Posts categorized under "Direct Support People"

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Neighbourhood Connections

In my role here at Extend-A-Family (Neighbourhood Community Connector), I often get the question, “What is it that you do, exactly?”. This question both excites me and makes me nervous! I love to talk neighbourhoods and the integral role of belonging in our lives. AND I struggle helping people see past ‘party/event planning’.  Below is […]

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

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Join In For a Neighbourhood Cleanup, Saturday April 25th

Neighbourhood Clean Up April 25 Celebrate Earth Day by joining in for a litter pick-up. 7th Annual Neighbourhood Cleanup with Festival of Neighbourhoods We will focus on streets and alleys between King & Weber St.; Wellington & Guelph St. RSVP is appreciated – Date: Saturday April 25, 2015 Time: 10:30 a.m. gloves & bags provided 12 […]

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

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The Road to Belonging

Here at Extend-A-Family, we have been exploring belonging. We hold a curiosity about it and wonder, “How do you know if you belong?” If we consider Maslow’s Hierarchy and how it shows belonging as something to be addressed after safety and security but before self-esteem, we begin to appreciate that belonging is something quite integral to the […]

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