The PeaceTech Living-Learning Community at Grebel aims to bring together critical reflection and creative energy to improve the social impact of technology, but we are not alone. Indeed, in recent years a growing number of initiatives and organizations are contributing to a global movement of “tech for good,” and the Centre for Peace Advancement team is doing our best to try to keep up! Check out the following roster if you are looking for resources on a particular topic, or looking to get involved as you move to a new city for a work term or full-time job.

 AI for Good Foundation

AI for Good logo<--break-><--break->Fosters activities to maximize the benefit of AI technologies for social good through the lens of global sustainable development.

Algorithmic Justice League

Algorithmic Justice League LogoAims to highlight algorithmic bias, provide space for concerns with coded bias, and develop accountability practices.

All Tech is Human

All Tech is Human logoBrings together organizations, advocates, academics, designers, industry, students, and other interested parties to help tackle the thorny tech issues we are facing as a society.

 

Benetech

Benetech logoSilicon Valley’s Software for Social Good Headquarters.

 Build Up

Build Up Logo<--break-><--break->Combines peacebuilding, participation and technology to identify and address emergent challenges to peace.

Center for Humane Technology

Center for Humane Technology logoRealigning technology with humanity’s best interests.

 

Civic Tech Field Guide

Civic Tech Field Guide logoA crowdsourced, global collection of civic tech tools and projects; an official project of Civic Hall, a one-of-a-kind non-profit collaboration center for the world’s civic innovators.

Civic Tech WR

CivicTech WR logoBringing together people from different sectors and industries to actively solve issues facing our local community using technology-based solutions.

Coding it Forward

Coding it Forward logoEmpowering the next generation of technology leaders to create social change.

 

Critical Media Lab

Critical Media Lab logo

A cross-disciplinary, research-creation initiative at UWaterloo that fosters the creation of new media projects that explore the impact of technology on society and the human condition.

CyberPeace Institute

CyberPeace Institute logo

Works to safeguard the integrity of the online ecosystem by directing assistance to vulnerable victims of large-scale cyberattacks and promoting greater accountability when those attacks violate international expectations and laws.

Data for Good

Data for Good logoA collective of do gooders, who want to use their powers for good, and not evil, to help make our communities better through data.

 

DataKind <--break->

DataKind logoHarnessing the power of data science in the service of humanity.

Digital Democracy

Digital Democracy LogoWorks in solidarity with marginalized communities to use technology to defend their rights.

Digital Justice Lab

Digital Justice Lab logoWe build the knowledge capacity of nonprofits, governments and grassroots organizations to navigate digital issues through training, strategy building and collective impact.

 
  

Digital Peace Now

Digital Peace Now LogoDigital citizens coming together to call upon world leaders to create rules of the road that protect our digital society.

Engineering Change Lab

Engineering Change Lab logo<--break->A collaborative platform to enable Canada’s engineering community reach its full potential by helping steward the application of science and technology to address the challenges of our time.

Engineering for Social Innovation

Georgia Tech LogoAims to improve the lives of the underprivileged domestic population or people at the bottom of the pyramid in the developing world through a collection of ongoing projects.

 
 
 

Equal Engineers

equal engineers logoMakes engineering and technology more diverse and inclusive through training, recruitment, media, and events.

Ethical OS

Ethical OS logoA guide to anticipating the future impact of today’s technology, or: how not to regret the things you will build.

Ethics in Action

Ethics in Action logo Author of “Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.”

 

FaithTech 

FaithTech logoA growing movement of Christians interested in all things faith and technology.

Fast Forward Accelerate Good

Fast Forward Accelerator logoAs the first and only organization focused exclusively on scaling organizations that combine the best tech with sustainable nonprofit business models, Fast Forward’s mission is to accelerate impact.

Geeks Without Bounds

Geeks without Bounds logoHumanitarian open source technology; security online and off for vulnerable populations; supporting technology in low resource situations.

 
 
 

Giving Tech Labs

giving tech labs logo

Global Development Incubator 

global development incubator logoBuilds startups and partnerships focused on social impact, bringing together the right partners across sectors to help initiatives scale their impact and prepare for long-term success.

Good Tech Lab

Good Tech Lab logoA research and innovation firm focused on the moonshots of the 21st century — reversing climate change while ensuring people and nature thrive.

 

HackerNest

HackerNest logoAn international nonprofit that produces unpretentious tech socials, blockbuster hackathons tackling global challenges, and other projects that advance technology, humanity, and economic prosperity.

Humanitarian Engineering Center

Ohio State U LogoCreates technologies that help people.

Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement

Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace AdvancementCatalyzing collaboration among peace-oriented innovators and established organizations from Waterloo’s vibrant peacebuilding community.

 

Legatum Center for Development and EntrepreneurshipLegatum centre logo

Drives more inclusive prosperity by building pathways for the next generation of change agents who, through principled entrepreneurial leadership, will create good jobs, transform systems, and improve lives.

N Square

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N Square logo

Powering a network of innovators committed to ending the nuclear threat through unlikely partnerships, breakthrough ideas, and world-changing projects.

NAE Grand Challenges for EngineeringNAE Grand Challenges for Engineering Logo

Within broad realms of human concern — sustainability, health, vulnerability, and joy of living — 14 specific grand challenges await engineering solutions in the 21st century.

 
 

Open AI

open ai logoDiscovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence.

Peace Innovation Institute

Peace Innovation Institute<--break->Catalyzes a thriving technology sector that brings breakthrough products, solutions and new companies in the peace, justice and humanitarian markets.

Peace Innovation Lab

Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford LogoA global community consisting of thought leaders from the fields of behavior design, innovation, persuasive and social technologies and finance seeking to increase positive peace via real world interventions.

 

PeaceTech Lab

PeaceTech Lab logo<--break->Works to reduce violent conflict using technology, media, and data to accelerate and scale peacebuilding efforts. 

Shah Family Global Innovation Lab

Purdue University logoFosters and sustains a vibrant community to address socio-economic challenges based on engineering innovations and market-driven approaches.

Signal Program on Human Security and Technology

Signal Program logoWorks to advance the safe, ethical, and effective use of information technologies by communities of practice during humanitarian and human rights emergencies.

 

Tech for Good

<--break->Canadian Innovation Space Tech for Good logo<--break->Host for “Tech For Good: A Declaration by the Canadian Tech Community.”

Tech Impact 2030

Tech Impact 2030 logoPutting technology to work to tackle societal challenges and achieve real change.

Tech Reset Canada

Tech Reset Canada WordmarkA coalition of business people, technologists, and other residents advocating for innovation that is focused on maximizing the public good. 

 

TechChange

Tech Change logo<--break->Provides online professional development in technology and social change.

TechEquity Collaborative

Tech Equity logoEngaging the tech community to build a more equitable and inclusive twenty-first century economy.

TechShift Alliance

Tech Shift logo

An alliance of students building a fairer technological future.

 

Tech Women

tech women logoEmpowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in STEM by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.

The Citizen Lab

The Citizen Lab logoAn interdisciplinary laboratory at the University of Toronto focusing on research, development, and high-level strategic policy and legal engagement at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security.

UW Blueprint

UW Blueprint logoStudents striving to make technology accessible and useful for those who create communities and promote public welfare