Posts tagged with "resources"

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Family Compass Waterloo Region provides direction in finding services for children and youth

Are you looking for services and programs for your child and unsure of where to start? Family Compass Waterloo Region is here to help! FamilyCompassWR.ca is an online tool that provides one starting point for families and youth, making it easier to navigate all the available options and find help when trying to find health, […]

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

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Community Kitchen – Skillshare

Food and culture have long been interconnected. Join your neighbours for a free six-week course, learning to prepare and cook healthy and family-friendly recipes. Community Kitchen Skillshare Tuesdays, starting March 28th through to May 2nd 12:30pm – 2:30pm Kitchener Market – Market Place Kitchen (300 King Street East, Kitchener) Led by Red Seal chef and […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Blog

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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 Annie Knight, in Articles and Resources, Blog

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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 Annie Knight, in Articles and Resources, Blog

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Sibshop – November 5, 2016

Join us on Saturday November 5, 2016 for Sibshop!   In partnership with YMCA, Z beside the Y, Kerry’s Place 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 provided for all those […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, Youth

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A Baseball League for All – Inclusion at its Finest

  A League Redefining “Inclusive”: Bringing inclusion back into the word inclusive When I hear the words “inclusive [insert group]” I typically expect a group designed specifically for individuals with some sort of disability. Separate. Apart from peers who don’t have a disability. How ironic is that? However, recently I re-connected with someone from a […]

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Posted by Kim Sproul, in Adult, Blog, Children, Youth

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Ontario Trillium Grant to help new Canadians

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                           June 22, 2016 For Immediate Release KITCHENER – On Thursday, local MPP Catherine Fife stopped by the “Count Me In” rally held by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region and I Choose Dignity, to bring her congratulations to the group, who recently received a $65,700 Seed grant from the Ontario […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Articles and Resources, Blog, News, Press & Releases

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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 Annie Knight, in Articles and Resources, Blog, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases