Building Equitable Cities Speaker Series

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for this five-part speaker series in 2022/2023. Together, we explored topics related to how we can make city infrastructure and services more equitable and accessible for all residents. The speaker series has now concluded. If you have any questions, please contact the Planning division at planning@kitchener.ca


The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing socioeconomic inequities. Nowhere has this been clearer than in our cities.

Throughout 2022, we, along our community partners, hosted quarterly talks related to addressing inequities and disrupting systemic bias in the establishment and development of cities, including how we can build back differently as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. This series continues in 2023 with the City coordinating more talks.

This speaker series is a part of our ongoing work to share diverse perspectives on issues of equity, inclusion and development. This is also an opportunity for imagining new social possibilities and new ways of thinking through the old challenges of access, sustainability and social justice.

We will share the topics for future sessions closer to the session dates. We also share regular content on this page related to the equity and city-building. To get updates on this speaker series, add your email to the Stay Informed box and click the “Subscribe” button.

Community Partners

The 2022 Building Equitable Cities Speaker Series events were presented in partnership with the Feminist Shift, YW Kitchener-Waterloo, YWCA Cambridge, and Women's College Hospital.


The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing socioeconomic inequities. Nowhere has this been clearer than in our cities.

Throughout 2022, we, along our community partners, hosted quarterly talks related to addressing inequities and disrupting systemic bias in the establishment and development of cities, including how we can build back differently as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. This series continues in 2023 with the City coordinating more talks.

This speaker series is a part of our ongoing work to share diverse perspectives on issues of equity, inclusion and development. This is also an opportunity for imagining new social possibilities and new ways of thinking through the old challenges of access, sustainability and social justice.

We will share the topics for future sessions closer to the session dates. We also share regular content on this page related to the equity and city-building. To get updates on this speaker series, add your email to the Stay Informed box and click the “Subscribe” button.

Community Partners

The 2022 Building Equitable Cities Speaker Series events were presented in partnership with the Feminist Shift, YW Kitchener-Waterloo, YWCA Cambridge, and Women's College Hospital.