Events

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Oct
18
Wed
2017
Refugee Vision Care
Oct 18 all-day
Stride Night Training
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly Meeting: Council of Canadians, Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Kitchener-Waterloo chapter ofThe Council of Canadians - Acting for Social Justice | Le Conseil des Canadiens - Agir pour la Justice Sociale Council of Canadians meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Room at Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes, 307 Queen St S. (corner of Queen and Courtland), Kitchener.

There’s parking, but check with the organizers to get a permit.

Current topics include electoral reform, the Nestle boycott, and the
TPP and other trade deals.

All are welcome! For info please contact KW.cofc@gmail.com. Follow @kwcofc on Twitter.

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Food Not Bombs! Servings
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Share a meal. Start a conversation. All welcome at Food Not Bombs Kitchener’s Saturday servings!

Where does this happen?

The serving happens at 1:30 every Saturday in front of Kitchener City Hall (200 King St W.). Before that, we cook our soup at the Working Centre, which is located at 58 Queen St S. (just a few blocks away). Our leftover produce and soup is then driven to the House of Friendship in downtown Kitchener.

How can I help?

We are always in need of volunteers to help us cook, people with access to cars who can drive produce and soup to and fro, friendly folks who want to dish out soup and, last but not least, people to help with the clean-up.

You can read a complete description of the different jobs available here: http://wpirg.org/action-groups/food-not-bombs/how-to-help/. If any of them sound good to you, sign up for our mailing list here: http://lists.wpirg.org/mailman/listinfo/fnb_lists.wpirg.org. We’re a friendly bunch- send out an e-mail introducing yourself and we’ll be happy to help you get started.

Who donates food?

We get the majority of our produce from Central Fresh Market- they give us the vegetables that aren’t pretty enough to sell or that they’ve overstocked. We also get donations of produce from Full Circle Foods and donations of loaves and buns from Grainharvest Breadhouse.

Why does Food Not Bombs do what it does?

Because food is a right, not a privilege. Because when we are hungry, we have the right to get what we need. Because poverty is a form of violence neither necessary nor natural. Because capitalism makes food a source of profit, not a source of nutrition. Because food does grow on trees. Because we need community, not control. Because we need homes, not jails. Because we need FOOD NOT BOMBS!

Oct
23
Mon
2017
New Canadian Youth Connection Training
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
25
Wed
2017
Refugee Vision Care
Oct 25 all-day
Oct
26
Thu
2017
Reframing Crime, Justice & Prevention, A community course by @PreventingCrime @ Community Justice Initiatives
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friends of Crime Prevention

Colleagues & friends – greetings everyone! I trust this message finds you well. You are receiving this message as someone in my network who might be interested in this community course and/or willing to share it with others who might be interested.

Friends of Crime Prevention, with the support of the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, will offer its very first Community Course. This course was developed by a creative and rambunctious group of Friends of Crime Prevention so you know it’s going to be good! Several Friends will be part of the course facilitation.

Not sure what Friends of Crime Prevention is? Only one of the best networks in Waterloo Region… If you haven’t signed up as a Friend, make it right… Sign up and Become A Friend!

Please share this information with your networks. Many thanks, in advance.

Crime prevention is more than just locking your doors at night and sending people to jail. To address the roots of crime, we’ll have to go deeper, reframe and make some shifts.

In order to create truly safer, healthier communities we need to mobilize a wide range of people — from neighbours and community groups to municipal leaders and large institutions.

That includes you. And we’re pleased to offer our very first community course Reframing Crime Justice Prevention: A Community Course that will help our community make the shift.

About the Course: Reframing Crime, Justice & Prevention

This course is for Friends of Crime Prevention and any community member who is open to looking beyond the accepted status quo, thinking critically about these issues and willing to examine issues from every possible perspective – maybe even some perspectives with which you would disagree.

Every Thursday:
26 October — 7 December 2017
6:30pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Community Justice Initiatives & Kitchener Public Library
Queen Street North, Downtown Kitchener

Learn More About The Course & How To Register

In an active learning environment, we’ll examine questions like:

  • What if we could change things about our society that would prevent crime before it happens?
  • What cultural, political or social structures impede us from creating a safer community?
  • How might addressing the roots of crime resolve social issues?
  • Can we shift our understanding of the relationship between crime, justice and prevention?

Course Methods and Activities

As a group, you will co-create learning through an interdisciplinary examination of issues using experiential activities. Learning activities may include: group conversations, circle discussions, case studies, problem-solving exercises, guest facilitators, interactive activities, and possibly a field trip. At the end of the course, the group will collaborate on a project that articulates your learning journey. The project will be presented to the community at a “porch chat” type event in Winter 2018.

Who Can Participate?

This course is for Friends of Crime Prevention and community members who are open to thinking critically about crime, prevention, and justice from many different perspectives.

For the first voyage of this course, we are accepting up to 10 participants and we ask that you are able to commit to full 7 weeks + Winter 2018 event.


Juanita Metzger
Community Engagement Coordinator
Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council
73 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1
Phone: +1-519-575-4400;ext=3548
Mobile: +1-519-502-0825
Email: jmetzger@regionofwaterloo.ca
Website: http://www.preventingcrime.ca/

Are you a Friend of Crime Prevention? Join today

Facebook: Crime Prevention Council

Twitter: @PreventingCrime

YouTube: WR Crime Prevention Council

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Food Not Bombs! Servings
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Share a meal. Start a conversation. All welcome at Food Not Bombs Kitchener’s Saturday servings!

Where does this happen?

The serving happens at 1:30 every Saturday in front of Kitchener City Hall (200 King St W.). Before that, we cook our soup at the Working Centre, which is located at 58 Queen St S. (just a few blocks away). Our leftover produce and soup is then driven to the House of Friendship in downtown Kitchener.

How can I help?

We are always in need of volunteers to help us cook, people with access to cars who can drive produce and soup to and fro, friendly folks who want to dish out soup and, last but not least, people to help with the clean-up.

You can read a complete description of the different jobs available here: http://wpirg.org/action-groups/food-not-bombs/how-to-help/. If any of them sound good to you, sign up for our mailing list here: http://lists.wpirg.org/mailman/listinfo/fnb_lists.wpirg.org. We’re a friendly bunch- send out an e-mail introducing yourself and we’ll be happy to help you get started.

Who donates food?

We get the majority of our produce from Central Fresh Market- they give us the vegetables that aren’t pretty enough to sell or that they’ve overstocked. We also get donations of produce from Full Circle Foods and donations of loaves and buns from Grainharvest Breadhouse.

Why does Food Not Bombs do what it does?

Because food is a right, not a privilege. Because when we are hungry, we have the right to get what we need. Because poverty is a form of violence neither necessary nor natural. Because capitalism makes food a source of profit, not a source of nutrition. Because food does grow on trees. Because we need community, not control. Because we need homes, not jails. Because we need FOOD NOT BOMBS!

Nov
1
Wed
2017
Refugee Vision Care
Nov 1 all-day
Nov
2
Thu
2017
Reframing Crime, Justice & Prevention, A community course by @PreventingCrime @ Community Justice Initiatives
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friends of Crime Prevention

Colleagues & friends – greetings everyone! I trust this message finds you well. You are receiving this message as someone in my network who might be interested in this community course and/or willing to share it with others who might be interested.

Friends of Crime Prevention, with the support of the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, will offer its very first Community Course. This course was developed by a creative and rambunctious group of Friends of Crime Prevention so you know it’s going to be good! Several Friends will be part of the course facilitation.

Not sure what Friends of Crime Prevention is? Only one of the best networks in Waterloo Region… If you haven’t signed up as a Friend, make it right… Sign up and Become A Friend!

Please share this information with your networks. Many thanks, in advance.

Crime prevention is more than just locking your doors at night and sending people to jail. To address the roots of crime, we’ll have to go deeper, reframe and make some shifts.

In order to create truly safer, healthier communities we need to mobilize a wide range of people — from neighbours and community groups to municipal leaders and large institutions.

That includes you. And we’re pleased to offer our very first community course Reframing Crime Justice Prevention: A Community Course that will help our community make the shift.

About the Course: Reframing Crime, Justice & Prevention

This course is for Friends of Crime Prevention and any community member who is open to looking beyond the accepted status quo, thinking critically about these issues and willing to examine issues from every possible perspective – maybe even some perspectives with which you would disagree.

