Long &McQuade Musical Instruments are proud sponsors of Music Therapy Programs in many children’s centres and hospitals across Canada. Once again they have chosen to support the Music Therapy Program at kidsLINK, through their Annual Music Therapy Fundraising Drive. Five of their stores in Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford and Woodstock helped to promote this fundraising drive and raised almost $7,500 for our program. We would like to thank Long & McQuade for their tireless efforts in helping our children heal from trauma.
Mosaic Counselling Winter Groups
Mosaic Counselling and Family Services Winter Groups are now available for registration.
Check out the groups, including a new group called Coping with Tough Times.
It’s National Family Week and We’re Launching Our New Look!
Thousands of Canadians have celebrated National Family Week every fall since 1985, when it was proclaimed an official week by the Government of Canada. “This year’s theme “Strong Families, Strong Communities” reminds us that communities are built by families and families are supported by communities,” says Carizon CEO Sue Gillespie. “What better week for Carizon to launch our new look.”
On April 1st of this year, Mosaic Counselling Family Services and kidsLINK amalgamated to form Carizon Family and Community Services, providing a comprehensive integrated approach to delivering community services. At a staff celebration on October 10th, Carizon launched its new logo. “While you’ll still see our long‐standing Mosaic and kidsLINK program logos in the community,” says Gillespie, “our new logo represents our growing ability to provide services that care for individuals and families and contribute positively to the wellness of those we serve.” The logo was designed by Matt Miller, Executive in Residence, Capacity Waterloo Region and well‐known local graphic designer. Staff focus groups were the inspiration for the new design, reflecting their themes of nature symbols that represent growth and nurturing, and circle symbols that capture the wrap‐around and responsive quality of Carizon’s programs and services. Read Press Release
kidsLINK’s ground-breaking integrated wellness approach for children and youth
“The greatest wealth is health.”
kidsLINK believes that young people have within them the power to make a positive difference to their wellness and well-being. Over the years, kidsLINK focused on emotional and mental aspects of health and enabled resilience in young people. In recent years, kidsLINK has specialized in assisting young people to choose wellness, become resilient, and grow and learn from emotional trauma. Its interventions, programs and services are now being restructured to deliberately address body, mind, spirit and environment in pursuing these positive outcomes for kids. Read About Our Integrated Approach
News and Updates
The Family Violence Project of Waterloo Region will be hosting a community event on April 6, 2014, in support of National Victims of Crime Awareness week. The event includes a memorial, children’s activities, barbeque and speeches by guest speakers. This is an opportunity for communities to honour all victims, promote victims’ rights, and to remember those impacted by […]
During this season of giving, I would like to share an important story with you about a young lady named Carlee and her mother, Beth. Carlee was a beautiful five-year-old. But, Carlee was very sad. She didn’t speak to others, she never smiled, and she was afraid to leave her mother’s side. Carlee was traumatized […]
Stories for Change