The Neighbourhood Summit is an annual event for residents across Waterloo to discuss all things neighbourhoods. Various workshops, presentations, social opportunities, and resources for community building are available. Whether you are new to neighbourhood activities or part of an established group or association, there is plenty to talk about and learn.

Highlights from past Neighbourhood Summits

In 2021, the virtual Neighbourhood Summit featured:

Getting to know your neighbours: Barriers to relationship building

Led by Community Justice Initiatives, this workshop explored the importance of relationships to a healthy neighbourhood and to managing conflict; and how our unconscious bias impacts relationship building.

Getting to know your neighbours: Ideas for addressing conflict

Facilitated by Community Justice Initiatives, attendees gained an understanding of options to resolve conflict between neighbours.

Understanding Planning in Waterloo

This workshop delivered by City of Waterloo Planning Staff shared high-level information about urban planning in Waterloo and provide details on how neighbours can get involved/stay informed. The workshop video is available for viewing on Vimeo.

Refugee Resettlement & Supports Neighbours Can Offer

At this session, Reception House shared information about the refugee resettlement process and practical ways neighbours can welcome new comers and support these efforts. The workshop video is available for viewing on Vimeo.

2022 Summit

Stay tuned for details about the 2022 summit and how to register. 

Do you have an idea for a future presentation or workshop topic? Email neighbourhoods@waterloo.ca to let us know.