Every Thursday:
26 October — 7 December 2017
6:30pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Community Justice Initiatives & Kitchener Public Library
Queen Street North, Downtown Kitchener

Learn More About The Course & How To Register

In an active learning environment, we’ll examine questions like:

  • What if we could change things about our society that would prevent crime before it happens?
  • What cultural, political or social structures impede us from creating a safer community?
  • How might addressing the roots of crime resolve social issues?
  • Can we shift our understanding of the relationship between crime, justice and prevention?

Course Methods and Activities

As a group, you will co-create learning through an interdisciplinary examination of issues using experiential activities. Learning activities may include: group conversations, circle discussions, case studies, problem-solving exercises, guest facilitators, interactive activities, and possibly a field trip. At the end of the course, the group will collaborate on a project that articulates your learning journey. The project will be presented to the community at a “porch chat” type event in Winter 2018.

Who Can Participate?

This course is for Friends of Crime Prevention and community members who are open to thinking critically about crime, prevention, and justice from many different perspectives.

For the first voyage of this course, we are accepting up to 10 participants and we ask that you are able to commit to full 7 weeks + Winter 2018 event.


Juanita Metzger
Community Engagement Coordinator
Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council
73 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1
Phone: +1-519-575-4400;ext=3548
Mobile: +1-519-502-0825
Email: jmetzger@regionofwaterloo.ca
Website: http://www.preventingcrime.ca/

Are you a Friend of Crime Prevention? Join today

Facebook: Crime Prevention Council

Twitter: @PreventingCrime

YouTube: WR Crime Prevention Council

Nov
4
Sat
2017
Food Not Bombs! Servings
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Share a meal. Start a conversation. All welcome at Food Not Bombs Kitchener’s Saturday servings!

Where does this happen?

The serving happens at 1:30 every Saturday in front of Kitchener City Hall (200 King St W.). Before that, we cook our soup at the Working Centre, which is located at 58 Queen St S. (just a few blocks away). Our leftover produce and soup is then driven to the House of Friendship in downtown Kitchener.

How can I help?

We are always in need of volunteers to help us cook, people with access to cars who can drive produce and soup to and fro, friendly folks who want to dish out soup and, last but not least, people to help with the clean-up.

You can read a complete description of the different jobs available here: http://wpirg.org/action-groups/food-not-bombs/how-to-help/. If any of them sound good to you, sign up for our mailing list here: http://lists.wpirg.org/mailman/listinfo/fnb_lists.wpirg.org. We’re a friendly bunch- send out an e-mail introducing yourself and we’ll be happy to help you get started.

Who donates food?

We get the majority of our produce from Central Fresh Market- they give us the vegetables that aren’t pretty enough to sell or that they’ve overstocked. We also get donations of produce from Full Circle Foods and donations of loaves and buns from Grainharvest Breadhouse.

Why does Food Not Bombs do what it does?

Because food is a right, not a privilege. Because when we are hungry, we have the right to get what we need. Because poverty is a form of violence neither necessary nor natural. Because capitalism makes food a source of profit, not a source of nutrition. Because food does grow on trees. Because we need community, not control. Because we need homes, not jails. Because we need FOOD NOT BOMBS!

Nov
7
Tue
2017
Group 9, Amnesty International regular meeting @ Community Ed Room 2202, Conrad Grebel College
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Amnesty International CanadaGroup Nine is the local chapter of Amnesty International Canada in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. We normally meet at 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of every month in Room 4224 (The Fretz Seminar Room) at Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo (140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo N2L 3G6). Please confirm by email or on our Facebook page.

<groupnine9@gmail.com> is the official Group Nine e-mail address.

Nov
8
Wed
2017
Refugee Vision Care
Nov 8 all-day
Nov
9
Thu
2017
Reframing Crime, Justice & Prevention, A community course by @PreventingCrime @ Community Justice Initiatives
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friends of Crime Prevention

Colleagues & friends – greetings everyone! I trust this message finds you well. You are receiving this message as someone in my network who might be interested in this community course and/or willing to share it with others who might be interested.

Friends of Crime Prevention, with the support of the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, will offer its very first Community Course. This course was developed by a creative and rambunctious group of Friends of Crime Prevention so you know it’s going to be good! Several Friends will be part of the course facilitation.

