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Through change, opportunity can happen

Sometimes when change happens, it can offer an incredible opportunity. For more than three decades, Dean has been connected to Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. In that time, we have had the tremendous opportunity to connect, get to know and grow with his family. Unfortunately, a little over two year ago, his mother passed away. With his […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog

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When administering funding is about dreams

Administering Angela’s funding is so much more than dollars and cents I first met Angela’s family two years ago. The hope was that we could continue to assist them with administering their Special Services At Home funding. Special Services At Home funding benefits each family in a unique way. Whether its respite or camps, exploring […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog, Children

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Together in the Kitchen – Group Cooking for All Ages

Together in the Kitchen – Group Cooking for All Ages Let’s get cooking! Join Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, Stanley Park Community Association and the City of Kitchener in this FREE cooking class for all ages and abilities. Menu includes: Appetizer – Local Veg Poutine Main – Mac-N-Cheese Side – Roasted Veggies with Yoghurt Sauce Dessert – […]

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

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Info Night: Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act thumbnail

Info Night: Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

  You’re invited to learn how Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act can affect people with disabilities and their families.  On November 27, 2017, Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, became law in Ontario. Bill 148 affects employment standards for minimum wage, public holiday pay, how employees request scheduling changes and more. People and […]

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

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

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