We offer you three end-of-the-year resources, much expected and appreciated by individuals, organizations and service providers in our community: Giving this Holiday Season - volunteer and donating opportunities in Waterloo Region (see the map); Free Holiday Meals - regular and festive meals in various locations until January 1st (see the map); and Holiday Emergency Information - crisis services and emergency shelters (the map is included in the document). The information was updated through online scanning and will be updated as we learn about more opportunities. If you have updates, corrections or suggestions for us, please contact the HelpLine at 519-579-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. May You enjoy a safe and joyful Holiday Season!
Everyone is invited to join with us to celebrate the milestone of our name change and presentation of the 2015 Social Development Awards. We are holding an Open House on Tuesday December 8, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (award presentations at 6:00 pm), 3rd floor, 151 Frederick St. Kitchener. Please RSVP by Friday December 4th to email@example.com or, 519-579-3800
Don’t let the cold weather keep you from having fun in your neighbourhood! At the Festival Finale we asked: “How can neighbours come together during the winter?" Participants from all over Kitchener had some great ideas. Participate in a survey to help make organizing neighbourhood activities easier for everyone! Read more and help us spread the word about our wonderful sponsors of the2014/2015 season!
In recognition of the 2015 United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Making meaningful change in our communities, everyone is welcome to take part in a community forum to receive the results of the 2015 Kitchen Table Talks on Strong Neighbourhoods and Decent Lives: Thursday December 3rd, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Trinity United Church Hall, 74 Frederick St. Kitchener
We are excited to announce our new name: Social Development Centre Waterloo Region.
Having been known for so long by two names, the Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo and the Community Information Centre of Waterloo Region, we have long wanted to make a change.
Sidewalks can be dangerous places for those who experience any degree or type of mobility challenge, be it balance or strength, using a walker or other mobility device or a having a sensory limitation such as a visual impairment. There is significant construction happening right now across Waterloo Region, especially in the central areas of Kitchener and Waterloo. The amount of construction and number of detours are making it a much greater challenge than usual at this time for anyone who travels by car but especially for those who must get around on foot, cycle or public transit. Please read the guidelines for property owners, service providers and the community as a whole.
Our team is launching the Seniors and Access to Information through Technology project. Read about it and let us know if your organization working with older adults has technology training needs. We expect to map this particular support service landscape and gather learning for many interested organizations. Your organization or group can be a part of the advisory process too if you get in touch with us.
Enjoy the notes and the videos from 2015 Meet the Candidates session! Read about the many ways in which we can improve lives in our community. People are wise and people care. Be a part of the work we do in social planning, join a group or an event and make sure the conversation continues.
The Board and the staff of the Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo are thrilled to welcome new people and new ideas in its structure as the need for community based social planning is stronger than ever. Community builders from different walks of life and from different areas of the region stepped up to be the source of new vision and knowledge to advance the three priorities we have: strong neighbourhoods, poverty elimination, and access to information. On one end, we are asked to think big and beyond the usual ways of responding to crises in the community, and on the other, to make sure that we support creation of social infrastructure through that vision that makes responses to immediate needs possible. This challenge was embraced by everyone around the table. Stay tuned for ways you can join the dialogue!