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Nominations now open for the third annual Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail
Nominations now open for the third annual Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail

Nominations now open for the third annual Maria de Boer Changemaker Award!

About the Award Maria de Boer had been the Executive Director of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) for nearly 35 years. She retired in October 2017. Maria worked hard to put inclusion and belonging first at EAFWR. She encouraged people to be curious and thoughtful. Maria asked questions like, “Who makes inclusion happen?” and “How do […]

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

2020-21 Annual Report thumbnail
2020-21 Annual Report thumbnail

2020-21 Annual Report

The 2020-21 Annual Report is filled with stories from our office staff, Direct Support People, people we serve and families and is a snapshot of what we’ve been up to over the past year. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s report! Click here to read our Annual Report and excerpts from stories. […]

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

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 2021 DSP Conference thumbnail
Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 2021 DSP Conference thumbnail

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 2021 DSP Conference

Registration is now full for the conference. If you have any questions, please contact cheryl.fuller@eafwr.on.ca Join us for Cultivating community: Helping you grow to help others belong, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. At this two-day virtual conference, you will gain the tools and knowledge to help people who are vulnerable to social exclusion through […]

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

#VolunteersBringChange – THANK YOU to our volunteers! #NVW2021 thumbnail
#VolunteersBringChange – THANK YOU to our volunteers! #NVW2021 thumbnail

#VolunteersBringChange – THANK YOU to our volunteers! #NVW2021

April 18 to 24 marks National Volunteer Week. Throughout the week, we’ve been sharing how #VolunteersBringChange 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, lending a helping hand at the Library of […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Articles and Resources, Blog, Story

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region achieves accreditation from Imagine Canada thumbnail
NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region achieves accreditation from Imagine Canada thumbnail

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region achieves accreditation from Imagine Canada

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region is pleased to announce that we have been accredited by Imagine Canada for excellence in nonprofit accountability, transparency and governance. With this achievement, we join a growing community of more than 250 organizations dedicated to operational excellence. The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits, and […]

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

NOW AVAILABLE: 2021 Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail
NOW AVAILABLE: 2021 Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail

NOW AVAILABLE: 2021 Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications

Autism Direct Funding is granted through a joint initiative between Sunbeam Developmental Resource Centre (SDRC) 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). The funding is for programs occurring between April 1, 2021 and […]

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