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Family Pulse-May 2022

Welcome to May! 


Inside the May issue of Family Pulse you will find information on:

SEAC Updates

Everyone is REALLY Awesome

A New Chapter
What's Happening at WRFN
Community Info, Resources & Opportunities


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

Leah Bowman at 11:07 AM
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Pathways to Growth: May Update

Click here to read more about all of Pathways To Growth's May event.

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Community Living Month Resource Hub: Get Ready to Celebrate This May!

May is just around the corner, and that means it’s almost time for Community Living Month! This is a time for Community Living Ontario and our 100+ local associations to come together to celebrate our movement and promote the inclusion of people who have an intellectual disability and their families. 


As part of our preparations for this year’s celebration, Community Living Ontario is excited to launch a brand new resource hub for Community Living Month! 


Here you’ll find information and more details on all our campaigns, events, and more, including: 

  • The Shine a Light on Community Living initiative 
  • Our blue and green photo campaign + montage 
  • Our #CLInspiringPossibilities social media campaign 
  • Our Community Living Month webinar series 
  • #ITookABreak22 event


Our resource hub also includes a dedicated section for Member Organization Events. Share your Community Living Month festivities with us and we'll include them in the calendar! Event submissions can be emailed to Aislinn DeRoches at [email protected]. We'll just need to know:

  • Title of the event
  • Which organization/who's involved
  • Where (if virtual, include a link)
  • When (day/date/time)
  • Images are optional but welcomed!
  • Website and phone number


More information and events are being added every day, so check back regularly for the latest updates. 


We’re hoping to make this year’s Community Living Month bigger than ever, so please share these resources widely! We look forward to celebrating with you and the rest of our Community Living friends and families. 

Visit the CL Month hub!

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WRDSB-French as a Second Language Programming Review Public Consultation

In 2017, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) began a review of our French as a Second Language programs. This includes the French Immersion, Extended French and Core French streams. Now we want to share the results of this review with you and get your feedback. 


We would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming public consultation.


In April and May, we will be hosting a series of public consultation meetings. Members of our French as a Second Language Review Committee will share the results of our review with you, and our proposed recommendations for the future of french programming at the WRDSB.  


Please share this information on our public consultations with your members or community, as appropriate. 


Read more: https://wrdsb.social/3K3ruil

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Early-ON event calendar

EarlyON is re-opening and registration is now open, for online and in-person.


Click here to view the Program Calendars.

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