Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation fonds

Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation.
Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation fonds. - 1984-2003.

6.5 m of textual records. - 1016 photographs. - 762 negatives. - 560 slides. - 9 contact sheets. - 19 audio cassettes. - 1 audio reel. - 22 videocassettes. - 8 computer disks.- 1 artifact.

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The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation was established in 1984 by a group of citizens in Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario, led by Walter Bean.

It had originally been established as a trust by The Waterloo Trust (now Canada Trust) in August, 1930. "On May 1, 1984 the Ontario Legislature passed an act incorporating the K-W Community Foundation to take over the assets and assume the responsibilities of the original foundation bearing the same name." (KWCF document, May 1, 1985).

The Foundation is administered by a board of directors who are responsible for overseeing its policies and practices. Donations to the Foundation are invested, with the income from the funds distributed in the form of grants to community organizations serving a wide range of needs, including cultural, educational, health and community services.


Fonds consists of material relating to the history and operation of the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation from its founding in 1984 to the present. It includes correspondence, committee minutes and agendas, ephemera, financial statements, publications, reports, speeches, photographs, sound recordings and video recordings and electronic records.

The fonds is organized in 23 series:

  1. Incorporation
  2. Board of Directors
  3. Board of Directors : Minute Books
  4. Committees : Membership
  5. Committees : Minutes
  6. Financial Files
  7. Financial Statements
  8. George Cluthé Files
  9. Executive Director's Board of Directors Files
  10. Executive Director's Files
  11. Executive Director's Conferences, Workshops, Seminars files
  12. Presentations and Speeches
  13. Annual Reports
  14. Newsletters
  15. Promotion, Ephemera
  16. Clippings
  17. Historical and Topical
  18. Electronic Files
  19. Photographs
  20. Audio-Visual
  21. Sound Recordings
  22. Video recordings
  23. Artifacts


  • Title from contents of the fonds.
  • Donated in 2003 by the Foundation.
  • Some materials are restricted.

Call number: GA 161
                        GA 218 Accrual