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Waterloo gets creative for a good cause

UWaterloo CanBuild, featuring a collage of different canned structures

Beginning in 2014 in partnership with the Federation of Students Food Bank and the Food Bank of Waterloo Region, the University of Waterloo CanBuild competition helps create awareness of these issues by engaging the campus community to develop teams, collaborate, and put their design skills to work by building unique structures from the food donations they collect.

Canning hunger to create social change in our community

Homelessness and food insecurity affect countless communities and groups of people, including many in the Waterloo Region. Locally, more than 3000 people used the shelter system in 2015 and 1 in 20 households rely on food banks.

Leading to issues surrounding mental health and well-being, individuals and families plagued with these concerns face hardships that lead to a poor quality of life. The University of Waterloo and fellow community partner organizations recognize these as significant problems that need addressing. On February 1, 2016, the first ever regional Design Jam was hosted by St. Paul’s GreenHouse and Communitech’s Accelerating Social Cause Entrepreneurs (ASCEnt), as an innovative way to engage students and youth aged 18 to 29 in a curated open discussion about improving food and housing security in Waterloo Region.

UWaterloo CanBuild 2014 Winners

The judging is complete and the donations have been made! Check out the UWaterloo CanBuild Cup 2014 winners.

Thank you for your support

CanBuild: Fighting hunger one can at the time

Helping fight hunger, one can at a time! Thirteen teams from across campus collected donations and put their design skills to good use in this year's CanBuild competition.

The Co-operative Education & Career Action team, winner of the "Best Meal" award.

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