Peace Innovators Scholarship & Mentoring Program

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Be a peace innovator. 

The Peace Innovators Scholarship & Mentoring Program equips young leaders like you with skills to tackle a problem you’re passionate about in your community. You will network with other leaders in high schools across Ontario, and by the end of one year, you will launch an event or campaign to address your cause.


Eligibility and application details

Applications for 2022-2023 are now closed.

Individuals or teams of two people were eligible to apply. $250 in seed funding will be given to every team member participating in the program.

Program details:

  • A kick-off retreat to learn about implementing peace ideas in your school or community (in Waterloo, Ontario at Conrad Grebel University College*)
  • Funding to kick-start your Innovation Plan for the year
  • Mentorship from a mentor in your community and The Ripple Effect Education (TREE)
  • Connecting with a group of amazing students working for peace
  • An additional $250 personal scholarship upon successful completion of the program
  • A final Showcase at Conrad Grebel University College* to highlight your accomplishments and share about  learning opportunities

*Students are responsible for arranging travel to/from the kick-off retreat and final showcase in Waterloo, Ontario. We encourage students to arrange for their own travel. If travel costs would prohibit a student’s participation, financial support will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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"It's difficult to overstate just how fantastic the Peace Innovators program is. For Thea, the program was by far the highlight of their Grade 12 year. The workshops, monthly check-ins, and mentoring relationships set the stage for exceptional learning, leadership development, and concrete peacebuilding that had a real impact not just on Thea, but on the community. And when we look at the program as a whole, it's obvious that it works. Each participant was able to empathetically identify a challenge, nurture an idea, and turn it into tangible and inspiring action. What better lesson to learn than that when we care deeply and act intentionally, we can make a positive difference in ourselves and the lives of others around us?"

Nolan Andres, parent of 2018/2019 Peace Innovator Thea Andres