Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Project Ploughshares celebrates ICAN’s win of Nobel Peace Prize

Cesar and Setsuko

In the midst of global tensions and threats of nuclear warfare, the many collaborative efforts to eliminate weapons of mass destruction provide hope. One of these initiatives is this year’s Nobel Peace Prize recipient ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Irrigation and innovation: Grebel students win pitch competition

MEDA team with Paul Heidebrecht

At the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement, we know that innovation is more than creating a program or technology that solves one problem. It includes nurturing an ecosystem which collectively catalyzes change, both on the ground and within systems.

Friday, November 3, 2017

When peace and innovation meet: Start-ups that are working for peace in Waterloo Region

Poster for Peace Incubator Showcase

Demine Robotics is building a robot to defuse landmines in Cambodia. EPOCH has developed an app that connects refugees with community members to support their integration process.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Nobel Peace Prize elevates nuclear ban effort

Cesar speaking at podium

Executive Director of Project Ploughshares, Cesar Jaramillo was in Toronto today to urge Canada to join the treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Kindred Credit Union Recognized for its Positive Impacts

Kindred Credit Union has been accepted into membership in the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) for their commitment to affecting positive change. Through its membership, Kindred will be connected to organizations from around the world who are similarly committed to conducting business – and banking – in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. There are over 43 financial institutions that are a part of the GAVB who together serve 41 million customers.

Friday, October 6, 2017

TREE inspires student leaders from across Canada

Room of high students looking at a slide

When looking for a location that would inspire innovation and encourage high school students to see themselves as future leaders, the Canadian Student Leadership Conference saw Waterloo as an ideal choice.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"Painting a Picture of Dignity" Launches in Grebel Gallery

Painting a Picture of Dignity Poster

Tomorrow, September 21, marks the International Day of Peace and World Alzheimer’s Day. Although not typically connected, both peace and Alzheimer’s disease deeply touch the lives of many Canadians. In fact, many of us are grappling with the complexities of both!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bauman Family gift focuses on Mentorship and Peace Incubation

Barry Bauman

Peace has been an important value in the lives of Aden and Joanne Bauman and their sons Barry, who passed away in 2016, and Michael.  Lifelong members of the Elmira Mennonite Church, Aden and Joanne were fixtures in the community at their Arthur street jewelry store.    “Peace is a Mennonite thing,” observed Joanne.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Peace Week 2017

Peace Week logo image