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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 Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People

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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 Annie Knight, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases

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Important information about Autism Direct Funding

*** Application Deadline has Changed *** Autism Direct Funding is granted through a joint initiative between Developmental Services Resource Centre (DSRC) and Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR). Autism Direct Funding can be applied for children and youth under the age of 18 with an ASD diagnosis. Families may be eligible to receive up to $500 in […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog, Children

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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 Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases

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How to build a beer for your community

Start with a big idea – maybe something that connects two drastically different worlds. Then start having conversations. Lots of them. And discover along the way that the two worlds were actually interwoven in so many ways. Building community and beer.   We wanted to highlight the work of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) and share […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases

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Cheers to Inclusion

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region and Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. present: Cheers to Inclusion! Enjoy snacks + sample of the Edna Rhoda Golden Chai Ale. Music by: DJ D-Rock Photography by: Kelsey Vere Photography [redirect to events page]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Blog

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New Executive Director Announced

  We have exciting news! “Believe in what you do. Surround yourself with good, caring, creative people and then get out of their way.” – Maria de Boer, Executive Director Earlier this year, we announced that our current Executive Director, Maria de Boer, is retiring. After more than 33 years of dedication to Disability Services, […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Blog, News, Press & Releases

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WALK-OR-WHEEL 2017

Believe in a community where everyone belongs? Be a #ChampionForBelonging at WALK-OR-WHEEL 2017! On Sunday October 1st, from 9:30 am -1 pm, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region is hosting our largest fundraiser of the year. Raise funds, walk, run or wheel in support of inclusion and belonging for people with disabilities and their families. Guest host – KW’s own champion […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog, Children, Direct Support People, Youth