Tech for Good Organizations

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

 

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


Algorithmic Justice League

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Aims to highlight algorithmic bias, provide space for concerns with coded bias, and develop accountability practices.


All Tech is Human

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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

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Silicon Valley's Software for Social Good Headquarters.


Build Up

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Combines peacebuilding, participation and technology to identify and address emergent challenges to peace.


Citizens and Technology Lab

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The CAT Lab is a public-interest research group striving to study the effects of technology and test ideas for changing digital spaces to better serve the public interest.


Center for Humane Technology

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Realigning technology with humanity's best interests.


Civic Tech Field Guide

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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 worlds civic innovators.


Civic Tech WR

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


Coding it Forward

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


Critical Media Lab

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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

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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

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


Data for Peacebuilding and Prevention Ecosystem Map

NYU CIC

 

An interactive digital tool to map the exisiting global organizations working at the intersection of data and peacebuilding.


DataKind

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


Digital Democracy

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


Digital Justice Lab

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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

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


Engineering Change Lab

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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

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Aims 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.


Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace

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A network of activists, academics, and practitioners dedicated to Social Justice and Peace.


Equal Engineers

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Makes engineering and technology more diverse and inclusive through training, recruitment, media, and events.


Ethical OS

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


Ethics in Action

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


FaithTech

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


Fast Forward Accelerate Good

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As the first and only organization focused exclusively on scaling organizations that combine the best tech with sustainable nonprofit business models, Fast Forwards mission is to accelerate impact.


Geeks Without Bounds

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


Giving Tech Labs

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Creating technology and sustainability models to deliver results in the nonprofit sector


Global Development Incubator

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Builds 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.


Data for Peacebuilding and Prevention Ecosystem Map

NYU CIC

 

An interactive digital tool to map the exisiting global organizations working at the intersection of data and peacebuilding.


HackerNest

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An 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

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Creates technologies that help people.


JustPeace Labs

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Supporting ethical and responsible approaches to technology deployed in high-risk settings.


Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement

Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement

 

Catalyzing collaboration among peace-oriented innovators and established organizations from Waterloos vibrant peacebuilding community.


Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship

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


NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering

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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

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Discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence.


Peace Innovation Institute

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Catalyzes a thriving technology sector that brings breakthrough products, solutions and new companies in the peace, justice and humanitarian markets.


Peace Innovation Lab

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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

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


Shah Family Global Innovation Lab

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


Tech for Good

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


Tech Impact 2030

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


Tech Reset Canada

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


TechChange

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Provides online professional development in technology and social change.


TechEquity Collaborative

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


Technovation Girls

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Global tech education nonprofit that empowers girls and families to become leaders, creators and problem-solvers.


TechShift Alliance

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An alliance of students building a fairer technological future.


TechWomen

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Empowers, 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

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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.


UW Blueprint

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