Debbie Engel
Director, Community Services, Carizon Family and Community Services
400 Queen St. S.
Kitchener, ON
N2G 1W7

T 519-741-1122 ext. 222

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Barb Cardow
Director, Children's Services
99 Regina Street South
Waterloo, Ontario
N2J 4G6

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Informed: Evidence informed research that fits

within our current community and cultural contexts


Our work is informed by evidence that suggests we collectively:


  • Focus on people's strengths
  • Strive to understand diverse populations
  • Use a Trauma Informed Lens
  • Use Decolonizing and Anti-Oppressive approaches
  • Recognize the impact of the Social Determinants of Health
  • Acknowledge prenatal and the Early Years as the foundation for human development
  • Consider an Attachment Lens throughout the lifespan
  • Strive to understand our personal and professional biases
  • Use self-reflection to improve practice
  • Build on the successes of others