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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.

 


 

Carizon-Home Visiting Program

Get connected with a Carizon CAPC Facilitator and get personalized 1-1 support for you and your family!

Check out the program details, by clicking here or emailing capc@carizon.ca.

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Attention Ontario Parents Take This Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To Make Your Views Known.

The Ontario Government, after years of advocacy work by the AODA and other disability organizations, has committed to enact an Education Accessibility Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). An advisory committee, the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee, which includes representatives from the government and the disability community, was assigned to develop recommendations on what the Education Accessibility Standard should include.

 

The committee’s initial recommendations report, a 185-page report, was made public on June the 1st (summaries below). The public has been given until September the 2nd to send feedback on the initial recommendations. This may be your only opportunity to have your voice heard. 

 

To take more action, click here and find out more.

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Interested in joining the WRFN Team?

Interested in joining the WRFN Team? WRFN is currently hiring for the following positions:

Fund Development Officer; click here to read the job description.

Communications Coordinator​; click here to read the job description.

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Community of Heart Summer Virtual Learning

Check out what Community of Hearts is offering this summer for their virtual day programming.

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CYPT Open Letter

Click here to read an open letter from the Child & Youth Planning Table.

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Family Pulse-July 2021

Welcome to July! 

 

Inside this issue:

Evening of Elegance @home - WRFN's Signature Event
SEAC Updates
Of Joy and Sorrow
What's Happening at WRFN
Steph's Corner
Community Information, Resources and Opportunities

 

You can read the online version of Family Pulse here or download a pdf copy. 

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Bridges to Belonging-BE-Creative

Clay at Home

This summer, BE-Creative with "Clay at Home" and get a 20% discount off your clay kit from Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery using the discount code 'bridgestobelonging' between July 1-August 31, 2021. Place your order online and pick up your kit at the Gallery to create your masterpiece with the help of online tutorials. Drop off your artwork at the gallery to be fired in a kiln and you will receive an email when it is ready to be picked up. Find out more and order your kit, by clicking here.

 

Garden Project

Join this FREE artist-led workshop to celebrate and beautify community spaces in the KW area. WIth the help of an artist, you will design and create your every own tile to be placed at The Clay & Glass Gallery's community garden! You can make more than one tile, one to take home to put in your own special place, and one to leave in the community garden. Workshops will be offered online where an artist will help you create your tile. Register, by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

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Lutherwood blogposts- Mental Health & Employment

Mental Health: Strategies and Resources for Youth to start normalizing the conversation about Mental Health
Employment: 10 Ways to stay motivated and healthy during COVID

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Family Alliance Ontario communications

Please find the following information in this email.

 

1. DANEO Newsletter

 

2. FAO Response letter re:  Reform

 

3. ODC and FAO letter re:  Family Managed Home Care & Guardianship

 

4. Recording from May FKS - Michael Bach:  Supported Decision Making: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/IFmr1DZIHx2qI1NCQO82MtL7o5A6zuPLcHYsXZ7Ab0yyNb00EeT7E5Mp1xkicWXu.7pbuft8QNVGOgCTj    Password:   3tVPb3g# 

 

5. ODSP My Benefits Link:  https://mybenefits.mcss.gov.on.ca/auth/login

 

6. Consultation on National Disability Plan Survey:  

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/accessible-canada/consultation-disability-inclusion-action-plan.html?fbclid=IwAR0l0fOOeloAqZGVZZtLPXACDXc8O7pI7tHzKlTk1hv0IZJBR6A55umkuBY

 

7. JFCY - Enhancing Access to Special Education Project (EASE):  Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) is excited to announce our newest initiative, Enhancing Access to Special Education (EASE). We recognize that navigating different special education processes can be challenging, and it can often feel like you are alone on the journey. EASE is working to develop accessible resources to support students with special education needs and their families in navigating special education processes.  We Want to Hear From You! You can get involved by: 

 

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Afro News! Newletter

Check out the lastest edition of the Afro News! Newletter here.

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