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Posted On Tuesday, 15 September, 2020

On Monday, September 14, Kitchener Council approved a one-year Collective Agreement between the City and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 791. The deal was ratified by union members at a virtual meeting held on September 3, 2020.
The agreement runs April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021, and covers 357 full-time office, clerical and technical staff who provide business functions including program and service delivery, bylaw enforcement, engineering services, building...

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Posted On Monday, 14 September, 2020

Earlier today, the City of Kitchener joined the World Council on City Data (WCCD) Global Network of over 100 cities across 35 countries to officially receive the ISO 37120 Platinum-level certification. This international recognition is awarded to cities that reach the highest standard in collecting, sharing, and using data to effectively make decisions. Reporting over 90 of the 104 indicators within the WCCD administered ISO 37120 – the first international standard for...
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Posted On Monday, 14 September, 2020

KITCHENER – As the City of Kitchener continues to transition through Stage 3 of the Province’s reopening framework, in-person programming will return in a limited capacity at City community centres, and more rental options for community centres, arenas, and recreational facilities will be offered.
“When facilities were forced to close in March, staff worked quickly to ensure we could continue providing valued programs and services to the community virtually,...

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Posted On Friday, 11 September, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global event. In addition to the immediate health concerns that it represents for Canada and the world, it has and is expected to continue to have wide-reaching economic impacts. We know that the spread of COVID-19 is creating financial challenges for many people and businesses in our community. As a City, we are also experiencing these challenges. Monthly updates have been provided to Kitchener City Council regarding the City’s...
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Posted On Friday, 11 September, 2020

The City of Kitchener’s Neighbours Day has been reimagined and will return this year on Sept. 26. Following months of stay-at-home measures and limited social gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is empowering residents to reconnect with their neighbours by hosting their own activity to safely bring their neighbourhood together. 
“We’ve seen the tremendous resilience of our community during this challenging time and now it’s time for...

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