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Road Construction at 1770 King St. Location

Road Construction at 1770 King St. Location

Notice: Due to Road Construction, access to our parking lot at our Front Door and Community Services offices at 1770 King Street may be blocked. Alternative access can be found through the plaza parking lot at the corner of Weber St and Montgomery Rd.

Children's Mental Health Week is Coming!

Children's Mental Health Week is Coming!

Children’s Mental Health Week is being celebrated the week of May 1 – 7, 2017. Carizon is partnering with Lutherwood, KW Counselling, CMHA, Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council, the Waterloo Region District School Board and Waterloo Catholic District School Board to deliver a number of events during the week.

SAFETALK WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Tuesday, May 2, 5:30-9:00 pm
Lutherwood, 285 Benjamin Road, Waterloo
Shawna Percy leads a half-day suicide-awareness workshop that prepares participants to notice signs where suicide thoughts might be present, respond to invitations for help and connect people with local resources. Suitable for parents, friends and caregivers, this workshop is offered at a discounted rate of $25 by Lutherwood and Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council. Limit of 30.
Register at: www.shawnapercy.com

CLINT MALARCHUK: THE CRAZY GAME
Wednesday, May 3, 7:00-8:30 pm
Bingemans Embassy Room, 425 Bingemans Centre Dr, Kitchener
Former NHL goalie turned mental health advocate, Clint Malarchuk shares his extraordinary and heart wrenching life story – which includes his long battle with alcoholism and his attempt to end his life – in his relentless effort to end the stigma around mental illness and offer hope to others! His devoted wife Joanie shares her perspective as his rock and caregiver through some very difficult years. Sponsored by Carizon, Lutherwood and Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council.
$10 per ticket.
Register at: Eventbrite

ROOM TO BREATHE: MINDFULNESS MOVIE AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Thursday May 4, 7:00-8:30 pm
Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen St N, Kitchener
Room To Breathe is a movie about using mindfulness in a challenging school environment. With a backdrop of high stress and anxiety levels, limited student focus and increasing suspensions and dropouts, overwhelmed administrators introduce mindfulness to provide students with the social, emotional and attentional skills that they need to succeed. Following the movie screening, a panel will discuss their experiences with mindfulness and introduce participants to mindfulness practices that parents/caregivers can try at home. Free admission. Limited seating.
Register at: Eventbrite

Looking for a Community Service Board Opportunity?

Looking for a Community Service Board Opportunity?

Carizon is looking for Board Directors with a passion for community service and a willingness to increase Carizon’s profile in the Region of Waterloo. Interested candidates with expertise in fund development, marketing and branding, risk management, or board governance are welcome to apply.

Interested candidates are encouraged to attend Carizon information sessions to be held at the following times at the Carizon head office at 400 Queen Street South in Kitchener:

  • Thursday, March 30th from 4:30pm to 6pm in Room 119
  • Wednesday, April 19th from 4:30 to 6pm in the Sehl Room
Carizon Spring 2017 Group Programs Announced

Carizon Spring 2017 Group Programs Announced

Carizon offers a wide range of group programs for men, women and youth. Spring 2017 group times are now scheduled. Registration is required for all groups, including groups with no fee. For more information on any group, please contact us at 519-743-6333. Unless otherwise indicated, group programs are based on a sliding fee scale. Course material charges may apply to some groups.

Upcoming Events

Room to Breathe

Room to Breathe

Room to Breathe movie screening followed by panel discussion on using mindfulness to provide social, emotional and attentional skills.

Clint Malarchuk: The Crazy Game

Clint Malarchuk: The Crazy Game

Former NHL goalie turned mental health advocate, Clint Malarchuk, whose career saw him play goal for the Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres, shares his extraordinary and heart wrenching life story.

SafeTalk Workshop for Parents & Caregivers

SafeTalk Workshop for Parents & Caregivers

safeTALK is a half-day, evidence-based suicide-awareness workshop that prepares anyone 15 years of age and older to become a suicide-alert helper.

Spring 2017 Counselling Groups

Spring 2017 Counselling Groups

For Information or Registration
Please Call: (519) 743-6333

Trauma Informed Parenting Workshop

Trauma Informed Parenting Workshop

Educational Workshop by Front Door for parents/caregivers of children and youth who have experienced and been impacted by trauma.