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Waterloo Region Family Network

Registered Name: Waterloo Region Family Network

Business Number: 836174052RR0001

2019 Annual Appeal

Campaign Ended Dec. 31, 2019

Please give today.

With your help, Exceptional Families can thrive. 

When Jane and her husband first learned that their son might have a disability, they felt lost, alone and overwhelmed. They didn’t know where to turn to find supports and services to help their family. They felt frustrated, unheard and all-too-often judged because of their son’s behaviour. Everything changed when they found WRFN.

Thanks to amazing donor support, Jane and her husband now feel equipped and encouraged by parents who have gone before them. When they first arrived at WRFN they were exhausted and angry. Jane and her family had fallen into a gap – a gap where they couldn’t find the right services for their family – a gap that you can help fill in our community through generous gifts.

With donor support, WRFN was able to respond to Jane’s family’s needs through various connections to community resources and by offering them programs that truly fit their needs, not the other way around.  Jane was connected with a Parent Mentor who has helped to guide and support her through the highs and lows of her journey as a parent of a child with exceptionalities.

Jane and her family have now entered a different life stage – one where she wants to give back. Jane knew right away that becoming a Parent Mentor herself was the perfect fit.

“I’m able to take everything I’ve learned on my journey so far and pass it on to someone who’s just starting out. It feels so good to be able to give back in this way.”

Jane and her family are thriving today, because of generous people – people like you – who can also make it possible for Jane to help other exceptional families thrive too.

We need your help. With your support, we can continue to provide and expand our Parent Mentor Program for Jane, the over 2200 exceptional families already in our network and others who are just starting out on their own challenging journeys.

Please donate today.

For a period of time, your gift will be matched.

Did you know…

  • $100 provides a Parent Mentor connection & support for an overwhelmed parent
  • $500 provides a school-focused educational workshop for 50 parents
  • $1000 provides monthly support groups for 40 parents for a year

Please join us! Together, we can make sure all exceptional families in our community thrive.


With appreciation and warm wishes for the holiday season,

Sue Simpson

Executive Director 

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