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NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region receives governance excellence award for outstanding board governance work thumbnail
NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region receives governance excellence award for outstanding board governance work thumbnail

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region receives governance excellence award for outstanding board governance work

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) was named one of two recipients of the Manulife Governance Excellence Award at the 2020 Manulife BootCamp on November 5. Executive Director Allan Mills and Board Chair Liz Hedley accepted the 6th annual award virtually on behalf of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. St. John’s Status of Women Council / Women’s Centre was […]

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

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region names Courtney Horowitz as Director of Operations thumbnail
NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region names Courtney Horowitz as Director of Operations thumbnail

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region names Courtney Horowitz as Director of Operations

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) is pleased to announce that Courtney Horowitz has accepted the invitation to serve as Director of Operations. “As a valued member of our organization for eight years, Courtney has demonstrated her commitment to building meaningful relationships with the people we serve, our families, our staff and partners,” says Allan Mills, executive […]

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Statement of Solidarity from Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region #BlackLivesMatter thumbnail
Statement of Solidarity from Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region #BlackLivesMatter thumbnail

Statement of Solidarity from Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region #BlackLivesMatter

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region acknowledges and recognizes the devastating incidents that have taken place in recent weeks, including the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, and the harm done to Christian Cooper. We also recognize the legacy of anti-Black racism and systemic racism, and the social injustice that causes trauma, social inequalities […]

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

Nominations now open for the second annual $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail
Nominations now open for the second annual $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail

Nominations now open for the second annual $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award!

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 that nominations are now open for the second annual […]

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

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region receives OASIS Awards for outstanding contributions to developmental services thumbnail
NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region receives OASIS Awards for outstanding contributions to developmental services thumbnail

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region receives OASIS Awards for outstanding contributions to developmental services

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) was named the recipient of two awards at the 2019 Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS) Conference Awards Gala on May 9. Executive Director Allan Mills was on hand to accept the 3rd Annual OASIS Member Leadership Award on behalf of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. Mills also accepted the George […]

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

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region invests OTF Grant into accessible employment opportunities thumbnail
NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region invests OTF Grant into accessible employment opportunities thumbnail

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region invests OTF Grant into accessible employment opportunities

April 27, 2019 NEWS RELEASE Kitchener, ON – Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) welcomed members of the public to celebrate their Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) grant. Local MPP Laura Mae Lindo and OTF Grant Review Team member Gebre Berihun were on hand to congratulate staff and members and hear more about how the $55,200 Seed grant […]

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

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