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Run for Belonging!

This October five dedicated runners are lacing up their sneakers and running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Virtual Race, and all the money raised will go directly to Bridges to Belonging!    

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LINKS – Virtual Experience for Youth – Create a Network of Supportive Relations

LINKS is an initiative offered by Bridges to Belonging that enables youth to reduce isolation, overcome barriers to inclusion and build the resilience necessary for a good life by developing a network of supportive, meaningful relationships and community connections. Who can attend? Youth, aged 14-24, supported by 1-2 other significant people they choose (such as […]

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July 2020 Online Auction

This year because of COVID-19, we have had to cancel our Bowling for Belonging and Boogie for Belonging fundraising events. This on-line Auction will run from July 1st through to 5:00 pm on July 31st. The winning bidder will be contacted directly to arrange payment and pickup of the item. PLEASE BID FOR BELONGING and […]

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2020 Bowling for Belonging FUNdRaising Event

BOWLING FOR BELONGING DELAYED DUE TO COVID-19! When we can, we’ll be doing this again so please check back after this pandemic passes. In the meantime, please stay safe and stay healthy!  If you’d like to help us through this difficult time, we are accepting donations HERE.  Thank you. Charitable BIN:  771908290RR0001  

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SAVE THE DATE: CAREGIVER CONFERENCE

THE CAREGIVER CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUR TO COVID-19! Caregivers need caring too and although this years conference has been cancelled, we would ask that you try to take care of yourselves in this stressful time. Please stay safe and stay healthy.    

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Calvin just wants a “good life”

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/9154223-ontario-government-plans-to-axe-program-that-helps-people-with-developmental-disabilities-build-a-life/

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Sign the Petition to Save Independent Facilitation

https://you.leadnow.ca/petitions/save-independent-facilitation

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CBC News – Family fights cuts to persons with disabilities in Waterloo Region

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/waterloo-disabled-funding-cut-ontario-1.4989526?fbclid=IwAR3Jj11fNGlowjHZnQ1kK6doGdpd9A64g7euuBN3qIKCFBOJZnPjfOZy5m0

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Toronto Star Article: Provincial cuts leave adults with disabilities ‘hanging on a ledge’

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/01/18/provincial-cuts-leave-adults-with-disabilities-hanging-on-a-ledge.html

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Towards a Scale of Belonging

The APGAR scale is a test administered by doctors and nurses at birth that rates the health of an infant based on five factors: appearance, pulse, grimace, activity and respiration. In this edition of the New Story Group Newsletter, guest editor Isaiah Ritzmann asks: what would an APGAR scale for belonging look like? Here is […]

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