Income Security Fund Shuffle

Aug 2 2014

It has been reported that the basic needs allowance of single parents on social assistance will be reduced by $8 dollars starting August 1, due to the increase in Ontario Child Benefit bound to happen on October 1 (Carol Goar, The Star, July 31, 2014). In a context where the cost of living raises much faster than the social assistance rates, which are already ​gravely inadequate, reducing basic needs allowance when raising the Ontario Child Benefit is simply wrong policy.

July E-Neighbour

Jul 30 2014

Take a look at our Festival of Neighbourhoods Billboard with the announcements of the July Early Bird Prize Winner, the new city of Kitchener neigbhourhood grants, and more tips on how to make your neighbourhood activities simple, manageable and year round fun. You will see as well which Wards are in the lead with most activities registered and you can check our updated 2014 map! Keep ever-fresh with updates by following us on the FoN Facebook and Twitter!

2014 InformOntario Symposium Highlights

Jul 29 2014

Keynote Speaker IO 2014This June, the Community Information Centre of the Waterloo Region, Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo, was the host of a dynamic professional development symposium for the members of the Association of Community Information Centres in Ontario - InformOntario. Read the highlights from the symposium in the IO Connector, the E-newsletter published by the Association. You can see the presentations on this webpage and read about the "Hihg-Tech & High-Touch" balance from the keynote speaker Douglas Bartholomew Saunders, Comissioner of Social Services of the Waterloo Region.

Summer Activities in the Townships- Wellesley, Wilmot, Woolwich & North Dumfries- 2014

Jul 22 2014


Check out what events are happening this summer in the Waterloo Region townships (Wellesley, Wilmot, Woolwich and North Dumfries). This list was compiled through online scanning. It is not comprehensive, and will be updated if new events are found. If you would like to include an event/activity, please contact the Community Information Centre at 519-579-3800 or email info@waterlooregion.org

Beat the Heat : Cooling Centres in Waterloo Region (2014)

Jul 22 2014

The temperatures are soaring today, so keep cool and beat the heat at a city facility or cooling centre.

If you have any resources to add, please contact the Community Information Centre at 519-579-3800 or email info@waterlooregion.org Find more community information on Twitter and Facebook by following the #CommInfoWR hashtag.

Waterloo Summer Events - 2014

Jul 14 2014


Check out what is happening this summer in Waterloo! This list was compiled through online scanning. It is not comprehensive, and will be updated if new events are found. If you would like to include an event/activity, please contact the Community Information Centre at 519-579-3800 or email info@waterlooregion.org

Kitchener Summer Activities- 2014

Jul 14 2014


Check out what is happening this summer in Kitchener! The list was compiled through online scanning. It is not comprehensive, and will be updated if new events are found. If you would like to include an event/activity, please contact the Community Information Centre at 519-579-3800 or email info@waterlooregion.org

Mayor's Challenge is Open Again!

Jul 8 2014

Mayors Challenge 2014Would you like to take your Mayor for a walk around your neighbourhood this fall? Then, tell us what your neighbourhood means to you! You can write or sing about it. Take some photos of your favourite places. Draw a picture that exists around the corner or that is only in your mind. Submit a story in a medium of your choice and take this wonderful chance to connect with the Mayor, celebrate your City and talk about items of interest to your neighbourhood! The Mayor and the Festival of Neighbourhods representative will choose the winner who would lead the tour. Deadline for applications is October 6th at 3 pm.

Cambridge Summer Activities 2014

Jul 3 2014


Check out what is happening this summer in Cambridge! The list was compiled through online scanning. It is not comprehensive, and will be updated if new events are found. If you would like to include an event/activity, please contact the Community Information Centre at 519-579-3800 or info@waterlooregion.org.

Canada Day Events and Activities - 2014

Jun 27 2014


Looking for events or activities to keep yourself busy and entertained on Canada Day? Look no further! Our enquiry counsellors have compiled a list of fun things to do on Canada day, as well as some reminders about safety and bylaws related to fireworks for all the cities in the Region. If you know of any activities that we've missed, please call 519-579-3800 or email us at info@waterlooregion.org