Posts tagged with "Waterloo Region"

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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

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BLOCK PARTY, A Better Together Event thumbnail

BLOCK PARTY, A Better Together Event

Join us to celebrate the neighbourhoods of Waterloo Region with an evening of fun, live music, craft beer, ‘street eats’ and more! Stroll through our versions of Uptown, Midtown and Downtown while enjoying: – acid jazz/funk band Fluffhead – DJ Flash – Streets eats from Graffiti Market – Craft breweries: Descendants Beer and Beverage Co., Bitte Schön Brauhaus, […]

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2017-18 Annual General Meeting

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region will be holding its Annual General Meeting on June 16, 2018 from 11 a.m. to noon at 91 Moore Street in Kitchener, Ontario. Please let us know if you are planning on attending by email at heatherd@eafwr.on.ca or by phone at 519-741-0190 ext. 223.

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6th Annual Count Me In March – I Choose Dignity

On Thursday June 14, 2018, join us in celebrating a community where everyone belongs. Family-friendly activities, inspirational speakers, entertainment, snacks and refreshments, and a community march with all the festivities starting and finishing at Kitchener City Hall. Join us at our annual Count Me !n March to celebrate a community where everyone belongs. March to […]

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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

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

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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

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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 Annie Knight, in Blog

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Count Me In …. and You, too thumbnail

Count Me In …. and You, too

The Quest for Community Supporters Here at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, we are passionate about the I Choose Dignity movement. We believe in the power that this potential global movement could have. We throw ourselves into inclusion celebrations, where we honor and value people who strive for increased inclusion for all. We drive curriculum-based values home […]

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Posted by Kim Sproul, in Adult, Blog, Children, Direct Support People, Youth