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Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 2021 DSP Conference thumbnail
Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 2021 DSP Conference thumbnail

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 2021 DSP Conference

Registration is now full for the conference. If you have any questions, please contact cheryl.fuller@eafwr.on.ca Join us for Cultivating community: Helping you grow to help others belong, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. At this two-day virtual conference, you will gain the tools and knowledge to help people who are vulnerable to social exclusion through […]

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

#VolunteersBringChange – THANK YOU to our volunteers! #NVW2021 thumbnail
#VolunteersBringChange – THANK YOU to our volunteers! #NVW2021 thumbnail

#VolunteersBringChange – THANK YOU to our volunteers! #NVW2021

April 18 to 24 marks National Volunteer Week. Throughout the week, we’ve been sharing how #VolunteersBringChange 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, lending a helping hand at the Library of […]

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

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region achieves accreditation from Imagine Canada thumbnail
NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region achieves accreditation from Imagine Canada thumbnail

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region achieves accreditation from Imagine Canada

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region is pleased to announce that we have been accredited by Imagine Canada for excellence in nonprofit accountability, transparency and governance. With this achievement, we join a growing community of more than 250 organizations dedicated to operational excellence. The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits, and […]

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

NOW AVAILABLE: 2021 Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail
NOW AVAILABLE: 2021 Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail

NOW AVAILABLE: 2021 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, 2021 and […]

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

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

Affordable Housing in our Community thumbnail
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