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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.




LCOworks is a free online program that supports positive employment outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities, a traditionally underrepresented and at-risk population in the labour market.


Everyone deserves a chance to find meaningful employment and we are proud to be able to provide this program for free to individuals across Ontario.


Visit the LCOworks Program Webpage at www.lifecourseonline.com/lcoworks


Email to apply or learn more at: [email protected]

For more details on this program, click here.

Leah Bowman at 12:11 PM
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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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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!

Leah Bowman at 9:37 AM
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Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre-May & June Activity Calendars

Click here to see the Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre

-May Activity Calendar

-June Activity Calendar

Leah Bowman at 9:51 AM
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Kinsbridge-Spring Activity Guide

Click here to see the Kinsbridge-Spring Activity Guide.

Leah Bowman at 9:45 AM
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