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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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Carizon’s Diversity Survey by Ryerson’s Diversity Institute

We are at an exciting and crucial phase in our equity journey at Carizon. Ryerson’s Diversity Institute and Carizon have partnered to conduct an equity, diversity, and inclusion assessment to identify gaps and opportunities in our service delivery model, in relation to equity. To provide us with significant evidence-based recommendations, the Diversity Institute is carrying… Read more »

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Truth & Reconciliation Resources

Carizon Family and Community Services acknowledges that our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our offices are situated on the Haldimand Tract which includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. We recognize that 950,000 acres of this land was promised by Treaty in 1784… Read more »

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Back in the Classroom: How Carizon’s Fort Classroom is Helping Students and Their Families Adjust to Back to School

After a prolonged period of virtual learning during school closures, Carizon’s Fort Classroom officially welcomed back its students this past September. The Fort, which is operated in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board, is a program for elementary-aged students that provides a specialized educational environment designed to meet the needs of children living with Fetal Alcohol… Read more »

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