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EAFWR on the Radio thumbnail

EAFWR on the Radio

Tune in to KFUN 99.5’s The Angie Hill Show with Angie and Sarge every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. to learn about the FamilyHome Program and Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region! We’re incredibly grateful to Angie and Sarge for the opportunity to share about our organization and the work we do alongside the people we support and their […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog, Community, News, Press & Releases

You can support an inclusive community for all thumbnail
You can support an inclusive community for all thumbnail

You can support an inclusive community for all

Dear friend of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, In January 2020, our Board of Directors approved new mission and vision statements for our organization. Through our new mission — Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region champions an inclusive community for all by working with people with disabilities, their networks and the broader community — we are working towards our new vision of a community where […]

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

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region receives governance excellence award for outstanding board governance work thumbnail
NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region receives governance excellence award for outstanding board governance work thumbnail

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region receives governance excellence award for outstanding board governance work

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) was named one of two recipients of the Manulife Governance Excellence Award at the 2020 Manulife BootCamp on November 5. Executive Director Allan Mills and Board Chair Liz Hedley accepted the 6th annual award virtually on behalf of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. St. John’s Status of Women Council / Women’s Centre was […]

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

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Affordable Housing in our Community thumbnail

Affordable Housing in our Community

At Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR), we envision a community where everyone belongs and is valued for their contributions. Foundational to belonging is having a suitable and affordable place to live. For some of the people who use our services, living there successfully requires some support.  Affordable housing is a municipal responsibility. The supports to live […]

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

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

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

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