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On Thursday June 8, 2017, join us in celebrating a community where everyone belongs.

5th Annual Count Me In March - A Disability Pride Event

Family-friendly activities, inspirational speakers, entertainment, snacks and refreshments, and a community march.

Join Sam the dancing barista, Ryan's "Start Living Acceptance" Initiative Ryan McTavish, KW Glee's Hit Parade and more in celebrating a community where everyone belongs. March to the beat of Gerima Harvey, and hear what we're doing for inclusion right here in Waterloo Region from Sarah Bacon and Jeff Heer, as well as the Buddy Choir! 

Have your face painted by Busy Bees Parties, snap fun pictures inFlashpoint Photobooth, and have a caricature sketched by Jordan Comely.

Enjoy tasty snacks from The Berlin, Double Double Pizza & Chicken,Queen Street Commons Café, R'chyees Frozen Yogurt, Unity Baking, J&P Grocery and Martin's Apples. 
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, thanks to Armitage Technology Group, below City Hall (off of Young St.).  

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With support from: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, Downtown Kitchener BIA, SorbaraLaw | Sorbara, Schumacher, McCann LLP, Faisal Susiwala - Remax, TriCities Realty Inc., Armitage Technology Group Inc., Wentworth Financial, R'chyees Frozen Yogurt, Flashpoint Photobooth,Community Living Toronto, and Martin's Family Fruit Farm

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Questions or not on Facebook but want to RSVP? Contact Becky at or 519-741-0190 ext 268

T-shirts are now available! 

I Choose Dignity t-shirts are available this year! And they're purple!

Now accepting pre-orders. Please purchase through the PayPal buttons below and pickup before June 8th, from Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (91 Moore Ave., Kitchener). If you cannot pickup your t-shirt before June 8th, 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 in cash 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 BEFORE June 8th.


$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 BEFORE June 8th.

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!

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

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