Job Opportunity

Posted by on January 17, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

The YMCA’s of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge is hiring EarlyON Program Facilitators. The function of this role is to create and deliver quality programs and services for families and children ages 0 – 6 years in a welcoming, stimulating, and safe environment.

To learn more about these opportunities please see the following job descriptions:

EarlyON Program Facilitator – Full time

EarlyON Program Facilitator – Part time

The application deadline is January 29, 2018 at noon.


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New process for requesting inclusion support – City of Kitchener

Posted by on January 16, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

City of Kitchener Inclusion Services is excited to announce a new process for requesting inclusion support for year-round and summer recreation programs.

The changes will take effect for the Spring 2018 program session.  To ensure you are ready to request support for upcoming programs including summer camp, fill out your inclusion membership today.  The application is available now on the link provided below.  This is the first step in requesting inclusion support for any municipal recreation programs. Once you have your membership you can then request support through ACTIVE Net when program registration opens for the session you are looking to participate in.

For all the details click on the link below.


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Family Alliance Ontario Project

Posted by on January 16, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments


The vision of the Family Alliance Ontario in THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY project is to assist individuals and their families/friends to understand the negative impact that institutionalization has on people, not only the individuals themselves, but their families, and society as a whole. It is important for Family Alliance Ontario to keep the history alive so that we never forget the harm inflicted on people through the institutional care model so that it will never happen again!

Learn more about this project here.

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EarlyON – Child and Family Centres

Posted by on January 15, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

A plan is underway to give more children and families in Waterloo Region access to programs that help them learn, grow and connect together.

Programs for children up to age six are available at Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYCs); but the Province is creating a better system to deliver these programs. This involves changing the name of OEYCs to EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

In early January, EarlyON signs will go up at OEYCs in the region. These centres will continue to offer a variety of programs and services that support early learning and development, engage parents and caregivers, and make connections for families.

These changes are guided by the Ministry of Education’s vision and How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.

EarlyON Locations in Waterloo Region
Cambridge Family Early Years Centre
Our Place Family Resource & Early Years Centre
YMCA Early Years Centre

Learn more about Ontario’s Plan for Early Years Child and Family Centres.

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Volunteer opportunity – Breastfeeding Buddies Program

Posted by on January 15, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Breastfeeding Buddies is a peer-based program to support breastfeeding moms and promote breastfeeding in Waterloo Region. The program is particularly interested in reaching women who face barriers to breastfeeding support.

Breastfeeding Buddies is currently looking for volunteers. To learn more about this opportunity please see the Breastfeeding Buddies Volunteer Job Description.

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