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EAFWR writes letter to the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services regarding end of Independent Facilitation (IF) Demonstration Project thumbnail
EAFWR writes letter to the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services regarding end of Independent Facilitation (IF) Demonstration Project thumbnail

EAFWR writes letter to the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services regarding end of Independent Facilitation (IF) Demonstration Project

  See the original letter here Sign the petition to save Independent Facilitation today Dear Hon. MacLeod, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) were saddened to hear that the Independent Facilitation (IF) Demonstration Project, which provides people and families with independent facilitation services through seven IF groups in communities throughout Ontario, is coming to an end without […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Adult, Blog, Community, News, Press & Releases

You can help build a community where everyone belongs thumbnail
You can help build a community where everyone belongs thumbnail

You can help build a community where everyone belongs

Dear friend of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that is particularly true when your child has a physical or developmental disability. For nearly 40 years, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region has built a generous and thriving village, serving families who access our services and supporting adults as they […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases

Statement from Executive Director Al Mills regarding Open Space at Melvillé Cafe thumbnail
Statement from Executive Director Al Mills regarding Open Space at Melvillé Cafe thumbnail

Statement from Executive Director Al Mills regarding Open Space at Melvillé Cafe

As some of you may know, Open Space is an inclusive drop-in group coordinated by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. One of our groups has met at Melville Café for the last seven years. After a thoughtful discussion with the owners, we are looking for a new space as we had outgrown the original intentions of the […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Blog, Community, News, Press & Releases

Press Release – Community march invites Waterloo Region to celebrate dignity, inclusion and belonging thumbnail
Press Release – Community march invites Waterloo Region to celebrate dignity, inclusion and belonging thumbnail

Press Release – Community march invites Waterloo Region to celebrate dignity, inclusion and belonging

Community march invites Waterloo Region to celebrate dignity, inclusion and belonging FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KITCHENER, June 11, 2018 – Families and community members will gather for the 6th annual Count Me In! March on June 14, 2018. Organized by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region and part of the I Choose Dignity movement, the march aims to promote […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, News, Press & Releases, Youth

Nominations now open for The $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail
Nominations now open for The $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail

Nominations now open for The $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award!

Nominations are now closed. Thank you for your submissions! Do you know someone in Waterloo Region with lived experience of disability? Someone who has made or makes a worthy contribution to others in some way? Someone who is a changemaker in their community, even though they may not know it? We are pleased to announce […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, News, Press & Releases, Youth

Thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2018 thumbnail
Thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2018 thumbnail

Thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2018

As National Volunteer Week 2018 comes to an end, one volunteer’s story speaks volumes about the impact of volunteering. First off, a big thank you to all our amazing volunteers! Here at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, we deeply value and appreciate the contributions of our volunteers. Your drive, passion and commitment to giving back to the […]

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

Info Night: Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act thumbnail
Info Night: Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act thumbnail

Info Night: Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

  You’re invited to learn how Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act can affect people with disabilities and their families.  On November 27, 2017, Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, became law in Ontario. Bill 148 affects employment standards for minimum wage, public holiday pay, how employees request scheduling changes and more. People and […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases

The Magic of Building a Community Where Everyone Belongs Starts With You thumbnail
The Magic of Building a Community Where Everyone Belongs Starts With You thumbnail

The Magic of Building a Community Where Everyone Belongs Starts With You

  Dear friend of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) began as a way to build community, and that desire still fuels our work everyday. For over 30 years, under the leadership of Maria de Boer, EAFWR grew from a group of friends supporting each other, to an organization that now serves 2000 families […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases

How to build a beer for your community thumbnail
How to build a beer for your community thumbnail

How to build a beer for your community

Start with a big idea – maybe something that connects two drastically different worlds. Then start having conversations. Lots of them. And discover along the way that the two worlds were actually interwoven in so many ways. Building community and beer.   We wanted to highlight the work of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) and share […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases