kidsLink News and Updates
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 [...]
Parents for Children’s Mental Health – Waterloo Region is holding a Silent Auction to raise funds to continue their vital work helping other parents advocate for their children with mental health issues. Auction Location: Conestoga Mall, Waterloo, ON (near Winners) Date: May 11, 2013 Time: from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm There are numerous items [...]
Ruth Buczynski states, “I cannot understate the importance of making social connections after a trauma. Just by making that contact – human to human – we can change the course of healing.” We often look to heal the physical impacts of an event. We must remember the emotional is just as important for healing and [...]
Mosaic Counselling and Family Services and kidsLINK (Notre Dame of St. Agatha Inc.) are pleased to announce today the amalgamation of these two long-standing and successful social and mental health service leaders. The Ministry of Government Services has approved the incorporation of the new organization that will operate as Carizon Family and Community Services as [...]
WHAT DO YOU GET when you have seven city buses filled with 350 people visiting 21 local restaurants? It’s called the Gourmet Trail, and it’s an eight-hour fundraiser for kidsLINK. For those attending, it’s a chance to pamper the palette. But for those organizing the event, it can be quite a plateful. The event takes nine [...]
Senseless events leave us wondering how to best protect our children from exposure to tragedies, and how to answer their questions and reassure them. Filter Be mindful of having the news or video/audio playing while children are around. In fact, it’s best to avoid the news channels and radio while children are within earshot. Even [...]
On October 5, 2012, kidsLINK bids adieu to Sonia Pouyat. Since Sonia stepped in as CEO in 1994, kidsLINK has gone through many changes while remaining firmly rooted in the belief that children have the ability within to choose wellness. And with faith, hope, and love, it is possible. Sonia sits down to answer a few [...]
Parents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH – Waterloo) has a number of events happening in November. They are looking for used books for their annual fundraising event being held on November 24th at The Church of St. John the Evangelist, 23 Water St. North, Kitchener, from 9 am to 3 pm. It will also be held [...]
Magdalena Stopinski received the Health & Wellness Award for her work promoting healthy lifestyles in youth and children, particularly through her job at kidsLINK, an organization that helps children and youth with social, emotional or mental heath challenges. Magdalena is a Child and Family Therapist, working with some of the most challenging children at kidsLINK. [...]
On this day we remind all women that there is no safe time, no safe amount and no safe kind of alcohol consumption in pregnancy. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the term used to describe the range of permanent birth defects caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Alcohol crosses the placenta and interferes with [...]
- kidsLINK Thanks Our Volunteers
- Children's Mental Health Week Silent Auction Fund Raiser
- Trauma Therapy in the Wake of a Tragedy by NICABM's Ruth Buczynski, PhD.
- Merger strengthens ability for social and mental health service delivery to Waterloo Region!
- Tasty Fundraising - kidsLINK invites guests to board the buses for 15th round of Gourmet Trail