News & Events

Party for a Cause – Come out and BOOGIE for BELONGING

Posted in: News | On: September 22nd, 2019 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

At Bridges to Belonging, we’re proud to serve people with disabilities and their families in the Waterloo Region for almost a decade. This year, we’re aiming to raise $30,000 to remove the financial barrier for youth, adults and seniors living with disabilities and their families, to access independent facilitation and community based resources to enrich their […]

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2019 Bowling for Belonging FUNdRaising Event

Posted in: Bridges To Belonging Events | On: May 22nd, 2019 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

“Bowl With a Twist” Join in the fun!  Create a team of family and friends. Put on your poodle skirt, roll up your jeans, slick back your hair or sport a pony tail tied back with a ribbon in true 50’s style.  You can even do the TWIST to some 50’s tunes while waiting your […]

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Calvin just wants a “good life”

Posted in: News | On: February 1st, 2019 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

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

Posted in: News | On: January 28th, 2019 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

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

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

Posted in: News | On: January 28th, 2019 | by Bridges To Belonging 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’

Posted in: News | On: January 22nd, 2019 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

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

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Wills, Henson Trust and Estate Planning

Posted in: Events | On: October 16th, 2018 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

An evening with Peter Brennan of Amy, Appleby and Brennan to discuss the Henson Trust, Wills and Estate Planning as well as information about Guardianship and Power of Attourney for Personal Care and Property. Don’t miss out on this essential pprocess for planning the future funancial security of your loved one with a disability. More […]

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I could show her what I can do. How I shine.”

Posted in: Bridges To Belonging | On: September 5th, 2017 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

Christina is a warm, creative and playful 28 year old living in Cambridge. “I make friends really easily. People are naturally drawn to me,” Christina notes. Her love for travel, cooking, and words is shared by her family. Travel plans keep people coming and going in the house she shares with her mom, two brothers, […]

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MENSA Games, Miso Soup, and International Presentations: Tim’s Story with Independent Facilitation

Posted in: Bridges To Belonging | On: August 17th, 2017 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

Tim is a charismatic, positive, friendly man who lives in Waterloo Region. He has two college diplomas, from Seneca & Conestoga College in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering and is currently working on his third. In late 2015, Tim became involved with Bridges to Belonging, and was paired with Chaitali, his Independent Facilitator, to help […]

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Towards a Scale of Belonging

Posted in: Bridges To Belonging | On: July 21st, 2017 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

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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