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Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle.

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International Day of Friendship

“The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. The International Day of Friendship is also based on the recognition of the relevance and importance of friendship as a noble… Read more »

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day! This day is significant because it marks the day when the Sun is closest to the Earth. It is the longest day of the year and the shortest night. Many cultures celebrate the Summer Solstice including many Indigenous people in Canada. Today, and during the month of June for… Read more »

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June: The Month of Intersectionality

June is #PrideMonth, and with the outpouring of anti-Black racism protests across the globe affirming that #blacklivesmatter, it is important to remember that the first Pride was not a celebration. Instead, Pride began rooted in struggle and protest at the Stonewall Inn in New York City (1969), led by Marsha P. Johnson, Stormé DeLarverie, Sylvia… Read more »

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Black Lives Matter

At Carizon, we commit to provide ongoing allyship and support to our Black clients, staff, family, friends, and community. In recognition of the recent tragedies across North America, and countless others that have not been mentioned in mainstream media, Carizon stands in solidarity with BIPOC communities, the Black Lives Matter movement, and those most affected… Read more »

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Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Today marks the ninth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day meant to focus on digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people with different disabilities and impairments. For all of us, it’s an opportunity to celebrate how technology is becoming more usable and accessible for people with disabilities, while also… Read more »

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Mental Health Resources at Carizon

This week we are celebrating Mental Health Week and we want to share all the ways we are connecting with our community to support their mental health and wellbeing: Carizon offers remote counselling services through phone or video chat. As a member of the Counselling Collaborative of Waterloo Region, we work with partner agencies to… Read more »

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What Do You Think When You Hear, “Mental Wellbeing”?

As we find ourselves in the midst of Mental Health Week and hear all the reasons why awareness and self-care are so important, do you wonder how well you are doing in the area of caring for your OWN mental wellbeing and self-Care? Do you think its another “Get Happy Quick” scheme that everyone else seems to preach… Read more »

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Temenos-Online: A New Way to Connect With Families

Carizon’s Temenos program is a therapeutic classroom service for youth aged 12-18 with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), provided in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board. The program helps students and their families cope with complex trauma, behavioural challenges, and mental health issues. As a result, Temenos employees become an essential part of… Read more »

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Volunteer Profile: Emily Kennedy

It’s nearing the end of National Volunteer Week (2020) but we are still interviewing some of our amazing Carizon volunteers to highlight those who donate their time and talent to our community. Our final profile goes to Emily Kennedy, a student-volunteer at Carizon: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I am a soon-to-be Master… Read more »

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Volunteer Profile: Cam Gordon

It’s nearing the end of National Volunteer Week (2020) but we are still interviewing some of our amazing Carizon volunteers who donate their time and talent to our community. Today, we have the opportunity to talk to Cam Gordon: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  Retired 4 years ago.  Spent 23 years in Computer… Read more »

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