You don’t have to face it alone. We’re here to help.

House of Friendship can connect you with a wide range of community resources that help families living on low income, whether it is after-school programming, community support groups, or summer camp sponsorship. Our Family Outreach Workers and community centre staff are here to help guide and encourage your family, so you can make the choices that are best for you.

Family Outreach Program

The Family Outreach Program is a community-based program created to prevent and reduce child poverty throughout Waterloo Region. Found in multiple locations, Family Outreach Workers support parents to meet their families’ basic needs by brainstorming solutions together, connecting them with resources and when necessary providing direct supports.


Community Centres

Programs provide encouragement and neighbourhood connection to community members.


House of Friendship provides programming for families living on low-income at four community centres throughout Waterloo Region. To find out more about programs and operating hours, please call 519-742-8327 x 6 or email

  • Centreville Chicopee Community Centre: 141 Morgan Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2A 2M4
  • Chandler Mowat Community Centre: 222 Chandler Drive, Kitchener, ON N2E 3L7
  • Courtland Shelley Community Centre: 1064-G Courtland Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2C 1K6
  • Forest Heights Community Centre: 1700 Queens Boulevard, Kitchener, ON N2H 3L6
  • Kingsdale Community Centre: 72 Wilson Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2C 1G5
  • Sunnydale Community Centre: 508-H Sunnydale Place, Waterloo, ON N2L 4T1
  • Victoria Hills Community Centre: 10 Chopin Drive, Kitchener, ON N2M 2G2

Neighbourhood Food Programs

Neighbourhood Food Programs provide food for families and individuals throughout Kitchener and Waterloo.


Information about each program is listed below:

  • Victoria Hills Community Centre, 10 Chopin Drive, Kitchener: Mondays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (519-497-0731)
  • Courtland Shelley Community Centre, 1064G Courtland Avenue East, Kitchener: Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (519-497-0731)
  • Forest Heights Community Centre, 1700 Queen’s Boulevard, Kitchener: Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (519-498-7328)
  • Kingsdale Community Centre, 72 Wilson Avenue, Kitchener: Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (519-4048374)
  • Centreville Chicopee, 141 Morgan Avenue, Kitchener: Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (519-404-6458)
  • Sunnydale Community Centre, 508H Sunnydale Place, Waterloo: Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (519-404-6458)
  • Chandler Mowat Community Centre, 222 Chandler Drive, Kitchener: Thursdays from 1:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (519-498-7328)

Community Centres Change the Odds