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Welcome To The Civic Hub

Welcome To The Civic Hub promotes the grassroots and small nonprofit organizations working to make lives better for everyone in Waterloo Region. Join the 23 groups already booking space for their activities, events or joint initiatives. These partners of the Civic Hub WR logoCivic Hub Waterloo Region are active in a range of fields: environmental justice, democratic reform, arts and culture, anti-poverty, anti-racism, human rights, ethnocultural and newcomer support, technology, peace and nonviolence, spirituality and wellbeing.

Welcome To The Civic Hub is produced by Ritika Shrimali, and hosted by Ritika Shrimali and Bob Jonkman. Executive Producer is Aleksandra Petrovic. Welcome To The Civic Hub is sponsored by the Social Development Centre of Waterloo Region. Some funding for the Civic Hub is provided by Heritage Canada through the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program.

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Welcome To The Civic Hub airs on CKMS-FM on Mondays from 1:00pm to 1:30pm, with a replay on Saturdays from 12:30pm to 1:00pm.

Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser

A fundraiser in support of the Roblero-Morales Family
Families Belong Together
A evening of Community Care for Migrant Justice

Join us for a night of community care for migrant justice in support of a local family facing deportation from Waterloo to Guatemala. Because we all deserve safety. Because no one is illegal. Because families belong together.


We’ll be screening “In the Shadows of Borders”, a short film that explores if Canada really is as welcoming to migrants as one may think. After the film, we will hear from Sandra Morales, mother of six, whose husband, Daniel Roblero, was deported over 3 months ago. Sandra and five of her children have also been threatened with deportation and are currently waiting for a response on their application for permanent residence on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds. They came to Canada fleeing violence and persecution in Guatemala and the US. Daniel, husband and father, was the main provider for the family and so we are raising funds for the family to support them during this very difficult time.

Find out more about the case by reading Press Release: Community members deliver holiday card to Waterloo MP calling for permanent status for Roblero Morales family on Facebook.

There will be snacks, an amazing silent auction, community resources and a room filled with lovely people who care.


Tickets are sliding scale $5 to $15. Pay what you can snacks. Silent auction with many amazing pieces and baskets, stay tuned for some of the items you can get! Please bring cash. We will also accept e-transfers for silent auction items.

ALL money raised will go directly to the Roblero-Morales family. If you would like to donate a silent auction item or money and cannot attend the event, please email karly@lspirg.org


The space is:

  • wheelchair accessible but please email kwourtime@gmail.com if you require the use of the elevator
  • a vegetarian space, and there will be vegan and GF options
  • within a church but the neither the Civic Hub space nor our event are religious
  • if you have any other access needs for the film or rest of the evening, please email kwourtime@gmail.com

This is being held at the Civic Hub of Waterloo Region, in the Church of St. John the Evangelist. Come to the doors on Duke Street West and press the buzzer for the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region.

Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser | Facebook

What: Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser
When: Thursday 5 March 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: The Civic Hub of Waterloo Region
Location: 23 Water Street North, Kitchener Map

Vegetarian Potluck Dinner In Support of the Roblero-Morales Family

There will be a Vegetarian Potluck Dinner in support of the Roblero-Morales family on Saturday, 22 February 2020 from 5pm to 7pm. This is a chance to meet the family and share a meal.

Dinner is at the Civic Hub of Waterloo Region, in the Church of St. John the Evangelist. Come to the doors on Duke Street West and press the buzzer for the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region.

There is also a fundraiser for the Roblero-Morales family on Thursday 5 March from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, also at the Civic Hub WR. There will be a silent auction, a film screening, snacks, with all proceeds going to the Roblero-Morales family. For additional info see the Facebook page Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser.

Please contact Nadeem Lawji <nlawji@gmail.com> if you plan to attend or need a ride to any of these events.

Some Background:

We are asking that Sandra Morales, Daniel Roblero and their children be granted status under compassionate and humanitarian grounds

Both Sandra and Daniel are originally from Guatemala. They met in the US, after having fled persecution and violence in their home country. While their children are US citizens, Sandra and Daniel remained undocumented while living in the US. The family became increasingly fearful when Trump was elected in 2017, terrified that their kids would be taken away from them and the family would be separated. They decided to come to Canada, where Daniel has family.

In Canada, the family has access to important medical services (three children have medical conditions or disabilities) that they would not be able to access in Guatemala. The family is already suffering from separation after Daniel was deported.

What: Vegetarian Potluck Dinner In Support of the Roblero-Morales Family
When: Saturday 22 February 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: The Civic Hub of Waterloo Region
Location: 23 Water Street North, Kitchener Map

CKMS Community Connections for 27 January 2020 with the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region

Show Notes

Angela, Aleksandra Petrovic, and Charles Nichols sitting at microphones in the studio
Angela, Aleksandra Petrovic, and Charles Nichols
Angela, Aleksandra Petrovic, and Charles Nichols from the Social Development Centre join Bob Jonkman. We talk about housing, the need for experienced living in policy making, and get some practical experience running the CKMS-FM sound board for a future SDCWR show and podcast.

If you’d like to volunteer or be interviewed by Charles Nichols for the podcast please call the Social Development Centre at +1‑519‑579‑3800

The interview starts at 9m37s.



Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-01-27.mp3 (53.7 MiBytes, 58m42s, episode 37)

Podcast Index

There was so much Social Development to discuss today that we didn’t get to all the artists on our playlist. Never fear, they’re in our digital music library and will be played on future episoses!

  • 00m25s: Loss | Jean Paul de Roover (album cover showing an aerial view of an unmade bed)Jean-Paul de RooverWreck from the album Loss
  • 04m20s: (no text - album cover for Tusk II by Royal Tusk showing a hand making the peace symbol with the extended fingers severed)Royal TuskDie Knowing from their second album Tusk II
  • 09m37s: Angela, Aleks, and Charles talk about the Civic Hub WR, the SDCWR Tax Clinic, and supports for affordable housing through RENT, Disability and Human Rights group, ALIVe; using volunteer opportunities and technology to enable social justice actions.
  • 23m07s: Union Duke | Atlas of Love (single cover)Union DukeAtlas of Love
  • 26m43s: Discussing more housing issues, issues with shelters, gentrification,
  • 41m58s: Fettish Band poster showing four Asian girlsFettishBubble Tea Boy
  • 45m17s: How to volunteer for an interview with Charles Nichols: Call +1‑519‑579‑3800; the Civic Hub is available to any small, grass-roots organization, see https://civichubwr.org/
  • 48m45s: Portrait of LexxiconLexxiconLucky Lucky from Bashment Trap House
  • 51m37s: Get training to start your own show on CKMS-FM; summing up today’s talk.
  • 55m45s: Worth The Wait by 100 mile house single cover)100 mile houseWorth The Wait from the Love You Or Leave You album

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

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