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.
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.