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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Family & Child Centered: Family and children are the centre of our work


Putting family and children at the centre of services means:


  • Families are driving the decisions
  • Recognizing power and privilege inherent in service delivery
  • Empowering families and communities
  • Giving every child  opportunities for quality learning and connections to caring adults
  • Using preventative and proactive approaches
  • Providing help at the earliest stage possible
  • Having flexible supports during wait times and as long as needed
  • Recognizing the impact of family and community
  • Supporting families to overcome barriers
  • Ensuring services are accessible