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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

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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

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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 Annie Knight, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases

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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 Annie Knight, in Articles and Resources, Blog

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13,000 Adults with Development Disabilities Receiving Support – Passport Update thumbnail

13,000 Adults with Development Disabilities Receiving Support – Passport Update

Exciting news from the Ministry of Community of Social Services, this past Tuesday. We’re thrilled for families to receive their much anticipated funding, a year ahead of schedule, offering the opportunity to access the services and supports families have been waiting for. Questions about Passport and your funding? Connect with Liz at lflewwelling@eafwr.on.ca —– 13,000 Adults […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Articles and Resources, Blog

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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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Posted by Annie Knight, in Articles and Resources, Blog

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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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Posted by Annie Knight, in Articles and Resources, Blog