Community Involvement

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Social Development Centre Waterloo Region ​​​

The Social Development Centre (SDC) has lots of ways for you to get involved with our vibrant, ever-changing community. The SDC has been host to a number of groups and programs over the years. Currently, some of those groups include the Disabilities and Human Rights Group, the Poverty Free Kitchener-Waterloo Action Group and the very popular annual Festival of Neighbourhoods program. Call us to find out more 519-579-3800.

Waterloo Region Environmental Network

The Waterloo Region Environmental Network (WREN) works to enable successful collaboration through ongoing programming, resource and knowledge sharing. We are a community-grown network of 110+ organizations and individuals in Waterloo Region with a shared interest in creating a sustainable community.

With common needs and opportunities, the network works together to better achieve individual and shared community goals. Specifically, collaborating enables WREN to prioritize, build, and access community resources more efficiently, while making impact more effective.

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

SDSN Canada is part of a global SDSN movement to build a network of universities, research centeres, civil society organizations, and knowledge institutions. With over 700 participating institutions worldwide, SDSN members work together, to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

Not Just Tourists Waterloo

An organization that sends suitcases of medical supplies to countries in need. Since its inception 27 years ago, Not Just Tourists has facilitated the delivery of over 10,000 suitcases to 82 countries around the world. Volunteer opportunities include: sorting and packing medical supplies; picking up supplies; replying to calls and emails; speaking to groups; writing communications materials; and leadership.


HeForShe is a global effort to engage men and boys in removing the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their potential, and together positively reshaping society. UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, created the initiative that was launched by UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in September 2014.


SWIGS is the graduate student group of the Water Institute dedicated to fostering the community of water researchers at the University of Waterloo. Any student who is, or has an interest, in graduate water research is welcome to attend events.