Meet Alvin Matte
Alvin Matte has been a New Day member for many years. He spends his time building model cars and going for long walks. Alvin likes playing sports and says he is really good at singing. He especially likes Christmas songs. During the holiday season, Alvin likes to dress up as Santa Claus because it makes him feel good when he can make other people smile.  
When asked what he likes best about New Day, Alvin says he really likes participating in the events and activities – the pasta dinners, BBQs and bake sales, the annual fish fry, the Speaking Out conference and mini golf tournament. 

Alvin says he likes the virtual New Day meetings, but he is really looking forward to face to face meetings and events. 

According to Alvin, “New Day means having friends to help out when I need it.” He summed it all up by saying, “New Day is the best place for any of us to learn about New Day.”

For anyone interested in meeting Alvin and learning more about advocacy, contact New Day for a link to the next meeting. 

New Day meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. 

Phone: 519-776-6483 ext 267
weCHC Hosting Virtual Vaccine Information Session
The Windsor Essex Community Health Centre is offering two free virtual webinars (March 11th & 26th) to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Registration is required and they are encouraging people to submit their questions early. Please click the buttons below for more information and registration links.
Community Living Windsor Virtual COVID-19 Vaccine Info Session Recording
This video is a recording of a virtual COVID-19 vaccine information session hosted on February 23, 2021, by Community Living Windsor for people with intellectual disabilities. It includes a Q&A session with Dr. Wassim Saad, Vice President of Medical Affairs & Chief of Staff at Windsor Regional Hospital.
World Down Syndrome Day
Join in on March 21st for Rock Your Socks with Up About Down to help Windsor Essex see the Ability!

On the 21st day of the 3rd month of the year we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day to represent the three copies of the 21st chromosomes that people with Down Syndrome are rocking.

Activities include: 
  • Virtual Dance Party
  • Cookie Sock Decorating Kit
  • Rock Your Socks on March 21st
Virtual Supports - Around the World Sessions
Virtual support sessions continue to be offered for people receiving supports.

Our Around the World sessions are very popular with all traveling enthusiasts. The sessions enable participants to travel while staying in the comfort of their own home. Participants share stories about places they have traveled to and learn about places they hope to visit one day.

Some of the places we have traveled to include: the Seven Wonders of the World, Canada, and the many Disney Parks around the world to name a few. We are currently beginning our journey across Europe.

Around the holidays we take the time to learn how holidays are celebrated in other areas of the world and in different cultures. Just last month, we were very fortunate to have one of our participants share all about Chinese New Year and the traditions that go along with it. We even got to learn how to say Happy New Year in Chinese.

Virtual tours of many places have been incorporated into the sessions as well to make it an even richer experience for participants.

This virtual support series is a great fit for anyone who loves to travel and is missing it due to the pandemic, as well as anyone interested in learning new things about places around the world!
Positive Message From Jeopardy Contestant
Membership - Join Us!

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Voting rights
  • Invitation to virtual AGM
  • Electronic Communications
  • Closer Look mailer
  • Annual report
  • I'm All INclusion window cling (corporate members)
  • I'm All Inclusion accessory (individual members)
  • Membership card

Do you believe in inclusion? Join us today!
New Season - New You
The past year has confined us to our homes more than ever and probably caused many of us to start organizing projects at home that we would have never even attempted before. The days are getting sunnier and warmer as the season changes. Time to break free of household chores and to start thinking about ourselves! Just as you may have de-cluttered your house, take time to reassess who you are and look forward to a brighter more energized YOU!
Below you will find steps to consider to simplify your life; assisting you to Spring forward, while embracing a more energized NEW YOU! 

Ensemble Advisory Families
Kelly, Marilyn, Rubina and Lois or 519-776-6483, ext. 225
Free and Fantastic Internet Activities
The CBC has compiled a list of 30 free activities from around the internet. Whether you’re looking to decompress, learn a new skill, improve your mood or play a game, there is something for everyone!
Passport Funding Overview Webinar
Passport Funding Overview
Closing 2020/21 and Look Ahead to 2021/22
March 11, 2021 - 7PM

Join for a free webcast to review Passport Funding for 2020/21.

What's in it for you:
  • A general overview of Passport Funding
  • Review of temporary measures in place for this year
  • An introduction to My Direct Plan and the e-claim processes
  • Strategies to receive reimbursements as quickly as possible

The webcast will be followed by a live Q&A. Registrants will receive an email with a link to join the online webcast 24 hours before the event.

This webcast is presented in partnership with Family Service Toronto and My Direct Plan.  
Virtual St. Patrick's Day Trivia
Walkerville Brewery presents Virtual St. Patrick's Day Trivia hosted by Mack Flash Entertainment Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7 pm – 9 pm.

St. Patrick’s Day might look a bit different this year ― so Walkerville Brewery is bringing the fun to you! Settle in at home, grab a pint of your favourite Walkerville Brewery beer and enjoy some themed trivia!

It's free to play and great prizes to be won ― all you have to do is register on Eventbrite at:

There will be 8 rounds of 10 questions each; mixing trivia, pictures, music, and more. All that with some St. Patrick's Day flair!

Feel free to form teams within your household, or via your preferred video conference app (ex: Zoom, Messenger)
Recipe of the Week
Almond Ricotta Cake
Perfect for Easter, this Italian almond ricotta cake is made with almond flour and ricotta and is naturally gluten free.
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Weekly Poll Question
What are you looking forward to the most this Spring?
Getting in the garden
Swinging my golf clubs
Cruising on my motorcycle/convertible/boat
Grilling some burgers
Poll Results

Would you rather...

Binge watch a Netflix series. 68.8%
Watch a movie. 31.2%