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Believe in a community where everyone belongs? Be a #ChampionForBelonging at WALK-OR-WHEEL 2017! On Sunday October 1st, from 9:30 am -1 pm, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region is hosting our largest fundraiser of the year. Raise funds, walk, run or wheel in support of inclusion and belonging for people with disabilities and their families. Guest host – KW’s own champion […]

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Match Celebration 2017

Join us at this year’s Match Celebration! On Saturday October 21st, 2017, from 2-4:30pm, join us at Breithaupt Centre to celebrate Direct Support People matching with families and people Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region serves. Swim, play games and chat with others, as we take the afternoon to appreciate all of the work you have done for […]

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How Direct Support is more than just support

How Direct Support is more than just support While many of our blog posts tend to be about our Community Development team moving and shaking throughout Waterloo Region, we have some pretty incredible things going on behind the scenes. For example, one of the biggest roles Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region fills in our community is resource navigation. Our […]

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Thank you for saying Count Me In!

Thank you for saying Count Me In! I Choose Dignity’s 5th Annual Count Me In! March was a huge success. On Thursday June 8th, 2017, more than 350 Waterloo Region residents marched in solidarity, claiming that their rightful place in a community where everyone belongs. This year’s march focused on being a disability pride event, and it certainly […]

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2016-17 Annual Report

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What a great day for Neighbours and Ball Hockey!

Neighbour’s Day and Ball Hockey building community Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s Community Development team has hosted community-driven ball hockey tournaments for several years, but 2017 was special.

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2016-17 Annual General Meeting

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region will be holding its Annual General Meeting at noon on June 17, 2017 at 91 Moore Street in Kitchener, Ontario.   Please let us know if you are planning on attending by e-mailing reception@eafwr.on.ca  or calling 519-741-0190 ext. 0.   The 2016-17 Annual Report will be available for distribution at the end […]

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From the Board of Directors: Maria’s Retirement

The Board of Directors of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, with a mix of melancholy and gratitude, announces Maria de Boer’s retirement as Executive Director, effective September 15, 2017. Maria has played a critical role in the development and success of this organization since May of 1984. We will miss her wisdom, ingenuity and her inspiring leadership, […]

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Community Skillshare Kitchen brings community and food together

Community Skillshare Kitchen brings community and food together This past Spring, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region reached out to a local chef to collaborate on a Community Skillshare Kitchen. All over the world, memories are made through time spent together in kitchens, and by enjoying the fruits of the labour of cooking. Growing out of the idea that […]

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Neighbour’s Day and Ball Hockey!

Our 4th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament is now a part of Neighbour’s Day! In partnership with the City of Kitchener, Stanley Park Community Association, and Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, and with support from Catch The Fire Kitchener, Ball Hockey will be bigger and better than ever. Oh, and this year, it’s FREE to play! EAFWR’s Ball Hockey […]

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