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Thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2018 thumbnail

Thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2018

As National Volunteer Week 2018 comes to an end, one volunteer’s story speaks volumes about the impact of volunteering. First off, a big thank you to all our amazing volunteers! Here at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, we deeply value and appreciate the contributions of our volunteers. Your drive, passion and commitment to giving back to the […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases, Story

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Lost time is a matter of perspective thumbnail

Lost time is a matter of perspective

“Lost time is never found again” –Benjamin Franklin With all due respect to Mr. Franklin, with the assistance of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s Respite program, lost time can potentially be found again. The respite program at EAFWR is unique and with the funding available, we as service providers are able to ask the individuals and families […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog

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Students – our future is bright and filled with dignity thumbnail

Students – our future is bright and filled with dignity

Imagine this. Melissa, one of the I Choose Dignity in the Classroom facilitators, is supporting a grade one student with an exercise about uniqueness and individuality. The student, caught in the moment, studies Melissa’s face before plainly stating, “you are smart, Melissa”. This moment hardly seems out of the ordinary. A compliment paid with sincerity […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Blog, Community

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A community that wants everyone at the table thumbnail

A community that wants everyone at the table

Bringing people together and building a community that is supportive of all of its citizens is at the core of community development. Whether it’s engaging in a gathering, an event or bringing a group of people together that ordinarily wouldn’t connect, we want to find a way to impact those involved, creating some form of […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Blog, Community

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A goal to contribute to her community

At 22 years-old, Christine and her family found themselves with a problem – a problem that is unfortunately all too common. Christine had finished secondary school life-skills and had nowhere to go afterwards. Here was this bright, enthusiastic young woman, being held back from contributing to her community because of barriers placed on her by […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog

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Through change, opportunity can happen

Sometimes when change happens, it can offer an incredible opportunity. For more than three decades, Dean has been connected to Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. In that time, we have had the tremendous opportunity to connect, get to know and grow with his family. Unfortunately, a little over two year ago, his mother passed away. With his […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog

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When administering funding is about dreams thumbnail

When administering funding is about dreams

Administering Angela’s funding is so much more than dollars and cents I first met Angela’s family two years ago. The hope was that we could continue to assist them with administering their Special Services At Home funding. Special Services At Home funding benefits each family in a unique way. Whether its respite or camps, exploring […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Blog, Children

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Together in the Kitchen – Group Cooking for All Ages thumbnail

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