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.
After many years of thoughtful discussion and much consultation, we have arrived at a name that says it all. First, the new name showcases our primary focus on the social development of our local community. Secondly the name reflects the integration of community information and social planning, something we have worked to achieve for many years.
This integration is much more than a concept. With changes in technology, we are now better able to pull from a wide range of data sources to get what is needed to respond to inquiries and to support planning processes. A recent example of harvesting knowledge on an issue from different sources, including direct community input and from our traditional community information resources, is the Pedestrian Access and Sidewalk Safety advisory posted recently.
We are proud of what we have achieved and eager to support the community in even better ways. Read more in our November Community Update.