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Not Another Gala 2020 Update

Not Another Gala 2020 Update

It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to cancel this year’s Not Another Gala event. We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and abroad. Our focus now is on supporting our newcomer families during this extraordinary time, joining the...

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Responding to COVID-19

Responding to COVID-19

MARCH 19 UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of keeping our clients and employees as safe as possible, we are temporarily closing our office at 675 Queen Street effective March 20 until further notice. We believe it to be critical for us all to...

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Fall Newsletter: This season, we’re gaining momentum

Fall Newsletter: This season, we’re gaining momentum

Fall is a time for getting back into the swing of things. Gaining momentum after taking a pause for the summer. This season, we are launching forward by asking What moves you?

With a federal election around the corner, it’s a good time to reflect on what matters to you and your community. How do your actions and choices get us closer to a welcoming and connected community? The kind we all want to live in?

We spoke to various individuals about what moves them to strive for a more inclusive Waterloo Region.

In this newsletter,

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Summer Newsletter: Who are our newest neighbours?

Our Summer Newsletter is here! Read our Manager of Community Engagement's reflection: World Refugee Day - a time to practice empathy Interns Contribute to our thriving community: hear about their experiences Meet our volunteer Award winners I am your neighbour photo...

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Documenting new beginnings, one portrait at a time

Documenting new beginnings, one portrait at a time

The Great Canadian Family Portrait project offers newly arrived government assisted refugees their first professional photo in their new home - Waterloo Region. A collaboration between photographer Brian Limoyo and Reception House, the project helps document new...

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Fall Newsletter – New approaches to old problems

Our Fall newsletter is out! In this issue: New approaches to employment - We've launched the "Working Together Employment Project" Play and Parenting - Easing the transition through art and play The Great Canadian Family Portrait Project - the book is out! Ride for...

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That’s a wrap! Not Another Gala lives up to it’s name

That’s a wrap! Not Another Gala lives up to it’s name

Can you believe a month has flown by since our annual fundraiser at Victoria Park Pavilion? Not Another Gala – Encore! was a celebration of the rich cultures and stories of those who came through Reception House as refugees, and are now becoming our neighbours. Over...

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