News & Events

Inclusion Film Series Presents: The Punk Syndrome

Posted in: Events | On: September 26th, 2017 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

The Waterloo Region Inclusion Film Series presents: The Punk Syndrome An event hosted by Bridges to Belonging, and with thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Menno S Martin Contractor Ltd. About Us: The Waterloo Region Inclusion Film Series screens films that will inspire, model, or challenge our thinking about what inclusion means. It is a chance […]

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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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Won’t You Be Our Sponsor?

Posted in: Events News | On: August 25th, 2017 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

It’s that time of year again, when we lay out our schedule of fundraising and community events. These events are important as they bring people together, build relationships, and introduce the community to our work and the people we serve. But they also play an important role in funding our work. Our work is fueled […]

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Planning for a Crisis

Posted in: Events | On: August 23rd, 2017 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

Please consider joining us for the following workshop brought to you by Bridges to Belonging: Planning for a Crisis | Sat, 18 November,  2017 – 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (with follow-up support) |The Family Centre, 65 Hanson Ave, Kitchener Visit https://crisisplanningworkshop.eventbrite.ca for more information and to register.   The idea of a crisis of […]

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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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Join in the Fun at #Bowling4Belonging

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

STRIKE! We want you to join in the fun and rack up some strikes and spares for Belonging! You can support Bridges to Belonging and have a blast doing it at “Bowling4Belonging” on August 15. What? On Tuesday August 15th from 6 pm-9 pm Bridges to Belonging will be hosting our first ever bowling fundraiser, […]

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Sharing Our Impact: 2016-17 Annual Report

Posted in: Bridges To Belonging News | On: June 14th, 2017 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

Embracing Possibility, Enriching Community Friends and Supporters, We are pleased to share with you a summary of the impact we have collectively made this past year. It has been a year of learning, of growth, and a year of successes, and none of it would have been possible without the support of the families we […]

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The Business of Curating Dreams

Posted in: Bridges To Belonging | On: June 7th, 2017 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

The following story introduces us to Barb, an individual we have the honour of serving. This story was written for the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation, and is included in their 2016/17 Annual Report. You can read their full report here. How Independent Facilitation is Making an Impact, one person at a time Bridges to […]

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WRFN and BtoBe Receive Grant to Support Adults with ASD

Posted in: News | On: May 8th, 2017 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

The Waterloo Region Family Network (WRFN) and Bridges to Belonging (BtoBe) are pleased to announce that we have received a $30,000 grant from Autism Speaks Canada to offer Independent Facilitation and Person-Directed Planning to adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are not eligible for Ministry funded supports. WRFN will play a coordinating and referral […]

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