Partners & Supporters
Hope for Community Development is delighted to have the support and active commitment of a faithful and affiliated set of partners across the globe who support Hope for Community Development in the pursuit of its mission.
Social Development Centre Waterloo Region
The Social Development Centre Waterloo Region is a learning organization that supports all voices in creation of community wide solutions ensuring that lived experience is the basis for collective action. Their vision is to have a fair and equitable access to social, economic and political life for everyone in Waterloo Region. You can learn more about the organization here.
Civic Hub Waterloo Region
The Civic Hub Waterloo Region is a collaborative and inclusive space where grassroots is anchored, where faces go with names and where energy and ideas are activated. Civic Hub brings together grassroots groups and makes small nonprofits active in a range of fields: environmental justice, democratic reform, arts and culture, anti-poverty, anti-racism, human rights, ethnocultural and newcomer support, technology, peace and nonviolence, spirituality and wellbeing. You can learn more about the organization here.
The Community Company
The Community Company work is focused on supporting local grassroots, NGO’s and charitable organizations that aligned with their values in creating autonomous and sustainable income streams for themselves through social enterprise creation, product offerings and networking connections. One of their social enterprises is called The Better Food Co, which was developed with Hope House to help create a better food system in Guelph. They also love working with local creators to develop community projects, some of which you can learn more about here.
Association of Liberian Immigrants in Kitchener Environs (ALIKE)
ALIKE was founded in 2005 to unite Liberians in the Kitchener Waterloo Region. With a particular focus on the preservation and celebration of our national heritage, ALIKE empowers youth of Liberian descent while contributing meaningfully to economic and social development in the Kitchener-Waterloo community.
The association has expanded its focus on community engagement through supporting Black and visible minority youth as well as women empowerment to promote leadership excellence.
Ray of Hope
Ray of Hope provides vital services to people in need in Waterloo Region. They demonstrate the love of Christ by Investing in People, Inspiring Hope and Transforming Life. Jesus Christ is at the centre of everything we do to invest in people, inspire hope, and transform lives. They provide four areas of service: Community Support, Youth Justice, Employment Services, and Youth Addiction. Hope for Community Development is glad to share in their mission to invest in people in the community.
Engage and Change
Engage and Change is a charity that was created to foster good citizenship and encourage healthy communities by giving back. Engage and Change gives people and companies the opportunities to do hands on group volunteer projects that assemble and build kits to assist in the alleviation of poverty. These kits are then distributed to the local communities through frontline social service agencies and homeless shelters directly to those in need. Its mission is to assist those in need in their communities by promoting, identifying, and developing partnerships between individuals, for-profit, and not-for-profit organizations. Hope for Community Development will continue to be a part of Engage and Change initiatives.
TD Canada Trust
TD Canada Trust (doing business as simply TD) is a commercial banking operation of the TD Bank Group in Canada.TD Canada Trust offers a range of financial services and products to more than 10 million Canadian customers through more than 1,100 branches and 2,600 ATMs. TD Bank Group is an exclusive Financial Institution sponsor of many initiatives to help create a better future through different funding opportunities. TD launched the TD Ready Commitment to help open doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow by focusing on community giving on four drivers of change including Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities, and Better Health. The TD Ready Commitment funds provide support to community-based organizations, and projects focused on improving the wellbeing of communities. TD is targeting C$1 billion by 2030 towards community giving.
City of Kitchener
The City of Kitchener’s vision is “"Together we will build an innovative, caring and vibrant Kitchener." The City is the fastest growing startup ecosystem in Canada, creating 30,000 tech jobs in the past 20 years. The region is home to educated, talented and ambitious citizens who lead in industries from finance and technology, who embark on and grow small businesses, and who innovate and create in a vibrant arts and creative industry sector. The community is enriched by the enduring knowledge and deep-rooted traditions of the diverse First Nations, Metis and Inuit in Kitchener today. Learn more here.
880 Cities' vision is to have a "Healthy, happy, and sustainable cities for people to grow up and grow old in; where all people have the right to safe and active mobility, welcoming and accessible public spaces, and inclusive city-building processes. They believe whether you’re 8 or 80 years old, cities should work for everyone. Learn more here.
Foundation For Black Communities
Foundation For Black Communities invest in change-making, working alongside Canadian community, philanthropic, political, and business organizations to ensure that Black-led, Black-serving, and Black-focused non-profit, charitable, and grassroots organizations have the sustained resources and infrastructures they need to make a meaningful impact. Learn more here.
Region of Waterloo
Waterloo Region is one of the fastest growing areas in Ontario. It is a mid-sized community located in the heart of southwestern Ontario's greenbelt. It has all the amenities of a large urban centre while still maintaining the charm and character of a smaller rural community. Learn more here.
Canadian Roots Exchange
Canadian Roots Exchange envision a future where Indigenous youth are empowered and connected as dynamic leaders in vibrant and thriving communities. As a national Indigenous youth led organization, they collaborate with communities to provide programs, grants and opportunities that are grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing and being and designed to strengthen and amplify the voices of Indigenous youth. Learn more here.
The Co-operators insurance company is a leading Canadian financial services co-operative, Co-operators that offers multi-line insurance and investment products, services, and advice to build financial strength and security. With over $56 billion in assets under management, they provide financial solutions and security through property and casualty (P&C) insurance, life insurance, investment management, institutional asset management and brokerage operations. They are governed by member organizations, including co-operative organizations, credit union centrals and representative farm organizations. Learn more here.
Community Foundations of Canada
Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is the national leadership organization for Canada’s over 200 local community foundations. Together with community foundations across the country, they help drive local solutions for national change on the issues that matter most to communities. They’re building a movement that connects community foundations, people and partners to create a just, sustainable future. Learn more here.
Waterloo Region Community Foundation
Waterloo Region Community Foundation (WRCF) collaborates with partners to create sustainable, equitable and thriving communities. As a leading community-building organization, they connect regionally and locally, working with three cities and four townships – to include the people and places across our region, using a trust-based philanthropic approach. Together, they develop forward-thinking innovative solutions and seize opportunities to meet current and future needs of our community. Learn more here.