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February 24th, 2020

POSTPONED: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 2020 DSP Conference

Important Notice

After careful consideration, we have made the decision to postpone our 2020 DSP Conference, Cultivating community: Helping you grow to help others belong, that was scheduled for April 17 and 18, 2020.
This decision was made for the health and safety of conference attendees and workshop speakers and is based on recommendations from Region of Waterloo Public Health and the Ministry of Health.
It is our hope to hold the conference at a later date when the situation has improved. All conference registrants have been contacted via email.

Join us for Cultivating community: Helping you grow to help others belong, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region.

At this two-day conference, you will learn about what anti-oppression is and the skills to address inequities, inaccessibility, and discrimination before they develop into major conflicts.
You will also gain the tools and knowledge to help people who are vulnerable to social exclusion through person-centered support and community building. Recognizing the gifts and capacities of all people, CCLD (Citizen-Centered Leadership Development) offers a refreshingly thoughtful framework and strategies for supporting full and active participation in community life for people living with a disability.  
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Event Details

Friday April 17, 2020, 9am-4pm
Saturday April 18, 2020, 9am-4pm

Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre
(700 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge ON, N3H 5L8)

Download the conference flyer

The conference is open to Direct Support People, family members, agencies and community members.

Stay at Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre

If you’re coming from out of town or need to stay the night, a limited number of rooms have been blocked off at the hotel for conference attendees.

The room rate is $129 (plus taxes) and includes a hot breakfast for up to two people.

Please call the hotel directly to book at 519-622-1505. The deadline to book is March 17, 2020.

Registration Information

Registration Fees:
(includes light refreshments and lunch)
Community Members, Agencies and Family Members – $250
EAFWR Employees (Staff and Direct Support People)FREE
  • Note: This is a free professional development opportunity for those working at EAFWR (office staff and Direct Support People). You will also be paid the training rate for your time.