culminating in the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement's official launch.