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National Philanthropy Day 2022

On National Philanthropy Day, we celebrate the extraordinary change that fundraising and philanthropy have helped to create in our world. For Carizon, this means serving our community through our mission of helping families thrive by strengthening their mental health and wellbeing. Without the support of our generous funders, delivering this mission would not be possible.  … Read more »

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Our 2022 Family Focus Survey is now open!

Your input is so important to us! If you have received services from us, please take a couple of minutes to participate in our Family Focus Survey. The survey is available in multiple languages, and you can enter a draw to win 1 of 3 $50.00 gift cards. Participate today! Please find below the links… Read more »

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Taking FASD support to a new level

Did you know that FASD affects 4% of Canadians? Based on previous census data there are potentially 6000 youth living with FASD in Waterloo Region. September is FASD Awareness Month, and we are talking with Karen Huber and Michelle Hughes, FASD Coordinators, to answer questions about this lifelong disability and introduce Plexus, a new collaborative… Read more »

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Carizon’s Partnership with Woebot!

In partnership with the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN), Carizon has launched the innovative Woebot app in Guelph, Wellington County & Waterloo Region. Woebot is an artificially intelligent chatbot that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to provide individuals with tailored step-by-step guidance to think and feel better. The app has been shown… Read more »

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Thank you OTF for your support in our Intake Redesign Project

We would like to share immense gratitude for the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation in providing grant funding to make the first phase of our Intake Redesign Project possible. Through the generosity of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Carizon initiated the first stage of the Intake Redesign Project using a lean six-sigma framework which includes… Read more »

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National Volunteer Week

It’s all about the “Aha” moment– Why do Carizon volunteers do what they do?   April 24th to the 30th is National Volunteer Week and we have so many reasons to send appreciation to the volunteers who offer their time and talent to support our Carizon community. Recently, we asked some of our volunteers what it… Read more »

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Creative Fundraising with Lasting Impact

When compassion meets creativity, lasting change happens! This past year, Carizon was honoured to be the recipient of community-organized fundraisers that have made lasting differences in families’ lives. One donor’s story   As Elizabeth Keeso, owner of Aesthetica Face and Body, planned her retirement, she invited her clients to celebrate this milestone with a donation to… Read more »

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Liam’s Story

Of the things learned in school – from algebra to world history and all subjects in between – a group of students in our community learned one of the most valuable lessons: you just never know what’s going on with someone until you hear their story.  They got the chance to hear Liam’s* story.  A… Read more »

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