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Thank you United Way for the Community Spirit Award recognition!

Thank you United Way for the Community Spirit Award recognition!

On February 27th, the United Way of Kitchener Waterloo & Area announced the Community Spirit Awards. These awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made a difference in our community through their involvement with United Way KW. This year Carizon Family and Community Services and the City of Kitchener received the Community Impact Award that recognizes organizations that demonstrate exceptional support of United Way KW by helping to change community conditions for the better.

The Fort Meets the Needs of Kids Living with FASD

The Fort Meets the Needs of Kids Living with FASD

Operated in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), The Fort is a program for students ages 8-12 with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) diagnosis. We are very pleased to share that as a result of a successful two-year pilot project, Carizon and the WRDSB are moving forward and will provide The Fort program to the community on an ongoing basis.

“I am thrilled,” says a  parent of a Fort Student, “that (my child) is receiving the care and supervision he needs and is staying in school, developing positive relationships and is fully engaged in his education.”

For additional information about the Fort, including eligibility criteria and how to make a referral, please see the Fort Fact Sheet below.

Conestoga Mall Supports Children's Mental Health!

Conestoga Mall Supports Children's Mental Health!

Carizon sends a shout-out to Conestoga Mall. Over the years, Conestoga Mall has been committed to supporting the community and has raised funds for numerous charities. This year, they dedicated the money raised at their Santa Set to support children’s mental health programs at Carizon Family and Community Services. Through their endeavours, the campaign generated $15,000 to provide children with programs and services related to mental health, youth engagement and development and family wellness. Carizon thanks the team at Conestoga Mall including Marketing Director Rhonda Richmond, General Manager Sandra Stone, the Gemini models whose enthusiasm encouraged donations, and all the parents and individuals that donated to the program when visiting Santa at the Mall. We truly are grateful for your support. These funds will go a long way in providing direct support and services to children, youth and their families.

Conestoga Mall donates to Carizon

(L to R): Lesley Barraball, Carizon Director of Children’s Mental Health, Sue Gillespie, Carizon CEO, Rhonda Richmond, Conestoga Mall Marketing Director, Leah Hall, Gemini Model, Sandra Stone, Conestoga Mall General Manager

 

Carizon March Break Camp Supports Children with FASD

Carizon March Break Camp Supports Children with FASD

We know that March break can be a challenge for families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, so we’ve created a camp that supports the kids and helps the parents to relax, knowing that their children are in good hands. Our trained professionals have the skills, experience and expertise to provide a specialized camp that is safe, therapeutic and fun. The camp provides opportunities for indoor and outdoor play, creativity, and skill development. The camp is for children living with FASD, ages 8 – 12, and runs from March 16 – 20th.

Upcoming Events

6th Annual CHYM Father Daughter Ball

6th Annual CHYM Father Daughter Ball

Fathers and daughters (recommended ages 5 – 12 years) are invited to an evening to celebrate this cherished relationship.

It's A Girl Thing

It's A Girl Thing

This group for teen girls (ages 13 – 17) supports girls who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or witnessed family and community violence.

FASD March Break Camp

FASD March Break Camp

March Break Camp for Children, ages 8 – 12, Living with FASD

March 16 – 20, 2015

Passion for Fashion

Passion for Fashion

Passion for Fashion: Women Helping Women on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 5 p.m. at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo.

 

Winter Counselling Groups 2015

Winter Counselling Groups 2015

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