CPA March e-newsletter

March 2022

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Local peacebuilding community responds to global conflict in Ukraine

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine commenced on February 24, 2022, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement community has watched the devastating conflict unfold with concern. In response, Centre community members have engaged in peacebuilding efforts through advocacy, relief efforts, scholarship and dialogue. Read the article to learn how Project Ploughshares, Mennonite Central Committee and the Conrad Grebel University College community are responding.


Cassie Myers featured in Global Impact Report

Grebel Peace Incubator participant and Founder and CEO of Lunaria, Cassie Myers, was featured in the University of Waterloo 2022 Global Impact Report. The report features stories on how exceptional students, faculty and alumni are connecting across disciplines and finding solutions to create a prosperous and equitable future. Read the report to learn how Cassie's team is using data to drive diversity, equity and inclusion.

Incubator funding expands programming

This spring, Union Sustainable Development Co-operative invites members to engage more deeply in affordable housing discussions through a new series of online and in-person events, bringing co-operation into this co-operative! Read this article to learn more about how these events were supported by Grebel Peace Incubator funding.

Incubator alum raises $3.6M in seed funding

Co-founded by Jade Choy and Keith Choy, Epoch participated in the Grebel Peace Incubator from 2017-2019. Since graduating from the incubator, Epoch has relocated to San Francisco, California and recently received a $3.6M investment. Read more about how this employee experience platform is planning to use this to grow their team and support customer demand.

Upcoming events

Building Community-Based Evaluation Capacity to Advance SDGs
The Centre for Community-Based Research and Conrad Grebel University College are hosting a four-part webinar series on community-based evaluation and the sustainable development goals. The webinars will take place between April 1, 2022 and May 6, 2022. To register, visit the event page.

Introduction to Using Theatre for Social Change
Tamarack Institute is hosting a virtual workshop on April 13, 2022 for participants to learn why theatre is the perfect vehicle for bringing diverse stakeholders together. To register, visit the event page.

Employment & engagement opportunities

Peace Innovators Scholarship & Mentoring Program
Applications for the 2022-2023 cohort of Peace Innovators are now open until April 30, 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.

Researcher at Centre for Community Based Research
The Centre for Community Based Research is hiring an experienced researcher with a strong history of doing community-based, participatory research with equity-seeking groups. Applications are due by April 3, 2022. To learn more and apply, view the Researcher job description.

Manager, Learning and Development at Kindred Credit Union

Kindred Credit Union is hiring a Manager, Learning and Development to build the strength of Kindred talent and the organization. Applications will be review on a rolling basis. To learn more and apply, view the Manager, Learning and Development job description.

March's most popular tweet
Are you taking time to celebrate your achievements? This week, we're aspiring to be like Majid and Pedro from @EsgTree by celebrating our big and small wins and invite you to do the same!

— Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (@GrebelCPA)
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Aligned values and shared commitment to incubate and advance collaborative, inter-disciplinary, multi-sector peacemaking is at the heart of our partnership with the Kindred Credit Union, and continues to inspire our work.

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