Footage from our 2019 Townhall


Below you will find footage from our 2019 Townhall Meeting. Hear from Elizabeth Heald, Deborah Currie, Tim Jackson, and Sara Casselman, and can view a video we shared from Max Fineday.

Updates from KWCF Chair and CEO

Our Board Chair, Deborah Currie and President & CEO, Elizabeth Heald provide in-depth updates on how Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation is making it easy for people to do more good in our community. Listen as we talk about how, together, we are becoming “Impact-Focused Catalysts”. Additionally, listen to the introduction of Max Fineday’s video that was shared. The video is included below.

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Max Fineday - Better is Possible Project

This video that was shared at KWCF’s 2019 Townhall Meeting. Max Fineday is a Nehlyaw activist and Executive Director of Canadian Roots Exchange. He is an agent of change who believes that better is absolutely possible.

For other stories of everyday people who have overcome life’s setbacks and are actively trying to bring about change in their communities, visit the Better is Possible Project.

Tim Jackson - Board Member & Chair, Social Finance Committee

Tim is the CEO of SHAD Canada. He ran the Centre for Impact Investing while working at MaRS and sat as the Canadian representative on the G7 Impact Investing taskforce. Tim joined the Board and now Chair’s our Social Finance Committee. In this video, Tim provides an update on some of the exciting developments in KWCF’s Impact Investing strategy.

Sara Casselman - Sexual Assault Support Centre Waterloo Region

Sara Casselman, Executive Director, SASCWR highlighted issues identified in “The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2019” report, created by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She also discusses connections between the information, and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal #5: Achieve Gender Equality and Empower Women and Girls. SASCWR is currently working on building a dialogue of empowerment and healing on August 17th with Race Across Waterloo Region.