The Centre for Community Knowledge (CCK) has been developed from the work of the Toronto Community Foundation (TCF) and its partner IBM Canada. In June 2009, TCF's Community Knowledge Centre was created as a way for organizations to share their successes and stories with potential supporters. Inspired by this, The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation has developed its own platform to share our region's stories with the local community.
By developing the CCK, local non-profits are able to connect with philanthropists who want to make a difference in their community. It allows local organizations to showcase current projects designed to address issues identified in the Waterloo Region's Vital Signs® report.
Truly, the CCK is for everyone. It provides donors, fund holders, media, members of the public and community organizations the knowledge about new initiatives making this region the best it can be. By being the intermediary between local organizations and the citizens in our community we hope it is a place where you will find inspiration from the stories that these organizations are sharing.
For KWCF donors, the CCK is a tool designed to help expand your knowledge of the many philanthropic opportunities in our community, providing you with key information about organizations doing impactful work around the Region. If someone is in the beginning stages of their philanthropic journey, or are thinking about beginning a relationship with The KWCF, the CCK can help them understand how their investment can make a lasting difference.
For members of the media, it is a resource to help spark ideas for stories that speak to the issues in our region and about the community organizations that are transforming people's lives.
For members of the public, it is a place to help gain an understanding of the great work being done to help build our cities and townships, and to help them connect with and learn about organizations that are working in an specific issue area, location, or age group that matters to them.
For community organizations, it is a place to help you tell your stories of change, impact, and community vitality. It is also a place where you can gain an understanding of the great work being done by other community organizations, and where you can identify and opportunities for collaboration and partnership.