On the Table


What’s On the Table?
On the Table is an event organized by Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF), and Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation (CNDCF) to encourage community connection.

Between September 27th and 29th, we’re inviting you to bring together your friends, colleagues or strangers over some food to talk about what matters most to you. This is an event that’s happening across Waterloo Region, where you’re in charge. Whether it’s a meal, snack or coffee break, On the Table encourages individuals or organizations to take the time and connect with one-another face-to-face.

Solving social isolation is complicated, but connecting with people can be easy. Each host will choose their own 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

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Be an On the Table Host
Choose to be the person who gets good things started.

Register to host an On the Table conversation, and contribute your imagination and energy to shaping conversations with friends old and new, all around a meal and a topic.

We’ve created all you need to get started:


Join the conversation!
Follow and share information on social media using #onthetablewr

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Thank you to our friends at The Chicago Community Trust and Vancouver Foundation for permitting us to adapt On the Table using their materials and insights for Waterloo Region.

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Want to attend an event that is open to the public?
Visit the Calendar of upcoming conversations below that KWCF and CNDCF know about, and find out how to contact the host of an event you are interested in attending.

We will update this as we hear of events happening across our region.


A big thank you to all our conversation hosts!