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Resources and Links

Special Needs Resourcing Collaborative

The Special Needs Resourcing Collaborative provides support to Licensed Child Care Programs across Waterloo Region for children up to 12 years of age.

Children and Youth Planning Table

The Children and Youth Planning Table (CYPT) is a community-wide partnership that includes over 800 service providers, researchers, planning bodies, and funders serving children, youth, and families in Waterloo Region.

Family Compass Waterloo Region is your first step to finding community-based services and supports for parents, youth and children in Waterloo Region.

Waterloo Region Family Network

Waterloo Region Family Network is the go-to resource and trusted voice for families with special needs in Waterloo region offering personal guidance and lifelong support.


OneList is a Regional portal that grants families access to licensed child care.

Parenting Now

Parenting Now is an innovative program in Waterloo Region that is all about creating conversations among parents and other adults…such as grandparents, other family members, neighbours, teachers, coaches, friends….those who care about children and youth.

House of Friendship – Family Outreach Program

The Family Outreach Program is a neighbourhood-based program funded by the Region of Waterloo that works with families with children aged 17 and under to prevent and reduce the effects of poverty.


KidsAbility supports nearly 9,000 children and youth to reach their communication, social, physical and behavioural goals each year.


Carizon specializes in children’s mental health, youth engagement and development, family violence, individual and family counselling, credit counselling, settlement supports and collective wellness.

Early Literacy Alliance of WR

The Early Literacy Alliance of Waterloo Region aims to share information about services, programs, events, resources, and organizations which pertain to young children (birth to 6 years) and the promotion of literacy.


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