Past Events

On Thursday June 14, 2018, join us in celebrating a community where everyone belongs.

6th annual Count Me In March

Family-friendly activities, inspirational speakers, entertainment, snacks and refreshments, and a community march with all the festivities starting and finishing at Kitchener City Hall.


To RSVP: click here to join the event page or email Becky at

Join us at our annual Count Me !n March to celebrate a community where everyone belongs. March to the beat of Gerima Harvey down King St in Kitchener, and hear what we're doing for inclusion right here in Waterloo Region from our inspirational speakers, as well as the Buddy Choir!

Have your face painted by Busy Bees Parties, snap fun pictures in Flashpoint Photobooth, and have a caricature sketched by Jordan Comely. Join a musical drum circle and create your own button at Sadie's Place creative button making station.

Enjoy tasty snacks from Double Double Pizza & Chicken,Queen Street Commons Café, Nova Era Bakery, and J&P Grocery.

If you have any questions about the Count Me In March, please contact Becky Klokoff at or 519-741-0190 ext. 268 or Kerry Cressman at or 519-741-0190 ext. 291.

The event kicks off at 5pm, with a community March that will start and end at Kitchener City Hall (200 King St. W., Kitchener). Parking is available for free below City Hall (off of Young St.).

With support from: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, City of KitchenerKitchener Downtown BIA, City of WaterlooFlashpoint Photobooth, and Cowan Insurance Group.


T-shirts are now available!

I Choose Dignity t-shirts are available once again!

Now accepting pre-orders. Please purchase through the PayPal buttons below and pick up before June 13th, from Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (91 Moore Ave., Kitchener) between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you cannot pick up your t-shirt before June 13th, please contact to arrange a different pickup time.

T-shirts may NOT be available at the Count Me In! March. While quantities last. T-shirts may be purchased with cash or cheque at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region.


$20 - Adult t-shirts are available in unisex (round neck) and ladies (v-neck) sizings. Sizes range from SMALL to XXLARGE. Please select your sizing from the Paypal drop down and pickup at our office.


$15 - Youth t-shirts are available in sizes SMALL to XLARGE. Please select your sizing from the Paypal drop down and pickup at our office.

Youth Sizes

Workshops and Training

I Choose Dignity in the Classroom
Grades 1-3

Over the five week worksop (one hour/sessions), four staff from Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region conduct the “I Choose Dignity” workshop in primary age classrooms. The program consists of five individual sessions covering topics related to inclusion, gifts/abilities and celebration. Each session is built upon lessons learned from previous weeks, and offered engaging activities to teach students about dignity.

Week 1: Dignity

Week 2: Gifts

Week 3: Don’t Dis my Ability!
Week 4: Celebrating Differences & Being an Ally

Week 5: We All Matter!

Click here for more workshop details

For more information about this wonderful and interactive workshop please contact Kim Sproul at 519-741-0190 x247 or

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