Nominate A Child Today!

Posted by on April 24, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

The Children’s Hero Awards Event is an opportunity to recognize children in our community who have performed a heroic act or who have performed at a level that is beyond expectation, while contributing to a safer community. Students can be nominated by teachers, parents, members of the community, police, fire and emergency medical services personnel.

Criteria – Children who reside in the Region of Waterloo and are in junior kindergarten through to grade eight. They are looking to award children who have assisted their classmates, parents or friends and performed at a level that is beyond expectation, while contributing to a safer community or children who should be recognized for heroic behaviour, good citizenship, etc.

Judging – The Academy of Judges is comprised of prominent professionals in the community. The panel includes members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service, Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo Fire Services and the Waterloo Region District School Board and Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

Winners – Winners will receive a Children’s Hero Award Trophy and a Citation Certificate signed by the Chiefs of the local Police and Fire services at a special awards ceremony held at the Waterloo Region Children’s Safety Village on Saturday June 9th, 2018.

Deadline for nominations is Thursday May 10th, 2018.

To nominate a child, or for more information please contact:
Altiera Essensa, Children’s Safety Village Coordinator
519-570-9777 ext 8545 or email
Nomination forms can be found at:

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Caregiver Advisors Wanted for NEW FASD Provincial Website

Posted by on April 23, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

The Best Start Resource Centre at Health Nexus has been contracted by the Government of Ontario to develop a new FASD website for parents and caregivers.

This bilingual one-stop website will include: searchable directories for existing FASD information, existing services, educational events, a discussion group and news updates.

They are looking for parents/caregivers to join the advisory committee for the website.

Please find more information about the group here.

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ACES – Cambridge Youth Soccer

Posted by on April 13, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

All abilities CElebrated Soccer is a program designed for participants between the ages of 6-14 with intellectual and/or physical disabilities who are interested in learning more about the FUNdamentals of physical literacy and soccer.

Check out their video to learn more about the ACES or visit their website.

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