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Waterloo Region Time Exchange
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Administrator Information
Name Samir Al-Rawas
E-mail Address alrawassam@yahoo.com
Position / Job Title Founder and Primary Coordinatro
First Language English
Organization Waterloo Region Time Exchange
Organization Type Community-Based Organization (Unregistered)
URL Address www.wrte.timebanks.org
Currency System Information
Status Operating
Year the System was Started 2012
Community Waterloo Region
City / Urban Area Kitchener
Country Canada
Medium of Exchange Time Exchange
Unit of Value Units of Time
Valuation Non-Contract Agreement to Provide Time on Request
Cost-Recovery Mechanism
  1. FREE - No Charge
Source of Funding Private Donations
Purpose for Establishing System Acknowledging the Core Economy
Size of Membership 75
Population of Area Served by System 500,000
Estimated Yearly Operating Budget Internal Currency: 150,000
Main Goods and Services Traded
  1. Home Repair & Help at Home
  2. Wellness, Education & Recreation
  3. Community Activities and Transportation
Additional Information

The Waterloo Region Time Exchange (WRTE) is a Community based group. Fully focused on rebuilding a strong community and a better neighbourhood

With the everlasting unemployment rate exceeding a certain level... leaving almost 50,000 of our population in Waterloo Region living in the deepest poverty...

With more and more skilled and talented people are laid off or retired every day...

With even more people are kept out of the marketplace just because the traditional market dose not value their efforts...

the TimeBanking movements around the world have become day after day an alternative method of redefining work and providing a two-way help (help me/help you), by Giving and Receiving services from and to each other with no money exchanged...

Once you gave ONE HOUR or more of your time providing any service you could possibly give, i.e. gardening, teaching, babysitting, massaging, body treatment, dog walking, computer repair, carpentry, plumbing, wiring, book reading, cooking, driving, care giving, housekeeping, painting, accounting... just to name a few... this ONE HOUR, it will be your time credit in our time exchange bank software and the more you give, the more time hours you gain and the more you can spend them by requesting other community helper's services you need. Check out this short video It's that simple,

This group is a Community Based Network of people who have a strong believe in GIVING and RECEIVING in Reciprocity form and in helping each other... and it's the first step to meet and great people like yourself, who is ready to start giving and receiving from our community

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