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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.

 


 

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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Sensitive Santa for Cambridge Residents!

The City of Cambridge will be running Sensitive Santa event again this year. This initiative is exclusively reserved for children with social, emotional, accessible, and behavioural needs. This sensory-friendly environment offers reduced lighting and a quieter atmosphere to meet with Santa. Families will receive complimentary digital photographs with Santa to commemorate this magical holiday season. The event is free for families.  

 

The City of Cambridge, in partnership with Cambridge Centre located at 355 Hespeler Road, has organized four dates for families to visit with Santa. Sensitive Santa will come to town on the following Sundays: November 26, 2023; Sunday, December 3, 2023, December 10, 2023, and Sunday, December 17, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

 

Registration is required, and spots are filled on a first-come basis.

 

If interested, please complete this registration form and send to accessibility@cambridge.ca. Someone will follow up with next steps.

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Ray of Hope Youth Employment Program

Ray of Hope also has a paid Work Readiness Training Program for young people (between the ages of 18-30) looking to gain training and experience to transition into the labour market.

 

Participants go through 6-weeks of in-class education. During that time, they get essential certifications like Safe Food, Smart Serve and First Aid. After, they are supported with internal or external work placements up to 20 weeks.

 

The next group starts November 13. To register, please contact Josh at 519-578-8018 Ext 229 or jhealey@rayofhope.net.

 

 

 

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Adults in Motion: Day Program and Virtual Registration is Open

September Registration is Open for Adults in Motion!

 

You and your family or support person(s) are invited to come for a tour of the Kitchener or Cambridge Day Program locations, where a variety of exciting in-person programming is offered. You can even join for a FREE half day!

 

There is an extensive online Virtual Program as well- with up to 8 classes a day! To register for Virtual Programming, simple fill out a simple registration HERE for your all-access link and start zooming today! 

 

Check out the Adults in Motion website for more programming information.

  
Contact info for Day Programs:

Kitchener: Direct Manager: 519-572-2420 (or 519-577-3723),  kitchener@adultsinmotion.org

Cambridge: Direct Manager: 519-841-9170 (or 519-277-3723), cambridge@adultsinmotion.org

 

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Youth Winter Activities 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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