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Sibling Support Supper

Join the Guelph Wellington Family Network for the Sibling Support Supper, Tuesday March 19 at 6:30pm in downtown Guelph.


Are you an adult with a brother or sister who has a Developmental Disability? Want to get together with other sibling caregivers?


Drop by for supper and socializing. NO COST to participate.  


To RSVP email FamilyNetworkGW@gmail.com

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Community of Hearts Cooking

Learn to cook nutritious meals safely and independently!


Mondays from 3:30-5:30 pm on March 18, 25, April 8, and 15.


For more information please contact:

info@communityofhearts.ca or call 519 826 9056


Community of Hearts Cooking flyer

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Community Health Caring KW March Programs

New Health and Wellness programs are available at Community Health Caring KW in March! 


For more information or to sign up, please contact Community Health & Wellness at 519-745-4404 or healthwellness@healthcaringkw.org. For more information on Breastfeeding Buddies programs, please contact Breastfeeding Buddies at 519-772-1016 OR bfbuddies@healthcaringkw.org. Register at breastfeedingbuddies.com.


Community Health Caring KW calendar

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Safety for Independent Living February 2024


Join Developmental Services Ontario, Central West Region for Safety for Independent Living, a personal safety course where people learn lifeskills that empower them to make safe choices both online and offline. 


Course content includes, basic first aid, fire safety, being assertive, people safety and how to ask for help, online safety, road safety, and more. 


The course is held from February 12 to 15 from 10 am to 12 pm. A Zoom link will be sent after you register.


To Register, contact Ashlyn Northfield at anorthfield@cwsds.ca.

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Core Competency Cafe

The Developmental Services Workforce Initiative was formed with the focus to address one aspect of Journey to Belonging: Choice and Inclusion, namely, Planning for a Skilled Workforce. This part of the plan is about supporting a skilled, diverse and professional workforce that will help people participate meaningfully in their communities and live good lives.


Modernizing the Core Competencies is one component to support this outcome.


Core Competencies reflect the needs of our workforce by recognizing the professional nature of Developmental Services, recruiting the right people, building leadership capacity and ultimately enhancing the lives of the people we support.


They are now taking registrations for the Core Competency Cafe. See details below:

Core Competency Flyer

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