State of the Region

State of the Region 2022

Join Regional Chair Karen Redman as she welcomes Chris Albinson, Clarence Cachagee and Dr. Suzanne Kearns for a series of engaging conversations. Learn what connects these community leaders and their work to the Region of Waterloo.

When: Friday, April 29

           9 a.m. start.

WhereLivestreamed on our YouTube Channel

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Join the conversation at: hashtag #SOTR22


 Our Honoured Guests include: 

Clarence Cachagee

Clarence is from Waterloo Region and has an undeniable spirit for change. With a primary focus on working with the Spirit within, he is a helper, visionary and author who is known for investing his whole self into his community. 

Read more about Clerance Cachagee.

Link to Crow Shield Lodge:

Follow on Twitter: @crowcach1

Clarence Cachagee 

Chris Albinson

Chris Albinson is the President & CEO of Communitech, & Co-Founder & Managing Director of BreakawayGrowth Fund. Albinson has been an early investor in companies that have created $45bn+ in value including Pinterest, Docusign, Newbridge Networks & Juniper Networks.
Read more about Chris Albinson.

Link to Communitceh :

Follow on Twitter: @chrisalbinson

 Chris Albinson

Dr. Suzanne Kearns

Dr. Kearns is an aviation academic with a focus on education and optimizing pilot performance. Her research explores how to optimize the next generation of aviation professionals.

Read more about Suzanne Kearns.

Link to Waterloo Institute For Sustainable Aeronautics:

Follow on Twitter: @skearns4

 Dr. Suzanne Kearns
 State of the Region 2021

On February 26, 2021, Regional Chair Karen Redman outlined Council’s vision for our community at a virtual fireside chat, moderated by Nicole Lampa. Regional investments were the focus and how they impact the lives of all people in Waterloo Region and make us more resilient in a post COVID-19 world. 

Attendees also had a chance to network with Regional Councillors and explore important topics such as equity, business supports and affordable housing.

Watch the full video here. 

 State of the Region 2020

On January 28, 2020, Regional Chair Karen Redman delivered the first ever State of the Region address. Chair Redman’s remarks highlighted the many things we have to celebrate in Waterloo Region as well as the challenges we must overcome.

"We are a community that has a long track record of working together to make change happen," she said. "We have a way of finding collective, innovative solutions — made in Waterloo Region solutions."

Chair Redman focused on themes of connection, future-focus and resilience throughout her remarks.

“The story of Waterloo Region is about connecting communities, carving our own path towards the future, and always remaining resilient. In all that we do, we are looking upstream, building bridges for our citizens, our neighbourhoods, our communities. For our residents here and now and for those who will come next.”

Read the whole speech here.

Watch the full video here.

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