Posts categorized under "Direct Support People"

An Inspiring Video to End the Week – Love Has No Labels Campaign thumbnail
An Inspiring Video to End the Week – Love Has No Labels Campaign thumbnail

An Inspiring Video to End the Week – Love Has No Labels Campaign

Many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. Subconscious prejudice—called “implicit bias”—has profound implications for how we view and interact with others who are different from us. It can hinder a person’s ability to find a job, secure a loan, rent […]

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

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Things to Do – March 2015 thumbnail

Things to Do – March 2015

March looks destined to come in like a lion, and I hope out like a lamb! Thankfully, there are tonnes of unique community happenings to distract us from the weather. The hardest part will be deciding which ones to do… Join in the excitement Saturday, March 7th – 9am to 4pm, Celebrate Women of Aviation. Try your hand at one […]

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

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DS Spotlight on Transformation – Feb 2015 thumbnail

DS Spotlight on Transformation – Feb 2015

Click the link below to access Developmental Services February 2015 issue of “Spotlight on Transformation”. In this issue, find great stories on: Promoting Employment and Improving Services – 38 projects were selected to receive funding under the new DS Employment and Modernization Fund; Updates on new tools to support quality standards, and support for front-line […]

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

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Job Opportunity –  Direct Support Representatives thumbnail

Job Opportunity – Direct Support Representatives

EXTEND-A-FAMILY WATERLOO REGION IS LOOKING FOR… DIRECT SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVES! QUALIFICATIONS Active Employee of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region in providing individualized supports (i.e. one of the following areas: Special Services at Home, Passport, Respite, Family Home)  ROLES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE DIRECT SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVES To gather information on worker related issues that can be presented to the […]

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

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More Free Family Day Fun! thumbnail

More Free Family Day Fun!

There are some great opportunities to get outside and enjoy free Family Day fun! In addition to Winterloo, Daiene Vernile (MPP for Kitchener Centre) is hosting a free skate at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Kiwanis Park (400 East Ave, Kitchener) from 1:30-3:30pm. Warm refreshments will be served, everyone is welcome! Grand River Conservation Authority is […]

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

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Dreaming of Summer (Camp)? Attend an Information Session! thumbnail

Dreaming of Summer (Camp)? Attend an Information Session!

Dreaming of Summer? Attend an informative evening about finding the right summer camp for your child, including: •Benefits of camp •Things to consider when choosing a camp •Preparing for camp •Support worker tips •Funding resources A Waterloo session will be held  on Wednesday, Feb. 4th @6:30pm-8:00pm, at KidsAbility, Waterloo 500 Hallmark Drive Two Cambridge sessions will be […]

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