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NOW AVAILABLE: Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail
NOW AVAILABLE: Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail

NOW AVAILABLE: Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications

Autism Direct Funding is granted through a joint initiative between Developmental Services Resource Centre – Waterloo Region (DSRC) and Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR). Families may be eligible to receive up to $500 in funding (e.g. for summer camp fees, 1:1 support, respite or a skill development program). Applications are considered based on equitable criteria and funding is […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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

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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

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

Ball Hockey Tournament – Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza thumbnail
Ball Hockey Tournament – Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza thumbnail

Ball Hockey Tournament – Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza

Get together with your friends and neighbours, and face off at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza Ball Hockey Tournament (EAFWR’s 5th Annual!) Saturday June 9th, 2018 9am-4pm Stanley Park Community Centre – Parking Lot (505 Franklin St. N., Kitchener) Get ready to face off with your friends, family and neighbours at this year’s Ball Hockey Tournament! Partnering with the […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Community

From the Board of Directors: Maria’s Retirement thumbnail
From the Board of Directors: Maria’s Retirement thumbnail

From the Board of Directors: Maria’s Retirement

The Board of Directors of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, with a mix of melancholy and gratitude, announces Maria de Boer’s retirement as Executive Director, effective September 15, 2017. Maria has played a critical role in the development and success of this organization since May of 1984. We will miss her wisdom, ingenuity and her inspiring leadership, […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog