As of September 2022: Please note that the Inclusion Workshop and Understanding Conflict & Communication are being held virtually during this time.
Emergency First Aid/CPR, Safe Management and Sex Talks will take place in person.
Exploring Interests in Community is currently on hold. 
Please visit our COVID-19 page for updates.

Exploring Interests in Community

This workshop is for those who want to be involved in their community, but are not sure where to start. In this interactive training, you will be talking about and identifying your interests and how to find resources in the community that support them. You will plan your goals in manageable steps and you will leave with the beginnings of an action plan.

This opportunity is available to everyone who has a desire to discover our community, whether you’re new to Waterloo Region, new to direct support work or if you’re curious about what our community has to offer.

This workshop is led by qualified facilitators with lived experience and is open to all community members.


Lindsay Malec – Workshop Facilitator and Direct Support Person
Kieran Dykstra – Workshop Facilitator


Board Room – Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region: 91 Moore Ave., Kitchener N2H 3S4

Note: If you are entering the building outside of regular office hours (Monday-Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm), please ring the doorbell to the left of the door closest to the parking lot, and we will come to let you in.


Online: please fill out the form in the sidebar to the right.
In person: please call our office at 519-741-0190 or visit 91 Moore Ave. Kitchener, N2H 3S4.

Please read this important Training Information sheet before registering.

Cost: Free

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is geared towards an adult audience, where the support person and the person being served collaborate. It is designed for Direct Support People, people over the age of 14 living with a disability and their families, staff members and community members.