From October 29 to November 24, the City of Waterloo will host the 2nd annual Neighbourhood Summit through a series of virtual sessions. The summit will bring together neighbours from across the city to share information and network.
The 2020 Neighbourhood Summit aims to:
- encourage neighbours to come together to share experiences and learn about topics related to neighbourhoods;
- provide networking opportunities;
- share updates on neighbourhood strategy initiatives; and
- recognize volunteers
Staff have developed the summit as a series of workshops that offer a variety of topics to engage neighbours. The workshops are free and they include include:
Watercolour workshop social - October 29 at 7pm
Button Factory Arts will lead the session through the talents of local artist Carly Leyburne.
Asset map for community spaces - November 10 at 7pm
Help us build an asset map for community spaces. We will be asking participants to share their favourite places to gather in their neighbourhoods and what they want to know about other available spaces nearby.
Virtual Trivia Night social - November 13 at 7:30pm
Connect with others for some friendly competition at our virtual movie-themed trivia night with Trivial Soup.
Understanding neighbour conflict ~ November 17 at 7pm
Community Justice Initiatives will discuss neighbour conflict, how to notice, what to do when it arises, and other helpful information for conflict situations.
Block connector meet up ~ November 21 at 10:30am
The first ever City of Waterloo block connectors will meet up to discuss how things are going, what they have learned from their experiences, and how they will continue to connect with neighbours.
Neighbourhood round up: Connections during COVID-19 - November 24 at 7pm
Hear from neighbourhood leaders about how they are using creative ideas to keep their community strong and connected during the pandemic. Speakers will share their story and also be available for questions.