Poverty Free Ontario: Strategies to improve life for all!

Apr 14 2011

Marvyn Novick of the Social Planning Network of Ontario will be making a special presentation on Thursday April 28 at 1 pm, followed by a community discussion. Ray of Hope Community Centre - enter by the rear entrance off of Pandora Ave at King St E. Kitchener. Download details below.

Mayor's Forum Series on Building Resilient Communities

Mar 21 2011

Saturdays: April 2, May 7, June 18; 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (registration 9:00 am). What community-wide strategies can we develop that can be wise, smart and
powerful enough to serve our visions of community resilient around the values that are important to us? Download details below.

UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Mar 21 2011

Opening Ceremony 8:30 am, Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011. All day free admission public event at Kitchener City Hall Rotunda. Download the flyer below.

Financial Planning for People with Disabilities - Back by Popular Demand

Mar 14 2011

Financial planning isn’t just for the rich. In fact, it's extremely important to have a plan in order to survive on limited resources. The Disability and Human Rights Group is pleased to welcome Barry Ames, Certified Financial Planner, for a financial planning session for people with disabilities on February 16, 2011 at Victoria School Centre, 25 Joseph St. Kitchener. RSVP by Feb 9th. For more information or to register, call Kim at 519-579-1096, email kim@waterlooregion.org, or download the flyer below.

Financial Planning for People with Disabilities

Jan 27 2011

Financial planning isn’t just for the rich. In fact, it's extremely important to have a plan in order to survive on limited resources. The Disability and Human Rights Group is pleased to welcome Barry Ames, Certified Financial Planner, for a financial planning session for people with disabilities on February 16, 2011 at Victoria School Centre, 25 Joseph St. Kitchener. RSVP by Feb 9th. For more information or to register, call Kim at 519-579-1096, email kim@waterlooregion.org, or download the flyer below.

Computer Workshops for Adults

Jan 24 2011

Our free computer workshops will help you to become more comfortable on the computer, connect with friends and family online, and to learn what the Internet has to offer. We offer workshops geared to beginners, or for those looking to get more out of their Internet experience. See the attached flyer for workshop titles and dates. Call the Community Information Centre for more information or to register. 519-579-3800

Join the fight to save the Long Form Census in Canada!

Dec 8 2010

The fight continues to save the long form census. It's inexcusable that our Federal Government choses to be ignorant about the social demographics and trends in Canada. Those of us who use this data for our community work will be at a tremendous disadvantage. This is an issue that is at the heart of democracy - fight for our right to knowledge. www.savethecensus.ca

Waterloo Region launch of ISARC 2010 Social Audit Report

Oct 30 2010

Poverty-Free Waterloo Region is a coalition of local organizations working to eradicate poverty. Waterloo Region was one of dozens of communities across Ontario that took part in the 2010 Social Audit report which focused on whether life was better for those living in poverty than in 2005 when the first social audit took place. Sixteen Waterloo Region groups contributed input to the social audit.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Oct 30 2010

Friday December 3rd is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the theme for 2010 is progress has been made on achieving integration of persons with disabilities into the Millennium Goals. A mini-rally (PDF) will be hosted by the Disabilities and Human Rights Group at 12:00 noon at Speakers Corner at King and Frederick St. in downtown Kitchener.

Free Technology Workshops

Sep 28 2010

Join peers for hands-on demonstrations and instruction to help you sort out the facts. Be introduced to the features and functions of today’s technology in free workshops designed for beginners.