Fair and equitable access to social, economic and political participation for everyone in Waterloo Region.
As a learning organization, we bring all sectors and all voices in our community to contribute to meaningful deliberation and collective action through support to lived experience groups, collaborative approaches to research and policy development, dissemination of resources and tools allowing for navigation and transformation of social and human service systems.
We are committed to equal treatment and fair access for all members of the community.
We value democracy practiced daily and encourage everyone to participate in decisions or on issues that affect people.
We believe local community based knowledge is a public good and is essential to help all stakeholders understand the community and its people, assets, resources and needs.
We recognize, highly value and seek out the multi-dimensional character of community members which includes a rich variety of backgrounds, abilities and experiences.
Relationship Building (Social Capital)
We are committed to building positive relationships in all areas of community and in our face to face contacts, organizational connections and community action.
What People Are Saying
"I have no doubt that we will continue to hear Trudy's voice through all who were influenced by her exceptional understanding of the issues of poverty, disability, and humanity."
— Jackie Gerlach, Read More
"Kitchener’s Festival of Neighbourhoods, now in its 25th year, has benefited enormously from Trudy’s stewardship, understanding of community, and commitment to the principles of inclusion, fairness, and progress toward a compassionate and just society for all."
— John MacDonald Co-Founder, Festival of Neighbourhoods, Read More