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July 31st, 2018
Let's Make Music together!   We are piloting a new program in partnership with K-W AccessAbility. If you love music, this is the program for you.  It’s a fun afternoon filled with everyone's favourite music! We'll listen, learn to play new instruments, and create together. No previous musical experience necessary. What is Music Therapy? Almost everyone has heard about "the therapeutic power of music" - well, music therapy is done by a trained and accredited music therapist harnessing that power.  In community settings it is often used to help build relationships and...
July 20th, 2018
  There Are Exciting Things Happening at ILCWR   Join us as we celebrate ILCWR's next chapter at the 2018 Annual General Meeting.  When: Thursday, September 13th Time: Doors open at 11:00AM, Meeting runs from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM Where: Victoria Hills Community Centre (10 Chopin Drive, Kitchener) RSVP: Madison 519-571-6788 X 7425 madison@ilcwr.org   Lunch will be provided
June 14th, 2018
  On June 13, 2018, we held the 21st Tournament of Hope. Although it was a bit windy, we managed to miss the threatening thunderstorm. The event was a lot of fun and although the numbers have not yet been tallied, we are very sure that the event was a smashing success. This means we will be able to help more people in our community purchase much needed medical equipment and assistive devices.  This event would not be possible if it were not for our many sponsors and donors. We truly appreciate your generosity.    Supporting Sponsors         ...
June 4th, 2018
  Smartphones Helping People Live More Independently   Technology is moving at such a fast pace. It seems we are reading about a new gadget, device or apps daily. It’s exciting! Technology makes life easier for us in so many different ways but upon asking ILCWR consumers which technology has made the most impact on their lives a common response is “the device that has improved my quality of life the most by far is the Smartphone.” This is not surprising when you consider the social implication of smartphones alone. Increased Independence and Safety Sharon, a long time ILCWR...
April 24th, 2018
What is wellbeing and why does it matter?   Wellbeing is a measure of your quality of life and the things that are important to you. Better quality of life has been shown to result in improved physical and mental health. Wellbeing includes such things as feeling safe, feeling connected to your community and being able to participate fully in the activities you love. Your access to quality food and shelter, public transportation, the Internet, parks and the natural environment, clean water and healthcare impact your wellbeing. Your community has a role to play in your wellbeing by...
January 8th, 2018
Mayor's City Builder Award On January 7th, ILCWR’s Director of Access and Awareness, Paula Saunders, was one of five recipients of the 2017 Mayor’s City Builder Award.  This award recognizes individuals who work towards making Kitchener a better community to live in.  Paula has spent over 25 years as a member of various Waterloo Region accessibility advisory committees. She has been an integral part of ensuring that Waterloo Region’s buildings, sidewalks, parks and trails are barrier-free and can be enjoyed by everyone. Congratulations Paula, on a well-deserved award!
November 17th, 2017
  We are pleased to announce that due to the very generous donation from the Deer Ridge Golf Club the Tournament of Hope will be able to help many of the people waiting for assistance with funding for items such as: wheelchairs, walkers, lifts, ramps and much more. We wish to thank Deer Ridge and all those that participated in their September tournament for such a wonderful donation.     More information about Deer Ridge Golf Club     
November 10th, 2017
Card Making Fundraiser   A heartfelt thank you to all those that participated in our craft night. Those in attendance had the opportunity to handcraft 6 greeting cards all while donating to our Access and Awareness programs.      Stay tuned for future findraising events.   
October 23rd, 2017
Attendant Services Day October 25th 2017   ILCWR would like to thank our frontline staff for their dedication to our organization and to the consumers they support. We truly appreciate your hard work and devotion. Consumers see how amazing you are…here are some things they had to say about you:     “A joy and a blessing to have in my home” “I am extremely grateful for my Attendants. They are always dependable. Along with the physical help I receive, their visits brighten my day” “They vastly improve my quality of life.” “I have very caring Attendants” “I feel very happy with...
September 20th, 2017
Fundraising In Motion   Many thanks to the folks from Fundraising in Motion who put on a wonderful gala to support ILCWR last Saturday. It was an evening filled with marvelous food, amazing live music, a professional dance performance, great prizes, conga lines and more. Thanks also to Master of Ceremonies, Carols Benevides from 91.5 The Beat and Meg Downey for capturing the event on camera. We were pleased to have so many staff, consumers and board members there to represent ILCWR. We couldn’t do what we do without the kindness and generosity of others. Thanks to all of those who came...

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