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Internet Access, Wi-Fi, Public Access Computer, Printer & Scanner. Bring your own device and access our Wi-Fi. Check e-mail, surf the web, finish your homework, or update your resume on our Public Access Computer (PAC). Daily limit of one hour for PAC. By Appointment only.
Availability is not guaranteed, please call ahead to book a time at 519-741-2491.
Little diverse lending library
This library is dedicated to the voices of Black, Indigenous and other racialized writers. We hope that the books in this Little Diverse Lending Library will be taken home and enjoyed, then returned to this library for others to borrow.
We also encourage members of the community to add books by racialized authors. For more information on the KW Little Free Diverse Libraries project, visit www.kwlittlefreediverselibraries.com or @KWLittleFreeDiverseLibraries on Instagram or Facebook.
Our Clothing Room has a selection of men’s, women’s, and children’s secondhand clothing. This service is available during hours when the centre is open. When weather permits, racks of clothing will be available outdoors in front of the centre.
Looking to donate? We will gladly accept gently used seasonal clothing at times. Please call ahead to ensure there is someone available to receive your donations at 519-741-2491.
community outreach program
This essential program is geared to families with children aged 17 and younger, experiencing low income in the downtown area. It works to better connect families with community programs and resources to meet their needs.
The Family Outreach Worker is available to assist you in navigating community supports that are available to you and your family. If you would like more information about the Family Outreach Program or would like to discuss the options that are available to you, please call Samantha at 519-498-7560.
This program is not an emergency service and there is an intake process to determine eligibility.
We offer snacks as healthy afterschool options to children and youth. Drop in on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:00pm to pick up a snack. This program runs from September to June.
This program depends on the generous donations of our neighbours. We gladly accept donations of apples, bananas, tangerines, nut-free granola bars, canned pasta such as Zoodles, cheese-crackers and tuna-crackers snack kits, pudding cups, fruit cups, yogurt, cheese sticks, and more. You can also support this program with a monetary contribution. To donate, please contact the centre at 519-741-2491.
Outdoor little library
The outdoor little library is filled with fiction and non-fiction books for all ages. Located at the front of the building, this service is always available, even when the centre is closed. Take a new book or leave one of your old favourites for others!
Every holiday season, we help more than 55 families in our neighbourhood by providing them and their loved ones with food and gifts. How are we able to do this you ask? We rely on our caring and giving community members and partners to help those in need.
Want to help? We are always in need of new hats, scarves, mittens, clothing, gift certificates, cash, or canned goods.
Want to sponsor a family? Contact the centre at
ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH NEIGHBOURHOOD FOOD CUPBOARD
Through the generosity of its parishioners, St. Andrew’s aims to provide some simple groceries, toiletries, and household items to help those in need. To learn more or to arrange a pickup time, leave a message with the Church Office at
The previous Tuesday and Thursday night drop-in time slots are suspended during the pandemic.
The Mill Courtland Community Centre is situated on the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Neutral Peoples. We recognize our responsibility to serve as stewards for the land and honour the original caretakers who came before us. Our community is enriched by the enduring knowledge and deep-rooted traditions of the diverse First Nations, Metis and Inuit PEOPLE in the neighbourhoods of Mill-Courtland and Highland-Stirling.
Statement of Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity
The Highland Stirling Community Group, the Mill Courtland Neighbourhood Association, and the Mill Courtland Community Centre acknowledge the existence and impact of systemic discrimination within public institutions, including community centres. We are committed to creating equitable access to inclusive community programs that meet the diverse needs of community members. We do this through internal training on anti-racism and anti-hate, through partnerships with organizations that represent marginalized populations, and through the active recruitment of members of marginalized populations for leadership positions.
Anti-Racism & Anti-Hate Initiatives
The Highland Stirling Community Group, the Mill Courtland Neighbourhood Association, and the Mill Courtland Community Centre are dedicated to offering community programs that meet the needs of the diverse population of downtown Kitchener and area. We actively seek opportunities to partner with local groups to provide meaningful and equitable programming for marginalized populations. We encourage any individual or group who is interested in proposing, developing, or delivering a program to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the centre at 519-741-2491.
The following programs and services are examples of leadership’s efforts to diversity the community centre’s offerings: