Posts tagged with "support"

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Press Release – Community march invites Waterloo Region to celebrate dignity, inclusion and belonging thumbnail

Press Release – Community march invites Waterloo Region to celebrate dignity, inclusion and belonging

Community march invites Waterloo Region to celebrate dignity, inclusion and belonging FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KITCHENER, June 11, 2018 – Families and community members will gather for the 6th annual Count Me In! March on June 14, 2018. Organized by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region and part of the I Choose Dignity movement, the march aims to promote […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, News, Press & Releases, Youth

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

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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Through change, opportunity can happen

Sometimes when change happens, it can offer an incredible opportunity. For more than three decades, Dean has been connected to Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. In that time, we have had the tremendous opportunity to connect, get to know and grow with his family. Unfortunately, a little over two year ago, his mother passed away. With his […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog

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#StayGenerous – Leejay Levene Calendars thumbnail

#StayGenerous – Leejay Levene Calendars

Leejay’s calendar is the must-have in Waterloo Region Seeking a stocking stuffer? Looking for a way to #StayGenerous this GivingTuesday? Need a calendar for 2017 and want to support a great cause? If you answered yes to any of these three questions, you want a Leejay Levene Calendar! Available through Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, this calendar […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Blog

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Sibshop – November 5, 2016 thumbnail

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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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

Press Release- Community rally invites Waterloo Region to choose dignity, inclusion thumbnail
Press Release- Community rally invites Waterloo Region to choose dignity, inclusion thumbnail

Press Release- Community rally invites Waterloo Region to choose dignity, inclusion

COMMUNITY RALLY INVITES WATERLOO REGION TO CHOOSE DIGNITY, INCLUSION   For Immediate Release   KITCHENER, June 2, 2016- On June 16th, the fourth annual Count Me In Rally will take to the streets in support of inclusion and dignity.   Part of the I Choose Dignity movement and in partnership with Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, every […]

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

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David Hingsburger- Courtney's experience at "The Ring of Safety"

I was fortunate to spend last Saturday morning with a group of amazing parents and support providers listening to an even more amazing speaker, Dave Hingsburger. For those not familiar with his work, Dave is a support provider/director/consultant/lecturer/author and – to this girl, at least – guru in the field of disability. One of his […]

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Posted by Courtney Horowitz, in Adult, Blog, Direct Support People

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The Direct Support Person’s Newsletter – April 1, 2015 thumbnail

The Direct Support Person’s Newsletter – April 1, 2015

Conversation Pieces: Using Artwork and Art-Making to Enhance Communication for People with Intellectual Disabilities This month’s article is a great guide on how to use art making, art activities, and visual representations to enhance communication for individuals who lack strong verbal communication skills, as well as for people who need some help and encouragement to express themselves. […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Articles and Resources, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases