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Farewell from Leslie Josling

posted by Leslie Josling

Leading up to my departure from KW Counselling Services (KWCS), I’ve been clearing out the massive filling cabinets in my office. They are full, not only of memories of my time here, but also of documents dating back to 1950, created under three executive directors over the course of almost 70 years.  This exercise offers fertile ground for reflection and meaning making, as I weigh in on which documents created by Alvis Stayt, Bernard Porlier, and myself are still worth keeping.  This has given me a chance to reflect on our legacy and our place in history; which of our actions as leaders stands the test of time? When future executive directors are cleaning out the files from 2006-2018, decades from now, how will they view our efforts? Will they be struck by how much has remained the same?  Will they be impressed by our clinical interventions, parenting education, and community development? Or will they be dismayed at our limited understanding of brain science, mental health treatment and inclusivity? What, if anything, will inspire and give them a sense of purpose? 

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TBT – New Executive Director

posted by Scott Williams

As we prepare to say goodbye to our Executive Director, Leslie Josling, I thought it would be appropriate to look back at the beginning of her time here in 2006. Here is a brief article by Frank Etherington in The Record (click on the image to enlarge):

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Farewell to Leslie Josling

posted by Scott Williams

Leslie Josling’s last day with us as our Executive Director is October 1, 2018. Our Board of Directors is hosting a wine and cheese to bid Leslie farewell. Please join us on Thursday September 13th. Feel free to stop by any time between 6 and 7:30pm. We’ll be in Grand River Room B at the Delta Waterloo (110 Erb St W, Waterloo, ON N2L 0C6).

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Leslie Josling’s Resignation

posted by Paul Rossi

In the 68 year history of KW Counselling Services, we have been fortunate to have had three incredible executive directors steering the agency. Alvis P. Stayt served as Executive Director from 1950-1975 and was succeeded by Bernard Porlier from 1976-2006.  In 2006, we welcomed Leslie Josling to the agency as our new Executive Director. Now, it is with mixed feelings that I have to announce that Leslie Josling has accepted the position of Executive Director at Family Counselling Centre of Brant.  Leslie’s last day with us will be October 1, 2018.

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The Pride Flag

posted by Scott Williams

The Rainbow Flag or Pride Flag has been in the local news quite a bit lately.  In June 2017, our partners at the WRDSB decided to fly the Pride Flag at all of their schools to celebrate Pride Month.  A few flags were vandalized or stolen and the flags triggered many discussions between those who applauded the action and those who opposed it.  This month, Harold Albrecht MP made a statement that Pride flags should not have flown on the same masts as Canadian flags.  At some schools this happened because the school only had one flag pole.

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#TBT October 1956

posted by Scott Williams

Back in 1956 we were known as The KW Family Service Bureau. Our name may have changed but our services are still family-focused and attachment-based.

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#TBT Barnraiser Award

posted by Scott Williams

For today’s Throwback Thursday we go back to January 20, 2011 when KW Counselling Services was presented with the Waterloo Region Record’s Barnraiser Award!

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