Posts tagged with "belonging"

Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region thumbnail
Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region thumbnail

Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region

Come on out and further your knowledge on making community connections, mindfulness, self-care and have an opportunity to share what keeps you committed and engaged in your work at “Providing Support with Purpose.” The conference will include workshops by Peter Leidy and Peter Marks. Download the conference poster Learn more about the conference and register: […]

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Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region thumbnail
Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region thumbnail

Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region

Come on out and further your knowledge on making community connections, mindfulness, self-care and have an opportunity to share what keeps you committed and engaged in your work at “Providing Support with Purpose.” The conference will include workshops by Peter Leidy and Peter Marks. Download the conference poster Learn more about the conference and register: […]

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Registration now open for “Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region thumbnail
Registration now open for “Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region thumbnail

Registration now open for “Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region

Registration is now full. Click here to join our waitlist. Come on out and further your knowledge on making community connections, mindfulness, self-care and have an opportunity to share what keeps you committed and engaged in your work. Event Details Friday July 12, 2019, 9am-4pm Saturday July 13, 2019, 9am-12:30pm The Family Centre, Room 2015 […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog, Community, Direct Support People

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

WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019 thumbnail
WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019 thumbnail

WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019

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. […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, Youth

Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity” thumbnail
Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity” thumbnail

Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity”

As part of the I Choose Dignity (ICD) in the Classroom program, grade 1 students at Edna Staebler Public School learned a song, written by ICD Facilitator Vaiva Dzemionas, based on what they had learned about dignity, gifts/abilities and celebration. Every week, the students learned a new verse of the song. We’re so pleased to […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Story, Youth

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

6th Annual Count Me In March – I Choose Dignity thumbnail
6th Annual Count Me In March – I Choose Dignity thumbnail

6th Annual Count Me In March – I Choose Dignity

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 […]

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