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.

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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

Presenting Social Development Awards

Jun 19 2014

47 Annual General Assembly of the Social Planning Council was held on June 18th at the Hawk's Nest at Wilfrid Laurier University. We were proud to award the Social Development Award to two individuals, Nancy Cherry and Valerie Manica, and to two organizations, the Community Care Access Centre and the Waterlo Regional Labour Council. "High Touch & High Tech" balance in journalism was discussed with Andrea Bellemare.

Take Control of Your Vote on June 12!

Jun 10 2014

"Absolutely take control of our democratic process... The candidates put themselves forward, they made a commitment, they made an offer and we should respect that. Make them work, not for us, but with us all the way through," call to voters made by Trudy Beaulne, the Executive Director of the Social Planning Council, acknowledging that there is disillusionment but that abstaining or refusing a ballot is not the way to go. "Pick the best candidate and the best party for the issues you think you can work with. Don't let your cynicism take control of you." SPC of KW and Poverty Free KW worked hard for the last few months to try and make the issues clearer, so that policy directions make sense. " If no party platform reflect what is important to you, take a look at the candidate and see which will listen. Work together with local organizations, such as the Social Planning Council, and the elected representatives on the things that matter in our community .