Coffee Club - Kitchener, Waterloo

Coffee Club is a drop-in social group for people with disabilities that focuses on creating community through planned social activities. Some of these activities include art trying new types of physical activity, playing games, and watching movies. The group will also meet for dinner at restaurants and attend community events and festivals.

  • Ages: 16 years and older
  • Contact: Email or Call 519-886-9150 Ext. 3
  • Status: As of Fall 2021, this program is currently running virtually, with the group meeting weekly.

Just Hangin' Out - Cambridge 

The Just Hangin’ Out program is designed to provide a safe & inclusive place where youth (age 13-21) with varying ability levels can interact with their peers, practice positive social skills & develop life skills. The program includes recreation opportunities, hands on learning, interactive activities & personal development with emphasis on Character Building, Health & Well-being and Life Skills. A family style meal is provided each week with the opportunity for participants to help with preparation.  

  • Ages: 13 - 21 years
  • Fall, Winter and Spring Programs
  • Contact: Shannon Kaufman - Email or call 226-808-2319
  • Status: As of Fall 2021, this program is running in-person.

Our Studio - Kitchener

Our Studio is a creative, collaborative, inclusive community space where there are a number of programs running related to music, art, drama, and much more. Group activities, 1:1 programs, and summer camp opportunities abound.

  • Contact: Email or Call 519-501-6747 

Open Space - Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge

Open Space is a weekly drop-in gathering that promotes inclusion within the community by getting people together at a cafe for food, fun and conversation. In addition to weekly coffee and conversation with the support of facilitators, attendees plan special events such as Halloween parties, and Open Mic Nights. All are welcome regardless of ability, and you do not need to be supported by Extend-A-Family to attend.

  • Kitchener Location: Queen Street Commons Cafe
  • Waterloo Location: Seven Shores Cafe
  • Please note that in-person Open Space gatherins at Queen Street Commons Cafe and Seven Shores Cafe are cancelled until further notice. Open Space groups continue to meet virtually from 6:30 - 8:30 pm every week.
  • For more information, please contact Kim Sproul.
  • Ages: 16 years and older
  • Contact: Email or call 519-741-0190, Ext. 247

Peeps Friday Night Social - Kitchener

Come on out and meet new people, kick back and have some fun. A fun and comfortable social opportunity for youth and young adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Ages: 16+ 

Youth in Transition - Kitchener, Waterloo

The Youth In Transition program brings teens and young adults of various abilities together in a fun and supportive environment to help them prepare for adulthood. During the 12 weeks, participants are given the opportunity to learn new skills and gather information while making friends. In addition to recreational and educational activities, the group plans, prepares and eats dinner together each week.

  • Ages: 16 - 24 years
  • Contact: Email or call 519-571-6788, Ext. 7497

Playtime Academy - Waterloo

Playtime Academy is a fun and engaging group for children who require additional support learning how to interact and play appropriately with their peers. Each lesson will be broken down and taught using interactive lessons, modeling, and role playing. Your child will have many opportunities to participate in fun and interactive games. Group activities are designed to promote skill competencies.

  • Ages: 4 - 7 years

Splash 'N Fun 

This inclusive environment will engage children in activities, games, crafts, music and sensory play. Finish the day off with fun games and activites in the pool.

  • Ages: 6 - 12 years
  • Contact: Email or call 519-822-1260, Ext. 2606 

Eat, Cook and Mingle Jr.

Join us for an evening of cooking, eating and mingling! This 10 week group is targeted for young teens who want to learn basic cooking skills and make some new friends while they do it.

  • Ages: 6 - 13 years

Eat, Cook and Mingle Teens

Come join us for an evening of Cooking, Eating and Mingling! This fun group is targeted for teens who want to learn cooking skills and make some new friends while they do it.

  • Ages: 13 - 17 years 

Friday Night Social

Young and young adults are invited to join us for an evening of fun. They can choose to participate in activities such as sports, crafts, cooking or just hanging out with some friends

  • Ages: 14 - 18 years
  • Status: As of Fall 2021, this program is currently on hold.

Community of Hearts Social Network - Guelph

Operating 7 days a week, Community of Hearts is a non profit organization in Guelph supporting adults and youth with developmental exceptionalities to achieve success in curriculum-based quality life skills programming, build self confidence and become more engaged in our community as they grow and learn.

  • Contact: Email or call 519-826-9056 

Friday Friends - Guelph

This program is designed for teens and young adults with physical, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. It provides opportunities to get together with friends to chat, laugh and have fun! Enjoy many exciting trips within the community, events and activities designed to foster friendships and promote social interaction.

  • Ages: 13 and older
  • Contact: Email or call 519-822-1260, Ext. 2606

Live and Learn - Guelph

Live & Learn Centre focuses on building community and fostering independence for adults with developmental disabilities. Our programs provide unique learning experiences that facilitate growth in independence, self-esteem, life skills and peer-interaction.

  • Ages: 14 years and older
  • Contact: Email or call 519-803-2698 

Playsense Activity Centre - Guelph

Playsense Activity Centre is a fully accessible play centre for individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities. Located in the Shelldale Community Centre, Playsense provides weekday, after school, evening and Saturday play activities designed to promote fun, creativity, and movement exploration.

  • Ages: All ages
  • Contact: Email or call 519-780-5052