MembershipButton2019 Turning Up the Volume!

Every Voice Counts.

Individual Membership $25 / Organization Membership $50

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There has been a lot of change in the last year, but also many successes. In 2019-2020, 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 and O:se Kenhionhata:tie Land Back Camp

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

- 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

- Continued with the Oral History Project and created a Map of Displacement in Kitchener-Waterloo

- Sustained Kitchener’s Festival of Neighoburhoods during distancing and is preparing for the first ever online Annual Celebration 2020.

- Created the Tenants Support Navigation App, a web application that provides crucial and community-specific information for tenants experiencing issues with their landlord or home

These successes are testimonies of our capacity to adapt, as we continue to ramp up our efforts to serve the community’s needs. 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.

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 making every voice count.

Every Voice