Community Information

Giving this Holiday Season - Donating Items

Dec 10 2013

Donations of new and used items such as toys, toiletries and other products can really brighten the day of women, children and families who have limited budgets or who will be spending their holiday season in a shelter or away from home. There are also many toy, clothing and other kinds of drives happening during the holiday season to support charities and non-profit organizations. The attached outlines some ideas for donating items during the holiday season.

Christmas Meals List - December 2013

Dec 10 2013

Here is a list of Christmas 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

Giving this Holiday Season - Donating your Time

Dec 9 2013

There are many different places to volunteer your time around the holidays to help support holiday events, toy drives, fundraisers, meals and other special events.

Many organizations rely on volunteers Donating Time to help make the holidays a positive experience for the populations that they serve. Download the attached PDF for some ideas of places to volunteer in Waterloo Region and make a difference this holiday season!

Community Information Centre Pamphlets 2013

Aug 29 2013

NEW and IMPROVED: Our information pamphlets have been revised and updated. They are better than ever before! The pamphlets are available for download on our Get Informed Page.

Come visit our Information Resource Centre on the third floor at 151 Frederick St. in downtown Kitchener. We enjoy sharing resources with guests!

Empowerment through Information

Jul 19 2013

Social Planning Council Board members and staff got together on July 18 to talk about the work we are doing, and about the the directions we can go in the future. It was wonderful to hear how much commonality there was around what we bring to the community: Quality Information Services, Empowerment through Information, Advocacy at Individual and Community Level, Social Planning and Development, Incubator Infrastructure, Relationship Building in the Community, Inclusive of Everyone Who Comes through Our Door! Come to visit us and see what we mean.