Connecting our WRDSB families to their Community Resources.

Support for families from the Ontario Ministry of Education

About support for families

While schools and child care centres are closed, parents can apply for direct funding to offset the cost of buying materials to support their children’s learning, while they practice self-isolation and physical distancing.

Apply Online

Eligible parents will receive a one-time per child payment of:

  • $200 for children aged 0 to 12
  • $250 for children or youth aged 0 to 21 with special needs

This funding can help parents with the costs of workbooks, educational apps, educational subscription services, movies and other tools to support learning at home.

Parents refers to parents, guardians, and caregivers.

Community Services

211 Ontario (Community and Social Services Help Line)
Call: 2-1-1
Toll-free: 1-877-330-3213
TTY: 1-888-340-1001
Website: 211ontario.ca

Carizon Family and Community Services
400 Queen Street South
Kitchener, ON N2G 1W7
Phone: 519-743-6333
Email: info@carizon.ca
Website: carizon.ca

Front Door
1770 King Street East, Suite 1
Kitchener, ON N2G 2P1
Phone: 519-749-2932
Website: frontdoormentalhealth.com

House of Friendship
51 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON N2G 2P3
Phone: 519-742-8327
Email: admin@houseoffriendship.org
Website: houseoffriendship.org

KW Counselling Services
480 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON N2G 4K5
Phone: 519-884-0000
Website: kwcounselling.com

Langs Farm Village Association
1145 Concession Road,
Cambridge, ON N3H 4L5
Phone: 519-653-1470
Email: info@langs.org
Website: langs.org

OK2BME – Support for LGBTQ Youth
KW Counselling Services
480 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON N2G 4K5
Phone: 519-884-0000
Email: ok2bme@kwcounselling.com
Website: ok2bme.ca

Ray of Hope
659 King St. East, Suite 230
Kitchener, ON N2G 2M4
Phone: 519-578-8018
Email: info@rayofhope.net
Website: rayofhope.net

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
300-151 Frederick Street
Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2
24-hour support: 519-741-8633
Office: 519-571-0121
Email: info@sascwr.org
Website: sascwr.org

United Way Waterloo Region Communities
Phone: 519-888-6100
Email: info@uwaywrc.ca
Website: uwaywrc.ca

Waterloo Regional Police Service
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: 519-570-9777
TTY: 1-888-420-1777
Website: wrps.on.ca

Headquarters
200 Maple Grove Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R7

Central Division
134 Frederick Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 4G3
Superintendent: Chris Goss
Phone: 519-570-9777 ext. 4499

South Division
176 Hespeler Road
Cambridge, ON N1R 6V7
Superintendent: Shirley Hilton
Phone: 519-650-8500 ext. 2299

North Division
45 Columbia Street East
Waterloo, ON N2J 4N7
Superintendent: Daryl Goetz
Phone: 519-650-8500 ext. 6399

Rural Division
13 Industrial Drive
Elmira, ON N3B 2Y3
Phone: 519-570-9777 ext. 8133

Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
310 2222 (in Ontario without dialing an area code)
Toll-free: 1-888-883-3313
TTY: 519-883-5589
Emergency: 9-1-1
Website: waterloowellingtonlhin.on.ca

Waterloo Location
141 Weber Street South
Waterloo, ON N2J 2A9

Cambridge Location
73 Water Street North, Suite 501
Cambridge, ON N1R 7L6

Wilmot Family Resource Centre
175 Waterloo Street, Unit 1
New Hamburg, ON N3A 1S3
Phone: 519-662-2731
Website: wilmotfamilyresourcecentre.wordpress.com

Food

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
50 Alpine Court
Kitchener, ON N2E 2M7
Phone: 519-743-5576
Website: thefoodbank.ca

Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank
54 Ainslie Street South
Cambridge, ON N1R 3K3
Phone: 519-622-6550
Website: cambridgefoodbank.org

Nutrition for Learning
2-495 Waydom Drive
Ayr, ON N0B 1E0
Phone: 519-624-5744
Email: info@nutritionforlearning.ca
Website: nutritionforlearning.ca

Food4Kids Waterloo Region
200 David Bergey Drive
Kitchener, ON N2E 3Y4
Phone: 519-576-3443
Email: ksoberle@food4kidswr.ca
Website: food4kidswr.ca

Hosptials

Cambridge Memorial Hospital
700 Coronation Boulevard
Cambridge, ON N1R 3G2
Emergency: 9-1-1
Phone: 519-621-2330
Website: cmh.org

Grand River Hospital
835 King Street West
Kitchener, ON N2G 4K9
Emergency: 9-1-1
Phone: 519-742-3611
Website: grhosp.on.ca

St. Mary’s General Hospital
911 Queen’s Boulevard
Kitchener, ON N2M 1B2
Emergency: 9-1-1
Phone: 519-744-3311
Website: smgh.ca

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