The Waterloo Region Family Network educates, connects, and empowers families and individuals with exceptionalities by providing the tools and support required to foster relationships, and make informed decisions regarding their daily life, education, and future.
About Waterloo Region Family Network
Since 2009, WRFN has supported families of children with special needs, both with and without a diagnosis, in Waterloo Region by providing resources and facilitating meaningful connections in all life stages. As a peer-developed and peer-driven network, WRFN is uniquely able to understand how to serve the needs of exceptional families, so that they can thrive.
Our vision is that all individuals in our community with special needs, and their families, are empowered to make educated decisions about their lives.
What People Are Saying
"The fact that there are no prescriptive eligibility criteria is really helpful. I know I can refer any family member to the WRFN and that they will be well served."
— Partner Organization Staff
"Knowing you are not alone, that there is someone who knows what you are going through and who can support you makes all the difference in the world."
— WRFN Family
"The Waterloo Region Family Network is so well respected and so well connected. This helps when sharing the family perspective with those who are in a position to make change."
— WRFN Family
"I like Coffee Club because it's a fun place to go where no one judges you!"
— Coffee Club participant