MembershipButton2021 Turning Up the Volume!

Every Voice Counts.

Individual Membership $30 / Organization Membership $50

There has been a lot of change in the last year, but also many successes. In 2019-2021, the Social Development Centre:

- Created the Civic Hub, a space for grassroots organizations to mobilize and collaborate

- Became the charitable partner for A Better Tent City, O:se Kenhionhata:tie Land Back Camp & Black Lives Matter Waterloo Region

- Supported the Unsheltered Campaign, an advocacy campaign to provide 24/7 access to shelter alternatives for those who are sleeping rough and for decriminalization of homelessness

- Brought lived experience groups in the region together to provide input to the municipal and provincial governments about persisting inequities for people struggling with poverty and disabilities

- Created a Map of Displacement in Kitchener-Waterloo and continues the study and oral history of displacement outside of the urgan core in Kitchener.

- Sustained Kitchener’s Festival of Neighoburhoods during distancing

- Created the Tenants Support Navigation App, a web application that provides crucial and community-specific information for tenants and launched the Eviction Prevention Program in Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge.

These successes are testimonies of our capacity to adapt, as we continue to ramp up our efforts to serve the community. Now is the time to be a part of the movement for an inclusive, equitable, and just recovery from COVID-19 in Waterloo Region where all voices are heard and everybody is hands on in creating social and economic commons - our wealth and wellness that we all enjoy.

What does it mean to be a member of the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region?

  • Vote at our Annual General Meeting and have a say in the strategic direction of the organization
  • Be on the forefront of collective responses to social issues unifying different opinions and experiences
  • Gain a greater audience to share your own projects and initiatives
  • Take an active role in participating in or promoting the work on a project you value the most.

As a member of the Social Development Centre, you will be showing your support for equity and inclusion, and the SDC’s successes will be your successes. Please consider joining the SDC’s many initiatives as an individual or organizational member, and become a part of our network of people who believe in connecting deeper to the grassroots and who walk the talk.

Walking Together