Posts categorized under "Adult"

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You can help build a community where everyone belongs thumbnail

You can help build a community where everyone belongs

Dear friend of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that is particularly true when your child has a physical or developmental disability. For nearly 40 years, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region has built a generous and thriving village, serving families who access our services and supporting adults as they […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases

Press Release – Community march invites Waterloo Region to celebrate dignity, inclusion and belonging thumbnail
Press Release – Community march invites Waterloo Region to celebrate dignity, inclusion and belonging thumbnail

Press Release – Community march invites Waterloo Region to celebrate dignity, inclusion and belonging

Community march invites Waterloo Region to celebrate dignity, inclusion and belonging FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KITCHENER, June 11, 2018 – Families and community members will gather for the 6th annual Count Me In! March on June 14, 2018. Organized by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region and part of the I Choose Dignity movement, the march aims to promote […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, News, Press & Releases, Youth

Nominations now open for The $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail
Nominations now open for The $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail

Nominations now open for The $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award!

Nominations are now closed. Thank you for your submissions! Do you know someone in Waterloo Region with lived experience of disability? Someone who has made or makes a worthy contribution to others in some way? Someone who is a changemaker in their community, even though they may not know it? We are pleased to announce […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, News, Press & Releases, Youth

Thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2018 thumbnail
Thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2018 thumbnail

Thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2018

As National Volunteer Week 2018 comes to an end, one volunteer’s story speaks volumes about the impact of volunteering. First off, a big thank you to all our amazing volunteers! Here at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, we deeply value and appreciate the contributions of our volunteers. Your drive, passion and commitment to giving back to the […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases, Story

Lost time is a matter of perspective thumbnail
Lost time is a matter of perspective thumbnail

Lost time is a matter of perspective

“Lost time is never found again” –Benjamin Franklin With all due respect to Mr. Franklin, with the assistance of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s Respite program, lost time can potentially be found again. The respite program at EAFWR is unique and with the funding available, we as service providers are able to ask the individuals and families […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog

A goal to contribute to her community thumbnail
A goal to contribute to her community thumbnail

A goal to contribute to her community

At 22 years-old, Christine and her family found themselves with a problem – a problem that is unfortunately all too common. Christine had finished secondary school life-skills and had nowhere to go afterwards. Here was this bright, enthusiastic young woman, being held back from contributing to her community because of barriers placed on her by […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog

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Through change, opportunity can happen thumbnail

Through change, opportunity can happen

Sometimes when change happens, it can offer an incredible opportunity. For more than three decades, Dean has been connected to Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. In that time, we have had the tremendous opportunity to connect, get to know and grow with his family. Unfortunately, a little over two year ago, his mother passed away. With his […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog

From the DSO – Bill 148 Funding thumbnail
From the DSO – Bill 148 Funding thumbnail

From the DSO – Bill 148 Funding

Important information from Developmental Services Ontario, found at: http://www.dsontario.ca/news/bill-148-funding/ Bill 148 Funding On November 22, 2017, the government passed legislation that includes a variety of new protections for workers and an increase to Ontario’s minimum wage from $11.60 per hour to $14 per hour as of January 1, 2018. The government recognizes that this may impact […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Children, Youth