Posts tagged with "FamilyHome"

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Language of Us and Them – Seminar

Inspired by Mayer Shevin’s similarly titled poem, this session, presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, explores how to contribute to making everyone feel they belong as a valued citizen, with an emphasis on people with disabilities. Become more aware of how we regard each other, the power of stereotyping, and learn how to recognize and address […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Blog, Community

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Who are FamilyHome Providers?

They are a wonderful and diverse species!  From our experience in the EAF FamilyHome program, there are no two that are alike.  But they do have one common trait a heart that is big enough, warm enough and open enough to welcome someone to be a part of their lives and home. Let me tell […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Blog

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FamilyHome – Belonging: In Action

Today the word belonging has stepped into the spotlight.  A few years ago, inclusion was the buzzword of the day, and rightly so as it was, and continues to be, a driving force helping to push boundaries, create opportunities and strive for dignity.  Today however, belonging seems to be the focus of much of the […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Blog, Community

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FamilyHome: The Language of Us/Them

I won’t say too much about this poem – I’d rather let everyone experience it and see what your own reactions to it are.  To say the least, the impact on me was profound.  It gave me a way to see things from a different perspective and led me to some deep personal reflection.  I […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Blog

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Cool Cars!

On Sunday August 23rd, my family enjoyed a great day out at the Extend-A-Family Summer Cruise. The cars were AMAZING!  We could spend hours admiring the vision, craftsmanship, and dedication that goes into building, maintaining, and showing each car. The event was a good time to connect with other people who appreciate this kind of […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, 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 Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog, Children, Youth