Community Updates

Neighbourhood Action Grants

The Lyle S. Hallman foundation recently published the report:  Neighbourhood Action Grants a pilot project evaluation.  This project looked at some of the following questions:  Do small grants make a difference, what supports are needed to make small grants successful, and how can challenges be addressed?  The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation worked in collaboration with leaders, community organizations and residents of Waterloo Region to develop and evaluate the year-long pilot project and the Neighbourhood Action Grants report shares insights and information about the impact small grants can have on a community.


Special Needs Access Point

The Special Needs Access point (SNAP) is a single access point for children with special needs attending a licensed child care program in Waterloo Region.  The SNAP Program is now housed at KW Habilitation, and referrals can be made from child care programs, parents, and community agencies.  Once the referral is processed, a SNAP coordinator will connect the child with the most appropriate service to support their full participation in a child care program.

For more information, and to get referral forms, please visit the SNAP website.


On the Table Waterloo Region

Join people from across Waterloo Region as we come together, make new connections, and build more meaningful relationships within our community.

Between September 27th and 29th, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation and the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation are inviting you to bring together your friends, colleagues or strangers over some food to talk about what matters most to you.

Solving social isolation is complicated, but connecting with people can be easy. Each host will choose their venue, arrange to serve food and drink, and talk about the issues and ideas they find most interesting. The topics will be collected and shared – giving us a snapshot of what’s on people’s minds throughout Waterloo Region right now.

Learn more