Help find solutions to end chronic homelessness in Waterloo Region2 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
The number of people who are currently experiencing homelessness in Waterloo Region is higher than ever before.
The Region of Waterloo is working in collaboration with community partners to develop a roadmap of strategies, resources and timelines to end chronic homelessness in Waterloo Region. Together, in 2023, our community will co-create The Plan to End Chronic Homelessness (The Plan).
“This will be a plan created in the community, by the community, for the community. We encourage everyone to share your voice to help find solutions,” said Kelly-Anne Salerno, Assistant Director Housing Operations and Administration.
The Social Development Centre Waterloo Region (SDCWR) is also helping develop The Plan in the coming months. The centre is facilitating pilot projects led by experts with lived experience.
The Region and our community partners are looking for your ideas and feedback. There are a number of ways to join the conversation this summer:
Complete the online survey
A survey is open until July 28, 2023 and is available in multiple languages online. Print copies, accessible formats and communications supports are available upon request. Find it on EngageWR.
Use the discussion guide to host a community conversation
Host a discussion with your community group, local place of worship, neighbours or family. We have information and questions to guide your conversations. Then, email or mail us your comments. All instructions and contact information are outlined in the guide. Visit EngageWR to download your copy from the Community Toolkit section of the page.
Visit our pop-up booth and chat with our street teams
Look for us at local events across the region. Sign up to receive email updates with dates and location details.
Submit a question/comment online or by phone
- Send an email to EndChronicHomelessness@regionofwaterloo.ca
- Post a question or comment on EngageWR
- Call: (519) 575-4400, extension 5008, (TTY): 519-575-4608
- Interpreters are available in over 150 languages