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Working Groups

Parenting Alliance of Waterloo Region includes 3 working groups:

Governance Committee:

  • Works towards the focus of the alliance

  • Maintains work alignment with strategic direction

Communications Working Group:

  • Works to enhance the communication that parents and agencies receive

  • Curates positive parenting tools and resources

Capacity Working Group:

  • Works to leverage the strengths and capacities of members, parents and community partners

  • Identifies and shares services and supports

  • Cambridge Food Bank

    Cambridge Food Bank

    • : Cambridge, North Dumfries
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Workshops, Seminars, One-on-one sessions, Online resources, Group sessions

    The Cambridge Food Bank offers food and support to people and community groups in need within Cambridge and North Dumfries.

    Visit our website

  • Carizon Family and Community Services

    Carizon Family and Community Services

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Workshops, Seminars, One-on-one sessions, Online resources, Online consultation, Home visits, Phone consultation, Group sessions

    Carizon specializes in children’s mental health, youth engagement and development, family violence, individual and family counselling, credit counselling, settlement supports, and collective wellness.

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  • Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment, University of Waterloo

    Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment, University of Waterloo

    • : Waterloo
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : One-on-one sessions, Phone consultation, Group sessions

    The University of Waterloo’s Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment (CMHRT) offers a full range of psychological services for children, adolescents, adults, parents, and families, including psychological assessment, and individual and group therapy.

    Visit our website

  • Coalition of Muslim Women kw

    Coalition of Muslim Women kw

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : 13 - 19
    • : Workshops, Seminars, One-on-one sessions, Online resources, Online consultation, Phone consultation, Group sessions

    The Coalition of Muslim Women of KW (CMW) is a charitable organization providing opportunities for personal and professional growth, and leadership and skills development for women while addressing issues of gender-based violence, racism, discrimination and Islamophobia through innovative programming and services, partnerships, and collaboration, and advocacy and outreach.

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  • Community Justice Initiatives of Waterloo Region

    Community Justice Initiatives of Waterloo Region

    • : Waterloo Region, Waterloo, Kitchener
    • : 13 - 19
    • : Workshops, Seminars, One-on-one sessions, Online consultation, Phone consultation, Group sessions

    Community Justice Initiatives Waterloo Region (CJI) is a non-profit organization known worldwide for starting the first modern Restorative Justice program. Restorative Justice is a way of addressing conflict and crime that engages the person who caused the harm, people who were affected by the harm, and the community.

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  • EarlyON Waterloo Region

    EarlyON Waterloo Region

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : Birth - 6
    • : Workshops, One-on-one sessions, Online resources, Online consultation, Phone consultation, Group sessions

    EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free, drop-in programs for children, their parents and caring adults. EarlyON Centres are places to engage and connect with others in the community and feel a sense of belonging.

    Visit our website

  • Enabling Adaptations

    Enabling Adaptations

    • : Waterloo Region, Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot, Woowich
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Workshops, Online resources, Online consultation, Phone consultation

    We provide support for parents, and caregivers to recognize and understand their child's needs, learn strategies to support them and learn how to communicate these needs to others. Whether or not a child has a diagnosis, we focus on recognizing what a child's behaviours may be trying to tell you and what their strengths are.

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  • Family and Children Services Waterloo Region

    Family and Children Services Waterloo Region

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Workshops, Seminars, One-on-one sessions, Online resources, Online consultation, Home visits, Phone consultation, Group sessions

    Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region (FACS) is legally known as The Children’s Aid Society of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. It is our role to respond and work together with families, their supports and our communities to protect and care for children who have been abused or neglected, or who are at risk of being abused or neglected.

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  • Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries

    Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries

    • : Cambridge, North Dumfries
    • : 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : One-on-one sessions, Phone consultation, Group sessions

    Offers services to children and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, addictions or struggling with relationships. Envisioning a healthy and resilient community where everyone has access to mental health and addiction support today to create a better tomorrow.

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  • House of Friendship

    House of Friendship

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Workshops, One-on-one sessions, Phone consultation

    House of Friendship is a Waterloo Region-based nonprofit organization that provides food, housing, addiction treatment and neighbourhood support to individuals and families. Our program that directly supports parents is our Neighbourhood program, specifically Family Outreach Program and Community Centres.

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  • Kinbridge Community Association

    Kinbridge Community Association

    • : Cambridge
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Workshops, Seminars, Online resources, Group sessions

    Kinbridge Community Association is a community-based organization that works to build capacity in the people we serve. As a grass roots organization, we strive to develop and run programs that serve the needs of our community as identified by our community.

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  • KW Habilitation

    KW Habilitation

    • : Waterloo Region
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    KW Habilitation is a local not-for-profit organization that provides a wide range of individualized services and supports to children with any special need and adults with developmental disabilities. A good life is fostered through early learning supports, respite services, residential services, community involvement and employment supports.

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  • Marillac Place

    Marillac Place

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : Birth - 6
    • : Workshops, Online resources, Group sessions

    Marillac Place provides a safe home for women ages of sixteen and up who are pregnant, who have a child in their care, or who are attempting to regain care of their child.

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  • Mayhem Management Coaching

    Mayhem Management Coaching

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Workshops, One-on-one sessions, Online resources, Online consultation, Phone consultation, Group sessions

    Offering ADHD & Executive Function Coaching For All Ages.

    As an adult with ADHD and a parent of ADHD children, Nicola has been where you are and can help you to implement change so you can move forward in a calmer and more positive way.

