Amigos Community Program Volunteer Recognition Event

April 26th, 2017

On Friday April 21st, Heads Up for Inclusion hosted a Volunteer Recognition Event for the Amigos Community Program volunteers. Volunteers were treated to a catered lunch as well as motivational speeches from our local MPP Jeff Leal, and HUI founder Lucinda Hage. Connectors and Board volunteers were honoured with certificates handed out by our MPP Jeff Leal, and Program Coordinator […]

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Jeremiah’s Song Release Party

December 13th, 2016

Jeremiah is a 19 year old Kenner student and Amigos Program participant who has a condition known as Batten Disease.  As a result he has limited vision, mobility, speech, and has experienced cognitive impairment. When Jeremiah was a student in Brent Butler’s class at Kenner High School,  Brent would sing “Joy to the World”, specifically the […]

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Giving Tuesday Campaign

November 11th, 2016

Help support Heads Up for Inclusion and Amigos by contributing to our Giving Tuesday Campaign! Giving Tuesday is on November 29th, 2016, ur goal is to reach $6,000 in donations between now and then. These funds will be used to support our valuable Amigos programming including sending Amigos to Camp Kawartha for our annual Amigos […]

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Community Program

September 12th, 2016

Are you 19-30, have barriers to inclusion and want to socialize more? Or are you looking for a volunteer opportunity in Ptbo that you can build leadership skills, encourage inclusion in the community and support people with barriers? Consider being part of the Amigos in the Community program! Contact Wanda at or 705-745-1700 — […]

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Congratulations to Our Latest Back Page Contest Winner!

June 24th, 2016

Hannah is a Grade 3 student at Keith Wightman Public School. She enjoys art, gym and chilling with her friends. She joined the Amigos for the first time this year. Hannah knows what it takes to be a good friend and is always ready to lend a helping hand. Way to go Hannah!

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Welcoming Our New Community Program Coordinator!

June 23rd, 2016

We would like to welcome Wanda Prince to the Heads Up for Inclusion team as the new Community Program Coordinator! Wanda has many years of experience coordinating and facilitating programming for youth and adults facing barriers. 7 years ago, when her son was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome she began working with teens and young adults with special needs. “For […]

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Amigos Fiesta BBQ 2016

May 27th, 2016

On Wednesday May 25th we held our annual Amigos Fiesta BBQ at Beavermead Park in Peterborough. It turned out to be a beautiful day, with many fun activities for the Amigos to participate in. Matt and Dianne Kraft from East Side Mario’s generously sponsored the food for the BBQ lunch that our Amigos, staff and […]

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Back Page Contest Winner!

May 4th, 2016

Congratulations to June Switzer, our first ever Back Page Contest winner! June is a Crestwood student from Millbrook, Ontario. Many may consider her natural talent for drawing to be an inherent gift. However, June has dedicated thousands of hours of practice to become proficient at drawing her unique perception of objects on to the page. It […]

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Welcoming Our New Student Resource Board Member

April 29th, 2016

  Julia and her Amigo Rebecca Julia Marino is a Grade 11 student at Holy Cross, and is our newest resource person. Julia works closely with the Amigos and LLS class  at her school. “During my time as a peer support helper in the LLS classroom, I learned a lot about students and individuals with […]

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