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NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region invests OTF Grant into accessible employment opportunities thumbnail
NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region invests OTF Grant into accessible employment opportunities thumbnail

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region invests OTF Grant into accessible employment opportunities

April 27, 2019 NEWS RELEASE Kitchener, ON – Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) welcomed members of the public to celebrate their Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) grant. Local MPP Laura Mae Lindo and OTF Grant Review Team member Gebre Berihun were on hand to congratulate staff and members and hear more about how the $55,200 Seed grant […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog, Community, News, Press & Releases

A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2019 thumbnail
A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2019 thumbnail

A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2019

It’s National Volunteer Week and throughout the week, we’ve been sharing how volunteers at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region embody #TheVolunteerFactor. The smallest acts make a world of difference in the lives of others and we are grateful for those who have volunteered their time here at EAFWR. Whether it’s been helping out at a fundraising or […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Story

New look and feel for Autism Spectrum Connection website thumbnail
New look and feel for Autism Spectrum Connection website thumbnail

New look and feel for Autism Spectrum Connection website

We’re pleased to share that the Autism Spectrum Connection website has a new look and feel! Autism Spectrum Connection is an online space for parents and families who have a child with autism. Visit www.autismspectrumconnection.com to stay up to date with the latest events and resources in Waterloo Region. Be sure to follow along on Twitter […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community

Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity” thumbnail
Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity” thumbnail

Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity”

As part of the I Choose Dignity (ICD) in the Classroom program, grade 1 students at Edna Staebler Public School learned a song, written by ICD Facilitator Vaiva Dzemionas, based on what they had learned about dignity, gifts/abilities and celebration. Every week, the students learned a new verse of the song. We’re so pleased to […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Story, Youth

Family Compass Waterloo Region provides direction in finding services for children and youth thumbnail
Family Compass Waterloo Region provides direction in finding services for children and youth thumbnail

Family Compass Waterloo Region provides direction in finding services for children and youth

Are you looking for services and programs for your child and unsure of where to start? Family Compass Waterloo Region is here to help! FamilyCompassWR.ca is an online tool that provides one starting point for families and youth, making it easier to navigate all the available options and find help when trying to find health, […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, 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

Info Night: Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act thumbnail
Info Night: Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act thumbnail

Info Night: Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

  You’re invited to learn how Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act can affect people with disabilities and their families.  On November 27, 2017, Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, became law in Ontario. Bill 148 affects employment standards for minimum wage, public holiday pay, how employees request scheduling changes and more. People and […]

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

Neighbour’s Day and Ball Hockey! thumbnail
Neighbour’s Day and Ball Hockey! thumbnail

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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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog