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Family Violence Project of Waterloo Region: The Family Violence Project of Waterloo Region is a collaborative of agencies that provides wrap-around, seamless services to victims of domestic violence - all from a single location.

Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs

Sexual Abuse Treatment Program Walk In Consultation

That's Not Cool Campaign: In late March organizations throughout Ontario will be promoting the websites www.thatsnotcool.com and www.facebook.com/thatsnotcoolcanada. Thatís Not Cool is a public education campaign using digital examples of controlling, pressuring and threatening behaviour to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse. You may find it worthwhile to check out the websites yourself and have a conversation with your own teens. If you have any questions about the campaign or wish to get involved please contact Anthony Piscitelli at apiscitelli@regionofwaterloo.ca


The Children's Needs Distribution Centre - call (519)745-9461 for an appointment. Highland Baptist Church, 135 Highland Road West, Kitchener.

Basic Needs Guide - written by the Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo, helps provide individuals with connections to vital resources within your community. http://www.waterlooregion.org/basic/

2003 City of Kitchener Black Book - contains valuable information about services available in the community. Published by the City of Kitchener, much of the information refers to services available in Kitchener. Call (519) 741-2323 for your free copy. Web site coming soon.

Guides to Activities in Waterloo Region

  • Growing Up in Grand River - A comprehensive listing of family events available in Waterloo Region. Copies are available at your local libraries or Ontario Early Years Centres. Web site coming soon.
  • St. Agatha StrawberryFest, St. Agatha Community Centre, just off Erbs Rd West in the heart of St. Agatha. StrawberryFest happens every year on the 3rd Saturday in June.
    Pancake breakfast kicks off a day of children's games and activities, Strawberry Lane vendors with crafts and items for sale, strawberry pie baking contest and winning pies auction, talent show, beverage garden, antique car show, baseball/hockey radar contest, silent auction and raffle, BBQ lunch, strawberry pies, strawberries and more strawberries.
    Call 519-699-6063 for information.
  • Cambridge Times Around the Town Guide
  • City of Waterloo This area is for events which are occurring in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; are open to the general public;
  • New Hamburg Independant Community Calendar
  • Waterloo Chronicle Community Calendar

Free Activities in Waterloo Region

Today's Parent Craft Corner A place to find fun and creative craft ideas for you and your child. Check out their featured Craft of the Month, plus find more great projects.

Cambridge Heritage River Trail

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival March

Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival July

Waterloo Busker Carnival August

Wellesley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival September

Kitchener Farmers Market

St. Jacobs Farmers Market

Waterloo Farmers Market

Cambridge Farmers Market

Kitchener Public Library Hosts many low cost activities throughout the year including free films and various children's programs.

Waterloo Public Library Hosts a Family Fun Day and many other exciting events.

Tooney Tuesdays - Children's entertainment in front of Kitchener City Hall on Tuesday evenings in July.

Kidspark in Victoria Park, Kitchener August

City of Kitchener Skate Parks

City of Cambridge Skate Parks

Waterloo Rec Complex Action Sports Park

Chandler-Mowat After 4 Program July & August

YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo

Other Activities

  • Watch children's (siblings)school games.
  • Plant some seeds in a window box or pot and watch them grow
  • Visit a maple syrup bush in the spring
  • Attend a cat, dog, or horse show
  • Watch a local band practice e.g.: pipe bands at the Armoury locations, Salvation Army bands, etc.
  • Attend the Mill Race Festival in Cambridge, Civic Holiday weekend in August
  • Bike on trail
  • Watch a minor sports game: soccer, baseball, and hockey
  • Play in a park
  • Watch a parade
  • Make a scrap book
  • Visit a book store
  • Watch fireworks at designated parks on Victoria Day and Canada Day
  • Toboggan down a safe hill
  • Go on a picnic
  • Play a board game at the park
  • Play Chess in front of Kitchener City Hall
  • Go to see antique cars when they come to your mall, park, etc.



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    a community where all children can grow up safe, healthy, and loved

    200 Ardelt Ave., Kitchener, ON, N2C 2L9168 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge, ON, N1R 6V7
    phone: (519)576-0540fax: (519)576-4709 email: inquiries@facswaterloo.org