Administrative Coordinator Job Posting

Oct 16 2023

Do the values of SDC resonate with you? We are recruiting for the position of an Administrative Coordinator. It is an annual renewing contract position, based on available funding. The position is for 30 hours per week at a rate of $26.25/hour. The position would be carried out in person at SDC office, starting early November 2023. Apply by November 3rd. Not having all the listed skills and qualifications should not in itself exclude you from submitting an application. The groups we serve are very diverse and inclusive, our team is committed to increase the representation of talent and backgrounds within our organization.

Civic Engagement and Grassroots Organizing

Sep 15 2023

Civic Hub Report REPORT LAUNCH: "Civic Engagement and Grassroots Organizing Through the COVID-19 Pandemic" - role of grassroots in building community and surviving change. 

Sept 23rd at 12:30pm at the Civic Hug! Join us and meet with Civic Hug partner groups!

Plan to End Chronic Homelessness Prototyping

Sep 13 2023

The Plan LogoPlan to End Chronic Homelessness Prototyping Pilot Project started in March 2023 involving a team of lived experts, Region and SDC staff, seeking to enable implementation of potential solutions to end chronic homelessness rooted in lived experience of unsheltered and hidden homeless. The "Lived Expertise Prototyping Project" process report was compiled to describe the work done by August 2023, and was interwoven into the Key Findings Report that was presented to the Council on September 12th. The Key Findings report is available at this link, and the presentation to the Community and Health Committee is available on YouTube (51:18).

Ride for Refuge - September 23

Sep 5 2023

Ride for Refuge 2023

We will open our doors for all the Riders on Saturday September 23rd at 10am, the ride starts at 11am! The detailed schedule is at the Kitchener Central Ride page! We will love to rest after the walks and the bike ride at our Civic Hub, have some lunch and build up our resonance around the important issues for the year ahead: "Keep Everybody Housed", stopping the flow from evictions to homelessness, and "Filling the Gap" the future of community advocacy and the Civic Hub. If you cannot invite your own team to join the fundraiser, you can always donate by joining the "Keep Everyone Housed" team at the Ride for Refugee portal. Or just come and cheer with us!

Renoviction Town Hall Panel September 21

Aug 21 2023

Michelle Knight Michelle Knight, the Coordinator of the Eviction Prevention Waterloo Region, will be joining a mighty panel of local advocates from different fields at the Town Hall organized by Councillor Rob Deutschmann on September 21st, 2023. "Hear firsthand the daunting realities faced by many tenants in today's volatile housing landscape and engage in a meaningful discussion with our guest speakers on how to protect yourself, your home, and your rights as a renter." You can contribute to this critical conversation as you register for the town hall. ​The event is recorded and will be available online.

falling through the cracks - Voices of Displacement

Aug 18 2023

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Kitchener Public Library was a host to the exhibit "falling through the cracks" together with the Wilfrid Laurier University research team and the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region. “This project allowed members of our working group to experience research from the perspective of researchers rather than subjects being researched,” said David Alton, LEWG facilitator at the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region. “The exhibit has been a powerful tool to help working group members talk to city staff about displacement and the many layers of subjective experience attached to places and spaces.” Please see more at the Wilfred Laurier University website - full online exhibit coming soon! Thank you all for your generous donations and sending off the group to the CAEH conference of homelessness in Halifax in November 2023! 

Lived Experience Displacement Exhibit August 16th

Jul 28 2023

Photo Voice ExhibitThe Lived Expertise Working Group has been working with the Wilfrid Laurier University students and professors to explore the impact of ongoing displacement in the City of Kitchener. Together, they are hosting a Photo Voice Displacement Exhibit at Kitchener Central Library on Queen Street on August 16th from 5pm to 8pm. The exhibit has visual, three dimensional, and story telling components. The event is also a fundraiser for the working groups' participation at the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness 2023 Conference. You can RSVP at this link, or if you cant come, you can donate to support their trip to the conference in Halifax through the GoFundMe portal.

Apply for Peer Worker Eviction Prevention KW

Jun 23 2023

Eviction Prevention Waterloo RegionWe are currently looking to hire an Eviction Prevention Peer Worker for Kitchener–Waterloo with lived experience of housing challenges and eviction. Eviction Prevention Waterloo Region is a peer-based eviction prevention program that provides holistic support to people at risk of or facing eviction, with a focus on those who are part of low-income, BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, and/or immigrant communities. Application deadline: July 7, 2023. Please see the full job posting and contact information. 

Two Summer Positions Open for Festival of Neighbourhoods

May 26 2023

Neighbourhoods Summer Job Positions open, 8 weeks, 35 hours per week, at 15.50/hr, between June 5th – Sept. 1st Are you outgoing, diligent, wanting to learn, and like people? The Social Development Centre Waterloo Region and Festival of Neighbourhoods have openings for youth seeking experience in community organizing and social development. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all equity seeking groups. Please respond before midnight on June 2nd. See more detail in the job posting and get in touch with heather@waterlooregion.org if you have any questions.

What Moves You... to Dream?

May 25 2023

RSVP Annual General meetingOur 56th Annual General Meeting is on June 29th! Registration open already - let us know how we can make this hybrid gathering more welcoming for you. Essentials you will need: agenda for the AGM, 2022 Annual Report and Financials under review. Of course, the Board Nomination Package. Our staff team and our lived expertise associates are continuously growing in diversity and our Board is looking to diversify too. Take another look at the work we do and come together to share what moves us to... dream, listen, act, resist, build, and celebrate! Please register for the AGM at this link.