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Community Friends

Wesway's Community Friend service launched in 1987 and has been a crucial part of respite care for many caregivers. Eligible families living within the City of Thunder Bay are matched with carefully screened volunteers who share their time  with a child, adult or senior participant every week or two – or perhaps monthly. Together they enjoy a few hours of social or recreational activities in the community.


"When I arrive at the family's home, they always have a smile on their faces. They are so happy to see me. It always makes me feel so good to volunteer. I know how much it makes a difference to people."
- Community Friend

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