SPCCND Planning and Initiative Groups
The SPCCND is an active member of numerous community planning tables, networks and committees. We provide leadership in community planning and facilitation to strategize and formulate responses and take collective community action. These are some of the planning tables and committees we take part in:
Cambridge Action on Homelessness Group (CAHG)
Made up of local organizations concerned about homelessness and housing in our community, CAHG has been meeting for over a decade. Members work on various initiatives to raise awareness and educate the public about homelessness and housing concerns in Cambridge.
Cambridge Affordable Housing Roundtable
Cambridge Affordable Housing Roundtable is comprised of community leaders, municipal, regional, provincial, federal politicians and staff. The Roundtable advocates to all levels of government and other groups for increased funding for affordable housing and housing supports, and to advocate for the retention of existing affordable housing. The group also advises City Council on matters that impact the delivery and retention of affordable housing in the City of Cambridge.
Cambridge Council on Aging (CCOA)
The Cambridge Council on Aging engages older adults and community organizations to identify issues, advocate and educate towards an age friendly community.
Waterloo Region Immigrant Partnership Council
A cross sectorial body of community leaders that meet to provide strategic guidance to improve the immigrant experience in Waterloo Region.
Living Wage Waterloo Region
Living Wage Waterloo Region is a community-driven initiative to calculate the living wage in Waterloo Region and recognize employers in our community that pay a living wage. The program is governed by a steering committee made up of representatives from community organizations, employers, and community members.
Rural Realities Network
In the rural townships, challenges experiences by individuals, children, and families experiencing poverty are not unique to rural areas but are accentuated by the geography and scarcity of resources. It is the Rural Realities Network’s (Network) belief that the approach taken to address poverty will need to address these challenges specifically. For more information please click here.