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LEG UP Winter Session

Start your new year learning with LEG UP Winter Session 2023, which runs from January 9 to March 17, 2023. Click here to see the Flyer of all available winter classes.


Registration opens December 9, 2022. Click here to register.



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Life Skills Evening Programs

Life Skills Evening Programs for youth 16+, each lasting 4 sessions. Cooking Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 starting November 15th. Finances and Budgeting Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 starting November 16.  Understanding your Emotions Thursdays 3:30-5:30 starting November 17th. Friendship and Dating Fridays 6:30-8:30, starting November 18th

Email here if you have questions.

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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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Strong Moms, Safe Kids Winter program

Strong Moms, Safe Kids, a group program for mothers & children healing from domestic violence, free program offered Wednesday January4-March 8 5:30pm-8pm meal provided, contact 519-884-0000

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Make the Connection 0-3 (In Person) for Caregivers & their Children (Birth-36 months of age)

Make the Connection 0-3 provides interactive discussions about the key components of secure attachment for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.


We will also incorporate hands-on parent and child activities to align with discussion topics.


In partnership with YMCA of Three Rivers

Where: 44 Francis St. S., Kitchener (Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre)

Day: Fridays

Time: 9:30-11:00 AM

Dates: November 11-December 9

Facilitators: Gavin Sharma and Tiffany Scott (EarlyON)

Click here to Refer

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