Not sure what Friends of Crime Prevention is? Only one of the best networks in Waterloo Region… If you haven’t signed up as a Friend, make it right… Sign up and Become A Friend!

Please share this information with your networks. Many thanks, in advance.

Crime prevention is more than just locking your doors at night and sending people to jail. To address the roots of crime, we’ll have to go deeper, reframe and make some shifts.

In order to create truly safer, healthier communities we need to mobilize a wide range of people — from neighbours and community groups to municipal leaders and large institutions.

That includes you. And we’re pleased to offer our very first community course Reframing Crime Justice Prevention: A Community Course that will help our community make the shift.

About the Course: Reframing Crime, Justice & Prevention

This course is for Friends of Crime Prevention and any community member who is open to looking beyond the accepted status quo, thinking critically about these issues and willing to examine issues from every possible perspective – maybe even some perspectives with which you would disagree.

Every Thursday:
26 October — 7 December 2017
6:30pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Community Justice Initiatives & Kitchener Public Library
Queen Street North, Downtown Kitchener

Learn More About The Course & How To Register

In an active learning environment, we’ll examine questions like:

  • What if we could change things about our society that would prevent crime before it happens?
  • What cultural, political or social structures impede us from creating a safer community?
  • How might addressing the roots of crime resolve social issues?
  • Can we shift our understanding of the relationship between crime, justice and prevention?

Course Methods and Activities

As a group, you will co-create learning through an interdisciplinary examination of issues using experiential activities. Learning activities may include: group conversations, circle discussions, case studies, problem-solving exercises, guest facilitators, interactive activities, and possibly a field trip. At the end of the course, the group will collaborate on a project that articulates your learning journey. The project will be presented to the community at a “porch chat” type event in Winter 2018.

Who Can Participate?

This course is for Friends of Crime Prevention and community members who are open to thinking critically about crime, prevention, and justice from many different perspectives.

For the first voyage of this course, we are accepting up to 10 participants and we ask that you are able to commit to full 7 weeks + Winter 2018 event.


Juanita Metzger
Community Engagement Coordinator
Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council
73 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1
Phone: +1-519-575-4400;ext=3548
Mobile: +1-519-502-0825
Email: jmetzger@regionofwaterloo.ca
Website: http://www.preventingcrime.ca/

Are you a Friend of Crime Prevention? Join today

Facebook: Crime Prevention Council

Twitter: @PreventingCrime

YouTube: WR Crime Prevention Council

Nov
11
Sat
2017
Food Not Bombs! Servings
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Share a meal. Start a conversation. All welcome at Food Not Bombs Kitchener’s Saturday servings!

Where does this happen?

The serving happens at 1:30 every Saturday in front of Kitchener City Hall (200 King St W.). Before that, we cook our soup at the Working Centre, which is located at 58 Queen St S. (just a few blocks away). Our leftover produce and soup is then driven to the House of Friendship in downtown Kitchener.

How can I help?

We are always in need of volunteers to help us cook, people with access to cars who can drive produce and soup to and fro, friendly folks who want to dish out soup and, last but not least, people to help with the clean-up.

You can read a complete description of the different jobs available here: http://wpirg.org/action-groups/food-not-bombs/how-to-help/. If any of them sound good to you, sign up for our mailing list here: http://lists.wpirg.org/mailman/listinfo/fnb_lists.wpirg.org. We’re a friendly bunch- send out an e-mail introducing yourself and we’ll be happy to help you get started.

Who donates food?

We get the majority of our produce from Central Fresh Market- they give us the vegetables that aren’t pretty enough to sell or that they’ve overstocked. We also get donations of produce from Full Circle Foods and donations of loaves and buns from Grainharvest Breadhouse.

Why does Food Not Bombs do what it does?

Because food is a right, not a privilege. Because when we are hungry, we have the right to get what we need. Because poverty is a form of violence neither necessary nor natural. Because capitalism makes food a source of profit, not a source of nutrition. Because food does grow on trees. Because we need community, not control. Because we need homes, not jails. Because we need FOOD NOT BOMBS!

