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Join the conversation for National Housing Day2 min read

Nov 10, 2023 2 min

Join the conversation for National Housing Day2 min read

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National Housing Day is a chance to recognize the vital work by different agencies to improve access to safe and affordable housing for everyone in Canada. We know we face a housing crisis in Waterloo Region, and across the country. That’s why the Region of Waterloo and our partners are working hard on more affordable housing options.

The Region is recognizing National Housing Day on November 22 by highlighting individuals or groups who have gone above and beyond to support community members to achieve their housing and life goals. This free event aims to shed light on the challenges and some solutions facing Waterloo Region today.

This year’s event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Idea Exchange, Old Post Office in Cambridge and also online. The theme is Homes for All: A Portrait of the Housing Continuum.

National Housing Day’s keynote speakers include:

  • Chair Karen Redman, Region of Waterloo (pictured above at last year’s National Housing Day event)
  • Dr. Erin Dej, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Jeff Neven, CEO, Indwell

The event also features a panel discussion and networking opportunities with community organizations and partners to discuss the housing continuum and possible solutions.

Did you know? “Homes for All” is one of the four priorities in our Strategic Plan for this community.

We will also host a Celebration Square event, both before and after the speakers (8:30-9:15 a.m. and 12-1 p.m.) to highlight various partners and the amazing work going on across our community.

Residents are welcome to register here and join us in person or online to learn more about the challenges and solutions to affordable housing in Waterloo Region.