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Leg Up! Christmas Caroling Party

On December 21, join LEG Up!'s Christmas Caroling Party from 1 - 3 pm!

Sing along to live music, play games and enjoy holiday treats. This event will be in the Bullas Hall KWH 99 Ottawa St. S.

Register at https://shop.kwhab.ca/product/leg-up-christmas-caroling-party/

Rachel Cave at 3:53 PM
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New Executive Director of P4P

Message from Jeff Dobbin, P4P's Retiring Executive Director


It is my privilege to introduce Jill Teeple, who is joining Partners for Planning, as the next Executive Director.


As a financial advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns for over 15 years, Jill has spent her career specializing in financial planning for families who have a child with a disability. Jill brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise as well as great passion to her new role at P4P. Jill is excited to lead P4P and to continue our work in supporting families who have a child with a disability to live a good life and secure future. If you would like to reach out to Jill, her new email is [email protected] I know she would be thrilled to hear from you.


I'm leaving the role of Executive Director with mixed feelings. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as P4P’s Executive Director. While I'm excited to begin a new chapter, I will miss the talented creative team at P4P. Their personal commitment and passion for developing resources and solutions that benefit families all across Ontario has been inspiring. I’m grateful to the many families and professionals who've shared their wisdom, the many Directors who have stepped up to join our Board over the years, and the many partner organizations and family networks who have so graciously championed the Planning Network.


Years ago, we developed a campaign that asked families the question: “What if you could help your child with a disability create their best possible life?”


We know first hand how complex a question this is. However, if over the last 15 years, we have helped you to achieve this in any way - we're thankful.


I would like to wish each and every one of you all the best as you continue to help your family member create their best possible life.


Thank you,


Jeff Dobbin

Trish Coupal at 12:42 PM
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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

Trish Coupal at 12:31 PM
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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.



Trish Coupal at 11:58 AM
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Technology to Support Independence

Join a DSO Housing Navigator for a virtual presentation on various types of technological assistance available today and how it might be used to support independence. December 15, 2022 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

To register for this webinar please click here. 

Questions about the events can be sent to Bambi Pepe at [email protected]


Trish Coupal at 11:22 AM
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