“After taking some time to work on grant applications and working out the logistics of this community album, I began making more connections in the community and exploring conversations happening in the media. One person I spoke to was Aleksandra Petrovic Graonic , Executive Director of the Social Development Centre of Waterloo Region. She reached out to me at a community dinner and asked if I would consider writing a song about the affordable housing crisis in the Region of Waterloo.” Mary Neil
Mary Neil listened to the podcast Life Stories of Displacement and she composed “For the Weary”. You will have a chance to watch the musical video produced by Heather Majaury, and posters highlighting testimonies from A Better Tent City, the Unsheltered Campaign, and a poem from your next door neighbour Rick Weber.
More Unsheltered Testimonies is posted at the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region website.
A coping skill for fearful and anxious times.
Led by community advocates to provide 24/7 alternatives to shelter for all unsheltered people in Waterloo Region.
We Can Do Better letterWe Can Do Better letter sent to all municipal and regional councilors to launch a number of immediate actions to support the unsheltered and to ensure Homes4All. You can send a quick letter to councils and councilors in your municipality and make sure we vote for immediate, mid-term, and long-term housing for our homeless neighbours, family and friends.
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LIMITED OFFER – BAD IN A BAG FUNDRAISER
to help cover the operational costs at Lot42.
This settlement is “Better Tent City” because:
- there is a willing landlord
- there are garbage and recycling bins
- there are kitchen facilities
- the community is being set up according to CDC guidelines
- there are currently 12 insulated cabins
- the space has access to washrooms and an indoor warming space
- this is a safe and caring place…
You can donate food and other necessary items, you can donate online, cash or cheque.
Members of the East African Coalition of Waterloo Region, Peace For All Canada, African Women Alliance and the CIVIC HUB are appealing to you to volunteer two to four hours a week and provide after school homework support for children in grades 1-12. The projects started on September 21/2020 and is running Monday’s and Friday’s from 5pm to 7pm. The homework support at the Civic Hub provided with all the necessary precautions for the children, families and our volunteers.
East African Coalition received Emergency Community Support Grant through United Way Waterloo Region and Youth in Recreation from the KW Community Foundation to ensure support is available for as many students is possible during the pandemic, including virtual assistance.