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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

WEBINAR: How to Create A Home for your family member without relying on or waiting for a Group Home thumbnail
WEBINAR: How to Create A Home for your family member without relying on or waiting for a Group Home thumbnail

WEBINAR: How to Create A Home for your family member without relying on or waiting for a Group Home

Eric Goll is a sibling who guides families that have a loved one who has an intellectual disability to create ordinary everyday lives, and future peace of mind. Eric will be hosting a free webinar, “How to Create A Home for your family member with an intellectual disability, without relying on or waiting for a […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Youth

Developmental Services Housing Task Force releases final report and recommendations about housing for adults with developmental disabilities thumbnail
Developmental Services Housing Task Force releases final report and recommendations about housing for adults with developmental disabilities thumbnail

Developmental Services Housing Task Force releases final report and recommendations about housing for adults with developmental disabilities

In response to Ontario’s housing crisis, the provincial government launched the Developmental Services Housing Task Force in 2015 issuing a province-wide call for “innovative new housing proposals designed specifically for adults with a developmental disability.” As of 2018, the Housing Task Force funding generated 18 projects designed to create innovative, inclusive, sustainable and affordable housing solutions for adults who have […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community

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Block Party 2019

Join us to celebrate the neighbourhoods of Waterloo Region at Block Party, a Better Together Event in support of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. On Saturday November 9, 2019, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region will host its second annual Block Party fundraiser. Join us for an evening of fun, live music, craft beer, ‘street eats’, a DJ, pop up […]

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