2011 Annual Report Now Available

Aug 1 2012

The Social Planning Council’s 2011 Annual Report and Financial Statements are now available on our website. These documents were presented at our Annual Meeting, held June 27 at the Walper Hotel in Kitchener. We help people: Get informed, Get involved, and Take Action!

July Edition of the E-Neighbour Festival of Neighbourhoods Newsletter

Aug 1 2012

The end of this years run at the Festival of Neighbourhoods is quickly approaching. Register your event before August 31 and you could win a special prize donated by our sponsors! Please read over the E-neighbour for more details.

Position Available - Administrative Assistant

Jul 4 2012

The Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo is seeking an experienced, highly organized person to provide administrative support to ensure efficient operation of our organization.

Annual General Meeting - June 27, 2012

Jun 20 2012

Please join the Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo in celebrating community organizations that have contributed to digital inclusion in the Region at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 6:00-8:00pm. The meeting will take place in the Crystal Ballroom at the Walper Hotel (20 Queen St. S. Kitchener).

'Blackout to SpeakOut' Campaign

Jun 5 2012

Yesterday, Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo joined over 13,000 other organizations across Canada in a website blackout.

Submission to the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario

Apr 2 2012

On Wednesday February 29th, the Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo and its partners in the K-W Poverty Free Action Group hosted a forum to engage members of the Kitchener-Waterloo community to discuss and give input on the first three chapters of the Social Assistance Review Commission discussion paper.

Choice in Tax Credit Payments Coming

Mar 22 2012

The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) has information about changes in how some tax credits will be paid to low income people in Ontario. Two information sheets – one on the change to monthly delivery and another on the related issue of the negative implications of using tax preparation companies to file tax returns – are available on the ISAC website.

ODSP Action Coalition MPP Lobby Kit

Feb 29 2012

The ODSP Action Coalition has created a lobby kit for advocates to use in meetings with their MPPs on the Social Assistance Review.

Social Assistance Review Community Forum

Feb 15 2012

The Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario has released Discussion Paper 2: Approaches for Reform and What We Heard: A Summary of Discussion on Social Assistance. The Poverty Free KW Action Group invites you to a community discussion forum. Give your input on the state of social assistance in Ontario.

Social Assistance Review Commission Options Paper Released - Give Feedback by March 16

Feb 3 2012

As a part of the Government of Ontario’s strategy to reduce poverty across the province, in November 2010 they initiated a review of Social Assistance in the province. Our local community held a number of events and submitted reports to the Commission.