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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.