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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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FREE Windshield Chip Repair – All-Brite Glass & Tint

October 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

All-Brite Auto Glass, 31 Manitou Dr.
Kitchener, Ontario N2C 1K9 Canada

FREE Windshield Chip Repair - All-Brite Glass & Tint Join us Wednesday October 23 at All-Brite Glass & Tint (31 Manitou Dr., Kitchener) and have your windshield chip repaired for FREE ($89 value), with a donation to Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. Donations can be made by cash, credit or cheque, and can be any amount. Insurance may also be accepted – ask at the event for more details. Repairs take place from 3-6pm – no appointment necessary. CORUS Entertainment will be live on…

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January 2020

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Inclusion Workshop

January 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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One event on February 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, 91 Moore Ave.
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 3S4 Canada

At Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s interactive Inclusion Workshop, you will learn about community inclusion and how to be with each other in a way that includes everyone. We will explore 10 ingredients for quality support, hear stories from qualified facilitators who have lived experienced, and draw on the experience of everyone in the room. You will leave with a better understanding of your impact in relationships and how you’re contributing to a community where everyone belongs. Inclusion Workshop Details and Registration

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Exploring Interests in Community

January 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, 91 Moore Ave.
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 3S4 Canada

Exploring Interests in Community is a workshop for those who want to be involved in their community, but are not sure where to start. In this interactive training, you will be talking about and identifying your interests and how to find resources in the community that support them. You will plan your goals in manageable steps and you will leave with the beginnings of an action plan. Exploring Interests in Community Training Details and Registration

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Posted in: Adults, Featured, Support People, Training

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Understanding Conflict & Communication

January 28, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, 91 Moore Ave.
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 3S4 Canada

Understanding Conflict and Communication – Foundations & Clearing Conflict is a workshop for personal and professional development. You will become more aware of your preferred conflict style, identify situations where each conflict mode can be used most effectively and practice communication that clears up conflict. Registration and Details

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February 2020

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Talking about Sexuality

February 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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One event on March 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, 91 Moore Ave.
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 3S4 Canada

At various points, we all have questions about our bodies, about sex and about love. So what happens when you are the person being asked for advice? Talking About Sexuality is a workshop that will talk about sex, masturbation, dating and other related topics. We will have an opportunity to discuss our fears, concerns, values and understand our role as caregivers in the development of healthy sexuality. This workshop is geared towards caregivers, families and Support People. Talking about Sexuality…

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Posted in: Community, Support People, Training

April 2020

POSTPONED: “Cultivating community: Helping you grow to help others belong”, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region

April 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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One event on April 18, 2020 at 9:00 am

Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre, 700 Hespeler Road
Cambridge, Ontario N3H 5L8 Canada

Important Notice After careful consideration, we have made the decision to postpone our 2020 DSP Conference, Cultivating community: Helping you grow to help others belong, that was scheduled for April 17 and 18, 2020. This decision was made for the health and safety of conference attendees and workshop speakers and is based on recommendations from Region of Waterloo Public Health and the Ministry of Health. It is our hope to hold the conference at a later date when the situation has improved.…

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May 2021

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Inclusion Workshop

May 13, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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One event on June 15, 2021 at 5:30 pm

At Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s interactive Inclusion Workshop, you will learn about community inclusion and how to be with each other in a way that includes everyone. We will explore 10 ingredients for quality support, hear stories from qualified facilitators who have lived experienced, and draw on the experience of everyone in the room. You will leave with a better understanding of your impact in relationships and how you’re contributing to a community where everyone belongs. NOTE: The Inclusion Workshop will…

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June 2021

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WALK-OR-WHEEL 2021

June 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - June 14, 2021 @ 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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Posted in: Adults, All Ages, Children, Community, Featured, Passport, Support People, Youth

“Cultivating community: Helping you grow to help others belong”, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region

June 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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One event on June 12, 2021 at 9:00 am

Join us on for Cultivating community: Helping you grow to help others belong, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. The conference is open to Direct Support People, family members, agencies and community members. At this two-day virtual conference, you will gain the tools and knowledge to help people who are vulnerable to social exclusion through person-centered support and community building. Recognizing the gifts and capacities of all people, CCLD (Citizen-Centered Leadership Development) offers a refreshingly thoughtful framework and strategies…

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