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CKMS News – 2021-05-26 – The Mapping Displacement project and the loss of affordable housing in Kitchener and Waterloo

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Host: Melissa Bowman

In today’s episode, we will hear from Faryal Diwan and William Turman who have been involved with a recent report highlighting issues around displacement locally. The Mapping Displacement project was conducted in collaboration with the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region and the University of Waterloo. The project explored lived experiences of displacement due to gentrification and development in the core areas of Kitchener and Waterloo.

Through their work, the Social Development Centre is helping highlight what can often be invisible to many of us – residents being displaced through demolitions of buildings, renovations and renovictions. Their latest report shares stories from those in our community who have been displaced and offers recommendations on how that data can help shape our community as we grow.

This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant program and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the CKMS Newsroom.

Check out the archived versions of  this program and other episodes on radiowaterloo.ca/news., and other stories commissioned under the Local Journalism Initiative at canada-info.ca.

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