Settlement workers help newcomers access resources in their community.
Over the next month, we've got exhibits and events featuring Indigenous artists, filmmakers, storytellers, and families. We hope you can attend and contribute to the important work of truth and reconciliation in our community. These all-ages events take place at Central Library. All are free, and no registration is required. Manitou: Spirit of the Land… Continue reading Caring Across Boundaries
Put your Kitchener home on the map! The City of Kitchener's Neighbours Day is designed to showcase the many programs, services, and facilities available throughout our great city. It's a day for everyone: kids, teens, adults, and seniors. From now until the third annual Neighbours Day on June 10, use our 3D printers to create… Continue reading Neighbours Day!
After moving around the world for four decades as an ESL teacher and wife of a Canadian diplomat, Barbara Campbell knows how difficult it can be for women in a foreign country to find time for themselves. “I know for myself, moving every three or four years, you think of your children first, then your… Continue reading National Volunteer Week: Barbara Campbell
Allana Villabroza and Jessa Adloc are relatively new to Canada, but they're already stepping up and making a big difference in our community. Both of these young women are originally from the Philippines. Allana, 19, moved here two years ago, and Jessa, 17, moved here just nine months ago. Now they volunteer their time… Continue reading National Volunteer Week: Allana and Jessa
What makes your city a healthy place to live? Social connections, walkability, bike lanes, transit, healthy food options, employment, traffic patterns and parking all contribute to the health of a city and the people who live there. In January, our current Guest Librarian Robin Mazumder, hosted a Healthy Cities Panel Discussion at Central Library. To… Continue reading Ideas for a healthy city
During an onslaught of snow, wind, and chilly temperatures last week, a group of our amazing volunteers held a warm and cosy holiday party at Central Library for the participants in English Conversation Circles. English Conversation Circles are a great way for newcomers in the community to practise English in a relaxed, supportive, and informal… Continue reading Polar vortex holiday party