Posts categorized under "Direct Support People"

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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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Hourly Rate for Safe Management & First Aid

See the original letter here. Hourly Rate for Safe Management & First Aid Training As of April 1, 2017 EAFWR employees who provide direct support (FamilyHome Providers, Direct Support People, etc.) will be paid an hourly rate of $15.42 via direct deposit for completing the following training: Crisis Prevention by Safe Management: applies to 12-hour certification and 6-hour re-certification […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Direct Support People

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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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Match Celebration 2017

Join us at this year’s Match Celebration! On Saturday October 21st, 2017, from 2-4:30pm, join us at Breithaupt Centre to celebrate Direct Support People matching with families and people Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region serves. Swim, play games and chat with others, as we take the afternoon to appreciate all of the work you have done for […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Direct Support People