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National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day) 2022

Friday, September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and also Orange Shirt Day. The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well…

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Outline of a genderless face with a leaf growing where the brain would be.
Implications for Settler Peoples

Wellbeing WR has provided the opportunity for network collaborators to participate in St. Paul’s course; Reconciliation: Implications for Settler Peoples. Read about how this course has impacted people’s lives and their own journey to reconciliation!

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Creative Day for Social Good

In October 2021, we had the opportunity to be part of Creative Day for Social Good (CD4SG) hosted by HIM&HER Conestoga College for support and guidance.From the help of this team,…

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Sprouts coming from the soil in different growth stages
Indigenous Educational Resources

The Journey to Reconciliation includes ongoing learning, reflecting, and practicing in your own life. To assist with the learning, here is a guide to educational web pages, reports and organizations…

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Shoes on the stairs of a residential school to honour the children who died in the Canadian Residential School system
Wellbeing Waterloo Region statement on Kamloops Residential School burial site

June 1, 2021 Wellbeing Waterloo Region is heartbroken to hear the news from British Columbia – where the buried remains of 215 children were found at the Kamloops Residential School. Residential…

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Connecting the Community Through Resilience and Hope: Video Clip

Wellbeing Waterloo Region is a community collaborative to improve the wellbeing of residents in Waterloo Region. In 2020, our community faced significant challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. By connecting…

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Wellbeing Waterloo Region Events Happening in March

Wellbeing Waterloo Region is hosting a series of events this March. These events have a theme of resilience leading to hope. This past year has been difficult, and our community…

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Chinese New Year

Friday, February 12, 2021 is the Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year. Also known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year marks the transition into a new lunar calendar…

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Finding Hope Social Media Poster
Finding Hope Posters

On this page, you will find the Finding Hope poster artwork translated into the top languages spoken in Waterloo Region (In no particular order). Feel free to download, colour, and…

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Sharing Hope on Social Media

This post includes elements from the Finding Hope movement that can be used or adapted across social media platforms however you would like. Be sure to use the hashtag #FindingHopeWWR…

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WWR Prompt for Discussion on Inequities Emerging During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We have seen the devastating impacts of inequity, injustice, and racism on Black and Indigenous peoples both around the world and in our own communities. Wellbeing Waterloo Region recognizes that…

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Resources for Learning About anti-Black Racism

A catalogue of learning resources on the topic of anti-Black racism and allyship.

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