At the heart of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, community development builds relationships and belonging. By hosting events, partnering with like-minded organizations, and committing to growth within our neighbourhoods, we strive to build strong communities.
Community is what makes us different. We feel everyone has a rightful place at the table, and should be given the opportunity to shine. Our events, initiatives and partnerships offer you the chance to be your best self, to show your gifts and talents to the world.
Check out how we are building better communities through hosting events that harmoniously join the families we support and the community, and by working deeper with partners to connect neighbourhoods with the resources needed to support their residents.
Be sure to follow our Community Development staff — Kim Sproul and Eli Winterfeld — on social media for the latest on what’s happening on our neighbourhoods.
Events and Happenings
Check out what we have happening right now in your neighbourhood!
Neighbourhood Community Connector
We think neighbourhoods are the lifeblood of community. Check out our work with Stanley Park, Blair Road and Waterloo North, and see how you too can get your neighbourhood connected.
Open Space is an in-community gathering for people of all abilities. Join in and enjoy good food, conversation, and fun!
KW Library of Things
Interested in browsing, borrowing and building with items and other things? Learn more about the KW Library of Things.
Want to build a stronger community?
Through deep partnerships with local organizations, we have tremendous support hosting events, developing new ways to build community, and accomplishing a true sense of belonging. Learn about those partners, and find out how you too can contribute!
We also support local grassroot efforts, which are trying to connect our community. Connect with us and find out how we can support your initiative.