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June 2018

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6th Annual Count Me In March – I Choose Dignity

June 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kitchener City Hall – Carl Zehr Square, 200 King St. W.
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 6P6 Canada

On Thursday June 14, 2018, join us in celebrating a community where everyone belongs. Family-friendly activities, inspirational speakers, entertainment, snacks and refreshments, and a community march with all the festivities starting and finishing at Kitchener City Hall. Join us at our annual Count Me !n March to celebrate a community where everyone belongs. March to the beat of Gerima Harvey down King St in Kitchener, and hear what we're doing for inclusion right here in Waterloo Region from our inspirational speakers,…

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March 2019

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May Court Flower Sale

March 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - April 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Spring Fever leaving you with an itchy green thumb? Looking for a great way to support EAFWR while beautifying your home, or a friend's? Why not kick spring into high gear by purchasing flowers from our May Court Flower offering. All proceeds from our sale go towards EAFWR and the plants are high quality and beautiful. You can purchase them directly through this link, and pick them up at Meadow Acres Garden Centre in Petersburg on May 8th or 9th - just…

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April 2019

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Kitchener-Waterloo Library of Things OTF Grant Recognition Social

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Kitchener-Waterloo Library of Things, 91 Moore Avenue
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 3S4 Canada

On Saturday, April 27, join us as we celebrate the new supported employment model at Kitchener-Waterloo Library of Things (KWLOT), made possibly by funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Speakers include MPP Laura Mae Lindo, Executive Director Al Mills of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, an OTF representative and staff from KWLOT. This employment model is a welcome addition to KWLOT that provides meaningful employment opportunities to people with disabilities in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Tour the space, hear more about the supported…

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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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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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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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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

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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