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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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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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Volunteer Profile: Charlotte Wilson

It’s National Volunteer Week (2020) and we are profiling some of our amazing Carizon volunteers who donate their time and talent to our community. Today, we have the opportunity to profile Charlotte Wilson: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I am a retired Registered nurse with 3 children and 7 grandchildren.  What is your… Read more »

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Volunteer Profile: Ron Johnson

It’s National Volunteer Week (2020) and we are profiling some of our amazing Carizon volunteers who donate their time and talent to our community. Today’s profile and round of applause goes to Ron Johnson: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I am a retired P. Engineer, married with 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and live… Read more »

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Volunteer Profile: Justin Hoang

It’s National Volunteer Week (2020) and we are profiling some of our amazing Carizon volunteers who donate their time and talent to our community. Today’s profile and round of applause goes to Justin Hoang: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  Currently, I’m a student at Conestoga College, working towards a degree in accounting. I enjoy helping people and… Read more »

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Why Donating Your Time Is Good for Your Health

Not only is it #WellnessWednesday, but we are in the middle of celebrating National Volunteer Week 2020!  So, for this week’s installment, I will try to answer the question: why volunteering is good for your health. Have you ever wondered why people volunteer and what keeps them coming back week after week? Volunteering should be… Read more »

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