Posts written by "Avishka Juta"

NOW AVAILABLE: Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail
NOW AVAILABLE: Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail

NOW AVAILABLE: Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications

Autism Direct Funding is granted through a joint initiative between Developmental Services Resource Centre – Waterloo Region (DSRC) and Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR). Families may be eligible to receive up to $500 in funding (e.g. for summer camp fees, 1:1 support, respite or a skill development program). Applications are considered based on equitable criteria and funding is […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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

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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

FREE Windshield Chip Repair – All-Brite Glass & Tint thumbnail
FREE Windshield Chip Repair – All-Brite Glass & Tint thumbnail

FREE Windshield Chip Repair – All-Brite Glass & Tint

All-Brite Chip In for Charity Event Have a chip in your windshield? Get it repaired for free! Join us Wednesday Oct. 17th at All-Brite Glass & Tint (map: 31 Manitou Dr., Kitchener) and have your windshield chip repaired for FREE ($49.95 value), with a donation to Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. Donations can be made by cash, credit or […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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

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

6th Annual Count Me In March – I Choose Dignity thumbnail
6th Annual Count Me In March – I Choose Dignity thumbnail

6th Annual Count Me In March – I Choose Dignity

On Thursday June 14, 2018, join us in celebrating a community where everyone belongs. 6th annual Count Me In March Family-friendly activities, inspirational speakers, entertainment, snacks and refreshments, and a community march with all the festivities starting and finishing at Kitchener City Hall. To RSVP: click here to join the event page or email Becky […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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