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From time to time, the Waterloo Region Family Network (WRFN) is asked to distribute information on behalf of third parties. WRFN provides general information to self-advocates and families of children with special needs. The information provided on this website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider. WRFN is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties. You are urged to use independent judgment when considering any resource.



Families in Transition

Families in TRANSition (FIT) is a program for trans, non-binary, and gender-questioning kids and youth ages 5-18 and their parents/caregivers. FIT is open to all adults who play a primary caregiving* role for a trans/non-binary/gender-questioning person aged 5-18. There are separate groups (by age) for the kids and youth that run at the same time in different rooms. If the young person doesn't want to attend or isn't able, the parents/caregivers can still attend the parent/caregiver group. To register please visit ok2bme.ca/services/FIT or call 519.884.0000

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Kitchener Tech Connect Class

Free Kitchener Tech Connect classes and digital lending library. Please click here to see   details and click here to register. 


“Coyotes in the City”-Community Education Night: this free session features presentations from Coyote Watch Canada and Ministry of Natural Resources/Forestry. On Monday March 27th at Victoria Hills Community Centre come hear about coyote facts, myths and misunderstandings and how to reduce encounters. Register here.

The “Youth Employment Support Grant” is live! This grant will help reduce barrier to summer jobs for youth with low income by offering up to $300 to get what youth need to or be eligible to apply for summer jobs with the City of Kitchener. Please share this information with the young people you work and interact with that could benefit from this opportunity.

Click here to register

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Perinatal Mental Health Support Group

Hello! Registration is open for a five week perinatal mental health peer support group series taking place at Encompass Health & Wellness beginning on March 22 at 10am. Folks can register here by emailing info@togetherwaterloo.ca. Over the five weeks, participants will have the opportunity to talk about unexpected feelings and experiences of parenthood. We work to provide a trauma-informed space that is judgement free, advice free, and welcoming to strong emotions. The group is facilitated by Lisette Weber, certified postpartum doula and certified GPS Facilitator. Along with Lauren Van Den Tempel, certified postpartum doula.  The fee is sliding scale between $30-$60 for all five weeks.Reach out if you have any questions.

Click here to register.

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Safety for Independent Living

SAFETY FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING  A personal safety course where people learn lifeskills that empower them to make safe choices and caring & respectful decisions in their everyday lives both online and offline  COURSE CONTENT  BEING ASSERTIVE & BULLYING  BASIC FIRST AID FIRE SAFETY & EMERGENCY vs NON EMERGENCY  PEOPLE SAFETY GETTING HELP TRICKY PEOPLE & SAFE STRANGERS  DATE & TIME April 24th-27th 2023 5:30-7:30 pm  LOCATION: Virtual (200M)-link will be sent upon completion of registration  COST $55.00 Passport Funding Admissible  CONTACT TO REGISTER Karenda Carpenter at kcarpenter@cwsds.ca Materials will be dropped off/mailed

Click here to register

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Community of Hearts Social

Sunday March 26th 3:00-5:00pm  At the Community of Hearts Centre 55 Wyndham St N T28 Guelph, On  $5   Come with friends or come meet new friends!  Register Today, info@communityofhearts.ca 519 826 9056

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