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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Ripple Effect Education Brings Conflict Resolution into the Classroom

WATERLOO ON -- “One strategy for conflict resolution is to take time and communicate with the person you're arguing with.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Call for Facilitators: The Ripple Effect Education

The Ripple Effect Education (TREE) currently seeks creative and dynamic individuals for the role of Workshop Facilitator to implement a six-week social justice-focused social studies workshop for grade six students in local elementary schools. From January to March 2017, facilitators will gain valuable teaching and leadership experience in a peace-related field, while building relationships with students and educators.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Restorative justice: A tradition of innovation

By Michelle Jackett, the coordinator of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement. This article appeared in the December 2nd edition of The Record.

The Canadian government is committed to making our country a global innovation leader. And so perhaps it isn’t surprising that Correctional Services Canada has embraced the theme “Inspiring Innovation” for Restorative Justice Week 2016.

This is something Waterloo region can get on board with!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Whole of government, revisited?

By Paul Heidebrecht, the director of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement. This article originally appeared in the October 3rd edition of The Hill Times.

WATERLOO, ONT.—At the recent Waterloo Innovation Summit, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains stressed that the Canadian government has an important role to play in helping homegrown startups scale up. One new area of focus is for the government to drive research and development by becoming a customer for new products and services.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Planting Seeds: The Launch of The Ripple Effect Education

WATERLOO, ON Do youth have the tools they need to solve their conflicts and seek justice? On September 20, educators, parents, youth, and community members gathered to launch The Ripple Effect Education (TREE), a peace education initiative that will integrate conflict resolution and social justice concepts into social studies curriculum in elementary school classrooms.