Nov
14
Tue
2017
Women in Prison: Building Community
Nov 14 – Nov 15 all-day

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Participants will understand the context of Women in the Federal Corrections System in Canada, the barriers that exist for women as well as their strengths to build their community.
Intended Audience: Everyone and anyone interested in women in prison in Canada
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An opportunity for those who work supporting women’s reintegration to come together to discuss, learn and to support.

Intended Audience: Those who want to connect with others in the field and developing a strong cohesive community voice.
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Participants will hear current research illuminating how best to support women’s reintegration.

Intended Audience: Those who are interested in what the research tells us works or is missing.

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at  The Walper Hotel
20 Queen Street South
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1V6 Canada
(519) 745-4321
www.walper.com
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Special block room rates are available for conference participants under Community Justice Initiatives for the dates of November 12-16th. Please contact hotel for more information. Thanks
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Nov
15
Wed
2017
Refugee Vision Care
Nov 15 all-day
Monthly Meeting: Council of Canadians, Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Kitchener-Waterloo chapter ofThe Council of Canadians - Acting for Social Justice | Le Conseil des Canadiens - Agir pour la Justice Sociale Council of Canadians meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Room at Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes, 307 Queen St S. (corner of Queen and Courtland), Kitchener.

There’s parking, but check with the organizers to get a permit.

Current topics include electoral reform, the Nestle boycott, and the
TPP and other trade deals.

All are welcome! For info please contact KW.cofc@gmail.com. Follow @kwcofc on Twitter.

Nov
16
Thu
2017
39th Annual Justice Dinner
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Reframing Crime, Justice & Prevention, A community course by @PreventingCrime @ Community Justice Initiatives
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friends of Crime Prevention

Colleagues & friends – greetings everyone! I trust this message finds you well. You are receiving this message as someone in my network who might be interested in this community course and/or willing to share it with others who might be interested.

Friends of Crime Prevention, with the support of the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, will offer its very first Community Course. This course was developed by a creative and rambunctious group of Friends of Crime Prevention so you know it’s going to be good! Several Friends will be part of the course facilitation.

Not sure what Friends of Crime Prevention is? Only one of the best networks in Waterloo Region… If you haven’t signed up as a Friend, make it right… Sign up and Become A Friend!

Please share this information with your networks. Many thanks, in advance.

Crime prevention is more than just locking your doors at night and sending people to jail. To address the roots of crime, we’ll have to go deeper, reframe and make some shifts.

In order to create truly safer, healthier communities we need to mobilize a wide range of people — from neighbours and community groups to municipal leaders and large institutions.

That includes you. And we’re pleased to offer our very first community course Reframing Crime Justice Prevention: A Community Course that will help our community make the shift.

About the Course: Reframing Crime, Justice & Prevention

This course is for Friends of Crime Prevention and any community member who is open to looking beyond the accepted status quo, thinking critically about these issues and willing to examine issues from every possible perspective – maybe even some perspectives with which you would disagree.

Every Thursday:
26 October — 7 December 2017
6:30pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Community Justice Initiatives & Kitchener Public Library
Queen Street North, Downtown Kitchener

Learn More About The Course & How To Register

In an active learning environment, we’ll examine questions like:

  • What if we could change things about our society that would prevent crime before it happens?
  • What cultural, political or social structures impede us from creating a safer community?
  • How might addressing the roots of crime resolve social issues?
  • Can we shift our understanding of the relationship between crime, justice and prevention?

Course Methods and Activities

As a group, you will co-create learning through an interdisciplinary examination of issues using experiential activities. Learning activities may include: group conversations, circle discussions, case studies, problem-solving exercises, guest facilitators, interactive activities, and possibly a field trip. At the end of the course, the group will collaborate on a project that articulates your learning journey. The project will be presented to the community at a “porch chat” type event in Winter 2018.

Who Can Participate?

This course is for Friends of Crime Prevention and community members who are open to thinking critically about crime, prevention, and justice from many different perspectives.

For the first voyage of this course, we are accepting up to 10 participants and we ask that you are able to commit to full 7 weeks + Winter 2018 event.


