News & Events
"YOUTH SUMMER JAM SERIES" Referral Process-just a simple email away!
Through Youth Resilience Project funding, we are thrilled to continue to offer Youth Activities that are open to everyone. Please review the below information and share with all of your families and youth.
'To Our Future Afro-Indigenous Kin' Zine Submission Form
Are you an Afro-Indigenous person with something to say?
Call for submissions- open to Afro-Indigenous* peoples across Turtle Island or 'north america' to submit art and/or written work to include in this zine. Deadline: July 31st, 2020
The Rainbow Flag
You may have noticed the rainbow flag at the entrances to the Family and Children’s Services of Waterloo Region offices. The rainbow flag is used as a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) pride and social movements.
Register for Free PRIDE Training Starting June 29th
Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education (PRIDE) Training: is a requirement to be Licenced as a Foster Parent in Ontario as well as mandatory before you can be approved for Adoption.
We Believe Black Lives Matter.
To the Black families in our community, we are here to support you...
Bring on the Sunshine African FestivalFebruary 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 6:30amThe Rotunda at Kitchener City Hall
Immigration Partnership - A Network Training Seminar For Better Job ConnectionsFebruary 26, 2019 - 3:30pm to 6:30pmBerkley Room, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, ON
Trauma Informed Parenting Workshops on March 20thMarch 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pmCarizon Community Services Building
Free Income Tax ClinicMarch 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pmThe Family Centre - 65 Hanson Ave, Kitchener
Trauma Informed Parenting Workshops on March 27thMarch 27, 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pmCarizon Community Services Building
Free Income Tax ClinicApril 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pmThe Family Centre at 65 Hanson Ave Kitchener
Metis Nation of Ontario Sixties Scoop Engagement Session April 12-14April 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 6:00pmWestin Harbour Castle Hotel
Living with Loss – For adults grieving the death of a loved one by substance useApril 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pmThe Family Centre, 65 Hanson Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2C 2H6
2019 HockeyFestMay 11, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pmThe Aud (parking lots), 400 East Ave, Kitchener
Living with Loss – For adults grieving the death of a loved one by substance useMay 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm•The Family Centre, 65 Hanson Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2C 2H6
Metis Nation of Ontario hosts Community Kitchen - Heathy Nutrition / Cooking Traditional FoodsMay 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pmStanley Park Cooking School at Zehr's in Kitchener, 1005 Ottawa St. North
Youth Celebration Invitation - June 13th 2019June 13, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00amThe Family Centre at 65 Hanson Ave in Kitchener
Living with Loss – For adults grieving the death of a loved one by substance useJune 19, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm•The Family Centre, 65 Hanson Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2C 2H6
National Celebration of First Netions, Inuit, and Metis - All are Welcome!June 21, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pmRoyal City Park - 139 Gordon Street, Guelph
Kultrún World Music Festival July 11-14 2019July 11, 2019 - 9:00am to 6:00amVictoria Park Kitchener
Afro FestivalJuly 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 6:00pmWateroo Park
African, Black & Caribbean Network Summer BBQAugust 17, 2019 - 2:00am to 8:00amWaterloo Park
International Overdone Awareness Day - CambridgeAugust 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pmDickson Park Cambridge
LINK Picnic Festival & Family Carnival ParadeAugust 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 7:00amVictoria Park Kitchener
International Overdose Awareness Day - KitchenerAugust 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pmVictoria Park, Kitchener
Celebrating the Ethiopian New YearSeptember 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 9:00pmVictoria Park Kitchener
Workshop for Parents Supporting Children Who have Experienced Sexual HarmOctober 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pmThe Family Centre 65 Hanson Ave Kitchener
Conference 2019 - Creating a Community of Support When Grief and Trauma IntersectOctober 24, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pmThe Family Centre @ 65 Hanson
Louis Riel Day Flag RaisingNovember 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00amGuelph City Hall and Dublin Street United Church
Black Youth Self-Image and The History of African HairJune 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pmOnline - Eventbrite Registration
AGM 2019-2020 The Voice of the ChildJune 11, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pmOnline Video Meeting
Celebrating Black Dads by Carifika CanadaJune 18, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:00pmOnline Event
Caregiver Connect ChatJune 23, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:30amOn-line event
The Boy Who Harnessed the WindJune 26, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pmNetflix Watch Party
Mental Health in the Black CommunityJune 28, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pmOnline Event
Levant Soccer Club (Starts July 6, 2020 - Spots still available)July 6, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pmWaterloo Park
Virtual Incredible Kids (Ages 6-9)July 13, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:45amZoom (Monday-Friday)
MINDFUL KIDS (Ages: 6-10) Starts: July 27July 27, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:40amZoom (Monday-Thursday)
'YOU GO' YOGA YOUTH (45 minute in-person yoga session lead by Resident Yogi - Josh!!)July 27, 2020 - 7:00pm to 7:45pmAt a beautiful nature backdrop within the Region
SUMMER CULTURAL CAMP (Ages 6-12) July 29 - August 18 (FULL)July 29, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pmZoom (July 29th running to August 18th)
MID-SUMMER NIGHTS DANCE PAR-TAY! (July 30th @ 7:00 pm)July 30, 2020 - 7:00pm to 7:45pmVirtual (Zoom link will be sent to participants)
VIRTUAL INCREDIBLE KIDS (Ages: 6-9) Aug 10-14August 10, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:40amZoom (Monday-Friday)
MINDFUL KIDS (Ages: 6-10) Aug 17-20August 17, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:40amZoom (Monday-Thursday)
Safe Food Handling CertificationAugust 20, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pmOnline via Zoom
"CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS" presented by the Resilience ProjectAugust 31, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pmOn-line Via Zoom (link will be sent to all who RSVP by using the link below)
DOWNTOWN K-DUB JAVA ART WALK – September 11th @ 3:30pm - 7:30 pmSeptember 11, 2020 - 3:30pm to 7:30pmKitchener Downtown
"23rd ANNUAL BUTTERFLY RELEASE WALK TO REMEMBER"September 13, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pmLocation to be confirmed
"YOUTH MURAL PROJECT PHASE 1" presented by the Resilience ProjectSeptember 14, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pmOn-line Via Zoom and in person - Please refer to poster below for more detailed information.
CRAFTING AND SHARING OUR STORIES (Age: 14+) (Weekly on Mondays @ 6:00pm: Sep 21 - Nov 16)September 21, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pmThe Family Centre (Creative Space)