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Youth Winter Activitis from LEG UP

Thursday Night Youth Social January 19, 2023 6-8 PM Winter Kickoff February 16, 2023 6-8 PM Movie and Popcorn March 16 , 2023 6-8 PM  Let's Bake        Registration opens Dec.14, 2022

Click here to register on December 14th or after.

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Waterloo Region Migration Film Festival

Immigration Partnership and partners are delighted to announce the launch of the 2022 Waterloo Region Migration Film Festival (WRMFF)! The goal of WRMFF is to pave the way for greater discussion around migration and relocation, by creating safe spaces for respectful interaction and dialogues.


Everyone is invited to WRMFF! The festival will take place online and in person. It will run for 18 days starting December 1 and run to December 18, International Migrants Day.


In addition to showcasing a diverse spectrum of films, the festival offers post-screening conversations with filmmakers and writers, and our local celebrities, as well as Q&A sessions.


Here is a link to the website

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Family Pulse November 2022

November is here!


In the November issue of Family Pulse, you will find information on:


SEAC Updates

Nuances of Moving House When Neurodivergent

Erin's EarlyON Drop-Ins

Family Event

Celebrate Family

A New Chapter

What's Happening

Community Information, Resources and Opportunities


You can read the online version of Family Pulse here or download the PDF here. 



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Prolific Fitness & Wellness Fall Flyer

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Rally for #CDBBy23 on Parliament Hill

Wednesday, October 19 - 12pm


Fast track Bill C-22! Join Disability Without Poverty, advocates with lived experience, allied organizations, and others in Ottawa to urge Parliament to pass critical disability justice legislation. 


We are hosting a rally in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 19th at 12 noon, which will occur during the same week as the UN Day for the Elimination of Poverty. ASL and LSQ, interpretation will be provided.


After the high of Bill C-22 being tabled for second reading on September 20, the debate and the delay, the defeat of a unanimous consent motion, we are hearing the hurt, anger and resentment from people with disabilities and advocates.


More than ever before, we must show our unity and power as disabled people, families, groups and organizations. With roughly 40 sitting days left until the end of the year, we need to push hard to get Bill C-22 passed, now! 


Join us for a rally in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 19th at 12 noon.


Please share this within your networks and communities. You can use the hashtags #CDBby23 and #PassC22in22 on your social media.


Can't make it to the rally? To show your support on social media, we encourage you to use the text “We endorse this rally for #CDBby23. Come stand in solidarity with us October 19. 12 noon - Ottawa."


Let's make sure our voices are heard!


Meet / Call / Email your MP

Write to your local MP today using DWP and March of Dimes Canada’s tool, which sends an email to your MP in just a few clicks!


Close to 3,400 of you have written to your MPs to let them know how important it is to move people with disabilities out of poverty. We must continue to make sure the Canadian Disability Benefit remains a national priority. 

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