Juanita Metzger
Community Engagement Coordinator
Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council
73 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1
Phone: +1-519-575-4400;ext=3548
Mobile: +1-519-502-0825
Email: jmetzger@regionofwaterloo.ca
Website: http://www.preventingcrime.ca/

Are you a Friend of Crime Prevention? Join today

Facebook: Crime Prevention Council

Twitter: @PreventingCrime

YouTube: WR Crime Prevention Council

Nov
18
Sat
2017
Food Not Bombs! Servings
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Share a meal. Start a conversation. All welcome at Food Not Bombs Kitchener’s Saturday servings!

Where does this happen?

The serving happens at 1:30 every Saturday in front of Kitchener City Hall (200 King St W.). Before that, we cook our soup at the Working Centre, which is located at 58 Queen St S. (just a few blocks away). Our leftover produce and soup is then driven to the House of Friendship in downtown Kitchener.

How can I help?

We are always in need of volunteers to help us cook, people with access to cars who can drive produce and soup to and fro, friendly folks who want to dish out soup and, last but not least, people to help with the clean-up.

You can read a complete description of the different jobs available here: http://wpirg.org/action-groups/food-not-bombs/how-to-help/. If any of them sound good to you, sign up for our mailing list here: http://lists.wpirg.org/mailman/listinfo/fnb_lists.wpirg.org. We’re a friendly bunch- send out an e-mail introducing yourself and we’ll be happy to help you get started.

Who donates food?

We get the majority of our produce from Central Fresh Market- they give us the vegetables that aren’t pretty enough to sell or that they’ve overstocked. We also get donations of produce from Full Circle Foods and donations of loaves and buns from Grainharvest Breadhouse.

Why does Food Not Bombs do what it does?

Because food is a right, not a privilege. Because when we are hungry, we have the right to get what we need. Because poverty is a form of violence neither necessary nor natural. Because capitalism makes food a source of profit, not a source of nutrition. Because food does grow on trees. Because we need community, not control. Because we need homes, not jails. Because we need FOOD NOT BOMBS!

Nov
22
Wed
2017
Refugee Vision Care
Nov 22 all-day
Nov
23
Thu
2017
Reframing Crime, Justice & Prevention, A community course by @PreventingCrime @ Community Justice Initiatives
Nov 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friends of Crime Prevention

Colleagues & friends – greetings everyone! I trust this message finds you well. You are receiving this message as someone in my network who might be interested in this community course and/or willing to share it with others who might be interested.

Friends of Crime Prevention, with the support of the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, will offer its very first Community Course. This course was developed by a creative and rambunctious group of Friends of Crime Prevention so you know it’s going to be good! Several Friends will be part of the course facilitation.

Not sure what Friends of Crime Prevention is? Only one of the best networks in Waterloo Region… If you haven’t signed up as a Friend, make it right… Sign up and Become A Friend!

Please share this information with your networks. Many thanks, in advance.

Crime prevention is more than just locking your doors at night and sending people to jail. To address the roots of crime, we’ll have to go deeper, reframe and make some shifts.

In order to create truly safer, healthier communities we need to mobilize a wide range of people — from neighbours and community groups to municipal leaders and large institutions.

That includes you. And we’re pleased to offer our very first community course Reframing Crime Justice Prevention: A Community Course that will help our community make the shift.

About the Course: Reframing Crime, Justice & Prevention

This course is for Friends of Crime Prevention and any community member who is open to looking beyond the accepted status quo, thinking critically about these issues and willing to examine issues from every possible perspective – maybe even some perspectives with which you would disagree.

Every Thursday:
26 October — 7 December 2017
6:30pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Community Justice Initiatives & Kitchener Public Library
Queen Street North, Downtown Kitchener

Learn More About The Course & How To Register

In an active learning environment, we’ll examine questions like:

  • What if we could change things about our society that would prevent crime before it happens?
  • What cultural, political or social structures impede us from creating a safer community?
  • How might addressing the roots of crime resolve social issues?
  • Can we shift our understanding of the relationship between crime, justice and prevention?

Course Methods and Activities

As a group, you will co-create learning through an interdisciplinary examination of issues using experiential activities. Learning activities may include: group conversations, circle discussions, case studies, problem-solving exercises, guest facilitators, interactive activities, and possibly a field trip. At the end of the course, the group will collaborate on a project that articulates your learning journey. The project will be presented to the community at a “porch chat” type event in Winter 2018.

Who Can Participate?

