Membership 2016Social planning focuses on people. The Social Development Centre's work involves the assessment of community needs, building community cooperation, providing support to citizen participation, and encouraging the community to become active in social issues.

Members play an important role in helping the Social Development Centre achieve this goal. This year the Board designed a new membership structure to provide more member options and benefits. We now have three membership categories: IndividualNon-profit Organizations and Corporations


What does it mean to be a member of the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region?

Each membership has options for complementary research and training workshops to meet your unique needs. Individual members have an option to join a Social Investors Club who will choose projects for action.  Become a member and you may qualify for a discount on membership in ASSOCIUM GAIN – a non-profit buyers group for a wide range of professional services, office supplies, employee benefits, courier services and more. By becoming a Member, you:

  • Support our efforts to remain on the forefront in dealing with social issues
  • Will be informed of what is being done including events we host, initiatives we undertake and the resources we produce
  • Vote at our Annual General Meeting and have a say in the direction of the organization
  • Benefit from an exclusive savings offer for organizations on office supplies and support systems
  • Make it possible for us to distribute our materials to others
  • Can share what you are doing with us so we can let everyone know
  • Receive periodic reports on important concerns such as poverty elimination, social services, inclusive and healthy communities

  We also offer discounts on services and products:

Examples of research we have done:   

•Service Inventories e.g. family services and environmental groups 

•Demographic profile of seniors in one or more municipalities 

•Survey design and analysis on any social topic

•Community profiles e.g. neighbourhood or city

•Geographic data mapping

•Environmental scan on immigration and refugees

•Community profiles and mapping

•Social policy analysis

Examples of workshop topics we have provided:

•Finding & using social data

•Information & referral practices

•Developmental Evaluation 

•Assessing resources for meeting client needs

•Inclusive community engagement  

•Appreciative Enquiry

Fill in the appropriate form:

Individual Membership Form

Nonprofit Organization Membership From

Corporate Membership Form