Be Inspired

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

September 5th, 2017

This #WeBelongWR story about Christina moving towards her goals comes to us from Bridges to Belonging. Thanks to Christina for sharing her story! 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 […]

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

August 17th, 2017

This #WeBelongWR story introduces us to Tim and his experience with Bridges to Belonging. 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 […]

The Business of Curating Dreams

June 7th, 2017

This #WeBelongWR story introduces us to Barb and her experience with Bridges to Belonging. 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 Belonging: […]

Mackenzie’s Talent Reel

April 13th, 2017

This #WeBelongWR share comes to us from Bridges to Belonging care of Mackenzie, Anthony, and Fitsum! “You make me, a SUPERSTAR!” MacKenzie dreams of performing for a living. She has been a dancer since she was three years old! MacKenzie attends St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School and will be graduating in June, 2018. She hopes […]

A Community for All: The Art of Belonging

March 2nd, 2017

This post comes to us from Kim Sproul of Extend-a-Family. The Art of Belonging webinar will be hosted in Waterloo Region by Planned Lifetime Networks, New Story Group, KW Habilitation, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region and Bridges to Belonging Waterloo Region. Here in Waterloo Region, we have many people, places, organizations and initiatives all vested  in a […]

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

February 5th, 2017

This #WeBelongWR story comes to us from Bridges to Belonging. It’s a reflection on volunteering for Bridges to Belonging written by Christina Koenig, a member of the 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 […]

Buddy Choir Sending Love to the Muslim Community

January 31st, 2017

In light of the tragic terror attack in Quebec City, the Buddy Choir wanted to counter hate with love, and “send some love to our Muslim friends.” Please enjoy “Today I’m Gonna Try and Change the World” performed by The Buddy Choir. About The Buddy Choir: “We are an inclusive company who invite anyone to […] More alike than different.

November 1st, 2016

For the month of October, the Waterloo Region Down Syndrome Society has been sharing pictures and quotes with our community as part of their campaign. We connected with Kate Herron and Colin Domm to hear more about the campaign and to share their initiative with #WeBelongWR. You can see all of the posts […]