Back by popular demand, Wilmot Family Resource Centre is offering full-day summer camps and free pop-up camps throughout July and August this year. Targeted towards kids in SK to Grade 6, each week will feature exciting themes. 

Summer day camp will be offered every week throughout July and August at the New Hamburg Community Centre on Jacob Street, from 8AM to 5:30PM. There is a fee for these camps. 

In addition to full-day camp, there will be FREE outdoor pop-up camps held each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM. The pop-up camps will travel to different parks throughout Wilmot township, including Mannheim, St. Agatha, New Hamburg, Baden, and New Dundee. 

Through fun, hands-on, themes, all camps will focus on building compassion, empathy, and resilience in children.  

Pre-registration is required for all summer camps. 

If you would like more information, please email, call 519-662-2731, or visit

Lambert Group partners with WFRC to provide hockey equipment and funds

Thanks to the generosity of Jon Lambert and the Lambert Group, we’re very excited to be able to offer kids hockey equipment and funds to play hockey for families in need this year. The Lambert Group Hockey Sponsorship Program is a newly created program where we have the opportunity to give back to the community and assist in supporting kids who can’t otherwise afford to play!

You can read Jon Lambert’s story about his personal experience here, where he talks about the challenges his family faced paying for hockey when he was growing up, and why it’s important to him to pass the assistance on so that more children can play hockey.

Those interested in receiving assistance to play hockey, please contact Wilmot Family Resource Centre either by phone (519.662.2731) or email:

Abuse is more than just hitting

November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which was created in response to the difficulty in discussing issues of family violence and intimate partner violence in our community. The goal of Domestic Violence Awareness Month is to raise awareness of the importance of this issue and to reduce the stigma faced by survivors of domestic violence.

However, it’s also important to talk about what sort of behavior constitutes abuse. Stereotypically, there is the tendency to think of domestic violence as being physical. However, abuse can take a variety of forms, and can look like things we don’t necessarily think about or expect. So what exactly is abuse?

Abuse is about intimidation and control. It comes in many forms, including:


Physical Abuse:

  • Hitting, kicking, poking, pushing, biting, pulling hair, or any other unwanted touch
  • Threatening to harm you or your children; once there has been a threat, fear is always present

Sexual Abuse: Any unwanted touch or comment that is sexual in nature.

Verbal Abuse: Name calling, insults, ridicule, humiliation, put-downs

Emotional Abuse:

  • Is more subtle than verbal abuse, but more damaging
  • Implied messages that you are not good enough, important, competent, intelligent, or loveable
  • Suggestions that there is something wrong with you and that you have no value

Financial Abuse:

  • Control of another person’s money and economic resources
  • Refusal to allow any input and control about how and where money is spent
  • Refusal to give money needed for personal necessitites
  • Refusal to let the other person know about their finances
  • Demands that the other person hand over their paycheque without explaining where that money is going.

If you are experiencing any form of abuse and would like help, contact Teresa –

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – a chance to highlight the ongoing issues of intimate partner and family violence in our community. The stigma against survivors of domestic violence keeps many victims from speaking out or seeking help, which is why it’s important to raise awareness of just how prevalent this issue is.

Here are some basic things to consider when looking at domestic violence in Ontario and in Waterloo Region:

And of course, all of this is only scratching the surface of the issue. If you would like to learn more about how domestic violence affects our communities, you can read more here.

If you are someone who is experiencing any form of abuse – emotional, physical, sexual, or financial – we can help. Contact our office and ask to speak with Teresa, or email

How to subscribe to our events using Google Calendar

As part of our ongoing website renovations, we’ve added a new Google Calendar to our website, so that interested community members can get accurate information about our scheduled programs and events when they need it. However, a handy feature of the Google Calendar is that you can subscribe to our calendar to get reminders of our events sent to your phone or email! It only takes a minute to set up, and requires that you have a Gmail account or that you are using an Android phone.

Getting Started

First, either log in to your Google account (on desktop) or unlock your Android phone. Then go to our calendar page. At the bottom of the calendar is a button that says +Google Calendar.

After you click the button, you’ll get a pop-up that looks like this, which will give you the ability to choose which of our events you want to subscribe to:

After you’ve subscribed to one or both of our calendars, our events will show up in your Google Calendar. However, if you’re looking at your calendar and want to hide our events from the display, you can click the downward arrow next to Agency Programs to bring up this menu, then select Hide this calendar from the list.

Happy scheduling!

October Speech and Language Screening

Hello Parents and Caregivers,

Are you wondering about your preschool child’s speech and language development? A speech-language pathologist form KidsAbility will be available to provide brief screenings of early communication skills and can answer your questions. Kailey will be available Wednesday, October 25 at our New Hamburg Drop In at WFRC.

Each appointment is approximately 30 min. long and currently there are 3 spots available…9:45, 10:15 and 10:45am. Children are eligible for screening up until the January of the year they are attending JK. If you wish to schedule an appointment you can do so by contacting heather via email or phone: 519.662.2731.

Please feel free to share, as this is open to any child fitting the age criteria in Wilmot Township and Wellesley.

Speech Language poster


Thank you to our Poor Boy donors and sponsors!

