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It’s Smile Cookie week!

It’s Smile Cookie Week! Buy a Smile Cookie at the local Tim Hortons in New Hamburg to help Wilmot Family Resource Centre continue to help those in need in our community. 100% of proceeds from each #SmileCookie help support local charities. Grab yours from September 14-20.

Click on the ‘download’ button below or the link to open the PRE-ORDER cookie form!

26th Annual Poor Boy’s Luncheon ‘Kit’ Style!

It’s a GO for 2020!

OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER WILL BE RUNNING ON SEPT 24TH THIS YEAR IN A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FORMAT.

PURCHASE A LOCALLY SOURCED NON-PERISHABLE FOOD KIT TO TAKE HOME TO ENJOY THIS WEEK! ONE KIT COSTS $10 AND IS FOR ONE PERSON TO ENJOY. CALL OUR OFFICE AT 519.662.2731 for tickets.

RESERVE YOUR KIT NOW – LIMITED QUANTITIES

CURBSIDE PICKUP ONLY ON SEPT 24TH.

DONATIONS & CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS ARE WELCOME!

*exact cash amount (no monetary change) or cheque payment only; drop by our office for kit tickets or call our office to reserve kit tickets for pickup at the door on the date of the event.

Wilmot Family Resource Centre purchases an agency vehicle to increase availability of local food!

We are very excited to announce the purchase of an Agency vehicle through a capital campaign we started in early 2019!

We are tremendously grateful to the Federal Government’s Ministry of Agriculture for the Local Food Infrastructure Fund, TLC Pet Food in New Hamburg; The Harold Ballard Foundation; and Expressway Ford Lincoln in New Hamburg for making this dream a reality.

Thank you to Tim Louis, MP (Kitchener-Conestoga) for this kind video message. We are so incredibly thankful to the community for the continued support.

#LocalFoodInfrastructureFund #WFRC#grateful #youarenotalone #localfood #foodsupport

Tim Louis

MP, Kitchener-Conestoga

59m · Today I announced Federal funding for an amazing initiative run by the Wilmot Family Resource Centre (WFRC)! WFRC has received $23,000 through the Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF) for a van which will pick up and deliver produce to distribute through the Food Bank service at no cost to individuals and families who live on low-incomes.

This van will enable WFRC to increase the availability of local produce by picking up donations directly from local farmers who cannot deliver. It provides a sustainable means of transporting healthy food on a regular basis throughout our rural Townships!

Thank you to WFRC for all that you do!

Fundraiser for Wilmot Family Resource Centre: Online Auction LIVE until 7pm on July 22nd!

Our online auction FUNDRAISER closes TONIGHT at 7pm! There are so many great items to bid on. Visit the live auction here: https://bit.ly/3h1vnpM

Don’t see something you want to bid on but still want to DONATE to the fundraiser? Then visit the auction at https://bit.ly/3h1vnpM scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the big purple ‘donate’ button.

We are so grateful for any support – it helps us continue to serve those in need in our community!

#wilmotstrongertogether #wellesleystrongertogether #grateful #communitysupport #wfrc #wilmot #wellesley #baden #onlineauction #fundraiser

Job Posting: Child & Youth Leader (Summer Student)

Child & Youth Leader (Summer Student)

*Immediate Start Date

Job Description

Requirements: 

  • A diploma or enrollment in a program directly related to this position 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, strong organizational and time management skills 
  • Is creative, adaptable and can think outside the box 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to inspire others  
  • Able to work and contribute to team health and productivity 
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Access to transportation 
  • Clean Vulnerable Police Records Check 

Responsibilities: 

  • Assists with planning, implementation, promotion, administration and evaluation of program(s) to meet agency goals 
  • Ensures programs and services are managed in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures to ensure the safety of participants 
  • Ensures youth are involved in the program planning process 
  • Provides opportunities for children and youth to be inspired by positive role modeling 
  • Encourages partnerships with various groups and agencies, acting as a resource to provide leadership in the youth-centered activities 
  • Monitors the delivery of programs to ensure program goals of fostering self-esteem, resiliency, empathy and skill development of children and youth are being met 
  • Assists with coordination of the agency’s organized events including planning, entertainment, promotion, fundraising, media and public relations 
  • Deals effectively and tactfully with parents and the general public in receiving, directing, and relaying concerns to the appropriate staff 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Pending funding approval: 
40 hours per week for 4-5 weeks (immediate start date). Evening and weekend shifts may be required. 

Rate of Pay: $15.00 
Apply in confidence with cover letter and resume, no later than 4:30 p.m. on July 27, 2020 to: 
Attn: Hiring Committee 
Email: info@wilmotfamilyresourcecentre.ca 
Mail: 175 Waterloo St., Unit 1, New Hamburg 
Fax: 519-662-2158 

Job Types: Full-time, Contract 

*Posting CLOSED as of May 21st*Job Posting: Students – Join our Team this Summer!

Child & Youth Leader (Summer Student)

Job Description

Requirements:

  • A diploma or enrollment in a program directly related to this position
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, strong organizational and time management skills
  • Is creative, adaptable and can think outside the box
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to inspire others
  • Able to work and contribute to team health and productivity
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Access to transportation
  • Clean Vulnerable Police Records Check

Responsibilities:

  • Assists with planning, implementation, promotion, administration and evaluation of program(s) to meet agency goals
  • Ensures programs and services are managed in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures to ensure the safety of participants
  • Ensures youth are involved in the program planning process
  • Provides opportunities for children and youth to be inspired by positive role modeling
  • Encourages partnerships with various groups and agencies, acting as a resource to provide leadership in the youth-centered activities
  • Monitors the delivery of programs to ensure program goals of fostering self-esteem, resiliency, empathy and skill development of children and youth are being met
  • Assists with coordination of the agency’s organized events including planning, entertainment, promotion, fundraising, media and public relations
  • Deals effectively and tactfully with parents and the general public in receiving, directing, and relaying concerns to the appropriate staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Pending funding approval:
40 hours per week for 14 weeks. Evening and weekend shifts may be required.

Rate of Pay: $15.00
Apply in confidence with cover letter and resume,
no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 21, 2020 to:
Attn: Hiring Committee
Email: info@wilmotfamilyresourcecentre.ca
Mail: 175 Waterloo St., Unit 1, New Hamburg
Fax: 519-662-2158

Job Types: Full-time, Contract