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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 on Wednesday June 1 at All-Brite Glass & Tint (31 Manitou Dr., Kitchener) and have your windshield chip repaired for FREE ($100 value), with a donation to Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. Donations can be made by cash, credit […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog, Community

Real friendships that last a lifetime thumbnail
Real friendships that last a lifetime thumbnail

Real friendships that last a lifetime

Americo is the hero of Stephanie’s house. While remodeling the kitchen, they discovered mice behind the dishwasher – and it was Americo who took care of the problem! Stephanie also comments: “Rico’s regular chores include (daily) garbage and (weekly) organizing the garbage for the curb. 2x annually he also independently organizes and cleans the garage […]

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

NOW AVAILABLE: 2022 Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail
NOW AVAILABLE: 2022 Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail

NOW AVAILABLE: 2022 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, 2022 and […]

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

You can support a community of connection, belonging and inclusion thumbnail
You can support a community of connection, belonging and inclusion thumbnail

You can support a community of connection, belonging and inclusion

Dear friend of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, As 2021 comes to a close, we want to recognize you. Making it through the uncertainty, instability and stress of the last year has not been easy. I hope that you have felt the impact of our community coming together to support one another and that you have continued […]

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

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