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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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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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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A Community for All: The Art of Belonging

Here in Waterloo Region, we have many people, places, organizations and initiatives all vested  in a single, shared dream – a Waterloo Region where all experience a warm, inviting sense of belonging. If I were to name only a few, like House of Friendship’s John Neufeld, along with his dedicated Board members, staff and volunteers […]

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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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