2010 Activities

Community Initiatives

  • Poverty Reduction
    • Put Food in the Budget Challenge
  • ConnectKW
  • Kitchener Festival of Neighbourhoods
    • Direct engagement in six neighbourhoods
    • Festival of Neighbourhoods Welcome Neighbourhoods Survey
    • Neighbourhood Connections Support to Lakeside Neighbourhood - Parks Plan
  • Spring and Fall Community Exchanges
    • LSPIRG
  • Storm Water Sewer Utility Fee- Survey of impact on K-W Charities
  • Save the Long Form Census


  • Livable and Inclusive Communities for Those Aging With and Into Disabilities
  • Engaging Marginalized Communities in Health Promotion Planning
    • Newcomer Women
  • Digital Inclusion Study
  • ConnectKW Site and Walkability Profiles


  • 3rd Quarter follow-up to the 2nd Waterloo Community Action Forum
  • 3rd Annual Waterloo Community Action Forum
  • United Nations International Day to End Racial Discrimination - co-host community forum: Democracy, Anti-Racism, Dignity & RESPECT
  • 17th Annual Kitchener Festival of Neighbourhoods Finale
  • Put Food in the Budget Challenge Launch and Wrap Up Community Dinner
  • Municipal Election All Candidate Session - Community Dialogue
  • December 3rd United Nations International Day for Persons With Disabilities:
  • Mini Rally at Speaker's Corner- progress on achieving millennium goals
  • Partner in ISARC Social Audit Day and Report Launch

Communication Networks

  • Diversity Network
  • Inclusion Network
  • Poverty Reduction Network

Community Group Support

  • Disabilities and Human Rights Group
  • Networking for Women's Groups - planning support
  • Women for Sobriety
  • Southern Sudanese Association


  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Internet and E-mail
  • Internet Safety and Security
  • Social Networking
  • Introduction to Cell Phones
  • Introduction to Digital Cameras
  • Children's CyberCamp
  • Community Services in Waterloo Region
  • Online Research
  • Anti-Oppression and Anti-racism training workshop
  • Coalition of Muslim Women of KW - Knowing Yourself - Your Values and TAGS (Talents, Abilities, Gifts and Strengths)


Over 5,000 resource products were distributed in 2010

Reports and Presentations

  • Recover Free Zone: Impact of the Economic Downturn on Community Social Services in Ontario
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Social Profile
  • 19 Neighbourhood Social Profile Reports
  • Presentation submitted to the Standing Committee on Social Policy
  • Impact of Storm Water Sewer Management Fee on Charitable Organizations in Kitchener: Presentation to Kitchener City Council
  • Kitchener Festival of Neighbourhoods: presentation to Kitchener City Council

Resource Directories

  • 30th edition of the Blue Book Directory of Community Services in Waterloo Region
  • Electronic Blue Book
  • Basic Needs Guide
  • AccessWaterloo Region, Booklet of Support Services for Persons with Disabilities
  • ConnectKW Manual

Specialized Resource Booklets

  • Housing for Seniors
  • Child Care Centres
  • Service Clubs
  • Hobby and Culture Groups
  • Non-Profit Housing
  • Co-operative Housing
  • Recreation Facilities in Waterloo Region
  • Summer Sports Groups
  • Winter Sports Groups
  • Ethnocultural Groups
  • Professional Associations


  • Basic Needs Pamphlet
  • ConnectKW network - internet access locations across Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Housing Information
  • Parent and Child Programs in Waterloo Region
  • Family Needs Resources
  • Children with Disabilities
  • Counselling and Support Services
  • New Canadian Resources
  • Parenting Support Services
  • Job Search/Training Programs
  • Resources for Seniors

Options for accessing community information available from the Community Information Centre of Waterloo Region