KWCF Update - October 2019

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On the Table Waterloo Region – What happens next?

Between September 27th and 29th, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) and the Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation (CNDCF) invited hosts to bring together friends, colleagues, neighbours and other community members over some food to talk about what matters most to you. Early indicators are showing the event was a success! Our community was buzzing with discussions.

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Investing for Impact: Its time has come in Waterloo Region

Re-post from Exchange Magazine:

One of the key findings of the 2010 report from the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance was that Canada’s public and private foundations should invest at least ten percent (10%) of their capital in mission related investments (MRI) by 2020.

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Mark your calendars!

Our annual Holiday Open House is happening on Wednesday, December 4th from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. We invite all members of our community to join us as we celebrate the start of the holiday season with good food and conversation with our staff and other community members.

Our office is located in the Synergy Centre at 260 King Street West, Unit 206 in downtown Kitchener.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Factors that can reduce the impact of Social Isolation

KWCF is proud to be a funder of the 2018 Waterloo Region Community Wellbeing Survey. Analysis of the information gathered through the survey is being released as teams dig further into the data. Most recently, this includes an analysis, completed by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, of factors that can reduce the impact of social isolation on overall wellbeing in Waterloo Region for three groups of interest: (1) low income residents – those residents with annual incomes under $30,000; (2) younger residents – those aged 16 to 29 years; and (3) residents living with a disability or chronic illness that limits their ability to participate in community.

You can download this information and previous reports here

Are you ALL IN?

LipOffKW is KW’s only lip-sync battle fundraiser and every year they partner with a different local initiative looking to make a positive difference in our community. This year they are partnering up with ALL IN 2020, a campaign that is raising awareness and resources to end chronic homelessness in Waterloo Region by November 2020.

Join us on November 7th, 2019 at the Apollo Cinema in Kitchener for a night of friendly competition as soloists and teams rock out to their favourite songs! Tickets can be purchased here.

You can also donate directly to ALL IN 2020 via Canada Helps. For more information on this fundraiser, please visit


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