After much consideration, conversation and concern for the health and safety of the families and individuals supported through WRFN, our staff and volunteers, and for the larger community, we are cancelling all support groups, social groups, events, and in-person program activities until further notice. With growing concerns around COVID-19, we feel this is the appropriate proactive and responsible approach to take at this time.
In our continued response to the COVID-19 crisis and out of an abundance of caution, WRFN staff will be working remotely until further notice. We continue to be available through email or by phone to support family and individual needs. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Thank you for your understanding and support as we work through these challenging times together.
How Can We Support You?
Where exceptional families thrive.
Since 2009, WRFN has supported families of children with special needs, both with and without a diagnosis, in Waterloo Region by providing resources and facilitating meaningful connections in all life stages. As a peer-developed and peer-driven network, WRFN is uniquely able to understand how to serve the needs of exceptional families, so that they can thrive.
Our Family Resource Coach can help with navigating services and supports and connecting to programs and activities in our community by drawing on a number of resources for each family's unique situation.
WRFN's Parent Mentor Program provides a means for parents to connect, guide and support each other to feel understood and less isolated.
Our programs provide participants with a warm, caring setting where they can feel welcome and safe, knowing they're surrounded by others who understand.
Our strong, trusted relationships with families and local school boards has positioned us as an important liason for school issues. This approach includes personalized guidance and navigation of the school system.
Our events, seminars and workshops provide information
and opportunities to meet other families so you are equipped with knowledge and connected to others travelling similar journeys.
Sue Simpson, Executive Director of WRFN, offers a message of hope.
Beginning March 17, 2020 Waterloo Regional Family Network began operating remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. We are still working hard to help exceptional individuals and their families and are available through email, telephone, and social media.