Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights


After an inspirational opening ceremony at Stirling Mennonite Church, participants in the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights departed from Kitchener this past Sunday, April 23rd. Concluding in Ottawa on May 14th, the 600 km walk aims to build support for Canada’s adoption and implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Why do we talk so much about all that “innovation stuff”? A window into the CPA’s Epp Peace Incubator Program

Ashoka U Exchange

Earlier this month, Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) staff members Paul Heidebrecht and Michelle Jackett participated in the 2017 Ashoka U Exchange. Dedicated to transforming higher education into a tool for social innovation, this annual conference brought together over 700 attendees from around the world, including representatives from more than 10 Canadian universities. The CPA’s own Epp Peace Incubator Program is what brought Paul and Michelle to Miami for the conference, and is what drives their ongoing engagement in the growing field of social innovation.

Monday, February 27, 2017

CPA instigates a conversation about harnessing technological advancement to promote peace

In January, an e-seminar, hosted by the Centre for Security Governance, took place on the topic of "PeaceTech: Harnessing Technology to Advance Peacebuilding".

Paul Heidebrecht, Director of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) parntered with Mark Sedra, Executive Director of the Centre for Security Governance, in lining up speakers in preparation for the e-seminar.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Project Ploughshares Marks 40 years

On March 13 2017, Project Ploughshares is marking 40 years of work with a public lecture and conversation with Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow. Join them at Knox Presbyterian Church on Erb St. in Waterloo to join the conversation and to celebrate 40 years alongside Ploughshares.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tesatawiyat – Come In

Tesatawiyat Gallery Launch poster

See photo gallery from Tesatawiyat exhibit launch here.

WATERLOO, ON -- Tesatawiyat means Come in in the Mohawk language. In that spirit, the Grebel Gallery invites the public to come in to enjoy a community art project featuring 19 photographs of First Nations families in their homes.

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.