Delivering initiatives to help build more equitable futures in Waterloo Region

Posted on Wednesday May 04, 2022

Waterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo and its partners are delivering initiatives in 2022 that aim to build more equitable futures for all Waterloo Region residents.

Key investments in the Region’s 2022 Annual Business Plan will:

  • Accelerate the creation of affordable housing and support those facing the greatest housing barriers
  • Invest in the social and economic health and wellbeing of First Nation, Metis and Inuit communities, African, Caribbean and Black communities and other racialized and marginalized communities
  • Build critical capacity for climate action
  • Support business and stimulate economic growth
  • Maintain service levels for important Regional services, and more

“Funding these important areas will help to meet the needs of residents today, tomorrow and for future generations,” said Bruce Lauckner, CAO of the Region of Waterloo. “More than $375 million in upstream-related programs and services are earmarked for this year to build a more equitable Waterloo Region. The Region is excited to help bring the community’s vision to life for every single person who lives here.”

The Annual Business Plan helps to achieve the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan. It supports each focus area, adjusting where required to new opportunities and community need.

“I am thrilled to see the vision and investments in the 2022 Annual Business Plan,” said Karen Redman, Chair of the Region of Waterloo. “The plan reflects what the community told us matters in 2022. We are delivering high-quality programs and services that help to improve the lives of all our residents.”

For more information about the 2022 Annual Business Plan and to read a summary, visit

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