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NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region names Courtney Horowitz as Director of Operations thumbnail
NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region names Courtney Horowitz as Director of Operations thumbnail

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region names Courtney Horowitz as Director of Operations

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) is pleased to announce that Courtney Horowitz has accepted the invitation to serve as Director of Operations. “As a valued member of our organization for eight years, Courtney has demonstrated her commitment to building meaningful relationships with the people we serve, our families, our staff and partners,” says Allan Mills, executive […]

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

2019-20 Annual Report thumbnail
2019-20 Annual Report thumbnail

2019-20 Annual Report

The 2019-20 Annual Report is filled with stories from staff, people we serve, families and community members alike 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. Click on […]

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Statement of Solidarity from Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region #BlackLivesMatter thumbnail
Statement of Solidarity from Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region #BlackLivesMatter thumbnail

Statement of Solidarity from Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region #BlackLivesMatter

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region acknowledges and recognizes the devastating incidents that have taken place in recent weeks, including the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, and the harm done to Christian Cooper. We also recognize the legacy of anti-Black racism and systemic racism, and the social injustice that causes trauma, social inequalities […]

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

#BetterTogetherWR includes our volunteers – THANK YOU! #NVW2020 thumbnail
#BetterTogetherWR includes our volunteers – THANK YOU! #NVW2020 thumbnail

#BetterTogetherWR includes our volunteers – THANK YOU! #NVW2020

April 19 to 25 marks National Volunteer Week. Throughout the week, we’ve been saying #CheersToVolunteers 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 like Block Party or Neighbours Day, lending a helping […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, Story

POSTPONED: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 2020 DSP Conference thumbnail
POSTPONED: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 2020 DSP Conference thumbnail

POSTPONED: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 2020 DSP Conference

Important Notice After careful consideration, we have made the decision to postpone our 2020 DSP Conference, Cultivating community: Helping you grow to help others belong, that was scheduled for April 17 and 18, 2020. This decision was made for the health and safety of conference attendees and workshop speakers and is based on recommendations from […]

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

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza thumbnail
SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza thumbnail

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza

Get together with your friends and neighbours and face off at the 7th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament, brought to you by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region and OnSide Athletics and part of Neighbours Day Extravaganza! EVENT DETAILS: Date: Saturday June 13th, 2020 Time: 9 a.m., first ball drop at 9:30 a.m. Location: Stanley Park Community Centre – Parking […]

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

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#FHFebruary2020

Written by: Terral McBay, FamilyHome Coordinator FamilyHome is a program that has been offered through Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region for almost 30 years. It is a living opportunity we cherish dearly, as it provides a home, family relationships, love and support to adults in our community who have a developmental disability and who want to live with […]

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Posted by Terral McBay, in Adult, Blog, Community

NOW AVAILABLE: 2020 Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail
NOW AVAILABLE: 2020 Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail

NOW AVAILABLE: 2020 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). The funding is for programs occurring between April 1, […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children