Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo, Building Community Since 1967

Celebrating 35 Years of Building Community

Over the years, the Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo has been in support of the local community in a variety of ways. Many people know us best as the Community Information Centre through which we provide enquiry and referral service to 10,000 - 15,000 callers a year.

The idea for a social planning council was raised in the 1950's when local leaders recognized the need for information about social services and to respond to changes in local needs. In the early years, volunteers did the work of the Council, and they addressed issues such as affordable housing and the needs of groups such as youth, seniors and the disabled. Not much has changed with our continuing concern about the issues faced by these and other vulnerable members of our community.

In all, the Social Planning Council is pleased to have come through the many ups and downs that have faced non-profit organizations in our community over time. Our experience over the past 35 years has strengthened the organization and enabled us to build a foundation for community information that helps individuals and organizations.

Do you have a story or memories to tell of either working or volunteering with the organization? We would love to hear from you. Help us to fill in important gaps in our history. Email, fax or mail us. Help us to continue to build the community.

The Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo would also like to extend an invitation to all individuals in the community to come out to our 35th Annual General Meeting that is being held on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 and join us in celebration.