Posts written by "Kim Sproul"

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A Community for All: The Art of Belonging thumbnail

A Community for All: The Art of Belonging

Here in Waterloo Region, we have many people, places, organizations and initiatives all vested  in a single, shared dream – a Waterloo Region where all experience a warm, inviting sense of belonging. If I were to name only a few, like House of Friendship’s John Neufeld, along with his dedicated Board members, staff and volunteers […]

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Posted by Kim Sproul, in Blog

A Baseball League for All – Inclusion at its Finest thumbnail
A Baseball League for All – Inclusion at its Finest thumbnail

A Baseball League for All – Inclusion at its Finest

  A League Redefining “Inclusive”: Bringing inclusion back into the word inclusive When I hear the words “inclusive [insert group]” I typically expect a group designed specifically for individuals with some sort of disability. Separate. Apart from peers who don’t have a disability. How ironic is that? However, recently I re-connected with someone from a […]

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Posted by Kim Sproul, in Adult, Blog, Children, Youth

Reaching Out in Love – Our Count Me In Rally thumbnail
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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Count Me In …. and You, too thumbnail

Count Me In …. and You, too

The Quest for Community Supporters Here at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, we are passionate about the I Choose Dignity movement. We believe in the power that this potential global movement could have. We throw ourselves into inclusion celebrations, where we honor and value people who strive for increased inclusion for all. We drive curriculum-based values home […]

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Posted by Kim Sproul, in Adult, Blog, Children, Direct Support People, Youth

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Galt Does Jane Jacobs Proud thumbnail

Galt Does Jane Jacobs Proud

  “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”                                                               ~ Jane Jacobs     […]

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Posted by Kim Sproul, in Adult, Blog, Children

Register by Sept. 18th for our Sept. 26th Ball Hockey Tournament! thumbnail
Register by Sept. 18th for our Sept. 26th Ball Hockey Tournament! thumbnail

Register by Sept. 18th for our Sept. 26th Ball Hockey Tournament!

Registration is OPEN for Extend-A-Family’s 2nd Annual Community Ball Hockey Tournament! Join us Saturday, September 26th for a day of fun with new and old friends and family. Tournament Information: The Ball Hockey Tournament will be a fun, non-competitive round-robin style tournament broken up into 2 divisions – 16 & up and family/mixed ages, and each team […]

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Posted by Kim Sproul, in Adult, Blog, Children, Direct Support People, Youth

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Neighbourhood Connections

In my role here at Extend-A-Family (Neighbourhood Community Connector), I often get the question, “What is it that you do, exactly?”. This question both excites me and makes me nervous! I love to talk neighbourhoods and the integral role of belonging in our lives. AND I struggle helping people see past ‘party/event planning’.  Below is […]

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Posted by Kim Sproul, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, Youth