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The Wonderland Bond

October 17th, 2016

This #WeBelongWR story comes to us from KW Habilitation, and shows the way that shared interests can be the spark to create meaningful relationships. Rob has developed a unique and lasting friendship with Bryce. Although it has always been known that Bryce is a thrill seeker, Rob has never indicated that he was interested in […]

Welcomed Where I Thought I Didn’t Belong

October 14th, 2016

This #WeBelongWR post by Rogers Radio host Mike Farwell explores his experience ‘walking a mile in someone’s shoes’ and finding a place of welcome on the other side. We’ve seen them before. We pass them most every day. Sometimes we feel moved enough to give them money, even though we know our spare change is […]

A Baseball League for All – Inclusion at its Finest

October 3rd, 2016

This #WeBelongWR post comes from the Extend-A-Family blog and is written by Kim Sproul. It looks at the ways a local baseball club is building inclusion into their programs. “When I hear the words “inclusive [insert group]” I typically expect a group designed specifically for individuals with some sort of disability. Separate. Apart from peers […]

Finding Allies for Your Hopes and Dreams

September 21st, 2016

This story was written for the Ontario Independent Facilitation Network and Bridges to Belonging. It tells the story of a community of people coming together to support the dream of independent living for three sisters in Waterloo Region. Thanks to Bridges to Belonging for sharing this, and a huge thanks to Danielle, Emily, Connie, and […]

FamilyHome – Belonging: In Action

September 21st, 2016

This #WeBelongWR post comes to us from the Extend-A-Family blog. It explores the meaning of belonging and reminds us that belonging isn’t something we receive or are invited to – we need to give as well. Thanks to Extend-a-Family for sharing this with us! “Today the word belonging has stepped into the spotlight.  A few […]

Community Service – a right for all

August 18th, 2016

This post by Kim Sproul from the Extend-A-Family blog looks at how our own assumptions can, intentionally or unintentionally, cause us to exclude others from taking part in community. By recognizing that everyone deserves the opportunity to contribute, to be invited to come together, we can change our assumptions and create vibrant, healthy communities that are welcoming to […]

The Road to Belonging

August 10th, 2016

This post by Kim Sproul from the Extend-A-Family blog asks the question “How do you know if you belong?” Kim looks at the path that she and Extend-A-Family have taken while striving to answer that question, and celebrates how far they have come today in the journey towards belonging for all. Thanks for sharing, Kim! “Here at Extend-A-Family, […]