Sustainable Local Information Resources

Mar 20 2014

Settlement Directory WRCommunity Information Centre of Waterloo Region is creating information resources in collaboration with its settlement sector partners in the project "Building Local Information Support to Ontario Newcomers". The first resource is the on-line Waterloo Region Settlement Services Directory which will be accompanied by a sharable list of live links allowing easy access to the records updated on weekly basis. Read more about the resources created for settlement providers in the Region.

New Accessibility Amendments added to Ontario’s Building Code

Mar 12 2014

After the completion of a public consultation process, new accessibility amendments have been added into Ontario's Building Code. If you'll recall, a working group of community members and the Social Planning Council of K-W collaborated to create a submission to the Building Code consultation and we're happy to see that this process is now complete. For more information on the new accessibility changes to the Building Code, please view the update on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website.

Changes to the Elections Act

Mar 10 2014

The right to vote is guaranteed by the Canadian Constitution to any Canadian citizen who is over the age of 18. Our laws should not create barriers to those living in poverty e.g. those with no identity documents or with no fixed address. The proposed changes to the Elections Act have caused concern across the country. Of particular concern are the proposed changes to Elections Canada’s role and ability to promote voting, changes in enforcement and, changes to what can be used for voter identification.

Leadnow Connect Event in Kitchener

Mar 8 2014

Leadnow Connect eventLeadnow community has been organizing Connect events across Canada. TransitionKW has hosted one in Kitchener today, March 8th, supported by Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region Chapter. Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo and Poverty Free Kitchener-Waterloo joined the conversation about issues worth voting for and getting re-engaged in public life our our communities: open democracy, climate justice and fair economy! We are continuously building on shared values: equality, legacy for future, compassion and community of voices.

Summer Camps List - Summer 2014

Mar 5 2014

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Our enquiry counselors have been tirelessly scouring different types of print and online sources to compile this exhaustive list of summer camps happening in the Waterloo Region. To make this decision easier, we've split up the camps by type (Science, Dance, Art etc). If you know of a summer camp that we've missed, please call 519-579-3800 or email us at

Reach Out... Connect... Belong!

Mar 4 2014

FON 2014 MapMarch E-Neighbour is out! We are revealing the Festival of Neighbourhoods theme for the year, announcing the first Early Bird Winner, and calling in Spring with Community Clean-ups! Plan for your neighbourhood clean-up, school-yard clean-up, 20 Minute Makeover on April 22nd and let us know how you enjoyed the sun with your neighbours, colleagues and friends. You can be a star on our 2014 FON Map! Next Early Bird registration deadline is March 31!

Free Tax Clinics in Waterloo Region - 2014

Feb 27 2014

Tax time can be a stressful time if you're not sure where to go to get your taxes done without paying an arm and a leg. This list of free tax clinics in Waterloo Region includes clinics that are targeted towards individuals or couples who are seniors, who are newcomers, or who have a disability. Check the list for the clinic that's right for you. If you know of a clinic that we've missed, please call 519-579-3800 or email us at

Social Action and Justice Youth Award Sponsorship

Feb 24 2014

Are you ready to be impressed? Kitchener Youth Action Council is preparing amazing nominations for awards such as Arts and Culture, Caregiving, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Leadership, Sports and Recreation, Unity in Diversity, and more. Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo is sponsoring the Social Action and Justice Award as in previous years. Nominate and support a young person you have seen in action and help us make an impact on many young people in our city. Save the date for the Awards Ceremony, May 7 from 7 - 8:30 pm in the Rotunda at Kitchener City Hall.

Offices and Resource Centre Closed for Family Day - February 17, 2014

Feb 14 2014

The Social Planning Council of K-W and Community Information Centre of Waterloo Region Offices and Resource Centre will be closed this Family Day, February 17, 2014.

We'll be open again on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 9am sharp at 151 Frederick Street, Suite 300.

Happy Family Day!

March Break Camps in Waterloo Region - 2014

Feb 13 2014

Are the kids home from school for March Break and you're stuck at work this year? Here's a list that our enquiry counselors have compiled of March Break camps happening around Waterloo Region this March 2014 to help you give your kids an unforgettable March Break!

Click Read More to download the PDF of the March Breaks Camps list. Email us at if you know of a March Break Camp that's not on our list!