Posts written by "Avishka Juta"

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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 Avishka Juta, in Adult, Children, Youth

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Together in the Kitchen – Group Cooking for All Ages thumbnail

Together in the Kitchen – Group Cooking for All Ages

Together in the Kitchen – Group Cooking for All Ages Let’s get cooking! Join Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, Stanley Park Community Association and the City of Kitchener in this FREE cooking class for all ages and abilities. Menu includes: Appetizer – Local Veg Poutine Main – Mac-N-Cheese Side – Roasted Veggies with Yoghurt Sauce Dessert – […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People

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Alex – Personal Support Testimonial thumbnail

Alex – Personal Support Testimonial

“I have a paid job at Burger King and I volunteer at the YMCA.  I am very active in Special Olympics and Sports for Special Athletes. When I go out with my support person, we sometimes play mini golf, go bowling, attend ‘People Helping People’ meetings, or go to Chapters and Starbucks for coffee.  We […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Story

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Chris – Personal Support Testimonial

“I love what I do with EAFWR. ‘Trevor’ and I have grown together and formed a really meaningful friendship. He is always laughing and enjoying life. What’s so great about being with ‘Trevor’ is that he’s always willing to try new things and it’s amazing how open he is to doing this. Never underestimate ‘Trevor’; he will continue to […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Story

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Hunter – Personal Support Testimonial thumbnail

Hunter – Personal Support Testimonial

“I like playing laser tag and mini sticks. With my EAFWR support person, we do things like math with blocks and telling time on the iPad. She helped me learn to tie my shoes and right now we are memorizing my phone number. We do fun things too, like rock climbing. Spending time with my […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Story

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Bryce – Personal Support Testimonial

“My support person and I get together every week for coffee and we have good conversations. My support person helps me out with budgeting, goals I want to achieve, and working through my stress and anxiety. I’m thankful that I have a support person and I feel I have come so far by having a […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Story

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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

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The Magic of Building a Community Where Everyone Belongs Starts With You thumbnail

The Magic of Building a Community Where Everyone Belongs Starts With You

  Dear friend of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) began as a way to build community, and that desire still fuels our work everyday. For over 30 years, under the leadership of Maria de Boer, EAFWR grew from a group of friends supporting each other, to an organization that now serves 2000 families […]

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