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The Magic of Building a Community Where Everyone Belongs Starts With You

  Dear friend of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) began as a way to build community, and that desire still fuels our work everyday. For over 30 years, under the leadership of Maria de Boer, EAFWR grew from a group of friends supporting each other, to an organization that now serves 2000 families […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases

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How to build a beer for your community

Start with a big idea – maybe something that connects two drastically different worlds. Then start having conversations. Lots of them. And discover along the way that the two worlds were actually interwoven in so many ways. Building community and beer.   We wanted to highlight the work of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) and share […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases

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Cheers to Inclusion

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region and Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. present: Cheers to Inclusion! Enjoy snacks + sample of the Edna Rhoda Golden Chai Ale. Music by: DJ D-Rock Photography by: Kelsey Vere Photography [redirect to events page]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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New Executive Director Announced

  We have exciting news! “Believe in what you do. Surround yourself with good, caring, creative people and then get out of their way.” – Maria de Boer, Executive Director Earlier this year, we announced that our current Executive Director, Maria de Boer, is retiring. After more than 33 years of dedication to Disability Services, […]

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

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WALK-OR-WHEEL 2017

Believe in a community where everyone belongs? Be a #ChampionForBelonging at WALK-OR-WHEEL 2017! On Sunday October 1st, from 9:30 am -1 pm, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region is hosting our largest fundraiser of the year. Raise funds, walk, run or wheel in support of inclusion and belonging for people with disabilities and their families. Guest host – KW’s own champion […]

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

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How Direct Support is more than just support

How Direct Support is more than just support While many of our blog posts tend to be about our Community Development team moving and shaking throughout Waterloo Region, we have some pretty incredible things going on behind the scenes. For example, one of the biggest roles Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region fills in our community is resource navigation. Our […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog, Direct Support People

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Thank you for saying Count Me In!

Thank you for saying Count Me In! I Choose Dignity’s 5th Annual Count Me In! March was a huge success. On Thursday June 8th, 2017, more than 350 Waterloo Region residents marched in solidarity, claiming that their rightful place in a community where everyone belongs. This year’s march focused on being a disability pride event, and it certainly […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases, Youth