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NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region receives OASIS Awards for outstanding contributions to developmental services thumbnail
NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region receives OASIS Awards for outstanding contributions to developmental services thumbnail

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region receives OASIS Awards for outstanding contributions to developmental services

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) was named the recipient of two awards at the 2019 Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS) Conference Awards Gala on May 9. Executive Director Allan Mills was on hand to accept the 3rd Annual OASIS Member Leadership Award on behalf of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. Mills also accepted the George […]

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

6th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament 2019 at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza thumbnail
6th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament 2019 at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza thumbnail

6th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament 2019 at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza

Get together with your friends and neighbours and face off at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 6th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament, part of Neighbours Day Extravaganza! EVENT DETAILS: Date: Saturday June 8th, 2019 Time: 9 a.m., first ball drop at 9:30 a.m. Location: Stanley Park Community Centre – Parking Lot (505 Franklin St. N., Kitchener) Get ready […]

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

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region invests OTF Grant into accessible employment opportunities thumbnail
NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region invests OTF Grant into accessible employment opportunities thumbnail

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region invests OTF Grant into accessible employment opportunities

April 27, 2019 NEWS RELEASE Kitchener, ON – Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) welcomed members of the public to celebrate their Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) grant. Local MPP Laura Mae Lindo and OTF Grant Review Team member Gebre Berihun were on hand to congratulate staff and members and hear more about how the $55,200 Seed grant […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog, Community, News, Press & Releases

A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2019 thumbnail
A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2019 thumbnail

A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2019

It’s National Volunteer Week and throughout the week, we’ve been sharing how volunteers at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region embody #TheVolunteerFactor. The smallest acts make a world of difference in the lives of others and we are grateful for those who have volunteered their time here at EAFWR. Whether it’s been helping out at a fundraising or […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Story

WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019 thumbnail
WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019 thumbnail

WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019

Believe in a community where everyone belongs? Join us at WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019, a Better Together Event in support of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. On Saturday June 1, 2019, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region will host this fan favourite fundraiser. Raise funds, walk, run or wheel in support of inclusion and belonging for people with disabilities and their families. […]

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

EAFWR writes letter to the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services regarding end of Independent Facilitation (IF) Demonstration Project thumbnail
EAFWR writes letter to the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services regarding end of Independent Facilitation (IF) Demonstration Project thumbnail

EAFWR writes letter to the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services regarding end of Independent Facilitation (IF) Demonstration Project

  See the original letter here Sign the petition to save Independent Facilitation today Dear Hon. MacLeod, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) were saddened to hear that the Independent Facilitation (IF) Demonstration Project, which provides people and families with independent facilitation services through seven IF groups in communities throughout Ontario, is coming to an end without […]

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

New look and feel for Autism Spectrum Connection website thumbnail
New look and feel for Autism Spectrum Connection website thumbnail

New look and feel for Autism Spectrum Connection website

We’re pleased to share that the Autism Spectrum Connection website has a new look and feel! Autism Spectrum Connection is an online space for parents and families who have a child with autism. Visit www.autismspectrumconnection.com to stay up to date with the latest events and resources in Waterloo Region. Be sure to follow along on Twitter […]

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

Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity” thumbnail
Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity” thumbnail

Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity”

As part of the I Choose Dignity (ICD) in the Classroom program, grade 1 students at Edna Staebler Public School learned a song, written by ICD Facilitator Vaiva Dzemionas, based on what they had learned about dignity, gifts/abilities and celebration. Every week, the students learned a new verse of the song. We’re so pleased to […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Story, Youth

You can help build a community where everyone belongs thumbnail
You can help build a community where everyone belongs thumbnail

You can help build a community where everyone belongs

Dear friend of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that is particularly true when your child has a physical or developmental disability. For nearly 40 years, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region has built a generous and thriving village, serving families who access our services and supporting adults as they […]

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