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April 3rd, 2014
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Monday, April 7, 2014   Are you looking to take up some new activities this spring? Why not try boccia ball or a golf clinic designed for people with disabilities. Click the link below for more information on how to get involved. Click here for boccia ball        Click here for golf clinics
March 31st, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014   University of Waterloo Engineering students have developed a movement therapy, exercise machine for people living with disabilities. The students designed a machine that would allow a person with paraplegia (or present similarly) move their legs by rowing.  The machine is designed for someone in a wheelchair to lift their legs onto pedals while seated in their wheelchair, adjust the position of a chest plate that will hold them in place, and then grab a bar and row.  The rowing motion causes the pedals to move, thereby moving the person’s legs. ...
March 28th, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014   Great video to remind us all that there are so many different ways to keep fit. Check out this wheelchair freestyle skateboarder for some inspiration on all the fun and exciting sports people living with disabilities can be involved in. Click here to watch the video
March 27th, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014 CANGO consulting has announced their KW Non-profit Innovation Grant, sponsored by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. The GKWCC has offered an award of $1,000 to a local non-profit agency to be used towards implementing innovation. Follow @CANGOconsulting on twitter as every new follower adds $1 to the grant ILCWR can receive. Click here to read more about the grant
March 19th, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014   It was a mission accomplished for Canada's 2014 Paralympic Team as they attained their goals of a top-3 finish in the medal standings. Canada placed 3rd with a total of 16 medals, 7 of those were gold, 2 silver and 7 bronze. Congratulations to all our athletes! Click here to read the article
March 14th, 2014
   “I love this group because it is a place where I feel supported" Alanna, has been a participant of the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region’s Youth in Transition program for 7 years and she can’t say enough about how much she loves it! You cannot miss her smile when she starts to talk about the program and all the wonderful things it has given her; friends, independence and learning. When Alanna started high school she wanted to find other youth who had disabilities to share her experiences with. Alanna said after the first session she loved it and knew she would come...
February 25th, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014 Canada's Josh Dueck has just won a gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympics. It was a golden day for Josh who competed in the sitting super combined event winning gold. This is Josh's second medal at Sochi as he also won silver in the sitting classification of the men's downhill. Canada is currently 5th in the medal standings with 11 medals. Congratulations to Josh and all the athletes competing in the Sochi Paralympics for Canada! Go Canada Go! Click here for all your up to date news on the Sochi Paralympics. 
February 24th, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014   After $51 billion, you think it would be easy for everyone to get around the Olympics, unfortunatelythat is not the case. Less than 3 weeks until the Paralympics, infrastructure around Olympic Park and its venues are not entirely barrier-free. Wheelchair access ramps at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center aren't easily visible, while stairs for walking access are steep and icy. Door frames raised from the floor are all over the venues, including doorways leading into lower seating areas and wheelchair seating at Bolshoy Ice Dome. As the world saw...
February 20th, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Are you an ALLY? Discrimination takes many forms and impacts employment and the quality of and access to our health care. Check out these great videos made by Mount Sinai to hear first-hand accounts of discrimination and explore how being an ALLY can make a difference Discrimination takes many forms and impacts our employment and the quality of and access to our health care. Watch our ten-minute videos to hear first-hand accounts of discrimination and explore how being an ALLY can make a difference. - See more at: http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/about_us/human-rights/...
February 11th, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014   It is cold out there and we are in the depths of winter. Here are some winter safety tips and information to get us all through winter.  Q. Who is responsible for snow removal at bus stops? A.   The City of Kitchener is not responsible for bus stop snow removal.  All inquiries should be directed to Grand River Transit at 519-585-7555. Q.  What can you do to get people to shovel their sidewalks? A.  City by-laws require property owners or occupants to remove snow and ice from sidewalks.  When a complaint is received staff...

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