Thank you for organizing inclusive and accessible neighbourhood gatherings!

Knowing the people who live in your neighbourhood improves everyone’s quality of life with a greater sense of belonging, more safety, more sharing, mutual supports and understanding, and of course more fun and joyful everyday life!

Since 1994, at Festival of Neighbourhoods, we have supported and encouraged citizens who host gatherings open to everyone in their neighbourhood in many practical ways.

Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions and our Brochure.

You plan the ways to bring neighbours together! We plan the ways to support you

Tools, Resources and Advice

Sharing Ideas and Stories

Reach! Inclusion Challenge

Read the list of ideas to make your neighbourhood gathering welcoming and accessible to everyone and take the Inclusion Challenge to REACH out a little further!


Contact Information

Kitchener’s Festival of Neighbourhoods
c/o Social Development Centre Waterloo Region
23 Water St N, Kitchener N2H 5A4
Tel: 519-579-3800

Founding Partners

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the initiative, an award or a prize, get in touch with us.

Are you hungry for a bit of history? Read the article about the Festival of Neighbourhoods: Kitchener Season of Celebration and Festival of Neighbourhoods (2001).