Regional Municipality of Waterloo to Save CSUMB

Dec 20 2012

The Regional Council requests that the Province reverse its decision to terminate the Community Start Up and Maintenance Benefit, or at minimum provide transitional funding for at least two years during which the program and policy alternatives may be developed that will help address the termination of the CSUMB. This is an example of initiatives happening across Ontario. The Ontario Communities Uniting have endorsed a Joint Statement on December 14th in Hamilton, and mobilize a common response to government cuts to critical programs for individuals on social assistance.

12 Days of Action to Stop Wage Theft

Dec 18 2012

Day 9 of 12 Days of Action - Email the Minister of Labor Linda Jeffrey to let her know what wage theft means to you this holiday season. Visit the Worker's Action Centre 12 Days of Action Campaign to Stop the Wage Theft.

Giving This Holiday Season

Dec 10 2012

For many, the holiday season brings out a desire to give back to our community and help those less fortunate than ourselves. We reach out to help in tangible ways such as donating a toy or volunteering to serve a holiday meal. There are many other ways to volunteer time or give to local organizations that can really make a difference in people’s lives. There are many organizations that do great work year round in addition to taking steps to make the holiday season a merry and bright one for those they support. The following are some ways to give and to give back this holiday season, some of which can be done by the whole family!

Additional Budget Public Input Session January 9th

Dec 10 2012

Join the conversation on January 9th 2013 at 7pm, at the additional Waterloo Region Budget Public Input Session. Register your presentation before the Regional Council by January 3rd at noon.

Before you do, take a look at what some of the delegations were presenting at the last input session on December 5th that lasted from 6 pm until after 9 pm.

Media Release - Removing Barriers to Create and Inclusive and Accessible Society for All

Dec 2 2012

Monday December 3rd is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The theme for 2012 is: Removing Barriers to Create and Inclusive and Accessible Society for All.

The reality of day to day life with a disability is not easily understood by those of us who do not experience these challenges. We can all become better informed and play a role in removing barriers to inclusion. This December 3rd, take time to consider barriers in our community and how these limit the full participation of many amongst us.

SPC Field Placement student to receive highest civic honour!

Nov 26 2012

The Social Planning Council Kitchener Waterloo is proud to announce that our field placement student, Narine Sookram, is the recipient of the Waterloo Award

The Kitchener-Waterloo Disabilities and Human Rights Group response to the draft AODA Built Environment Standards

Nov 26 2012

The Kitchener-Waterloo Disabilities and Human Rights Group has prepared a document outlining their concerns with the proposed AODA Built Environment Standards. Included are recommendations to ensure the standard is meaningful to the lives of people with disabilities.

Waterloo Region Environmental Networking Event

Nov 20 2012

The Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo is partnering with local environmental groups to provide a networking opportunity for local groups concerned about environmental issues. Groups are invited to join with others on Wednesday December 5th, 7:00-9:30 pm at St. John the Evangelist Church. There is no cost for this event. Register at:

2012 Festival of Neighbourhoods wraps up with the Finale

Nov 18 2012

Everyone wins when they come together with their neighbours!

Neighbourhood heroes from all over the city gathered on Sunday, October 21st, to celebrate and share their experience to inspire us all to come together with our neighbours. This year we received 77 registrations, with participation from 47 neighbourhoods.