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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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#TBT A New Home

posted by Scott Williams

For today’s Throwback Thursday we go back to December 30, 2004 when The Record published this article about the construction of our current home at 480 Charles Street, East in Kitchener.

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Alvis P. Stayt

posted by Scott Williams

Each year International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Make it Happen.” The day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and also advocate for greater equality. Today, we happily #PaintItPurple in support of the work of women and women’s rights.

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Lyle’s Place

posted by Scott Williams

Today, on what would have been Lyle’s 93rd birthday, we remember the legacy of Lyle S. Hallman.

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