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A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2019 thumbnail
A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2019 thumbnail

A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2019

It’s National Volunteer Week and throughout the week, we’ve been sharing how volunteers at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region embody #TheVolunteerFactor. The smallest acts make a world of difference in the lives of others and we are grateful for those who have volunteered their time here at EAFWR. Whether it’s been helping out at a fundraising or […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Story

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WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019 thumbnail

WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019

Believe in a community where everyone belongs? Join us at WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019, a Better Together Event in support of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. On Saturday June 1, 2019, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region will host this fan favourite fundraiser. Raise funds, walk, run or wheel in support of inclusion and belonging for people with disabilities and their families. […]

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

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

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New look and feel for Autism Spectrum Connection website thumbnail

New look and feel for Autism Spectrum Connection website

We’re pleased to share that the Autism Spectrum Connection website has a new look and feel! Autism Spectrum Connection is an online space for parents and families who have a child with autism. Visit www.autismspectrumconnection.com to stay up to date with the latest events and resources in Waterloo Region. Be sure to follow along on Twitter […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community

NOW AVAILABLE: Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail
NOW AVAILABLE: Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail

NOW AVAILABLE: Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications

Autism Direct Funding is granted through a joint initiative between Developmental Services Resource Centre – Waterloo Region (DSRC) and Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR). Families may be eligible to receive up to $500 in funding (e.g. for summer camp fees, 1:1 support, respite or a skill development program). Applications are considered based on equitable criteria and funding is […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity” thumbnail
Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity” thumbnail

Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity”

As part of the I Choose Dignity (ICD) in the Classroom program, grade 1 students at Edna Staebler Public School learned a song, written by ICD Facilitator Vaiva Dzemionas, based on what they had learned about dignity, gifts/abilities and celebration. Every week, the students learned a new verse of the song. We’re so pleased to […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Story, Youth

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You can help build a community where everyone belongs thumbnail

You can help build a community where everyone belongs

Dear friend of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that is particularly true when your child has a physical or developmental disability. For nearly 40 years, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region has built a generous and thriving village, serving families who access our services and supporting adults as they […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, 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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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Blog, Community, News, Press & Releases

FREE Windshield Chip Repair – All-Brite Glass & Tint thumbnail
FREE Windshield Chip Repair – All-Brite Glass & Tint thumbnail

FREE Windshield Chip Repair – All-Brite Glass & Tint

All-Brite Chip In for Charity Event Have a chip in your windshield? Get it repaired for free! Join us Wednesday Oct. 17th at All-Brite Glass & Tint (map: 31 Manitou Dr., Kitchener) and have your windshield chip repaired for FREE ($49.95 value), with a donation to Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. Donations can be made by cash, credit or […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog