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 logo

Fosters activities to maximize the benefit of AI technologies for social good through the lens of global sustainable development.

All Tech is Human logo

Brings 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 logo

Silicon Valley’s Software for Social Good Headquarters.

Canadian Innovation Space Tech for Good logo

Host for “Tech For Good: A Declaration by the Canadian Tech Community.”

Center for Humane Technology logo

Realigning technology with humanity’s best interests.

Centre for Society Tech and Values logo

An interdisciplinary teaching and research unit at UWaterloo that explores relationships among modern technology, culture and human values, and the structure of society. 

Center for the Study of Ethics and Technology Logo

Exists to promote sustained and rigorous thinking about the moral consequences of technological change.

The Citizen Lab logo

An 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.

Civic Tech Field Guide logo

A 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.

CivicTech WR logo

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

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.

Coding it Forward logo

Empowering the next generation of technology leaders to create social change.

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 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 logo

Harnessing the power of data science in the service of humanity.

Digital Democracy Logo

Works in solidarity with marginalized communities to use technology to defend their rights.

Digital Justice Lab logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Digital Peace Now Logo

 

 

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

Engineering Change Lab logo

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.

Ethical OS logo

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

 

FaithTech logo

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

Fast Forward Accelerator logo

As 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 logo

Humanitarian open source technology; security online and off for vulnerable populations; supporting technology in low resource situations.

Good Tech Lab logo

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

HackerNest logo

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

Ethics in Action logo

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

Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement

Catalyzing collaboration among peace-oriented innovators and established organizations from Waterloo’s vibrant peacebuilding community.

NAE 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.

N Square logo

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

Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford Logo

A 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 logo

Works to reduce violent conflict using technology, media, and data to accelerate and scale peacebuilding efforts.

Tech Change logo

Provides online professional development in technology and social change.

Tech Equity logo

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

Tech Impact 2030 logo

Putting technology to work to tackle societal challenges and achieve real change.

Tech Reset Canada Wordmark

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

Tech Shift logo

An alliance of students building a fairer technological future.

Tech Solidarity logo

A grass-roots organization with the motto “technology serves people.”

UW Blueprint logo

Students striving to make technology accessible and useful for those who create communities and promote public welfare.