CPA February e-newsletter

February 2022

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Peace Innovators pitch for start-up funding

Since last Spring, the 2021-2022 cohort of Peace Innovators have been hard at work identifying challenges in their community, learning about the context surrounding these problems, and designing solutions to cultivate positive change. On a snowy Saturday in January, the high school students gathered virtually to participate in the first ever Peace Innovators Pitching Panel to request start-up funding for their projects. Read Peace Innovators Pitch for Start-up Funding to learn more about the panel and the projects.

Highlights

Crisis in Ukraine

Over the last few days, the Centre for Peace Advancement community has watched the devastating conflict unfold in Ukraine. We are deeply saddened and disturbed by the loss of life we are witnessing and the disruption this will continue to cause to the well-being of all those affected.

Two of our Core Collaborators are closely monitoring the situation and finding ways to actively respond. Project Ploughshares has released a helpful statement on the Russian invasion and is hosting a forum on March 3, 2022. MCC is providing life-saving humanitarian relief in Ukraine.

Incubator Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Reesor Rempel

Pastors in Exile (PiE) was one of the Grebel Peace Incubator's first participants, bringing young adults together through candid conversations about peacebuilding and spirituality in modern contexts. Read the article to learn about how PiE's Co-Founder Reesor-Rempel has used her experience with PiE to guide her work as Grebel's Interim Chaplain.

Upcoming events

Preparing your Submission: Map the System Workshop
The Centre for Peace Advancement is hosting a Map the System workshop on March 15, 2022 aimed at preparing student researchers for their Map the System submission. Participants will learn more about identifying leverage points for change and how these levers can be used to address gaps in the current solutions landscape. To register, visit the event page.

Participatory Evaluation Workshop with Tamarack Institute
Tamarack Institute is hosting a virtual workshop on March 24, 2022 to equip participants with the knowledge and tools to bring participatory evaluation practices into their community change work. To learn more and register, visit Tamarack Institute online.

Employment & engagement opportunities

Peace Innovators Scholarship & Mentoring Program
Applications for the 2022-2023 cohort of Peace Innovators opens on March 1, 2022. The Peace Innovators Scholarship & Mentoring Program equips young leader with the skills to tackle a problem they are passionate about in their community. To learn more about apply, view the Peace Innovators Scholarship & Mentoring Program webpage.

World's Challenge Challenge
The World's Challenge Challenge is an international pitch competition in which teams of two to four students pitch a solution to a global challenge. The competition is open to all students at the University of Waterloo and applications are due by March 2, 2022. To apply, fill out the application.

Digital Engagement Specialist at Tamarack Institute
Tamarack Institute is hiring a Digital Engagement Specialist to join their Digital Sales, Engagement & Learning team which supports and oversees digital Marketing and Communications priorities across the organization. To learn more and apply, view the Digital Engagement Specialist job description.

Associate Development Officer at MEDA

MEDA is hiring an Associate Development Officer to increase financial support for MEDA from new donors, existing donors, and others in North America and Europe, with focus on donors giving between $500 and $5,000 per year. To learn more and apply, view the Associate Development Officer job description.

February's most popular tweet
 
For the last few months, artist @yasmeennematt has been sending love in the form of blankets to members of our community as part of our If Trauma Could Echo project. View the gallery of blankets here.
 


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