kidsLink 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 […]

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time once again to think of those who will be struggling at what should be a joyful time.  Our Spirit of Giving team is preparing to put Christmas packages together for clients at  Carizon Family and Community Services who do not have other means of support.  This often […]

A few of the  groups at Mosaic Counselling are now accepting registrations for their winter sessions.  The two programs available for registration at this time are Empowering Seniors and Taming Your Anger.  Go to the Group Counselling tab at for more information.

This month, two social service agencies are putting their heads, finances and people together to form one: Carizon Family and Community Services. Carizon is the amalgamation of Mosaic Counselling and Family Services and kidsLINK. Even though the merger officially took place in April, all the finishing touches, including a re-branding and a staff celebratory launch are happening now, during National Family Week. With programs ranging […]

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 […]

Join Grand River Hospital on Wednesday, October 9th from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm at KCI Auditorium (787 King St W, Kitchener) to hear Margaret Trudeau’s candid keynote about her life experiences, challenges she has faced being in the public eye and how she came to overcome bipolar disorder.  Our Front Door staff will have a […]

September 9th is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day.  Be informed… Learn It, Live It, Leave It. There is NO safe time, No safe amount, No safe kind of alcohol to drink during pregnancy.

This year, the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention is pleased to be partnering with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to promote World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), held on September 10, 2013.  Building on the international theme of “Stigma: A Major Barrier to Suicide Prevention”, Canada  will be focusing this year’s theme on Hope and […]

April 21 to 27 is National Volunteer Week.  This is a time for us to thank and honour our volunteers for their contributions to our community.  Just imagine the number of community programs that would not exist without the support of volunteers.  At kidsLINK, volunteers share their energy, enthusiasm and experience with the children, youth […]