PROVIDING SUPPORT & SERVICES TO MEET THE DIVERSE DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS OF PEOPLE WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY

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      • 26 JANUARY 2023
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      ‘Open House’ Opens Neighbourhood Opportunities


      ‘Open House’ Opens Neighbourhood Opportunities


      When Neil MacDonald moved in with his sister Katie last year, the two hatched a grand idea to help Neil feel even more at home and part of the community.


      
The siblings, who are also close friends, organized an “open house” at their home and invited all their neighbours to stop by for a meet-and-greet event.


      
They got quite the turnout.


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      • 24 JANUARY 2023
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      Brantford Author Says Family and Community are What Matter Most


      Brantford Author Says Family and Community are What Matter Most


      While last year was certainly marked by personal achievement for Zig Misiak, the Brantford resident and author says his family bonds and commitment to community service are what matter most to him — and this, he says, was his greatest lesson learned in 2022.


      
Family, says Zig, the author of 18 books, is his “centre of strength and love,” and community service is an “obligation.”


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      • 18 JANUARY 2023
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      Siblings Step In To Provide Brother Supports Their Parents Once Gave 


      Siblings Step In To Provide Brother Supports Their Parents Once Gave 


      Peter Miklos is enjoying life to the fullest with the help of supports he’s receiving from his siblings. It has been a family effort that has put to rest concerns Peter’s parents had about who would help care for him after they were gone.


      Peter comes from a large family. At 54, he’s the youngest. Peter lives independently, and his parents, Jim and Marg, would regularly visit him, either at Peter’s home or at their house every week.


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      • 12 JANUARY 2023
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      Affordable Housing: A Cornerstone of Happy, Healthy Communities 


      Affordable Housing: A Cornerstone of Happy, Healthy Communities 


      
Once a homeowner, the Brantford resident experienced more than four years of homelessness, a time she describes as being “humiliating and most disconcerting.”


      
But Melanie has been living in her own apartment since September. And by having her own place to call home, Melanie says her quality of life and outlook have greatly improved.


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      • 4 JANUARY 2023
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      The Banquet is ‘Unchurching’ the Church Experience in Brantford — A Q&A With Emilie and Jeremiah Pacey

      The Banquet is ‘Unchurching’ the Church Experience in Brantford — A Q&A With Emilie and Jeremiah Pacey

      The Banquet is a Brantford church that’s doing church differently.

      In fact, it’s best not to call The Banquet a “church.” Husband-and-wife pastoral team Jeremiah and Emilie Pacey are quick to point out that they’re trying to “unchurch” the church experience for people.

      The Paceys refer to The Banquet as a “love-directed learning community” where everyone is welcome.

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      • 21 DECEMBER 2022
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      Tiny Homes Working Circle Takes Another Step Towards First Build

      Tiny Homes Working Circle Takes Another Step Towards First Build

      During last Wednesday’s Tiny Homes Working Circle, there was a feeling among the group that another step was taken towards tiny-home builds becoming a reality in Brantford.



      This optimism springs from several participants returning with a better understanding of what a tiny-home community might look like and how we can connect with those interested in a tiny home in order to get their valuable input.



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