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Direct Support Person Bulletin- July 2016 thumbnail

Direct Support Person Bulletin- July 2016

July’s Direct Support Person Bulletin is here! The summer months offer some great opportunities to try a new activity (with our activity bags!), visit a place you’ve never been (summer passes are here), and to get active (ball hockey anyone?). Click here to read and download July 2016’s bulletin now! We’re always looking for feedback. Email us […]

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

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Reaching Out in Love – Our Count Me In Rally thumbnail

Reaching Out in Love – Our Count Me In Rally

I Choose Dignity’s Count Me In Rally Makes My Heart Sing I am sitting at my computer, just thinking about Thursday’s event. I am filled with much love for my community – my community of coworkers, my community within the developmental sector, my community here in Kitchener, my community in Waterloo Region, and my community […]

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Posted by Kim Sproul, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases, Youth

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Ontario Trillium Grant to help new Canadians thumbnail

Ontario Trillium Grant to help new Canadians

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                           June 22, 2016 For Immediate Release KITCHENER – On Thursday, local MPP Catherine Fife stopped by the “Count Me In” rally held by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region and I Choose Dignity, to bring her congratulations to the group, who recently received a $65,700 Seed grant from the Ontario […]

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

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Press Release- Community rally invites Waterloo Region to choose dignity, inclusion thumbnail

Press Release- Community rally invites Waterloo Region to choose dignity, inclusion

COMMUNITY RALLY INVITES WATERLOO REGION TO CHOOSE DIGNITY, INCLUSION   For Immediate Release   KITCHENER, June 2, 2016- On June 16th, the fourth annual Count Me In Rally will take to the streets in support of inclusion and dignity.   Part of the I Choose Dignity movement and in partnership with Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, every […]

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

Volunteers- a big thanks for all you do! #NVW2016 thumbnail
Volunteers- a big thanks for all you do! #NVW2016 thumbnail

Volunteers- a big thanks for all you do! #NVW2016

As  National Volunteer Week comes to an end, the appreciation we feel for our volunteers is endless. Organizations like ours really thrive on giving and caring people. Without your inspiring drive to help others, our community wouldn’t be nearly as rich as it is. Brittany Buko, a Laurier student who volunteers with our Waterloo Open Space, had […]

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

The Direct Support Person's Bulletin- March 2016 thumbnail
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The Direct Support Person's Bulletin- March 2016

March’s Direct Support Person’s Bulletin is here! To kick off 2016′ and our tri-annual bulletin, read about Ryan & Daniel, Theresa’s favourite things, a recap of our 5th Annual Inclusion Celebration and Awards, Giving Day, as well as Summer Program and Summer Vacation. Click here to read and download March 2016’s bulletin now!   We’re always […]

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

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Developmental Services HR- Strategy Forum 2016 thumbnail

Developmental Services HR- Strategy Forum 2016

We were lucky to have one of our own, Jennifer Hanna, attend this year’s Developmental Services Human Resources Strategy Forum. Here’s her experience from the Developmental Services HR Forum: I attended the annual DSHR Strategy Forum in Feb 2016. A big thank you to all those involved and the committees that worked tirelessly in putting […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog