Kawartha World Issues Centre
The Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) is a grassroots and charitable Global Education and Resource Centre which promotes dialogue and understanding of world issues to enable people to engage in positive social and environmental change.
Since 1989, KWIC has served Peterborough and the Kawartha region by providing education, analysis, and action on pertinent world issues and their local connections. We do this by organizing educational events and workshops, animating youth-led initiatives, such as Global Youth Day and SEEDS for Justice, facilitating working groups, such as our new KWIC-OXFAM collaboration focusing on Food, Gender and Climate Change, supporting community research projects, internships and placements, a culture of informed and active volunteerism, and sharing resources (free lending library, speaker’s bureau, community events calendar, trained facilitators).
Annual activities include the One World Dinner, the KWIC World Issues Café discussion series and Global Youth Day, as well as collaborations with numerous community groups. As a charitable organization, KWIC has provided support for local emerging initiatives such as Peterborough Green Up, Kawartha Food Share, Peterborough Women’s Events Committee, the Seasoned Spoon Root Cellar Project, Peterborough ReFrame International Film Festival and most recently, TRACKS Aboriginal Youth Outreach program in collaboration with the Trent Indigenous Environmental Sciences program.