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Waterloo is a strong, caring and connected community. During these uncertain times it may be difficult to think of ways to stay socially connected while remaining physically distant. We are here for you! We have provided helpful resources and links to help keep you engaged at home.


New this week!


Other ideas from our neighbourhoods team:

  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods Edition one
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods Edition two
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods Edition three
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods Edition four
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods Edition five
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods edition six
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods edition seven
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods edition eight
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods edition nine
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods edition ten
  • We have produced a fun and engaging activity book that you can browse and complete while at home.
  • Print out a pre-made sign and hang it up in your window today to celebrate and thank volunteers!
  • If you've been thinking about a project that might get your neighbours together once everything returns to normal, maybe our neighbourhood matching fund is a good idea to help you along. You can apply for funds up to $7,500 for large and small projects including community gardens, outdoor rinks, street barbecues, playground upgrades, movie nights and more! Please visit waterloo.ca/nmf for details.


Other ideas from Waterloo Fire Prevention:

Our Fire Prevention team continues to educate the public about the importance of fire and life safety. With more people staying home all day, there is an increased risk of fire - here are some resources to help keep you and your family safe.

  • Google classroom - Public education officer John Percy has created a Google Classroom with helpful tips and resources for children and their caregivers to maintain fire safety while at home. Register or sign in to your Google Classroom account and use the code ckoh3rf to access this information.
  • Home fire safety tips interview with Rogers TV
  • Consider developing a home fire escape plan and practice it regularly
  • Make sure you have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms on every storey of your home
  • Teach your children the importance of never leaving the kitchen while they're cooking
  • Additional information and home fire safety tips can be found at waterloo.ca/fire

We encourage the community to follow our fire prevention team on Twitter for additional information.


Other ideas from our community partners:


How are you staying socially connected?

Please use the tools below to share your stories and ideas. We'd love to hear from you! And if you have any questions or comments, please leave those below as well. We'll respond to you right away!



Waterloo is a strong, caring and connected community. During these uncertain times it may be difficult to think of ways to stay socially connected while remaining physically distant. We are here for you! We have provided helpful resources and links to help keep you engaged at home.


New this week!


Other ideas from our neighbourhoods team:

  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods Edition one
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods Edition two
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods Edition three
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods Edition four
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods Edition five
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods edition six
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods edition seven
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods edition eight
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods edition nine
  • Waterloo Neighbourhoods edition ten
  • We have produced a fun and engaging activity book that you can browse and complete while at home.
  • Print out a pre-made sign and hang it up in your window today to celebrate and thank volunteers!
  • If you've been thinking about a project that might get your neighbours together once everything returns to normal, maybe our neighbourhood matching fund is a good idea to help you along. You can apply for funds up to $7,500 for large and small projects including community gardens, outdoor rinks, street barbecues, playground upgrades, movie nights and more! Please visit waterloo.ca/nmf for details.


Other ideas from Waterloo Fire Prevention:

Our Fire Prevention team continues to educate the public about the importance of fire and life safety. With more people staying home all day, there is an increased risk of fire - here are some resources to help keep you and your family safe.

  • Google classroom - Public education officer John Percy has created a Google Classroom with helpful tips and resources for children and their caregivers to maintain fire safety while at home. Register or sign in to your Google Classroom account and use the code ckoh3rf to access this information.
  • Home fire safety tips interview with Rogers TV
  • Consider developing a home fire escape plan and practice it regularly
  • Make sure you have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms on every storey of your home
  • Teach your children the importance of never leaving the kitchen while they're cooking
  • Additional information and home fire safety tips can be found at waterloo.ca/fire

We encourage the community to follow our fire prevention team on Twitter for additional information.


Other ideas from our community partners:


How are you staying socially connected?

Please use the tools below to share your stories and ideas. We'd love to hear from you! And if you have any questions or comments, please leave those below as well. We'll respond to you right away!