Wellness Blog

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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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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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