A Better Tent City

The community continues to rally around a much needed demonstration project, a no-barrier alternative to shelters. Why is this A Better Tent City? There is a willing landlord, 24 insulated cabins and an indoor warming space, garbage and recycling, kitchen, washrooms, shower and laundry, a safe and caring place. Find out more at the Civic Hub website.

A Better Tent City has been recognized as Canada’s Top 100 Recovery Projects by the Future of Good.

ABTC Video

Video made by Ken Galloway "A Better Tent City" ends with these words:

"We are people who support our homeless brothers and sisters, while collectively tackling homelessness in practical ways. Help us evolve into an organization that drives social entrepreneurship, education, 

healing and change."

Cash donations are urgently requested to support construction of 10 new private, secure indoor living quarters and the costs of wiring and heating the outdoor cabins. 

You can donate by e-transfer to sdcwr@waterlooregion.org or through CanadaHelps ABTC Fund.


The Social Development Centre Waterloo Region is a charitable partner of A Better Tent City, supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and KW Community Foundation.

A Better Tent City