Children and Youth Planning Table of Waterloo Region

Working together as a collective to improve child and youth well-being across our community.

Our Vision

Happy, healthy children and youthtoday and tomorrow.

Our Mission


To collectively mobilize as one system for children and youth in Waterloo Region, that relentlessly strives to maximize
well-being across generations. 

Our Work

We think belonging is essential to well-being and when you have a strong sense of belonging, it benefits people in other areas of their lives.

Our current work is mainly focused on Belonging for Children and Youth, and System Coordination.


If you’re a young person visiting the CYPT website, this is the place for you!


Sense-making, opportunities, and youth specific resources are just some of the things you’ll find here.

Latest News

A white background with multicoloured paint splatters. Bold red text says "2023 Youth Impact Survey Data Briefs."

2023 Youth Impact Survey Data

We’re so excited to announce that the 2023 Youth Impact Survey Data Briefs are here! The accessible version of these documents will be available soon.

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The atrium at the Kitchener Public Library, a large room with wall-to-ceiling windows and a large mural. The room is full of booths from Waterloo Region organizations that serve children, youth, and families.

The Belonging Expo

As part of our Annual Form, we hosted our first-ever Belonging Expo!  Throughout the day on November 17th, folks came to Communitech to visit more

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Meet the Collaborative

The CYPT is a community-wide partnership that includes over 800 service providers, researchers, planning bodies and funders serving children, youth and families in Waterloo Region.