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Kitchener-Waterloo Library of Things thumbnail

Kitchener-Waterloo Library of Things

By Kim Sproul, Community Development Manager What an exciting year it has been for Kitchener-Waterloo Library of Things!  This time last year, we were just starting on our supported employment project, made possible with a Seed grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation. It went on to become a HUGE success!  We employed 5 people with disabilities as […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Story

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Community Groups (Passport) thumbnail

Community Groups (Passport)

By Ben Sauder, Adult & Community Groups Coordinator  For the past couple of years, the Community Groups, formerly the Adult Respite Fun Groups, has developed into a Passport fee for service opportunity for individuals to meet new people with similar interests, increase independence and enhance community safety skills. One of the major changes that has […]

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Statement of Solidarity from Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region #BlackLivesMatter thumbnail
Statement of Solidarity from Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region #BlackLivesMatter thumbnail

Statement of Solidarity from Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region #BlackLivesMatter

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region acknowledges and recognizes the devastating incidents that have taken place in recent weeks, including the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, and the harm done to Christian Cooper. We also recognize the legacy of anti-Black racism and systemic racism, and the social injustice that causes trauma, social inequalities […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Blog, Community, News, Press & Releases

#BetterTogetherWR includes our volunteers – THANK YOU! #NVW2020 thumbnail
#BetterTogetherWR includes our volunteers – THANK YOU! #NVW2020 thumbnail

#BetterTogetherWR includes our volunteers – THANK YOU! #NVW2020

April 19 to 25 marks National Volunteer Week. Throughout the week, we’ve been saying #CheersToVolunteers and highlighting the contributions of volunteers at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region #BetterTogetherWR includes those who have volunteered their time at EAFWR. Whether it’s been helping out at a fundraising or community event like Block Party or Neighbours Day, lending a helping […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, Story

POSTPONED: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 2020 DSP Conference thumbnail
POSTPONED: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 2020 DSP Conference thumbnail

POSTPONED: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 2020 DSP Conference

Important Notice After careful consideration, we have made the decision to postpone our 2020 DSP Conference, Cultivating community: Helping you grow to help others belong, that was scheduled for April 17 and 18, 2020. This decision was made for the health and safety of conference attendees and workshop speakers and is based on recommendations from […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Blog, Community, Direct Support People

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza thumbnail
SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza thumbnail

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza

Get together with your friends and neighbours and face off at the 7th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament, brought to you by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region and OnSide Athletics and part of Neighbours Day Extravaganza! EVENT DETAILS: Date: Saturday June 13th, 2020 Time: 9 a.m., first ball drop at 9:30 a.m. Location: Stanley Park Community Centre – Parking […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Blog