Centre In The Square is a not-for-profit corporation, and registered charity. Charitable number: 896568417RR0001

In an effort to address the greatest needs in Waterloo Region, Centre In The Square’s Community Engagement focuses on four areas; Supporting Local Artists and Arts Organizations, Supporting Women, Supporting Youth and Supporting Mental Health Initiatives.


A program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI), The Lullaby Project pairs expectant mothers or mothers of young babies who are at-risk with song writers to write and record a personal lullaby for their baby. Centre In The Square is one of more than 40 partner organizations around the world working with families in their communities.

Our program will be working with Monica Place, an accredited child and youth mental health agency that provides shelter and supports to pregnant and parenting youth ages 12-24. This year, thanks to the generous support of Region of Waterloo Arts Fund, we will work with approximately 16 mothers.

If you would like to donate to this program to help us change the lives of more young families, click HERE.

Waterloo Region Song Writers: For this project, we will be working with Samantha Tai, Jessie T and Amanda Braam.

We have also partnered with the Kitchener Public Library so participants will have the option to professionally record their lullaby in the Heffner Studios.


Centre In The Square has partnered with ARTSHINE/ARTS4ALL to bring art workshops and supplies to elementary schools and female youth groups in underprivileged neighbourhoods, and women struggling with addiction. In 2022, Centre In The Square will provide 20 classroom art workshop kits and 100 individual art kits.

If you would like to donate to this program to help us bring art workshops to more women and children in need, click HERE.

ARTSHINE/ARTS4ALL is a non-profit Waterloo Region business that is dedicated to creating and providing art programming for communities, making sure that no one is limited by location, age, ability, income, or life circumstances.


In partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board, Conestoga College Indigenous Services, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KWAG), Centre In The Square will be hosting a special Indigenous Arts and Culture Day for Waterloo Region Indigenous high school students.

The event will immerse students in education of Indigenous arts and culture with a series of workshops and will include; a mini pow wow, painting a teepee, an Indigenous vocalist and an EDM dance party. Students will be provided with post-show activities, to give them the opportunity to reflect on what they learned. The purpose of the event is to enrich the lives of Indigenous students with experiential learning and ignite a love of education and the arts.

If you would like to donate to help us deliver more experiential learning opportunities to local Indigenous youth, click HERE.


In partnership with the City of Kitchener, House of Friendship, Communitech, Cook Homes and Stephen Dunnington, Centre In The Square helped provide five youth from the Courtland Shelley neighbourhood the opportunity to gain hands-on experience learning audio recording and music production from local professionals. The goal of the program is to create opportunities for the next generation of music engineers, producers, composers, and performers.

Creative Recording Initiative

If you would like to donate to this program to help us provide leadership and learning opportunities for more at-risk youth in Waterloo Region, click HERE.


Centre In The Square is dedicated to offering an inclusive space where everyone in the community can access our shows. In partnership with Easter Seals, Centre In The Square participates in the Access2Entertainment program, where any support person of a patron with a disability can get a complimentary ticket. Demand for this program has been growing year over year and additional funding will be required to meet this demand.

If you would like to donate to this program and help us ensure everyone in Waterloo Region has access to theatre, click HERE.


Centre In The Square supports the fundraising efforts of other non-profit organizations from Waterloo Region by providing complementary show tickets for silent/online auctions with the Community Ticket Program.

If you would like to donate to enable us to expand the Community Ticket Program and offer complementary tickets to clients of local agencies, click HERE.

If you would like to request tickets for your fundraiser, contact Rachelle Garcia, Manager of Community Engagement at