Posts tagged with "family"

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2019-20 Annual Report thumbnail

2019-20 Annual Report

The 2019-20 Annual Report is filled with stories from staff, people we serve, families and community members alike and is a snapshot of what we’ve been up to over the past year. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s report! Click here to read our Annual Report and excerpts from stories. Click on […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Blog

#BetterTogetherWR includes our volunteers – THANK YOU! #NVW2020 thumbnail
#BetterTogetherWR includes our volunteers – THANK YOU! #NVW2020 thumbnail

#BetterTogetherWR includes our volunteers – THANK YOU! #NVW2020

April 19 to 25 marks National Volunteer Week. Throughout the week, we’ve been saying #CheersToVolunteers and highlighting the contributions of volunteers at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region #BetterTogetherWR includes those who have volunteered their time at EAFWR. Whether it’s been helping out at a fundraising or community event like Block Party or Neighbours Day, lending a helping […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, Story

WRDSS Evening Speaker Series Presents: Nutrition and Specific Health Concerns for People with Down Syndrome: A Proactive Approach with Dr. Danielle O’Connor thumbnail
WRDSS Evening Speaker Series Presents: Nutrition and Specific Health Concerns for People with Down Syndrome: A Proactive Approach with Dr. Danielle O’Connor thumbnail

WRDSS Evening Speaker Series Presents: Nutrition and Specific Health Concerns for People with Down Syndrome: A Proactive Approach with Dr. Danielle O’Connor

The Waterloo Regional Down Syndrome Society (WRDSS) will host Dr. Danielle O’Connor as part of their Evening Speaker Series on Wednesday October 16. Dr. Danielle O’Connor has been a Naturopathic Doctor for over 15 years and has a clinical focus on treating children with Down Syndrome, Autism, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, tics and Tourette’s as well […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in

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

13,000 Adults with Development Disabilities Receiving Support – Passport Update thumbnail
13,000 Adults with Development Disabilities Receiving Support – Passport Update thumbnail

13,000 Adults with Development Disabilities Receiving Support – Passport Update

Exciting news from the Ministry of Community of Social Services, this past Tuesday. We’re thrilled for families to receive their much anticipated funding, a year ahead of schedule, offering the opportunity to access the services and supports families have been waiting for. Questions about Passport and your funding? Connect with Liz at lflewwelling@eafwr.on.ca —– 13,000 Adults […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog

Sibshop- April 9, 2016 thumbnail
Sibshop- April 9, 2016 thumbnail

Sibshop- April 9, 2016

Join us on Saturday April 9, 2016 for Sibshop! In partnership with YMCA, Z beside the Y, Kerry’s Place, Autism Services Waterloo Region and Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, Sibshop is a fun workshop for brothers and sisters of a sibling with a developmental disability to learn what their loved ones needs are. Light refreshments and snacks […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog, Children, Youth

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FamilyHome, On the Go

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a Hyperbike! I have never seen anything like it! Well, close-up at least! It is a marvellous, people-powered vehicle, low to the ground, recumbent, and reminds me a bit of the “Hungry Caterpillar”! If ever you see it around Waterloo, don’t hesitate to give a […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Youth