Co-op connection

At Co-op Connection, creative volunteers keep co-op students connected to their campus community while they are away from the UWaterloo campus for a work term. They help co-op students who are working in the same cities connect with each other through events and other fun gatherings.

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Keep in the Loop


The mission of the Co-op Connection service is to connect students on co-op work terms in the same cities by providing social programming, peer support and information from the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association in order to enhance communication and advocate for the needs of co-op students.


  • To be the social programming leaders for Co-op students while on work term 
  • To provide opportunities to connect, network, and support students on co-op term in the same city
  • To understand the unique needs and advocate for necessary change on behalf of co-op students
  • To create programs and events based on meeting the needs of students
  • To provide opportunities for student leadership
  • To create and maintain partnerships with the Co-op Education office 

Facebook Virtual Groups

Co-op Connection offers virtual connect groups for co-op students in Ontario, the Eastern and Western Regions of Canada, and elsewhere across the globe.

Interested in hiring co-op students?

Co-op Connection is a networking service for students who are working during their co-op term. Please direct all employment requests to

Support Co-op Connection

Co-op Connection is seeking funding to continue to operate our networking events for students. As a sponsor, you will gain access and exposure to thousands of co-op students locally and internationally. Interested in sponsoring Co-op Connection? Please e-mail us at

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If you would like to get in touch with a Service Coordinator or Regional Ambassador, you can reach us at:
Main Service's email:
Ontario region:
Eastern region:
Western region:
Global region:

Student Life Centre
Room 3107

200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1