One of the great features of MyKitchener is the ability to customize your dashboard, widget content and notification settings. Learn how to customize your MyKitchener dashboard.

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Go to MyKitchener

On this page:

  1. Move, remove or add widgets
  2. Set up your widget content
  3. Manage your notifications

Move, remove or add widgets

Step 1: Log into MyKitchener
Content in MyKitchener is organized in widgets. Your dashboard will come with all available widgets. You can customize your dashboard to show the widgets you want, in the order you want.
Step 2: Click on "Edit home screen" (on the upper right side of the screen)

You can now move, remove or add widgets to your dashboard.

When you're done, click "Save home screen" to save all your changes.

Option 1: Move a widget to a new location
  • Move your mouse over a widget.
  • Click and drag the widget where you want it.
  • Repeat until your widgets are in the order you’d like them.
  • If you are on a mobile device, press and drag the widgets to their new location.
Option 2: Remove a widget from your dashboard
  • Move your mouse over a widget you’d like to remove.
  • Click on the X in the upper right corner of the widget.
  • Note: you can’t remove the News, Events, and What’s near me widgets.
Option 3: Add a widget to your dashboard
  • Click ‘Add widget’ (upper right side of screen)
  • You’ll see a list of all available widgets not currently on your dashboard. If no widgets are available, it means they are already all on your dashboard.
  • Click ‘+ Add’ beside any widgets you would like to add. They will be added at the bottom of your dashboard.
  • When you’re done, click Close.

Set up your widget content

With many of the MyKitchener widgets, you can decide what information you would like to see. For example, you can choose which pools and swim types you see in your Pools and swimming widget.

  1. Click "View more" in a widget
  2. Click on "Settings"
    • Current setting selections will appear with a check mark beside them.
    • Click on an option to select or unselect it.
  3. Click on "Save"

You can choose to return to the widget or stay in settings to make changes to more widgets (from the list on the left side of the page).

Manage your notifications

You can choose how, and how often, you would like to receive notifications about new information in each of your widgets. There are 4 options:

  1. (Default) MyKitchener + Email (Daily Summary)
    • you will receive a notification in MyKitchener AND an email will be sent daily with a summary of notifications from all widgets with this notification setting.
  2. MyKitchener only
    • your notifications will only appear in MyKitchener.
  3. MyKitchener + Email (Immediate)
    • you will receive a notification in MyKitchener AND an email will be sent whenever there is an update/new information added to that widget.
  4. No notifications
    • you will receive no notifications when there are changes in this widget.

How to change your notification settings:

  1. Click "View more" in a widget
  2. Click on "Settings"
    • Current notification settings for this widget will appear under "Would you like notifications?"
  3. Choose the notification type from the drop-down menu
  4. Click "Save"

You can choose to return to the widget or stay in settings to make changes to additional widgets (from the list on the left side of the page).