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Nominations now open for the third annual Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail
Nominations now open for the third annual Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail

Nominations now open for the third annual Maria de Boer Changemaker Award!

About the Award Maria de Boer had been the Executive Director of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) for nearly 35 years. She retired in October 2017. Maria worked hard to put inclusion and belonging first at EAFWR. She encouraged people to be curious and thoughtful. Maria asked questions like, “Who makes inclusion happen?” and “How do […]

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

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

#BetterTogetherWR includes our volunteers – THANK YOU! #NVW2020 thumbnail
#BetterTogetherWR includes our volunteers – THANK YOU! #NVW2020 thumbnail

#BetterTogetherWR includes our volunteers – THANK YOU! #NVW2020

April 19 to 25 marks National Volunteer Week. Throughout the week, we’ve been saying #CheersToVolunteers 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 like Block Party or Neighbours Day, lending a helping […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, Story

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

Nominations now open for the second annual $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail
Nominations now open for the second annual $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail

Nominations now open for the second annual $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award!

Do you know someone in Waterloo Region with lived experience of disability? Someone who has made or makes a worthy contribution to others in some way? Someone who is a changemaker in their community, even though they may not know it? We are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the second annual […]

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