Making Home at 97 Victoria

We appreciate your generosity, and your trust in making a donation to Making Home at 97 Victoria. A donation here helps us add 44 units of supportive and affordable housing units in the downtown core.

For detailed information on Making Home at Ninety Seven Victoria, click here.

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What's New at The Working Centre

View many more recent initiatives at The Wroking Centre in the What's New section on our main Website.

Article: "Trio plans 24-hour walk across Waterloo Region" at

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Kitchener's Tessa Jennison, and fellow Livescape staffers Ashley DeMarte and Dave Wall's Waterloo Region Crossing excursion benefits The Working Centre's programs to combat...

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Anonymous CEO challenges tech community to support Working Centre project

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"...a local tech leader — who wishes to remain anonymous — has challenged the tech community to raise $50,000 to help displace the harsher realities that come along with the success of...

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Matt Anderson at St John's Kitchen

Matt Anderson visited St John's Kitchen to share some music before his show at Centre in the Square. He posted the photo and statement below to his Facebook Page.

"Earlier today I was invited to play at the...

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Article: "A Place to Call Home" at

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"The Working Centre hopes to open 18 new affordable housing units in Kitchener's downtown, aimed at housing those people most at risk of slipping into homelessness.

The campaign...

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Photos From Our Annual Golf Tournament

On August 12th, 2015 members of the community participated in our annual golf tournament in support of The Working Centre.  

Our thanks to the enthusiastic tournament sponsors – Lear, Unifor and MTD – and to the golfers for their ongoing generosity and commitment to community building.


Pictures from the launch of our Housing Capital Campaign

On June 24th, 2015, many friends and community members joined us in launching our first ever Capital Campaign to support affordable housing at 256 King Street East. The building will soon be renovated to include eight one-bedroom apartments (part of the 17-19 units of housing supported by this campaign). 

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Help us Make Affordable Housing Possible

The Working Centre invites your help to make 18 units of affordable supportive housing available in our community.

Homelessness results from substandard housing options combined with the realities of relationship breakdowns, mental health issues, and addictions. People walk the streets rather than being confined to places where they are not welcome. The alternative is supportive...

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Photos from the 28th Annual Mayors' Dinner

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2014-2015 Fundraising Drive

Every December, we do our once-a-year appeal for donations. We count on our community to contribute small and large donations to help us to maintain our creative approach to community development.  We are grateful that we have received thousands of donations, and have almost reached our goal.  We continue to welcome regular or one-time donations.  Thanks for considering us as you think about...

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Ethical Investment

When Leonard McDermott died this past year, his family chose to contribute $20,000 to The Working Centre.  They requested that this donation be invested and that The Working Centre contribute the interest from the investment to Working Centre projects.

The Working Centre sought an ethical investment option, and became members of the ...

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A Musical Evening with John McDermott

The 27th Annual Mayors' Dinner

As seen in Good Work News, June 2014

By Dave Thomas

For the 950 people attending the 27th...

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In Memoriam

The Working Centre is honoured to be remembered in a number of wills and in-memoriam donations. 
These contributions allow us to build on some exciting new projects, as a way to keep our work innovative and adaptive to the changing needs of the people we serve.  Bequests and in memoriam contributions this year have included donations from:

Madeline Cullen...
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Manulife Donation Matching

Each year Manulife hosts a Christmas dinner, where employees contribute donations to The Working Centre.  Manulife matches these donations, and this year the result was an $8,000 contribution to St. John’s Kitchen.

From their website:  “Manulife’s corporate philanthropy operates under a decentralized model that emphasizes giving back to the communities where it does business and...

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New Gift Giving Traditions for the Holidays

The Working Centre was fortunate to be a part of some creative gift giving this holiday season. A local family generously shared their new tradition with us. Rather than exchange presents at Christmas time, the adults in the family play games together in a spirit of community giving – competing good-naturedly with one another for the privilege of donating to the charitable organization of...

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Thank you to Moores Clothing for Men and the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce

 Over the past two years The Working Centre has hosted a ‘Free’ Suit Sale at St. John’s Kitchen.  This has been made possible by Moores Clothing for Men stores and their Annual Suit Drive that they run each summer.  Hundreds of suits, dress shirts, dress pants and ties are donated to The Working Centre. 

This year we were approached by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce...

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Jared Davison

Jared Davison is a local photographer hosting an exhibition of his photographs at Kitchener City Hall...

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Dan's 40 for 40 Birthday

Dan invited his friends to celebrate his 40th birthday and to support the projects of the Working Centre at this celebration.  He called it 40 for 40. 

Through Dan’s invitation to family and friends over $5,000 was raised in the support of several community-based projects.   In particular, Dan asked that these donations...

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24th Annual Golf Tournament in support of The Working Centre and St. John’s Kitchen

Please join us on Wednesday August 14, 2013 at Rockway Golf Course for our 24th Annual Golf Tournament in support of The Working Centre and St. John’s Kitchen.

Click here for registration and event details - including an online registration option.

Our Annual Golf Tournament...

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The Bauer Kitchen Donates to The Working Centre through Arts Based Twitter Campaign

Last fall the Bauer Kitchener and Paul Kalbfleisch collaborated on a Twitter Campaign to raise money for The Working Centre.  The idea was simple, 'Tweet What’s Under Your Feet'.  People were asked to take a photo of art-under-their-feet and tweet it to The Bauer Kitchen.  For each picture posted to Twitter in this campaign, the Bauer Kitchen donated $1.00 to The Working Centre.


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WR Awesome Donates 300 Pairs of Socks to St. John's Kitchen

Annual Coin Drive

We are inviting local schools in Waterloo Region to participate in our Annual Coin Drive in support of The Working Centre and St. John’s Kitchen. As you begin this school year, we want to invite you to take a moment to learn about some exciting developments in our community. Schools play a significant role in teaching our children about building community...

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23rd Annual Golf Tournament

As seen in Good Work News, September 2012
By Dave Thomas 

The dark clouds parted just in time to make a beautiful sunny day for the 23rd Annual Golf Tournament for The Working Centre and St. John’s Kitchen on August 15.

Success on the green meant we raised $18,000 to...

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