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“A community where everyone belongs is the community I want to live in” – A Volunteer Story

Posted in: Bridges To Belonging | On: February 3rd, 2017 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

This reflection on volunteering for Bridges to Belonging comes to us from Christina Koenig, a member of our board of directors: I do sometimes feel I am new to Bridges to Belonging Waterloo Region.  After all, my adventure as someone on a Steering Committee and now on the Board began not too long ago when […]

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Independent Facilitation: A Parent’s Story

Posted in: Bridges To Belonging | On: October 31st, 2016 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

At age 21 our daughter Kelsey finished her high school program. Where she had been spending her days in school, we were unable to find any suitable/affordable day programs for her to fill her now empty days. I was working part-time as a PSW the hours she was attending school, however, as she needs support […]

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Finding Allies for Your Hopes and Dreams

Posted in: Bridges To Belonging | On: September 21st, 2016 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

Danielle, Emily and Connie, three adult sisters living in a mid-size urban Ontario community, share their path of transition in creating a successful move to living independently together in an apartment in the same neighborhood as their parents. This is a journey about three siblings and their parents, which began two years ago and expanded […]

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Rick: A Dedicated Team Member – Bridges to Belonging Stories

Posted in: Bridges To Belonging | On: July 29th, 2016 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

Rick is a man who always loved to help on his local hockey team.  His friends will tell you that Rick is a dedicated, passionate team member. He is the first guy at the rink, and the last to leave. What you may not know about Rick is that he has a developmental disability. When […]

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Sharing Our Impact – Our 2015-16 Annual Report

Posted in: News | On: July 18th, 2016 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

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 serve, our team, our […]

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Our Big News: Embracing Possibility, Enriching Community

Posted in: Bridges To Belonging News | On: May 9th, 2016 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

Friends and Supporters, After months of consultation, discussion, and planning, we are finally ready to share with you our exciting news: Facile Waterloo Region is adopting a new name and brand that speaks to our work and vision for our community. As of today, we will be known as Bridges to Belonging Waterloo Region. Our […]

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What a journey it has been – what a future it can be

Posted in: News | On: April 18th, 2016 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

What a journey it has been – what a future it can be. Thanks to the ongoing support of people like you, Facile Waterloo Region has been growing since our inception in 2010. But nothing could compare to the past year. In the spring of 2015, we began a two year project funded by the […]

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A Little Bit of Evie

Posted in: Bridges To Belonging | On: November 26th, 2015 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

Our facilitator Cristin let’s us peek in to a little bit of the life of the Pums (Evie and Markus).

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Greg’s Life after High School

Posted in: Bridges To Belonging | On: November 3rd, 2015 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

We love sharing stories of lives of belonging. This story came to us from Greg and his mother about building the life he wanted after graduating from high school. Thanks for sharing, Greg! A year prior to graduation, we began discussing what would Greg like to do after high school. Greg was so excited to […]

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A Day in the Life of Russell

Posted in: Bridges To Belonging | On: July 23rd, 2015 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

A snapshot of a day in the life of Russell, a young man with Down syndrome who is in his first year after high school. Thank you to Duncan Finnigan at the Multicultural Cinema Club, based at The Working Centre in Kitchener, Ontario, for this video. It is meant to inspire others that with a […]

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