Friday, January 18, 2019

Following the path of peace: Suyeon’s experience with the International Volunteer Exchange Program


For the past three years, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) has been connecting with aspiring peacebuilders around the world through the Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP).

Monday, January 7, 2019

Map the System: thinking differently about social and environmental change

Fall in love with the problem, not the solution

Want to explore a social or environmental issue that matters to you? Do you want to connect with other socially conscious students, researchers and practitioners at the University of Waterloo and beyond?

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Keeping killer robots fictional

Project Ploughshares staff poses with photo campaign poster

Through the #12days4good campaign, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) is advancing peace with local organizations by giving back to the community during the holiday season.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Engaging our communities to advance peace

Students speaking with Core Collaborator representative at the Opportunities Fair

As 2018 comes to a close, we reflect on the ways Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) participants have been building peace throughout the year. This year, as CPA participants shared their stories of activity and impact, a trend emerged.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

MEDAx and beyond...creating pathways for future innovators

Pitch finalists from MEDAx $5K pitch competition

How do we foster a future of innovators eager to create social impact and build peace?

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Critical encounters with peacebuilding: An era of hope on the Korean Peninsula

Student talking to Doug Hostetter, Director of MCC's UN office

Set to the backdrop of the United Nations (UN) Plaza in New York City is Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) UN office. This office and its staff serve as a vein for MCC’s advocacy work to move the needle on important global humanitarian issues. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Marlena Books wins first place in AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

Founder of Marlena Books, Rachel Thompson, at AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

Since joining the Epp Peace Incubator in 2015, Rachel Thompson, founder of Marlena Books, has been busy growing her social enterprise.

Monday, October 22, 2018

A time to act: Project Ploughshares calls for a future without killer robotics

Marijan at killer robots during the United Nations General Assembly First Committee meetings in New York

Thinking and working politically is a key ingredient for participants at the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA)—we believe this a fundamental process that ensures peacebuilding work is targeting the root of an issue rather than the symptoms.