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  • Muslim Social Services

    Muslim Social Services

    • : Waterloo Region, Waterloo, Kitchener
    • : 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Workshops, One-on-one sessions, Online resources, Online consultation, Group sessions

    Muslim Social Services runs multiple programs throughout the entire year. These programs are available to a variety of age groups each targeting specific goals and aim to be anyone in need. At Muslim Social Services, we believe that when people feel that they belong, they will be motivated to translate their passions into action and contribute meaningfully to the betterment of their communities.

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  • Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre

    Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : Birth - 6
    • : Workshops, Online resources, Phone consultation, Group sessions

    Our Place engages all children, their families, and their support networks in learning opportunities to promote optimal development of children, healthy families, strong community and a sense of belonging. Information and resources are available for families and professionals on supporting and understanding how children learn through co-regulation, self-regulation and play in the early years.

  • Parenting Now

    Parenting Now

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Workshops, Seminars, Online resources, Online consultation, Phone consultation

    Parenting Now is a parenting education and support service provided by KW Counselling Services.

    Visit our website

  • Parents for Children's Mental Health

    Parents for Children's Mental Health

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Seminars, Online resources, Phone consultation, Group sessions

    The Family Care Centre is a resource hub for parents and caregivers of children and youth with mental illness.

    We know how hard it is for families who are navigating the mental health system while supporting their children.

    We are sharing only trusted, evidence-based information to help parents find much-needed support.

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  • Positive Discipline Ontario

    Positive Discipline Ontario

    • : Waterloo Region, Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot, Woowich
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Workshops, Seminars, One-on-one sessions, Online consultation, Group sessions

    Workshops for parents, teachers and early childhood educators in building mutually respectful relationships.
    Individual parent coach sessions for parents of tots to teens and beyond.

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  • Positive Parenting

    Positive Parenting

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Online resources

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  • Pregnancy Centre

    Pregnancy Centre

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : Birth - 6
    • : Workshops, Seminars, One-on-one sessions, Online resources, Online consultation, Home visits, Phone consultation, Group sessions

    We envision a community where every person who is pregnant or parenting in crisis has the resources and support needed to thrive and experience a hope-filled future.

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  • Project READ Literacy Network

    Project READ Literacy Network

    • : Waterloo Region, Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge
    • : Birth - 6
    • : Workshops, Online resources, Group sessions

    Our mission is to provide any adult or family in Waterloo Wellington with access to literacy training.
    Project READ Literacy Network offers programs for families. Our program Get Set Learn helps families get ready for school, and offers parents and grandparents ideas for helping children succeed in school.

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  • Region of Waterloo Home Childcare

    Region of Waterloo Home Childcare

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Online resources

    The Region of Waterloo is licensed by the Ministry of Education to run a home child care program for children from birth to age 12. Over 350 caregivers contract with us to provide quality care to more than 1,000 children in Waterloo Region.

    Visit our website

  • Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services

    Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : One-on-one sessions, Online resources, Online consultation, Home visits, Phone consultation

    As parents and caregivers, you have the most important role in the life of your child. Public Health provides information and support to help you raise a healthy child.

    Visit our website

  • Salvation Army

    Salvation Army

    • : Kitchener
    • : Birth - 6
    • : Workshops, Group sessions

    The Parent-Child Resource Centre is a branch of The Salvation Army whose mission is to strengthen families in the Waterloo Region community by offering programs that meet the practical, emotional and spiritual needs of parents, caregivers and their children.

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  • SHORE Centre

    SHORE Centre

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : One-on-one sessions, Online resources, Phone consultation, Group sessions

    Sexual Health, Options, Resources and Education - SHORE Centre - is Waterloo Region's trusted source for accurate sexual health education and confidential pregnancy options support. We are committed to creating a community that honours sexuality, diversity and choice.

    Visit our website

  • Waterloo Public Library

    Waterloo Public Library

    • : Waterloo
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Workshops, Seminars, One-on-one sessions, Online resources, Online consultation

    WPL seeks to be a transformational force in our community by supporting the development of multiple literacies. Through free and open access to resources, space, expertise and programming, WPL creates pathways to lifelong learning and community well-being.

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  • Waterloo Region Family Network

    Waterloo Region Family Network

    • : Waterloo Region
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Workshops, Seminars, One-on-one sessions, Online resources, Online consultation, Phone consultation, Group sessions

    Parent Mentoring Program, Family Resource Coach Program, School Navigation Support, Support groups, Website Events Calendar, monthly newsletter, Ask a Self-Advocate Program, Coffee Club Social Group, Workshop and Seminar Series, Family Days.

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  • Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region

    Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region

    • : Waterloo Region
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    At Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, we support women and children who are experiencing domestic violence. We operate two emergency shelters: Anselma House in Kitchener and Haven House in Cambridge. We also run a free, confidential, Outreach Program that is available to women in all cities and townships of Waterloo Region.

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  • YWCA Cambridge

    YWCA Cambridge

    • : Waterloo Region, Cambridge
    • : Birth - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 19
    • : Workshops, Seminars, Phone consultation, Group sessions

    YWCA Cambridge provides Participant-led programming, Licensed Child Care Services, and Shades Mill Summer Camps, Employment Training, Roots of Empathy, Advocacy: Using our voice to be a respected leader on issues that impact Cis and Trans Women and Girls and Non-Binary and Two-Spirit individuals in our community.

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Any agency or organization that provides services to parents and children (prenatal to school exit) 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.

 

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