Learn More About the Issues

We know you care about your community – that’s why you are here!

 Welcome!  We hope the resources we’ve gathered and share here will assist you on your journey to learn more about social issues our community is grappling with, issues that are affecting individuals and families all across our region.  These are issues that our mission at House of Friendship has been, and will continue to be, dedicated to responding to in ways that bring change, with dignity and hope. Thank you for caring and taking the time to grapple with the difficult challenges of poverty, hunger, addiction, and homelessness right here in Waterloo Region, and across our nation. 

Addiction may be more complex than you realize. It is not a weakness, it is a disease.

We are all affected by rising food costs, but those already struggling feel the rising cost the most.

More and more people are struggling to find a stable place to call home.

When a household lives in poverty, it affects everything.