Posts written by "Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region"

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Block Party 2019

Join us to celebrate the neighbourhoods of Waterloo Region at Block Party, a Better Together Event in support of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. On Saturday November 9, 2019, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region will host its second annual Block Party fundraiser. Join us for an evening of fun, live music, craft beer, ‘street eats’, a DJ, pop up […]

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

Registration now open for “Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region thumbnail
Registration now open for “Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region thumbnail

Registration now open for “Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region

Registration is now full. Click here to join our waitlist. Come on out and further your knowledge on making community connections, mindfulness, self-care and have an opportunity to share what keeps you committed and engaged in your work. Event Details Friday July 12, 2019, 9am-4pm Saturday July 13, 2019, 9am-12:30pm The Family Centre, Room 2015 […]

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

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region receives OASIS Awards for outstanding contributions to developmental services thumbnail
NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region receives OASIS Awards for outstanding contributions to developmental services thumbnail

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region receives OASIS Awards for outstanding contributions to developmental services

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) was named the recipient of two awards at the 2019 Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS) Conference Awards Gala on May 9. Executive Director Allan Mills was on hand to accept the 3rd Annual OASIS Member Leadership Award on behalf of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. Mills also accepted the George […]

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

EAFWR writes letter to the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services regarding end of Independent Facilitation (IF) Demonstration Project thumbnail
EAFWR writes letter to the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services regarding end of Independent Facilitation (IF) Demonstration Project thumbnail

EAFWR writes letter to the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services regarding end of Independent Facilitation (IF) Demonstration Project

  See the original letter here Sign the petition to save Independent Facilitation today Dear Hon. MacLeod, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) were saddened to hear that the Independent Facilitation (IF) Demonstration Project, which provides people and families with independent facilitation services through seven IF groups in communities throughout Ontario, is coming to an end without […]

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

Statement from Executive Director Al Mills regarding Open Space at Melvillé Cafe thumbnail
Statement from Executive Director Al Mills regarding Open Space at Melvillé Cafe thumbnail

Statement from Executive Director Al Mills regarding Open Space at Melvillé Cafe

As some of you may know, Open Space is an inclusive drop-in group coordinated by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. One of our groups has met at Melville Café for the last seven years. After a thoughtful discussion with the owners, we are looking for a new space as we had outgrown the original intentions of the […]

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FamilyHome – Belonging: In Action thumbnail

FamilyHome – Belonging: In Action

By: Terral McBay Today the word belonging has stepped into the spotlight.  A few years ago, inclusion was the buzzword of the day, and rightly so as it was, and continues to be, a driving force helping to push boundaries, create opportunities and strive for dignity.  Today however, belonging seems to be the focus of […]

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