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Exciting Youth Summer Volunteer Opportunity

Would you like to fulfill the requirement for 40 hours of high school volunteer experience in a fun and exciting way? We are offering a “peer vacation experience” in August for high school students who are interested in contributing to an inclusive community. We are looking for committed students who would like to vacation alongside people with […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Community, Youth

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Bam!

I know an amazing woman who often refers to “BAM!” moments – simple, straight up, in-your-face kind of awakenings. They come in the form of Facebook posts and are short, brilliant insights that end with a great big BAM! I’ve always been more of an “a ha!’ kind of girl….until last Wednesday evening. When a […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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May the 4th…

Star Wars fans everywhere were sending a “May the fourth be with you” wish across the Twitterverse and beyond today. My first “May the fourth…” came with a text just before 6a.m. from someone I didn’t think knew what 6a.m. was. I saw “the fourth” in action today during a lunch with Cathy Brothers, executive […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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Community Things To Do – May 2015

“The world’s favorite season is the spring.  All things seem possible in May.” –  Edwin Way Teale Jane’s Walks May 1-3rd – these walks are simply conversations while walking and exploring Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge. They are a chance to check out a local gem, and meet others who are interested in that area/theme, too. Check […]

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

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All-Brite Windshield Repair Event

Windshield Chip Repair Fundraising Event May 20th 3pm to 6pm All-Brite Glass & Tint 31 Manitou Drive., Kitchener   All-Brite Glass & Tint is hosting their semi-annual Windshield Chip Repair Event on May 20th in support of EAFWR! Stop by anytime between 3pm and 6pm – no appointment is necessary! With your cash, cheque or credit […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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Join In For a Neighbourhood Cleanup, Saturday April 25th

Neighbourhood Clean Up April 25 Celebrate Earth Day by joining in for a litter pick-up. 7th Annual Neighbourhood Cleanup with Festival of Neighbourhoods We will focus on streets and alleys between King & Weber St.; Wellington & Guelph St. RSVP is appreciated – Date: Saturday April 25, 2015 Time: 10:30 a.m. gloves & bags provided 12 […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, Youth

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The Road to Belonging

Here at Extend-A-Family, we have been exploring belonging. We hold a curiosity about it and wonder, “How do you know if you belong?” If we consider Maslow’s Hierarchy and how it shows belonging as something to be addressed after safety and security but before self-esteem, we begin to appreciate that belonging is something quite integral to the […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Direct Support People, Youth