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New Member Talk
Tara Brouwer of Domus Student Housing Inc.
  • June 28, 2018

Thank you to new member Tara Brouwer of Domus Student Housing Inc. for introducing us to her business!

Domus Housing can and will help you find student housing in Waterloo. Student rental properties are littered all over the city and finding the right place for you can be a nightmare if you have never dealt with all the searching, calling, emails and then all the paperwork for each place that you are interested in. The good news is that you don't have to worry about all the hassles of finding student housing in Waterloo because Domus Student Housing is going to make it simple for you.

New Board Members

Catherine Hibbard & Tiffany Rezende

  • June 26, 2018

We are happy to announce Catherine Hibbard & Tiffany Rezende

They will now be responsible for our Membership enquiries.

Welcome to the Board ladies!

Connect - A Classy Networking Affair
Connect - A Classy Networking Affair
  • June 7, 2018

A big thank you to everyone who made it out for our Annual Networking Event today!

There was such great energy, conversations and networking going on, it was amazing to witness and be a part of.

We hope you enjoyed yourselves! Congratulations to the winners of the prizes donated by KWBWA members!

Connect - A Classy Networking Affair

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New Member
  • June 1, 2018
Tara Brouwer

Welcoming our newest member Tara Brouwer, partner at Domus Student Housing Inc®.

Tara started Domus as a property management firm in 2005 while a student at the University of Waterloo. The business grew from 35 to 200 rooms fast so she partnered up with a friend from high school to take the business to next level. Together, they now manage a portfolio of over $425 million in assets and almost 5000 student and multi-residential rooms across Canada! They specialize in student housing, multi-res, condominiums, asset stabilization, and are on the verge of building their first development. Tara loves a good challenge and believes success is a product of experience, accountability, innovation, and passion.

New Member Talk
  • May 31, 2018
Sylvie Schryer New Member Talk

Thank you to Sylvie Schryer for her presentation today. We learned alot about Wellness and Self Mastery.

Dr. Lesley Jacklin D.C.

Congratulations To...

Dr. Lesley Jacklin D.C. on her 2018 Kitchener Post Readers' Choice - PLATINUM - Best Chiropractor award! The Bruce Street Family Chiropractic also won the DIAMOND award for being the 2018 Best Chiropractic Clinic and Massage Services!

Member Update
Thanks to Winnie Tang
  • May 17, 2018

Today at our networking meeting we got to hear from our newest member Winnie Tang from "Little Medical School". A new option for kids to learn and have fun learning!


New Member
  • May 15, 2018

We are happy to welcome new member Winnie Tang. As a mother of three children, I am very excited to bring Little Medical School to the Region of Waterloo! I often watch my kids play pretend doctor at home but there isn’t a program offered in the region that has allowed me to take their imagination one step further.

When I came across this unique program I was very excited to have the opportunity to ignite my kids’ passion to pursue a career in the healthcare field whether it be a doctor, nurse, dentist or any other healthcare profession. Come and join me to inspire tomorrow’s healthcare leaders today!

Our Sincere Thanks
Thanks to Stacy McLennan
  • May 10, 2018

...Stacy McLennan from the Waterloo Region Museum for her presentation on their exhibit Trailblazing: Women in Canada since 1867.

Stayed tuned to their website for a future tour schedule of this inspiring exhibit.


Out of the Box Event
Out of the Box Event
  • May 3, 2018

Thank you ladies for attending our “Out of the Box” Networking Luncheon Series which helped our members and guests build business awareness in our community, develop potential business opportunities and create new professional contacts.

After our lunch in the Charles Xavier room, we participate in a 20-30 minute guided tour of the facility.

Member Update
  • April 26, 2018

Thank you to Joanne Atkins (long time KWBWA member), who gave us a member update and shared what is new at Canaccord Wealth Management at our meeting today.

Out of the Box Event
A HUGE Thank You
  • April 12, 2018 our guest speakers today: Sara Casselman, Shirley Lichti and Sara Bingham as they discussed the #metoo movement, local support groups and women supporting women.

It was a powerful “Out of the Box” networking luncheon today, thank you to all who attended!

The format of the luncheon was a Panel Discussion featuring:

  • Shirley Lichti, of Marketing Magic (Former KWBWA member)
  • Sara Casselman, Executive Director – Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
  • Sara Bingham, Entrepreneurship & Technology Advisor – Waterloo Region Small Business Centre / Executive Director for Women’s March Canada

Dr. Anne Marie Pegg
Our Gratitude
  • April 5, 2018

Thank you to today's guest speaker Dr. Anne Marie Pegg for sharing about her vital women's health research project in Kenya.

Career Update / Retirement Congrats
New Member Talk
  • March 29, 2018

Kendra Allen discussed her new focus: Groups and Specialty Travel! She shared the ins and outs of her work with Fredrick Travel Waterloo, and her specialization in large group travel.

After more than 25 years with the KWBWA, Dr. Cheryl Yuill is ready for the next amazing chapter of her life! Congratulations on your retirement!

New Member Talk
New Member Talk
  • March 15, 2018

New member,Tiffany Rezende of Atoms Integrator, introduced us to how her business integrates business people new to Canada, with business practices and opportunities here.

Out of the Box Event
Out of the Box Event
  • March 8, 2018

Thank you ladies for such great attendance at our first “Out of the Box” Networking Luncheon Series which helped our members and guests build business awareness in our community, develop potential business opportunities and create new professional contacts.

