Posts categorized under "Youth"

Nominations now open for the third annual Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail
Nominations now open for the third annual Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail

Nominations now open for the third annual Maria de Boer Changemaker Award!

About the Award Maria de Boer had been the Executive Director of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) for nearly 35 years. She retired in October 2017. Maria worked hard to put inclusion and belonging first at EAFWR. She encouraged people to be curious and thoughtful. Maria asked questions like, “Who makes inclusion happen?” and “How do […]

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Posted by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, News, Press & Releases, Youth

WEBINAR: How to Create A Home for your family member without relying on or waiting for a Group Home thumbnail
WEBINAR: How to Create A Home for your family member without relying on or waiting for a Group Home thumbnail

WEBINAR: How to Create A Home for your family member without relying on or waiting for a Group Home

Eric Goll is a sibling who guides families that have a loved one who has an intellectual disability to create ordinary everyday lives, and future peace of mind. Eric will be hosting a free webinar, “How to Create A Home for your family member with an intellectual disability, without relying on or waiting for a […]

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

Nominations now open for the second annual $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail
Nominations now open for the second annual $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail

Nominations now open for the second annual $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award!

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 that nominations are now open for the second annual […]

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

6th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament 2019 at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza thumbnail
6th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament 2019 at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza thumbnail

6th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament 2019 at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza

Get together with your friends and neighbours and face off at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 6th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament, part of Neighbours Day Extravaganza! EVENT DETAILS: Date: Saturday June 8th, 2019 Time: 9 a.m., first ball drop at 9:30 a.m. Location: Stanley Park Community Centre – Parking Lot (505 Franklin St. N., Kitchener) Get ready […]

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

WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019 thumbnail
WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019 thumbnail

WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019

Believe in a community where everyone belongs? Join us at WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019, a Better Together Event in support of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. On Saturday June 1, 2019, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region will host this fan favourite fundraiser. Raise funds, walk, run or wheel in support of inclusion and belonging for people with disabilities and their families. […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, Youth

Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity” thumbnail
Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity” thumbnail

Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity”

As part of the I Choose Dignity (ICD) in the Classroom program, grade 1 students at Edna Staebler Public School learned a song, written by ICD Facilitator Vaiva Dzemionas, based on what they had learned about dignity, gifts/abilities and celebration. Every week, the students learned a new verse of the song. We’re so pleased to […]

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

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 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

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 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