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The Sunnydale Community Center

The Sunnydale Community Centre was opened in 1999 thanks to some community members who saw the need for a meeting place, a place for resources and more. A partnership between The Sunnydale Community  Association, House of Friendship and Waterloo Region Housing was formed and we continue to work together to provide many programs, helpful resources and much more. Through strong partnerships with individuals, churches and community agencies and groups, many programs and services are provided for residents of all ages and include English Conversation Circles, Peer Health and Nutrition Programs, Career/Work Coaching, Food Distribution and Preschool,  and After School and Youth Programs.       

The Community Centre is located at 508-H Sunnydale Place . Pop in and say hi to Linda and Fariba. They'll be happy to help provide you with community information and assist you with programming! 

Phone - 519-883-0410

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Meet Your Community Centre Staff

Linda Kruger

Community Outreach Coordinator

House of Friendship staff


Works closely with the Sunnydale Community Association and broader community to receive input and coordinate programs and services available through the community centre, helps to develop community leadership and address community concerns, recruits/hires and supervises volunteers and staff, and provides support to residents as needed.

Fariba Chaghand,

Family Outreach Worker

House of Friendship staff

Assists children and families experiencing low income in this community to access services and resources through the Family Outreach Program (FOP) which is funded by the Region of Waterloo.  Over 190 families received assistance through this site in 2016. 

For more information about Family Outreach services/programs go HERE


After School Program

Grades 3-6

Offered on Wednesday afternoons from 3:45pm-5pm Pre-registration is required

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Bridge To Music

Ages 7 - 13

A partnership with the K-W Symphony, provides music lessons for students between 7 and 13. Please see Fariba for more information. 

English Conversation Circle


Offers adults an opportunity to improve their abilities to speak English. Child care may be available for preschool children. 

Community Cooking Group


Led by a Community Nutrition Worker, provides opportunities to learn more about shopping, healthy eating and food preparation. A Preschool Program is available for children 3-5 years of age. Child care for younger children may also be available. 

Family Outreach Program

Can help provide resources and services for you and your family. Fariba Chaghand, our Family Outreach Worker, is available at Sunnydale Community Centre from Monday to Thursday. Wherever possible, please call for an appointment.

Career/Work Coaching

A service available through Conestoga Career Centre, provides assistance for people looking for work or training. Please call Dana a 519-885-0300 ext 5236 for an appointment. 

Food Distribution

Is available to the Sunnydale Community. It is offered each Thursday at 11am. If you are unable to come at this time, you may call the centre before food distribution and ask that food be put aside for you. Food must be picked up by 5pm unless other arrangements have been made with staff

Healthy Lifestyles Program

Provides a safe, caring environment in which immigrant and visible minority woman make friends, share experiences, network, gain knowledge, learn about community and feel empowered. Child care is available. 

Preschool Program

Offered during our Cooking Program, is a program for parents and children 3-5 years. 

Incredible Kids

A program for 7-9 year olds, is offered in partnership with Family and Children's Services. Pre-registration is required. 

Sewing Group

Meets weekly to help with mending and basic sewing projects. Sewing machines are provided. Child care is not available.

Sunnydale Connect

Grades 7  and up

Meets on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm. For more information, please contact Jessikah by EMAIL or

Scilla at 226-929-8772.  

This program is currently ended and will resume again in the Fall of 2017

Time For Us

Is facilitated by Fanny, a Peer Health Worker. Join others in the community to discuss a variety of topics relating to physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual health for ourselves and our families Child care is available. 

Tutoring Support

Grades JK to Grade 12 students

Please see Linda or Fariba for more information.

Healthy Changes

Is a diabetes support group for residents and others interested in making changes in support of a healthier lifestyle. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at the Community Centre. All are welcome. 

For more information please email Laurie Strome HERE

In Home Visiting Support Program

Natalie Burrell is available for home visits in this community to assist families with young children with things like helping your child get ready for school, improving your child's listening skills, helping your child succeed in school and healthy snacks. Please see Linda or Fariba for more information or contact Natalie at 519-741-1122 ext 236 or by EMAIL 

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