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Taking place from 12 noon on May 6th to 12 noon on May 7th, Change in Motion founder Chris Costa will walk for 24 hours to raise money for local charities. Chris volunteers at Grand River Hospital’s emergency department, and having seen how much need there is in the community inspired him to support local health care with his walk this year. All of the money raised will go towards supporting Camino Wellbeing + Mental Health, Women's Crisis Services and Grand River Hospital.



Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (WCSWR) empowers and supports women* and children to move beyond violence by providing safe shelter, transitional housing, education, and outreach services. WCSWR operates two emergency shelters for women and children experiencing domestic violence: Anselma House in Kitchener and Haven House in Cambridge.

In addition to providing safe shelter, WCSWR offers a free, confidential, outreach program for women who are experiencing domestic violence but do not require emergency shelter. The program is flexible, accessible and has no wait list. Shelter and outreach services can both be accessed by calling WCSWR’s 24/7 crisis support lines via phone or online chat.

*WCSWR supports women, transgender and gender-diverse individuals.


Camino Wellbeing + Mental Health unites the work of Carizon Family and Community Services, KW Counselling Services, and Monica Place under one umbrella. Together, creating a more cohesive system that will bring a greater impact to our community's growing wellbeing and mental health needs. Camino Wellbeing + Mental Health offers counselling services, gender-based violence support, groups and workshops, refugee and newcomer mental health programs, parental programs including pregnant and parenting youth supportive housing options, children and youth programming, 2SLGBTQIA+ supports, and more at multiple locations throughout the Waterloo Region. Our name is derived from the word ‘path’, which reflects the courageous journeys that those who seek our support embark on as they work to strengthen their path to wellbeing and mental health.


At Grand River Hospital, we're building a world class health system—one that is among the best in the world. The kind that transforms health care delivery, provides an exceptional experience for all and works collaboratively to improve the health of our community. The kind we need close to home when it matters most: the kind where care never stops.

With a dedicated team of more than 4,000 staff members, 690 medical staff, 1000 learners and 600 volunteers, Grand River Hospital is one of Ontario’s largest community hospitals, providing innovative, quality care for the more than 840,000 residents of Waterloo Region and Guelph-Wellington.

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