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Shh...It's Mental Health

Shh...It's Mental Health

Your Children’s Mental Health Week

One in five Canadian children and youth have a treatable mental health issue. The stigma forces many to suffer in silence. Join us as we talk about mental health and break that silence. The free children’s mental health series is presented by Carizon, KW Counselling, Langs and Lutherwood. Also, join more than 15 Waterloo Region agencies to learn more about the variety of services for children, youth and parents struggling with mental health.

During National Volunteer Week, U of W profiles Carizon volunteer

During National Volunteer Week, U of W profiles Carizon volunteer

As part of the #UWCommunity National Volunteer week series, the University of Waterloo is profiling its members who give their time and talent by volunteering in our community. Cristy Aponte, a Carizon volunteer is one of those students. Cristy is incredibly inspiring. She is currently gearing up to start her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) this September at Waterloo’s Renison University College after just completing her honors undergraduate degree in the Social Development Studies program last Saturday. Cristy came to Canada 7 years ago from Colombia as a refugee and uses her background to help mentor, support, and teach a range of skills to new immigrants in our Waterloo Region community.

Waterloo Region Special Needs Surveys

Waterloo Region Special Needs Surveys

Waterloo Region Special Needs Strategy Planning Table has a vision for a Waterloo Region where all children and youth with special needs get the timely and effective services they need to participate fully at home, at school, in the community and as they prepare to achieve their goals.

To help them achieve this vision, they are asking families, caregivers, youth and service providers to share their experience by taking a few minutes to complete the following surveys.

Survey #1: Values
What’s important to you? As a caregiver, as a family, you know what services and resources your child has benefited from. You know what has worked and what hasn’t worked and what can be done to make special needs services in Waterloo Region better. Please let us know what values we should be mindful of.
Deadline: Monday, April 27th

Survey #2 (I’m a Parent/Caregiver/YouthI’m a Service Provider): Feedback on a New Model
The Waterloo Region Special Needs Strategy Planning Table has a first draft of a new Coordinated Service Plan Model. As a family of children with special needs, an individual or staff member, your insight is crucial. Please tell us what you think about the model.
Deadline: Thursday, April 16th at 5pm

Wellesley’s new Community Food Cupboard opening soon!

Wellesley’s new Community Food Cupboard opening soon!

The Wellesley Community Food Cupboard opens in less than a month, thanks to the collaboration of local foodbanks, a committee of people from local churches, businesses and organizations, and Carizon’s own Sue Martin, Family Outreach Worker. This food cupboard will be an emergency stopgap for people who need groceries, but can’t get to the bigger food banks in Elmira or New Hamburg. The cupboard’s hours will be every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon and every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. People who need support are able to call the Wellesley Community Food Cupboard directly at 519-616-3663 (Food). Learn more about this venture by reading the article featured in the New Hamburg Independent. 

Upcoming Events

Shh...It's Mental Health

Shh...It's Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health Week

May 4 – 8, 2015

Mental Health series to talk about mental health and break the silence.

Child and Youth Community Mental Health Service Expo

Child and Youth Community Mental Health Service Expo

Monday, May 4, 2:30 – 5 p.m.

Kitchener City Hall Rotunda
200 King St. W., Kitchener

Building Resilience in Your Child - Teaching Them Tools for Life

Building Resilience in Your Child - Teaching Them Tools for Life

Building Resilience in Your Child – Teaching Them Tools for Life

Monday, May 4th, 7-8:30 p.m.
Carizon Family and Community Services

Spring Counselling Groups 2015

Spring Counselling Groups 2015

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