June 21, 2022 – Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day!
Our office will be closed on June 21, 2022 so that our staff can participate in National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations. We encourage folks in Waterloo Region, Guelph-Wellington Region and the City of Mississauga to take part in some of these events!
Our clinic is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishnawbe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples and we thank them for allowing us to do our work on their traditional lands. Miigwetch!
June 21, 2021 is the national 26th Anniversary celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples across Canada. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. We encourage everyone to join events as well! In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21 (the summer solstice) to celebrate National Indigenous Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on this day due to it being the longest day of the year. National Indigenous Peoples Day (originally called National Aboriginal Day) was announced in 1996 (the same year the last Residential School was closed.)
September 17, 2021 – Basic Income Now Lunch & Learn
WRCLS is pleased to offer a free introduction lunch & learn session on Restorative Justice. Restorative Justice incorporates approaches using a set of principles to respond to harm in a holistic way. This virtual session will briefly discuss formal restorative mediation processes while incorporating Indigenous values, beliefs and traditions.This lunch & learn session will be presented by Waterloo Region Community Legal Services’ Indigenous Justice Coordinator Luane Roberts and Restorative Justice Consultant Garth Bell.
September 16, 2021 – Basic Income Now Lunch & Learn
Thank you to those who attended our lunch & learn and thank you to the panelists for presenting!
Waterloo Region Community Legal Services & Basic Income Waterloo Region presented this lunch & learn session discussing what Basic Income is in preparation for the upcoming 2021 Canadian election. This lunch and learn session discussed the federal parties’ platforms for this program with panelists Kristen Thompson, Caterina Lindman, Andrea Kauppinen & Carol Stalker.
The video recording for this session can be found here on WRCLS’ Youtube page. If you would like to download the Powerpoint slides, please find them here.
August 31, 2021
Federal Election 2021 Participation Guide by ISAC (Income Security Advocacy Centre)
Live in Waterloo Region and want to support the @HealthForAllNow campaign? Come to this emergency virtual action tomorrow - Thursday March 30, 12-1 pm, for a local virtual rally! Register at http://bit.ly/3LVS5Cx #healthcare4all https://twitter.com/WRLegalServices/status/1641114889946124288