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Vision

Parenting is valued and is understood as essential to raising healthy, happy children and youth.

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Mission

We link parenting knowledge and best practises with community partners who serve parents and caring adults.

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Values

Parenting matters. Parents are motivated to be the best they can be. Support makes a difference. We are all in this together.

About
the Parenting
Alliance


What is the Parenting Alliance of Waterloo Region?

The Parenting Alliance of Waterloo Region (PAWR) believes in a positive parenting approach to parenting that focuses on the importance of the parent-child/teen relationship and helps parents develop the skills to guide and support their child’s developmental needs.

Parenting Alliance of Waterloo Region

PAWR is a group of agencies in Waterloo region working with parents and children from prenatal to 18 years of age.

PAWR exists to:

  • Promote the importance of positive parenting.
  • Engage community partners in discussions and planning activities for the development of a comprehensive approach to positive parenting in Waterloo Region.
  • Implement/coordinate activities for the planning of a comprehensive approach to positive parenting in Waterloo Region.

 

Our Shared Principles

The collaborative is strong, intentional, connected,

sustainable and active in all parts of Waterloo Region.

 

We focus on:
Knowledge

We identify best practises for positive parenting, and curate models, tools and resources for community agencies

Communications

We establish a clear understanding of positive parenting while integrating awareness of stigma and judgement

Capacity

We leverage strengths and capacities of community partners, members, and parents to better support parents and our community

Sustainability

We work to support the goals of the collaborative through in-kind and grant contributions

The work of the Parenting Alliance of Waterloo Region will lead to systemic change:

Parents will parent without judgement or stigma

Diverse needs for the parenting community are met

Parenting is valued

 

Parents are supported

 

Any agency or organization that provides services to parents and children (prenatal to age 18) may join the Parenting Alliance of Waterloo Region.

As members of the PAWR, we incorporate the Shared Principles into our practice and abide by the Terms of Reference.

 

Shared Principles    Terms of Reference

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