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Lutherwood Blog-Employment & Mental Health blogs

Check out the most recent editions of the Lutherwoods 

Employment: Will Indeed find me a job?
Mental Health: What do do when you and your child disagree


Employment Updates:

We have created a job board to share all the open positions on our website


Our Refer a friend campaign is underway for people to be eligible for $50 or $200 gift cards to recommend people to our services. Read here for information!

Leah Bowman at 10:28 AM
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Family Support Network Employment-Learning Path to Employment

The Family Support Network for Employment is proud to announce the launch of the “Learning Path to Employment,” an online course designed for families of individuals with a developmental disability.


The goal of the course is to provide individuals and their families with the knowledge and tools they need to advocate for, and secure, meaningful paid employment. Current and developing employment systems are complex—this course helps participants who face higher barriers to employment learn how to develop a vision, understand best practices, and navigate the system to achieve improved life and work outcomes.


Register here at https://fsne.ca/courses/learning-path-to-employment/.


The course can be accessed 24/7, is free, and there is no time limit in which you must complete it.


During the following months, we will host live webcasts to answer questions and dig deeper into the course content. Individuals and family members are invited to participate to build an understanding of their role in transforming Ontario’s employment services for people with developmental disabilities.

Leah Bowman at 12:36 PM
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A Note from Elmira District Community Living:

As part of the Elmira District Community Living strategic plan to transform day supports, we are seeking input from potential, future participants who live within our catchment area. We would appreciate your feedback. No identifiable information will be shared unless you choose to provide us with your contact information at the end of the survey.

Thank you for your time!


Click here to complete the survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HBYHDYY

Leah Bowman at 10:02 AM
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Recreational Respite-Exciting Group Programs and Holiday Office Closure (Dec 20-Jan 3, 2022)

Virtual group programs have been developed in partnership with our participants to address a variety of interests, skill practice, goals and outcomes that promote inclusion, encourage community participation and nurture social connectivity. Visit our website for the December virtual group program calendar, for Children and Youth and Young Adults!


To register, click here.


For more information, register or program descriptions, please call 1-877-855-7070 or email us at [email protected] 


Recreational Respite will be closing our offices from December 20, 2021 - January 3, 2022, for a much needed break.

Leah Bowman at 10:34 AM
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Be part of the FamilyHome Program at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region

Watch this video of how you can impact another person's life by inviting them into your life and home at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region FamilyHome program.

Leah Bowman at 9:25 AM
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