November 2017 - In This Issue
  • HCIA AGM - It's all about community!
  • Volunteer Dufferin
  • Farm to School
  • HatsOnDufferin
HCIA 2017 AGM - It's all about community!
The HCIA AGM was a celebration of our partners and projects!

The event was held October 12th at the Monora Park Pavilion.

Attendees were among the first to see the NEW Volunteer Dufferin Website. The team at Fireside Agency presented the enhanced web-based platform that matches volunteers with a broad range of opportunities in Dufferin County. The site has a fresh mobile-friendly look, tons of new features and FREE listings for organizations and opportunities! 
MPP Sylvia Jones welcomed everyone to the event and our guest speaker, Bruce Blears inspired us with his experience as a big brother matched through Big Brothers & Big Sisters in Dufferin
The evening's culinary delights were be prepared by Rasmi and Islam Al Hariri. The Al Hariri family arrived in Orangeville via a refugee camp in Jordan the summer of 2016. You may have seen Rasmi, Islam at the Orangeville Farmers Market and sampled their traditional Syrian cuisine.
HCIA and Volunteer Dufferin would like to thank all of our partners, supporters and cheerleaders. It's all about community!
Join the Volunteer Dufferin website today!
When your organization joins you not only get
  • an unlimited number of volunteer postings
  • a page specifically dedicated to your organization, including your logo, description and direct link to your website BUT ALSO
  • expanded social media reach through our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


So even if you never post a volunteer opportunity, you benefit from being part of a community of organizations (you’ll find them listed when you click “Volunteer Organizations”) with expanded no-cost social media exposure.
DC MOVES Better Together
The DC MOVES (Dufferin County – Managing, Organizing, Validating, Engagement Strategies) initiative continues to build momentum as a support for greater human services integration and collaboration.

We are excited to announce the launch of our upgraded and mobile friendly website - and our spiffy new logo and tagline.

Carol Good is wrapping up her contract as the first DC MOVES Coordinator in December and Elaine Capes is joining in December as the incoming DC MOVES Coordinator. We would like to wish Carol all the best with her new adventures and welcome Elaine to the team!

The planning for 2018 is already well underway. It will be another exciting year that will include a Community Poverty Reduction Summit (January 17) and the next DC MOVES Forum (January 31).
Farm to School - Final Report Card is Due
Do you think local food literacy is an important life skill? Is farm to school education important to you?

The popular Farm to School programs from Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance are undergoing a formal evaluation and the team is asking for your input to keep the programs community-driven. The final intake for stakeholder surveys closes on December 22nd. Please take a moment to add your voice for the future of Farm to School in Headwaters.
After an immensely successful inaugural campaign, HatsOnDufferin has completed delivery of all 2900 hats.

Each school has received their bin of 100 hats, and will distribute to those students in need of a warm hat this winter. The 10-month long journey from empty bins to hats-of-plenty has concluded for 2017.

HatsOnDufferin will continue collecting hats and yarn at all their drop-off locations across the County and plans to launch the 2018 campaign in January. Building off the successes of the 2017 campaign, HatsOnDufferin will continue to crochet away ensuring no one is left without a hat to keep warm through winter. See you in 2018!

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Be an Engaged Citizen
Are you interested in making life better together? Calling all future Board members! If you are passionate about your community then we would like to meet with you. Please connect with us to arrange a meeting!
We couldn’t do it without you!
Thank you to our many partners, stakeholders and volunteers who make up HCIA and its project groups. Our primary funders are the Ontario Trillium Foundation and United Way of Guelph Wellington Dufferin. We`re all Making life better together!
Listings about existing transportation options available in Headwaters, learn about eligibility requirements, hours of service and cost.
Over 20 trail descriptions, details and maps in the Headwaters region. Take a hike, enjoy a meal and browse our local shops!