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June 2019

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WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019

June 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Kingsdale Community Centre, 72 Wilson Avenue
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1G5 Canada

Believe in a community where everyone belongs? Join us at WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019, a Better Together Event in support of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. On Saturday June 1, 2019, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region will host this fan favourite fundraiser. Raise funds, walk, run or wheel in support of inclusion and belonging for people with disabilities and their families. This event brings our incredible community together, those with a personal connection to Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, and those who who believe in the work that we do.…

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Posted in: Adults, All Ages, Children, Community, Featured, Youth

September 2019

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Coffee, Treats & an Inclusive Community – An On The Table event

September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation and Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation are inviting people to have conversations about what matters to them while they are having food from Sept. 27 to 29. As part of this, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region will be hosting an "On the Table" conversation! Join us for Coffee, Treats and an Inclusive Community on Sunday September 29 from 1-3PM at the EAFWR Office (91 Moore Ave., Kitchener, ON). Drop by and enjoy refreshments, engage in conversations about fostering inclusive communities…

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Posted in: Adults, All Ages, Children, Community, Featured, Youth

October 2019

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WEBINAR: How to Create A Home for your family member without relying on or waiting for a Group Home

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mark your calendars for this free webinar! Join founder of Empowering Ability and webinar host Eric Goll and Oak Park Family Group for "How to Create A Home for your family member with an intellectual disability, without relying on or waiting for a Group Home" on Thursday October 17 at 7 p.m. In this webinar, you will learn how eight families worked together to successfully create individualized homes with their family members that have an intellectual or developmental disability. You will also…

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Posted in: Adults, Children, Community, Featured, Support People, Training, Youth

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Sensory-Friendly Screening: Detective Pikachu

October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kitchener Public Library – Central Branch, 85 Queen St. N.
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 2H1 Canada

Kitchener Public Library, in partnership with Autism Ontario, will host a private, sensory-friendly screening of the movie "Detective Pikachu" on Saturday October 26 at 9 a.m. This event is open to individuals with ASD, siblings and their parents/guardians. Check out the event flyer for more details. These screenings are presented in a lights up, sound down environment. Spaces are limited and registration is required. Register today!  

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October 2020

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Affordable Housing Focus Groups – People with Disabilities and Families

October 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Have your say! The City of Kitchener is seeking feedback and input for their Affordable Housing Strategy. This is your opportunity to help shape decision-making that will have a significant, positive impact on housing in our community. Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region asked the City to ensure that their consultations include people with developmental disabilities. People with disabilities and their families are invited to share their ideas and feedback in a focus group hosted by City of Kitchener on Monday October 19…

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February 2021

Summer Camp Planning Virtual Workshop – Kitchener/Waterloo

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join KidsAbility for their Summer Camp Planning Virtual Workshop (Kitchener/Waterloo) on Tuesday February 2 from 7-8:30 P.M. This free parent workshop is intended for families who have children with disabilities to learn about: City of Kitchener and Waterloo summer camps How to find inclusive and specialized camps in your community How to access one to one supports such as volunteers or trained workers Funding for camp fees and specialized supports How to share information about your child to promote their…

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Posted in: Children, Community

Summer Camp Planning Virtual Workshop – Cambridge

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join KidsAbility for their Summer Camp Planning Virtual Workshop (Cambridge) on Wednesday February 3 from 7-8:30 P.M. This free parent workshop is intended for families who have children with disabilities to learn about: City of Cambridge summer camps How to find inclusive and specialized camps in your community How to access one to one supports such as volunteers or trained workers Funding for camp fees and specialized supports How to share information about your child to promote their success Click…

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Virtual Camp Fair (Overnight Camps in Waterloo Region and Beyond)

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join KidsAbility and Waterloo Region Family Network for their virtual camp fair on Monday February 8 from 7-8:30 P.M. The camp fair will be focused on inclusive day camps in Waterloo Region and beyond. Learn more about camp options and have your questions answered by the camp directors themselves! Click here to register

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Virtual Camp Fair (Day Camps for Campers aged 4-12)

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join KidsAbility and Waterloo Region Family Network for their virtual camp fair on Monday February 22 from 7-8:30 P.M. The camp fair will be focused on inclusive day camps in or near Waterloo Region for campers aged 4-12.  Learn more about camp options and have your questions answered by the camp directors themselves! Click here to register

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June 2021

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WALK-OR-WHEEL 2021

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 4:30 pm

Believe in an inclusive community for all? Join us at WALK-OR-WHEEL 2021 from June 1-14, 2021. This fundraising event will raise money to support the inclusion and belonging for people with disabilities and their families in our community. Similar to previous years, participants will collect pledges but instead of walking or wheeling this year, participants will receive a WOW Activities Passport. The passport includes a number of different activities for you (and your team) to participate in throughout Waterloo Region.…

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COVID-19 Update from Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region

Our office remains closed to the public until further notice.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Library of Things will continue offering curbside pickups and drop-offs to members every Thursday from 5-7 PM. Click here to learn more about the curbside pickup and drop-off process. 

At Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, the health and well-being of the people we serve, our families, staff and the wider community is our top priority and we are committed to keep you informed during this rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.

Please visit our dedicated COVID-19 page for more details about changes to service, cancellations, vaccine information and more.