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Sunsetting the Initiative

After many years of connecting, visioning, and taking action to improve the wellbeing of residents in Waterloo Region, Wellbeing WR, as a collaborative, is sunsetting and is exploring opportunities to…

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Backbone Staff Transitions

As we wrap up 2022, we are saying farewell to 3 backbone staff members as they transition to new roles and opportunities. Each member of the Wellbeing WR backbone team…

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WR Municipal Government Contacts 2022-2026

Access the contact information of the elected officials in Waterloo Region from 2022-2026 to reach out or follow along on social media!

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White Supremacy Awareness and Actions for Leaders

In collaboration with the Children and Youth Planning Table and the Immigration Partnership, we hosted a virtual training session for systems leaders within our collaboratives around White Supremacy Awareness &…

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How will the survey data be used?

The 2022 Community Wellbeing Mini-Survey has been designed and planned collaboratively with local organizations, governments, and community members with lived and living experience. This is to ensure that the survey…

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Cynthia’s Thank You to the Network

Cynthia Martin has begun her new role in the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit at the Waterloo Regional Police Services. She is touched by all of the thank you messages…

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Waterloo Region 2022 Municipal Election

The 2022 Municipal Election is coming up on Monday, October 24th and Waterloo Region needs your vote! This election is voting for:MayorCity or Township CouncillorsRegional Chair Regional CouncillorsSchool Board TrusteesYour voting…

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National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day) 2022

Friday, September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and also Orange Shirt Day. The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well…

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Outline of a genderless face with a leaf growing where the brain would be.
Implications for Settler Peoples

Wellbeing WR has provided the opportunity for network collaborators to participate in St. Paul’s course; Reconciliation: Implications for Settler Peoples. Read about how this course has impacted people’s lives and their own journey to reconciliation!

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Creative Day for Social Good

In October 2021, we had the opportunity to be part of Creative Day for Social Good (CD4SG) hosted by HIM&HER Conestoga College for support and guidance.From the help of this team,…

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Indigenous Educational Resources

The Journey to Reconciliation includes ongoing learning, reflecting, and practicing in your own life. To assist with the learning, here is a guide to educational web pages, reports and organizations…

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Shoes on the stairs of a residential school to honour the children who died in the Canadian Residential School system
Wellbeing Waterloo Region statement on Kamloops Residential School burial site

June 1, 2021 Wellbeing Waterloo Region is heartbroken to hear the news from British Columbia – where the buried remains of 215 children were found at the Kamloops Residential School. Residential…

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