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A Warm Wordless Welcome

June 13th, 2016

Our thanks go out to local children’s author Anna Humphrey for sharing these thoughts on belonging: Moving from Toronto to Kitchener was a leap of faith for our family. We’d heard great things about the arts scene and the tech sector, and the relatively affordable real estate was attractive. But while the move sounded like […]

Knowing Other People Care

June 3rd, 2016

    This post was shared with us from the YWCA, and speaks to how important belonging is to all people, especially those who are most vulnerable in our society. Thanks to Elizabeth Clarke and the YWCA for sharing!     Knowing other people care: The importance of community to women who have experienced homelessness By […]

Greg’s Life after High School

June 2nd, 2016

This story posted by Bridges to 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 be […]

A Day in the Life of Russell

June 2nd, 2016

A video created by The Working Centre: 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 […]

Anthony’s Job

May 30th, 2016

A story from Bridges to Belonging: Anthony is a student at Conestoga College.  He loves film and media and wanted to do something productive over the summer. Through the Volunteer Action Centre Website we found a great opportunity with the City of Kitchener working with Janice Lee, the Artist in Residence over the summer. The […]