The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement is a dynamic space on the University of Waterloo campus, home to peace-oriented innovators, and established organizations from the region’s vibrant peacebuilding field. The common goal of advancing peace collaboratively and creatively is the lifeblood of this unique working community. The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement stands as a bridge between campus and community, academics and practice, and faith and justice.

To learn more, visit uwaterloo.ca/centre-peace-advancement

The Regional Municipality of Waterloo is located in southern Ontario, Canada. Often known simply as the Region of Waterloo, more than half a million people call the area home. The Region of Waterloo includes the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo (collectively called the tri-cities), and the townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich.

To learn more, visit regionofwaterloo.ca.

Accelerator Centre is an award-winning startup accelerator dedicated to building and scaling sustainable, globally competitive companies and giving startups the highest probability of long-term success. Recognized as one of the top five accelerators worldwide, the not-for-profit organization has earned a reputation for providing meaningful, one-to-one mentorship and helping entrepreneurs go from the idea stage to high-growth enterprises.

To learn more, visit acceleratorcentre.com.

Sustainability in Business Laurier is a student-led organization promoting corporate sustainability education within the Wilfrid Laurier University Business program. Learning from industry professionals, students contribute to the community’s sustainability goals and gain valuable volunteer experience by implementing projects that create positive environmental changes.

To learn more, visit siblaurier.ca.

Mennonite Economic Development Associates, commonly known as MEDA, is an international economic development organization that partners with people living in poverty to start or grow small and medium-sized businesses. With a focus on the environment and gender equality embedded into each project, MEDA’s expertise includes a full range of economic development tools: financial services, improved technology, business training, better access to markets, and investment.

To learn more, visit meda.org.

At House of Friendship, we invite you to walk with us in our shared vision and mission.  We truly believe that as a community we are Stronger Together.

With the tremendous support of this community, we help more than 42,000 individuals each year who are need food, housing, community resources or addiction treatment. Please walk with us as we respond with compassion to those who need help. Let’s make Waterloo Region a place where everyone can belong and thrive!

To get started, call us at 519-742-8327 or email us at admin@houseoffriendship.org. To learn more, visit houseoffriendship.org.

Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of Canadian churches and church-based agencies working together to end global hunger. Each year, the Foodgrains Bank works to end hunger in countries around the world. Its international projects fall into three categories: food assistance, agriculture and livelihoods, and nutrition programming. The Foodgrains Bank also advocates for better national and international policies that enable families around the world to better feed themselves. In 2018-19, we provided assistance valued at $40 million to 837,000 people in 36 countries.

To learn more, visit foodgrainsbank.ca.

The Tamarack Institute is a connected force for community change. Through our work with Vibrant Communities, we support cities and local leaders to develop and implement large-scale change initiatives through two learning networks—Cities Reducing Poverty and Cities Deepening Community.

We also support thousands of changemakers each year through our Learning Centre, which provides on-demand coaching and consulting, in-person and digital training, and publications that guide change efforts. Through all of these outlets, we help support changemakers as they apply Collective Impact, Community Engagement, Evaluation, Community Innovation, and Collaborative Leadership to improve their communities.

You can learn more about the Tamarack Institute at tamarackcommunity.ca.

MennoHomes is a non-profit charitable organization with a passion for working to provide quality affordable housing to low-income households throughout Waterloo Region. MennoHomes offers 105 rental housing units within Waterloo Region, building caring communities where every person can thrive in a safe and affordable place they call home.

To learn more, visit mennohomes.com.

Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) brings together brilliant minds and unheard voices from different disciplines, generations, and geographies to address the pressing challenges of tomorrow — today. Through local and global collaborations, WGSI creates the conditions where big picture conversations happen, offering the space and time for people to act on that change.

To learn more, visit www.wgsi.org.

The Bridge provides supports for youth ages 14 to 24, with a focus on the hidden homelessness crisis among young people. The Centre offers a recreation area, a nightly meal, showers, laundry facilities, homework area, and a chapel to youth in need of community support. The Bridge aims to address the gap between local needs and access to support agencies in the region.

To learn more, visit thebridgeyouth.ca.

Kindred Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative based in Kitchener, Ontario. Kindred’s values-centred approach is woven into everything we do and makes us the one-of-a-kind choice for people across the province who want to connect their values and faith with their finances.

Kindred has eight full-service branches in Southwestern Ontario offering a complete range of banking, investing, and borrowing products and services.

To learn more, visit kindredcu.com.