Kitchener Centre by-election Housing Forum

Great Interest in Kitchener Centre by-election Housing Forum

Organizers of the Kitchener Centre by-election Housing Forum are  thrilled with the enthusiastic response to their Thursday November 23 meeting at 23 Water Street North, Kitchener, 6:30- 9 pm.

“Some 16 groups stepped forward to sponsor it, ranging from housing developers, organizations supporting people experiencing homelessness, advocates for green development standards, to Waterloo Region YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) andArchitectural Conservancy Ontario (ACO) North Waterloo Region Branch,” said Acer Bonaparte, president of the Waterloo Region ACORN chapter and one of the event organizers. “Lots of people in Kitchener Centre care about housing!”

Those unable to attend in person can register to attend virtually at

In person visitors can browse sponsoring groups’ and candidates’ information tables between 6:30 and 7 pm.

Moderator Dawn Parker will start by posing pre-submitted questions to the three candidates who have confirmed their attendance, Green Party candidate Aislinn Clancy, Liberal Party candidate Kelly Steiss, and New Democratic Party candidate Debbie Chapman.  After that, questions collected from participants will be posed to the candidates.  The forum will end at 8:30 pm.

Event sponsors:  ACORN, Architectural Conservancy Ontario- North Waterloo Region Branch, Basic Income Waterloo Region, Beyond Housing, Cherry Park Neighbourhood Association, Council of Canadians KW Chapter, Grand River Unitarian Congregation, GreenWR, Groundup,  Momentum Developments, Mount Hope Breithaupt Park Neighbourhood Association, OldeBerlin Town Neighbourhood Association, Social Development Centre, Victoria Park Neighbourhood Association, Waterloo Region Yes In My Backyard

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