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CTAL: Building Community

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Trillium United Church
450 King St. East, Cambridge ON
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***NEW DATE Thursday, May 18***


Building Community
With Joe Mancini, founder of The Working Centre, Kitchener

The Working Centre has built a caring community that reaches many of K-W's marginalized, based on principles of social justice, inclusiveness and sustainable community. Its founder will share its history, philosophy and current grass-roots projects.

Joe and Stephanie Mancini established The Working Centre in the spring of 1982 as they were completing their respective university degrees and have made a long-term commitment to developing a community-based response to unemployment and poverty. This creative and intentional community spirit continues to foster inclusive and affordable access-to-tools projects that are deeply rooted in downtown Kitchener, Ontario. In 2006, Joe and Stephanie were named Kitchener-Waterloo Citizens of the Year in recognition of their community building work in downtown Kitchener. In July 2016, Joe and Stephanie were made Members of the Order of Canada for their commitment to the homeless and marginalized of the Kitchener-Waterloo Region, notably for the creation of the Working Centre.

About Cambridge Third Age Learning (CTAL)

Cambridge Third Age Learning (CTAL) is a movement that encourages learning and discovery experiences for those in the “third age”—the stage in one’s life beyond full-time employment. By cultivating opportunities for discussion and engaging the expertise of local university professors and community professionals, CTAL supports those who have an intellectual curiosity and an interest in life-long learning. At Idea Exchange, our hope is to foster a self-organized group which would create CTAL programs throughout the year with our support as a venue and promotional vehicle.



Online: Please note an email address is required for online registration.

By Phone: 519.621.0460

In person: Visit any Idea Exchange location to register.


$8.85 + HST per lecture


For more information, call 519.621.0460 or ask us online.