What moves you? Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for the Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly bike + walk fundraiser supporting local charities who help people seeking refuge from danger, hardship, and abuse.
it takes a village
Union Sustainable Development Cooperative (SDC)
Tiny Home Takeout
Social Development Supporters
The Walking Deb
Social Development Centre of Waterloo Region is a community development organization that cultivates community knowledge, facilitates research and policy rooted in lived experience, and advances social justice.
Our core value is "nothing about us without us", that lived experience should be the basis for policy and that grassroots, community-based solutions are the foundation of social justice.
Our work includes
-Lived Experience Working Group on Housing, advising housing policy to address challenges of people experiencing marginalization.
-Eviction Prevention program, keeping people housed. with a focus on 2SLGBTQ+, BIPOC, immigrants, refugees & low-income renter households
-Civic Hub, a collaborative space, where grassroots innovation and advocacy is anchored, and ideas incubated into action ( incl. A Better Tent City, Black Lives Matter, Land Back Camp)
-Strong Neighbourhoods initiatives that bridge between different worldviews, abilities and socio-economic status (Festival of Neighbourhoods)