Posts categorized under "Direct Support People"

Reaching Out in Love – Our Count Me In Rally thumbnail
Reaching Out in Love – Our Count Me In Rally thumbnail

Reaching Out in Love – Our Count Me In Rally

I Choose Dignity’s Count Me In Rally Makes My Heart Sing I am sitting at my computer, just thinking about Thursday’s event. I am filled with much love for my community – my community of coworkers, my community within the developmental sector, my community here in Kitchener, my community in Waterloo Region, and my community […]

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

Press Release- Community rally invites Waterloo Region to choose dignity, inclusion thumbnail
Press Release- Community rally invites Waterloo Region to choose dignity, inclusion thumbnail

Press Release- Community rally invites Waterloo Region to choose dignity, inclusion

COMMUNITY RALLY INVITES WATERLOO REGION TO CHOOSE DIGNITY, INCLUSION   For Immediate Release   KITCHENER, June 2, 2016- On June 16th, the fourth annual Count Me In Rally will take to the streets in support of inclusion and dignity.   Part of the I Choose Dignity movement and in partnership with Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, every […]

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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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Count Me In …. and You, too thumbnail

Count Me In …. and You, too

The Quest for Community Supporters Here at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, we are passionate about the I Choose Dignity movement. We believe in the power that this potential global movement could have. We throw ourselves into inclusion celebrations, where we honor and value people who strive for increased inclusion for all. We drive curriculum-based values home […]

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Posted by Kim Sproul, in Adult, Blog, Children, Direct Support People, Youth

Why Dodgeball?: How A Tournament Helps Build Connectedness and Belonging thumbnail
Why Dodgeball?: How A Tournament Helps Build Connectedness and Belonging thumbnail

Why Dodgeball?: How A Tournament Helps Build Connectedness and Belonging

Neighbourhood-based work is a quirky thing. It can be hard to determine effectiveness. In a world where there are terms like Return on Investment and Key Performance Indicators, a free community event for people within a specific neighbourhood can seem inconsequential. Except, time and again, it is in the simplicity of sharing common interests, experiences […]

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

Volunteers- a big thanks for all you do! #NVW2016 thumbnail
Volunteers- a big thanks for all you do! #NVW2016 thumbnail

Volunteers- a big thanks for all you do! #NVW2016

As  National Volunteer Week comes to an end, the appreciation we feel for our volunteers is endless. Organizations like ours really thrive on giving and caring people. Without your inspiring drive to help others, our community wouldn’t be nearly as rich as it is. Brittany Buko, a Laurier student who volunteers with our Waterloo Open Space, had […]

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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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Pledge to End Bullying – April 2016 thumbnail

Pledge to End Bullying – April 2016

This past Friday, we took the Pledge to End Bullying. [soliloquy id=”2792″]   In concert with CTV Kitchener, Bell Media, Kool FM and KFun, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region joined hands with many organizations across the region to support The Pledge to End Bullying. With local dignitaries on hand, including the City of Kitchener’s Ward 10 Councillor Sarah […]

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

The Direct Support Person's Bulletin- March 2016 thumbnail
The Direct Support Person's Bulletin- March 2016 thumbnail

The Direct Support Person's Bulletin- March 2016

March’s Direct Support Person’s Bulletin is here! To kick off 2016′ and our tri-annual bulletin, read about Ryan & Daniel, Theresa’s favourite things, a recap of our 5th Annual Inclusion Celebration and Awards, Giving Day, as well as Summer Program and Summer Vacation. Click here to read and download March 2016’s bulletin now!   We’re always […]

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

David Hingsburger- Courtney's experience at "The Ring of Safety" thumbnail
David Hingsburger- Courtney's experience at "The Ring of Safety" thumbnail

David Hingsburger- Courtney's experience at "The Ring of Safety"

I was fortunate to spend last Saturday morning with a group of amazing parents and support providers listening to an even more amazing speaker, Dave Hingsburger. For those not familiar with his work, Dave is a support provider/director/consultant/lecturer/author and – to this girl, at least – guru in the field of disability. One of his […]

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Posted by Courtney Horowitz, in Adult, Blog, Direct Support People