Positions Available

The Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo is seeking project workers to assist with achieving the objectives of ConnectKW, a network of public internet access sites across K-W. Project Workers will provide technology training through regular visits to community sites across the city, and through small group workshops which they will develop and facilitate.

Read more | 17 October 2011

Democracy, Anti-Racism, Dignity & RESPECT

The Social Planning Council and Cross Cultures magazine will be holding an interactive session Friday March 26, 2010 at 3pm at Kitchener City Hall Council Chambers. This session is part of the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This event is free and no registration is required. More details about the days events. More details about the day's events.

15 March 2010

Tribute to Woodstock

Tribute to Woodstock: An Event of Youth Activism, Awareness, and Involvement in Planning Our City. Forty years ago, three days of Peace, Love and Music - the Woodstock rock concert - defined a generation of youth social awareness and activism. The weekend of August 15th and 16th, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. In commemoration, an event is being held to promote environmental awareness and activism in the youth, and to involve them in social planning. The event will be held Saturday August 15th in the City of Waterloo Public Square on King St. from 7pm to 11pm. The event will involve information pieces, as well as a concert with various local acts. In addition to this, a city councilor will be taking questions and talking about how to get involved in the city's planning processes.

Read more | 10 August 2009

Canada Summer Jobs Student Positions

Positions open to eligible applicants 15-30 years returning to school full time in the fall

Read more | 1 June 2009

Livable Communities Project: Aging and Disabilities (Updated)

The Social Planning Council Kitchener-Waterloo is collaborating with the Canadian Centre for Disability Studies (CCDS) in Winnipeg, Manitoba on a project to assess the livability of communities for those who are aging with disabilities and for seniors who are aging into disabilities. The City of Waterloo and Woolwich Township are two of six communities that are included in the project. Two communities in each of Manitoba and British Columbia are also taking part. The project takes place between the end of January 2009 and the end of March 2009 and includes information gathering and community discussions to test two tools that CCDS has developed. Community information summaries and reports will be provided in April 2009.

Read more | 23 March 2009

Kitchener Festival of Neighbourhoods 2009 Neighbourhood Animator

The Kitchener Festival of Neighbourhoods Organising Committee is seeking an action oriented community animator for the 2009 Festival. The successful candidate has proven communication and organizational skills, is committed to values of community and community connectedness, understands the Kitchener community and its various facets, has highly developed people skills and can take up the reigns to keep a successful initiative going and growing.

Read more | 2 March 2009

Blueprint could help cut child poverty by 19%

The Social Planning Council Kitchener-Waterloo is a member of the 25 in 5 Poverty Reduction Network and supports the recommendations in report released today that shows how the Ontario government could get three-quarters of the way towards its goal to reduce child poverty by 25 per cent.

Read more | 12 February 2009

Blueprint for Poverty Reduction Videos

On November 27, Marvyn Novick, social policy expert and consultant with the Social Planning Network of Ontario and CAMPAIGN 2000, presented for community discussion what a blueprint for a multi-year poverty reduction strategy and plan in Ontario would look like. The Blueprint showed why there is no choice but to act on poverty reduction, identifying the key expectations of the Government's plan, and outline specific action on poverty reduction in three priority areas. See video footage of the event...

Read more | 15 December 2008

A Blueprint for Poverty Reduction in Hard Times

Thursday November 27, 1:30 p.m., St. Marks Lutheran Church, 825 King St. W. Kitchener. Marvyn Novick, social policy expert and consultant with the Social Planning Network of Ontario and CAMPAIGN 2000, will present for community discussion what a blueprint for a multi-year poverty reduction strategy and plan in Ontario would look like. The Blueprint will show why there is no choice but to act on poverty reduction, identify the key expectations of the Government's plan, and outline specific action on poverty reduction in three priority areas.

Read more | 13 November 2008

Videos from the 25 in 5 Forum

"Now is the time to reduce poverty in Ontario!" The October 24th 25in5 forum held at Cambridge City Hall was one of many taking place across Ontario. Showcasing the "25 in 5 Declaration on Poverty Reduction" Peter Clutterbuck delivered the keynote address calling on the Government of Ontario to reduce poverty by 25% in 5 years and 50% over 10 year. The event was co-hosted by The Social Planning Council of Kitchener Waterloo, the Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries and Opportunities Waterloo region and featured a diverse panel of community representatives.

Read more | 5 November 2008