Community Development

Traynor-Vanier Rally

Jul 16 2018

Traynor Vanier RallyResidents of Traynor-Vanier neighbourhood are finally succeeding in bringing togther strong voices in support of the pedestrian crossing over the ION tracks. Their uphill struggle started back in 2014 with the creation of KW Tenant Group. On July 14th 2018, they come together, organized a rally and invited Region of Waterloo and City of Kitchener councillors to tell them how it feels walking through or around the fence to reach the stores, transit connections and workplaces on the other side of the Fairway Road. The informal routes were so important and engrained, that families high up from Courtland Avenue still find it safer to cut across the fence. The whole neighbourhood has a potential of being reivigorated if we connect the dots: Traynor Park, the community trail, the pedestrian crossing and importance of citizen led solutions. We will keep an eye on the big picture.

Pedestrian Crossing Project at a Standstill

Oct 12 2017

Traynor Fairway Fence October 2017This October, the residents in Traynor-Vanier woke up seeing the Fairway side of the tracks completely fenced off. The fence opening on the Traynor side will be closed as well as the LRT testing starts in November. After the consultation in January, the residents did not receive any follow up information about the joint city-region plan to install a pedestrian crossing.

Traynor-Vanier Hockey Try-outs

Jul 25 2016

Traynor-Vanier Minor Hockey Team 2015As a part of the Social Development Centre’s ongoing support of the Traynor-Vanier community, you may recall we developed a relationship through which nine boys and girls attended the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association “Give it a Try”  hockey day . With equipment provided by Kitchener Minor Hockey Association (KHMA), and mentorship, guidance and support provided by players of the Kitchener Jr. Rangers Minor Midget AAA hockey team everyone had a great introduction to skating and hockey.

What Community Means - 1000 Conversations

Jan 29 2014

After 45 conversations hosted in Waterloo Region, come together with others to hear the wisdom of over 800 of your neighbours who spoke about the present and the future of community. Hear about the things we have learned individually and collectively at the summit What community Means- February 8th, 10 am - 1 pm at Mary's Place Community Room at 84 Frederick street in Kitchener.

Common Values Driving Our Community Action

Feb 28 2013

People passionate about democratic renewal, environmental sustainability and economic equality, came together at the forum "What Drives Your Community Action?" on February 20th and articulated common principles behind individual activism: Equality, Future legacy, Compassion, Community of voices. Share the moments of discovery through photos taken at the First United Church in Waterloo and watch the video recording of the panel presentations.

What Drives your Community Action?

Feb 6 2013

Come out for the panel presentation and a discovery session about values and principles guiding community action with Fair Vote Canada, TransitionKW, and Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo. February 20th, at 7 pm at the First United Church, 16 William St. Waterloo

Discover the connections between economic inclusion and fairness, environmental stewardship, and electoral reform.