disability services

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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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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Conscious Care & Support Workshop- Peter Marks

Developing supporters and leaders to mindfully support individuals to be all they can be. Conscious Care & Support Workshop with Peter Marks Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm KidsAbility Pavilion (500 Hallmark Dr., Waterloo)   This workshop is targeted to direct support people, caregivers and family members who support people with autism and other […]

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Serious Incident: Monday March 20, 2017

PDF Release available here. Wednesday March 22, 2017   On Monday evening while attending Open Space in Cambridge, a reoccurring member was assaulted by a person in the community. Waterloo Regional Police Services were called to investigate, and their investigation is ongoing. The member who was assaulted was also taken to hospital for precautionary examination, […]

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Community Kitchen – Skillshare

Food and culture have long been interconnected. Join your neighbours for a free six-week course, learning to prepare and cook healthy and family-friendly recipes. Community Kitchen Skillshare Tuesdays, starting March 28th through to May 2nd 12:30pm – 2:30pm Kitchener Market – Market Place Kitchen (300 King Street East, Kitchener) Led by Red Seal chef and […]

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Breakdown of Rate Changes

Effective April 1, 2017, our rate charges are changing. The first change involves the charge rate when you choose to have an Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region Direct Support Person. When you choose to have an EAFWR Direct Support Person, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region becomes the employer of your Direct Support Person, and takes on certain responsibilities in […]

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extend-a-family, inclusion, community living

If inclusion means everyone, why not ME?

From Community Living Ontario: If Inclusion Means Everyone, Why Not ME? If inclusion means everyone, why not ME? In partnership, ARCH Disability Law Centre, Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education, Community Living Ontario,University of Western Ontario, Brock University, Brockville and District Association for Community Involvement and Inclusive Education Canada are conducting a survey on the experiences of […]

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How to Start Living Acceptance

Start Living Acceptance – an interview An interview between Daniel and Ryan, written by Daniel – Special to Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region When not involved in music therapy, one of my roles is that of a Direct Support Person for Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region.  One of my favorite parts of this position is the chance to meet and […]

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Direct Support Person Bulletin- December 2016

December’s Direct Support Person Bulletin is here!   The winter months are here. What better time to join in a community swim + potluck, pick up an activity bag, or just celebrate the holidays with good people. Thank you for being tremendous supports for all of the people in your life. Click here to read and […]

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grateful thanksgiving

We are grateful for our collective community

Grateful for so much Happy Thanksgiving! On this crisp, autumn weekend, we at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region have a lot to be thankful for. As we sit around our collective community table, that of Waterloo Region, we can’t help but be reminded that our community is incredible. To our amazing supporters, who help us build community […]

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