We extend our gratefulness and appreciation to our community, our sponsors, our donors, and our volunteers for their support of the 23rd Annual Poor Boy’s Luncheon, which served nearly 700 meals and raised more than $34,000!

Platinum -$1,500

  • Brick & Co Restorations Ltd.
  • Cook’s Pharmacy
  • New Hamburg Lions Club
  • Pestell Group
  • TLC Pet Food

Gold – $1,000 

  • Expressway Motors Ltd.
  • Bikefest In July
  • Darryl & Colleen Huras & Family
  • Systems Plus
  • Tri City Materials Ltd.

 Silver – $500

  • ACI Alloy Casting Industries Ltd.
  • B-W Feed & Seed Ltd.
  • Charles Seebach CA Professional Corporation
  • Coleman Equipment Inc.
  • Heart of The Matter Professional Organizing Inc.
  • Jantzi Electric Inc.
  • Jon Witzel Contracting Ltd.
  • Josslin Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • KLT Wealth Management — Joe Figliomeni
  • Nachurs Alpine Solutions Inc.
  • Optimist Club of New Hamburg
  • Ed & Trisha Spethmann
  • Rotary Wilmot
  • SAF Drives Inc.
  • Zehr Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • Century Group Financial Solutions Inc.
  • N W Roofing of New Hamburg

Bronze -$250

  • Dwane & Lori Arnott
  • Baden Feed & Supply Ltd.
  • Cress-Ridge Machine Inc.
  • Dolman Eyecare Centre
  • Erb Transport
  • Finney’s Auto Service
  • Footwear Resources Group
  • Herrle’s Country Farm Market Ltd.
  • Hillcrest Services Ltd.
  • Kindred Credit Union
  • Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc.
  • Mark Jutzi Funeral Home Ltd.
  • Martin Counselling and Mediation Inc.
  • McDougall & Co., Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Murray Leis Construction Inc.
  • New Hamburg Dental Group
  • New Hamburg Home Hardware
  • Nith Valley Construction Ltd.
  • Nith Valley Family Practice
  • Oak Grove Cheese Factory
  • OK Tire Baden (AC Tires Sales and Service Inc.)
  • Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd.
  • Peter Roe
  • RJ Trucks
  • Randell K. Thomson, BA, LLB, Barrister and Solicitor
  • Realty Executives Complete Properties Inc.
  • Riverside Brass & Aluminum Foundry Ltd.
  • Ritz Printing
  • Robert V. Bender CPA, CA
  • Rudy Held Performance Centre
  • Ten Thousand Villages
  • Wal-Dor Industries Ltd.
  • Zimmer Dentistry

Other Supporters

  • Baden Dental Clinic
  • Barry Bender Excavating
  • Owen Cook
  • CNC Variety & Gas
  • Rodney & Beverly Cober
  • Flood’s Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
  • Focus Computers Inc.
  • Genfoot Inc. (New Hamburg Felt Co.)
  • Donna M. Hartzler
  • Imagine Travel Inc.
  • Boshart Construction
  • Jake & Humphreys’ Bistro
  • John Bear Buick Chevrolet GMC Ltd.
  • Danny Miller
  • Massel’s Marine
  • Mary Musselman
  • New Hamburg Chiropractic – Dr. Rod Stubel
  • New Hamburg OfficePro
  • New Hamburg Veterinary  Clinic
  • Paul D. Snyder Concrete Breaking Ltd.
  • Pauline J. Yantzi Corporation
  • Pfenning’s Organic Vegetables Inc.
  • Physiotherapy Alliance
  • Poole Electric Ltd.
  • ReNu Health & Wellness
  • William & Kathryn Ritz
  • Bruce Schumm
  • Doug Steinmann
  • Town Pantry Health Food Store
  • TLC Pet Food
  • Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School for ‘Hugs’

Event Donors

  • Baden Coffee Company
  • Colour Paradise Greenhouses
  • Josslin Insurance
  • MacKay’s No Frills
  • New Hamburg Sobeys
  • Piller’s Fine Foods
  • Wellesley Apple Products

MUSIC was generously provided by John Wiebe – Many Streams Music,

If we missed anyone, please accept our apologies.

Relaunch of Cooking with Kids!

Registration is now open for the relaunch of our popular program Cooking With Kids! Cooking with Kids is an 8 week program starting October 2nd for children 2.5 – 4 years old, in which kids will get to make and eat a tasty creation. Parents must remain on-site, but are welcome to play with siblings in our drop-in area.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Cost to register is $10 for the whole program.

When: 10:00-11:30 am, October 2nd – November 27th

Where: Wilmot Family Resource Centre, 175 Waterloo Street, New Hamburg, ON

To register or to get more information, call Heather at 519.662.2731.

Smile Cookie Week! Proceeds from New Hamburg, Baden, and Tavistock to Benefit Wilmot Family Resource Centre

We’re so excited to have been chosen by New Hamburg Tim Hortons as the recipient of 2017’s Smile Cookies campaign. 100% of the proceeds from all Smile Cookie sales go to charity, and will help us make a big difference in our community.

If you would like to order #SmileCookies in bulk for your event or office. Turn in this pre-order form to one of the participating Tim Hortons locations.