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Workshops and Capacity Building

Table of Contents
  1. Connected Communities from the Inside Out – Anne Gloger, Centre for Connected Communities (2019)
  2. Transformation: Challenging Systemic Barriers to Equity Training (2019)
  3. Connecting the Dots Workshop (2018)
  4. Social Inclusion Workshop (2018)
  5. Governance Workshop (2018)
  6. Beyond Reports: A Forum to Explore How to Communicate and Share Data (2017)
  7. Data Sense Making Workshop (2017)
  8. Capacity Building Session #4: Health and Social Innovation Ecosystem (2017)
  9. Capacity Building Session #3: Improving Community Wellbeing Using a Health Equity Lens (2017)
  10. Capacity Building Session #2: How do we measure a community’s wellbeing? (2016)
  11. Capacity Building Session #1: Community Engagement Planning Workshop (2016)

Connected Communities from the Inside Out – Anne Gloger, Centre for Connected Communities

September 27, 2019 | Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

+70 members and friends of WWR joined together for continental breakfast & community connection as we hosted On the Table: A Wellbeing Waterloo Region Forum.

Anne Gloger from the Centre for Connected Communities was the keynote speaker for the event. These are the slides from her presentation.

Connected Communities from the Inside Out (PDF presentation slides)


Transformation: Challenging Systemic Barriers to Equity

March – June, 2019 | Waterloo Region

Over 300 members from the WWR network attended 1 of 10 training sessions (3.5 hours each) conducted by Kike Ojo of KOJO Institute. This training helped foster widespread shared understanding of equity issues in the Waterloo Region community. The following slides offer a summary of some of the talking points addressed during the training.

Summary of “Transformation: Challenging Systemic Barriers to Equity” (PDF presentation slides)


Connecting the Dots Workshop

December 14, 2018 | Regional Council Chambers

Connecting the Dots Presentation (PDF presentation slides)


Social Inclusion Workshop

May 30, 2018

Through the Wellbeing Waterloo Region initiative, the community told us they would like to create a social inclusion movement where everyone is welcome and can belong. But how do we create this movement? How do we seek equity, prevent isolation and strengthen belonging? A workshop to gather insights for inclusion was held on May 30th gather different perspectives on how to build an inclusive Waterloo Region.

Social Inclusion Workshop (PowerPoint slides)

Feedback/Results from the workshop (PDF summary)


Governance Workshop

January 23, 2018

On January 23, 2018 a workshop was held to discuss governance models for Wellbeing Waterloo Region.  Discussions on the future governance model took place throughout February and March 2018 and a draft was presented in late March.

Wellbeing Waterloo Region Governance Workshop (PDF presentation slides)


Beyond Reports: A Forum to Explore How to Communicate and Share Data

December 8, 2017 | Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

Data and reports are everywhere but gaining easy access to the information and making sense of it can be challenging for organizations and citizens. View the consolidated slide deck from the day’s events from the “Beyond Reports” Forum on December 8th, 2017.

 “Beyond Reports” Forum Consolidated Slide Deck (PDF presentation slides)

Videos from the forum:


Data Sense Making Workshop

August 2, 2017 | Region of Waterloo Operations Center – 100 Maple Grove Road

A workshop was held on August 2, 2017 to make sense of the community input received and begin to identify key themes and common issues for Wellbeing Waterloo Region.

Collaborative Data Analysis: Making Sense of Our Data (PDF report)


Capacity Building Session #4: Health and Social Innovation Ecosystem

June 12, 2017 | Waterloo Region Museum

What: Health and Social Innovation Ecosystem
Who: Elliot Fung, Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network
When: 1 – 4 p.m. Monday June 12, 2017
Where: Waterloo Region Museum

Health and Social Innovation Ecosystem Presentation (PDF presentation slides)

Health and Social Innovation Ecosystem Graphic (PDF graphic image)

Health and Social Innovation Ecosystem Supporting Documentation (PDF report) by Waterloo Wellington LHIN


Capacity Building Session #3: Improving Community Wellbeing Using a Health Equity Lens

January 20, 2017 | 99 Regina St. S., Waterloo

What: Improving Community Wellbeing: Using a Health Equity Lens
Who: Samiya Abdi & Kim Bergeron, Public Health Ontario
When: 1 – 4 p.m. Friday January 20, 2017
Where: Room 508, 99 Regina St. South, Waterloo

Improving Community Wellbeing Using a Health Equity Lens (PDF presentation slides) by Samiya Abdi and Kim Bergeron, Public Health Ontario

Planning with a Health Equity Lens Resources (PDF) by Public Health Ontario

Health Equity Lens Worksheets (PDF) by Public Health Ontario


Capacity Building Session #2: How do we measure a community’s wellbeing?

December 8, 2016 | Council Chambers, 150 Frederick St. Kitchener

What: How do we measure a community’s wellbeing?
Who: Bryan Smale, Director of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing
Who: Panel of speakers who have used the CIW
When: Thursday December 8, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Council Chambers, 150 Frederick St. Kitchener

How to Measure a Community’s Wellbeing: Workshop Presentation (PDF presentation slides)

Canadian Index of Wellbeing Website


Capacity Building Session #1: Community Engagement Planning Workshop

November 4, 2016 | 99 Regina St. S., Waterloo

What: Community Engagement Planning Workshop
Who: Lisa Attygalle, Director of Engagement, Tamarack Institute
When: Friday November 4th, 2016, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Room 508, 99 Regina St. South, Waterloo

Community Engagement Planning Workshop Presentation (PDF presentation slides)

Community Engagement Planning Toolkit (PDF) by the Tamarack Institute

Group Content Input to Tamarack Toolkit (PDF table)