Posts categorized under "Direct Support People"

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How Direct Support is more than just support thumbnail

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

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When a fundraiser is more than.

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s Special Events Coordinator, Becky Klokoff, shares her experience at this year’s All-Brite Glass & Tint Event on October 19, 2016.   Yesterday’s event at All-Brite Glass & Tint marked 4 years of an amazing partnership between Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) and the incredible folks at All-Brite.  A unique fundraising event, where customers […]

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

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Sibshop – November 5, 2016

Join us on Saturday November 5, 2016 for Sibshop!   In partnership with YMCA, Z beside the Y, Kerry’s Place and Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, Sibshop is a fun workshop for brothers and sisters of a sibling with a developmental disability to learn what their loved ones needs are. Light refreshments and snacks provided for all those […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, Youth

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Direct Support Person Bulletin- July 2016

July’s Direct Support Person Bulletin is here! The summer months offer some great opportunities to try a new activity (with our activity bags!), visit a place you’ve never been (summer passes are here), and to get active (ball hockey anyone?). Click here to read and download July 2016’s bulletin now! We’re always looking for feedback. Email us […]

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

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Making Community – The First Hello with David Hingsburger

Join us Thursday July 22, 2016 at this David Hingsburger lecture about ways in which people with disabilities can connect with community. Put on by the partnership of KW Habilitation and VITA Mens Sana, this lecture’s proceeds will support people with an intellectual disability affected by the Fort McMurray Wildfires. Date: Friday July 22, 2016 Address: […]

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