After our lunch at CIGI we participated in a 20-30 minute guided tour of the facility. As Tiffany said, "Its amazing how many times we drive by a building and have no clue what they do inside."

Out of the Box

Special thanks to Joanne for organizing this and also to Tiffany for taking pictures!

New Member
  • February 22, 2018

We are happy to welcome new member Tiffany Rezende to the K-W Business Women’s Association. She is the owner of Atoms Integrator, a company focused on connecting foreign entrepreneurs to this region. Entrepreneurs come to Canada through their partners and develop their ideas here, which they believe is the place for their business to be a success. Currently, they are developing three programs and the program focused on woman entrepreneurs excites Tiffany the most. Tiffany believes women share a unique approach to business. They use innovative technology and utilize data in unprecedented ways. Women especially understand that it’s not the technology itself that is important, but the connections, solutions and changes it enables. Welcome Tiffany!

Elmira District High School Robotics
Thank You...
  • February 1, 2018

Thank you to Barbara Gaudet and Students from the Elmira District High School Robotics Team for their presentation today! So much talent, creativity and opportunity here!

Wow! So interesting. The talent and creativity is amazing. Visit their website for more information about the team and their activities!

Holiday Shopping & Browsing
  • December 7, 2017

KWBWA Exclusive Holiday Shopping Luncheon 2017. Members and guests enjoyed holiday shopping and browsing at member and guest vendors. So fun!

Christmas celebration at Café 22
Christmas Celebration at Café 22
  • December 4, 2017

Thanks for a lovely Christmas celebration at Café 22 last night. The food was awesome as usual, the company was fabulous, the Christmas gift exchange was fun and the setting was simply perfect! Cheers and Happy Holidays to all!

Joy Birch
Thank You
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 Joy Birch of Highview Residences for her informative, heartfelt and helpful discussion on their facilities and the affects of dementia on the individual and their caregivers. @highviewres on twitter

Bronwyn Lazowki
Sincere Thanks
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 our guest speaker Bronwyn Lazowki, PhD Candidate, for educating us on Environmental Sustainability and Smart Grid Technology, and helping us to be more energy efficient in our day to day lives.

Rebecca Butler
New Member
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017

We are happy to welcome new member Rebecca Butler to the K-W Business Women's Association. Rebecca is a mortgage agent with Real Mortgage Associates in Cambridge.

With a degree in economics and business, and 25 years of client experience, her focus is on finding the best solutions for clients whether they are looking for a first mortgage, renew a mortgage, consolidate debt, refinance or secure a home equity line of credit.

Welcome Rebecca!

Connect - A Classy Networking Affair
Connect - A Classy Networking Affair
  • Friday, June 3, 2017

Congratulations, we did it. Thanks to all of you for your role in helping make our event on Thursday, June 1st, a fabulous success! It was a great event for networking with former members as well as many new faces! Thanks for attending! View Pictures on FACEBOOK

  • Thank you for inviting guests, bringing guests, visiting and connecting with guests.
  • Thank you for setting up and taking down. helping decorate and any little job you did to help make our overall event a success.
  • Thank you for covering the reception desk, helping with the prizes, sharing how to network.
  • Thank you for being professional, energetic and welcoming for our Connect gala.
  • To those who were able to provide prizes for the gift table, thank you for your generosity.

The wonderful thing about a group like ours, is that we give when we can and how we can, and that works out beautifully. With gratitude and appreciation for all of you!
Special Projects

And a HUGE thank you to you too Joanne for keeping us organized and running this event for us! You're awesome!

Congratulations Dr. Sharon Goodyear!
Congratulations Dr. Sharon Goodyear!
Happy Retirement to Dr. Sharon Goodyear
  • April 10, 2017

After 25 years in the group we bid a very fond farewell to Dr. Sharon Goodyear, our resident chiropractor. Thank you for all your contributions both professionally and personally to our group. We wish you all the best on the next phase of your life. Happy Retirement!

2016 Christmas Party
  • December 6, 2016
2016 Christmas Party

We enjoyed a lovely gathering to celebrate the season and the wonderful friendships in this group.

Check out the photos on FACEBOOK!!

Thank you to the Honourable Bardish Chagger
  • November 10, 2016
Honourable Bardish Chagger

...our MP for Waterloo... Minister for Small Business and Tourism... AND the first female Government House Leader for speaking to us on November 10, 2016.

She was amazing and insightful on how this government is trying to change things in a tech world and bring the country together.

Thank You
  • August 4, 2016

A big thank you goes out to Laura McShane who spoke to the group about workplace stress and mental health awareness yesterday. If you, or anyone you know ever needs access to addictions, mental health and/ or crisis services please call 1-844-437-3247 or visit

Our Gratitude
  • July 25, 2016

To our guest speaker, Emily Rudow of Oneiric Hockey!

With Appreciation
  • July 11, 2016

To our guest speaker, Ben Fanelli of 40 Conditioning Inc.

Sincere Thanks
  • June 29, 2016

To Stephanie Barth, of Ten Thousand Villages in Waterloo, shares stories of those lives changed by the Fair Trade movement. #uptownwaterloo @villageskw

  • 30 Fairway Rd S, Kitchener, ON N2A 2N2