Community Information

Social Data Associate Posting

Dec 9 2016

The Social Development Centre Waterloo Region is seeking a candidate who has proven capacity in managing social data and using new communication and information technologies to manage, display and share data for social planning purposes with an emphasis on: creating and testing neighbourhood level social indicators, data visualization and cloud applications. This is a 500 hour position made available through Government of Canada Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's Youth Internships Program to provide career related experience to an eligible candidate 15-29 years of age who has completed at least one post secondary course and is eligible to work in Canada. Apply by 12 noon on Monday, December 19, 2016.

We Can Help with Electricity Bill Relief

Jan 18 2016

Electricity Bill Relief We are a local agent to assist with applications to get help to cover the cost of electricity for low income families. Our intake workers can answer your questions, check your eligibility and help you fill out the application. To make an appointment call our community HelpLine 519-579-3800.

Giving This 2015 Holiday Season

Dec 4 2015

Giving this Holiday SeasonWe offer you three end-of-the-year resources, much expected and appreciated by individuals, organizations and service providers in our community: Giving this Holiday Season - volunteer and donating opportunities in Waterloo Region (see the map); Free Holiday Meals - regular and festive meals in various locations until January 1st (see the map); and Holiday Emergency Information - crisis services and emergency shelters (the map is included in the document).  The information was updated through online scanning and will be updated as we learn about more opportunities. If you have updates, corrections or suggestions for us, please contact the HelpLine at 519-579-3800 or May You enjoy a safe and joyful Holiday Season!

Family Day Events- 2015

Feb 12 2015

Family Day 2015Need something to do with the family this Family Day weekend? Check out our list of stuff to do across the Waterloo Region and beyond this Family Day weekend (February 14-16th, 2015)  If we've missed an event, please feel free to email us the details at


Warming Centres Open in Waterloo Region

Jan 6 2015

Staying warm and safe is important during the winter season.  It is essential to understand how to avoid the serious effects of extreme cold weather. The Region of Waterloo Public Health website shares a guide to identifying and dealing with symptoms of extreme cold exposure. If an extreme cold warning is issued for the Region of Waterloo by Environment Canada, warming centres will open throughout the City of Kitchener, City of Waterloo, and City of Cambridge. Rural centres serving North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich will also be operating. Overnight emergency shelters are available across the region as well. Keep warm!

Holiday Meals in Waterloo Region - 2014

Dec 17 2014

Happy HolidaysHere is a list of Holiday Meals in Kitchener-Waterloo that are open to anyone in need of a hot meal this holiday season. Thanks to various community groups for this information. Please share widely! If you come across any dinners in Kitchener, Waterloo or Cambridge that aren't on our list, please contact 

We have also created a document "Holiday Emergency Information" that lists emergency services across the Waterloo Region in case you find yourself in need this holiday season. 

Giving This Holiday Season - 2014

Dec 3 2014

Giving this Holiday Season

Our enquiry counsellors have prepared a list of ways to give and get involved this holiday season across the Waterloo Region called "Giving this Holiday Season".  Find opportunities to volunteer your time, donate in-kind, give food, make monetary donations and how  to help and support your community after the holidays are over. Contact or call 519-579-3800 to have an item added to this list.


2014 InformOntario Symposium Highlights

Jul 29 2014

Keynote Speaker IO 2014This June, the Community Information Centre of the Waterloo Region, Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo, was the host of a dynamic professional development symposium for the members of the Association of Community Information Centres in Ontario - InformOntario. Read the highlights from the symposium in the IO Connector, the E-newsletter published by the Association. You can see the presentations on this webpage and read about the "Hihg-Tech & High-Touch" balance from the keynote speaker Douglas Bartholomew Saunders, Comissioner of Social Services of the Waterloo Region.

Summer Activities in the Townships- Wellesley, Wilmot, Woolwich & North Dumfries- 2014

Jul 22 2014

Check out what events are happening this summer in the Waterloo Region townships (Wellesley, Wilmot, Woolwich and North Dumfries). This list was compiled through online scanning. It is not comprehensive, and will be updated if new events are found. If you would like to include an event/activity, please contact the Community Information Centre at 519-579-3800 or email

Beat the Heat : Cooling Centres in Waterloo Region (2014)

Jul 22 2014

The temperatures are soaring today, so keep cool and beat the heat at a city facility or cooling centre.

If you have any resources to add, please contact the Community Information Centre at 519-579-3800 or email Find more community information on Twitter and Facebook by following the #CommInfoWR hashtag.