Kitchener-Waterloo community co-host project

Every few weeks, CBC K-W will welcome co-hosts from Kitchener-Waterloo's diverse communities.

Members of Kitchener-Waterloo's diverse communities will join CBC K-W's Craig Norris once a month

Every few weeks, a new co-host will join Morning Edition host Craig Norris to interview local guests and share their perspectives on local and international news. (Kate Bueckert/ CBC)

Since November 2017, CBC Kitchener-Waterloo has welcomed co-hosts from many of Kitchener-Waterloo's diverse communities.

"CBC is a recent arrival in the area — so like any newcomer we're curious and eager to get acquainted with our neighbours and experience the rich mix of cultures and people around us," said station Executive Producer, Gary Graves.

From its very beginnings, Waterloo region has been a culturally diverse area. It was a crossroads for indigenous peoples and then immigrants from Europe and Britain, and now from all over the world.

By opening the front door, CBC K-W hopes to not only meet these community members ourselves, but also to introduce our audiences to each other.

"As the public broadcaster, we have a role and responsibility to reflect the personality and diversity of Waterloo region," Graves said.

Meet some of our previous community co-hosts:

Fauzia Mazhar, chair of the Coalition of Muslim Women of KW and CBC K-W's first community co-host.

Learn more about Faith Juma, storyteller and teacher.

Learn more about George Fletcher, teacher, community mentor and CBC K-W's most recent community co-host.