This course is for Friends of Crime Prevention and community members who are open to thinking critically about crime, prevention, and justice from many different perspectives.

For the first voyage of this course, we are accepting up to 10 participants and we ask that you are able to commit to full 7 weeks + Winter 2018 event.


Juanita Metzger
Community Engagement Coordinator
Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council
73 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1
Phone: +1-519-575-4400;ext=3548
Mobile: +1-519-502-0825
Email: jmetzger@regionofwaterloo.ca
Website: http://www.preventingcrime.ca/

Are you a Friend of Crime Prevention? Join today

Facebook: Crime Prevention Council

Twitter: @PreventingCrime

YouTube: WR Crime Prevention Council

Nov
24
Fri
2017
Upside Down Thinking with @SPCCND @ Bowman Room, Cambridge City Hall
Nov 24 all-day

Logo for SPCCNDAre you trying to collaborate with other agencies, with business, with governments about tackling complex issues and challenges but feeling stuck or frustrated by lack or traction, how long things are taking, or resistance to collaborating to the extent that you know is needed?

Taking new ideas and making them reality requires not just more thinking, but thinking differently about how to be the disruptive force that can unseat the status quo. These are the few of the questions Mark Holmgren will address in his workshop Upside Down Thinking.

In this workshop, Mark Holmgren will explore how Upside Down Thinking helps us think more clearly about the pressures in our organizations that maintain the status quo. He will show how thinking differently can challenge our most basic assumptions about the work we do, and how these assumptions can sometimes reinforce the systems we are trying to change. Participants will spend time in dialogue, connecting and sharing their experiences, and will be challenged to consider how they can foster shared and collaborative visions of the future and how to make them come true.

On November 24th, Mark will be in Cambridge, Ontario for Upside Down Thinking- a one-day workshop to explore:

  • Exploring Lateral Thinking, Integrative Thinking, Divergent and Convergent Thinking, Systems Thinking as well as the fundamentals of Upside Down Thinking and how it can add value to other ways of thinking collaboratively.
  • Practical tools: learn practical tools for thought from the Upside Down Thinking toolbox, such as asking Wicked Questions, heretical propositions, and turning norms upside down to bring about disruptive innovation.
  • The impact of groups and organizations: how organizations and group dynamics impact our ability to think and change together
  • Principles to guide thinking upside down in groups
  • Applying Upside Down Thinking in a group dynamic: how to practice Upside Down Thinking as both a group participant and facilitator

Stay tuned for registration info. For more information please contact Natasha at natasha@tamarackcommunity.ca

The Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries is a recognized leader in promoting greater social and economic equity through research, planning and community development.
www.spccnd.org

Nov
25
Sat
2017
Food Not Bombs! Servings
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Share a meal. Start a conversation. All welcome at Food Not Bombs Kitchener’s Saturday servings!

Where does this happen?

The serving happens at 1:30 every Saturday in front of Kitchener City Hall (200 King St W.). Before that, we cook our soup at the Working Centre, which is located at 58 Queen St S. (just a few blocks away). Our leftover produce and soup is then driven to the House of Friendship in downtown Kitchener.

How can I help?

We are always in need of volunteers to help us cook, people with access to cars who can drive produce and soup to and fro, friendly folks who want to dish out soup and, last but not least, people to help with the clean-up.

You can read a complete description of the different jobs available here: http://wpirg.org/action-groups/food-not-bombs/how-to-help/. If any of them sound good to you, sign up for our mailing list here: http://lists.wpirg.org/mailman/listinfo/fnb_lists.wpirg.org. We’re a friendly bunch- send out an e-mail introducing yourself and we’ll be happy to help you get started.

Who donates food?

We get the majority of our produce from Central Fresh Market- they give us the vegetables that aren’t pretty enough to sell or that they’ve overstocked. We also get donations of produce from Full Circle Foods and donations of loaves and buns from Grainharvest Breadhouse.

Why does Food Not Bombs do what it does?

Because food is a right, not a privilege. Because when we are hungry, we have the right to get what we need. Because poverty is a form of violence neither necessary nor natural. Because capitalism makes food a source of profit, not a source of nutrition. Because food does grow on trees. Because we need community, not control. Because we need homes, not jails. Because we need FOOD NOT BOMBS!