Posts tagged with "direct support"

A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2019 thumbnail
A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2019 thumbnail

A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2019

It’s National Volunteer Week and throughout the week, we’ve been sharing how volunteers at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region embody #TheVolunteerFactor. The smallest acts make a world of difference in the lives of others and we are grateful for those who have volunteered their time here at EAFWR. Whether it’s been helping out at a fundraising or […]

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

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

Neighbour’s Day and Ball Hockey! thumbnail
Neighbour’s Day and Ball Hockey! thumbnail

Neighbour’s Day and Ball Hockey!

Our 4th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament is now a part of Neighbour’s Day! In partnership with the City of Kitchener, Stanley Park Community Association, and Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, and with support from Catch The Fire Kitchener, Ball Hockey will be bigger and better than ever. Oh, and this year, it’s FREE to play! EAFWR’s Ball Hockey […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog

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Conscious Care & Support Workshop- Peter Marks thumbnail

Conscious Care & Support Workshop- Peter Marks

Developing supporters and leaders to mindfully support individuals to be all they can be. Conscious Care & Support Workshop with Peter Marks Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm KidsAbility Pavilion (500 Hallmark Dr., Waterloo)   This workshop is targeted to direct support people, caregivers and family members who support people with autism and other […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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How to Start Living Acceptance thumbnail

How to Start Living Acceptance

Start Living Acceptance – an interview An interview between Daniel and Ryan, written by Daniel – Special to Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region When not involved in music therapy, one of my roles is that of a Direct Support Person for Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region.  One of my favorite parts of this position is the chance to meet and […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog

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Direct Support Person Bulletin- July 2016 thumbnail

Direct Support Person Bulletin- July 2016

July’s Direct Support Person Bulletin is here! The summer months offer some great opportunities to try a new activity (with our activity bags!), visit a place you’ve never been (summer passes are here), and to get active (ball hockey anyone?). Click here to read and download July 2016’s bulletin now! We’re always looking for feedback. Email us […]

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

The Direct Support Person's Bulletin- March 2016 thumbnail
The Direct Support Person's Bulletin- March 2016 thumbnail

The Direct Support Person's Bulletin- March 2016

March’s Direct Support Person’s Bulletin is here! To kick off 2016′ and our tri-annual bulletin, read about Ryan & Daniel, Theresa’s favourite things, a recap of our 5th Annual Inclusion Celebration and Awards, Giving Day, as well as Summer Program and Summer Vacation. Click here to read and download March 2016’s bulletin now!   We’re always […]

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