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
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
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.
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.
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.
A Recovery-Free Zone: The Unyielding Impact of the Economic Downturn on Nonprofit Community Social Services in Ontario
A Recovery-Free Zone, a survey of 311 non-profit community service agencies across Ontario, released today by the Social Planning Network of Ontario follows up one year later on a similar survey conducted in 2009. It shows that service demand continues to rise with 68% of respondents seeing a greater demand in April 2010 than prior to September 2008. Almost 80% of respondents attribute this increase in demand as primarily or in part due to economic conditions.
The report released today by the Provincial Social Assistance Review Committee does not help deal with people's urgent needs today! Further review and consultation will be helpful for longer term solutions. The Social Planning Network of Ontario and various partners across the Province working on Putting Food in the Budget want a serious response to the urgent needs experienced by many in our local community. A Media Release is on the SPNO and Poverty Watch Ontario websites now.
Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo and Cross Cultures Magazine invite you to attend an interactive session.