We release What's on the MOVES on Friday. Our goal is to share information about upcoming events, agency news and relevant announcements with the DC MOVES mailing list. If you have information to share through this bulletin, please contact the DC MOVES Coordinator  Carol Good.
DC MOVES - Fall Forum Plans

Although we are still in July, we are planning for the Fall. The next DC MOVES Forum date has been set for September 15. Please mark your calendars.
At the Forum, we are hoping to share our upgraded website and introduce a new logo.  As interim measure, the current DC MOVES site has been updated recently.

We will also continue to build service provider capacity with presentations from participating members and guided group discussions. It is all about sharing and learning!

Resource Sharing
Funds Sought for Settlement & Integration Services in Dufferin County

The County of Dufferin recently submitted an application through Grants Ontario for funds to develop settlement and integration services for newcomers to Dufferin County. If successful, funds will be disbursed over a three year period, and will support the successful settlement and integration of newcomers with targeted, quality services. The application included letters of support from Georgian College and Headwaters Communities in Action.
The ultimate goal of the program is to help newcomers integrate successfully and become fully engaged in the social, cultural, civic, and economic life of Dufferin County. Services will be tailored to the needs of high priority groups and/or vulnerable populations. 
Programs will provide newcomers with information on the services available to meet their needs during the settlement and integration process, orientation to Canadian life and culture, assistance with settlement related issues, and referral and service linking to resources in the broader community.

Community Wellbeing
Ted Talk: 
Are You Willing for Change in your Community?

In a TEDx Talk delivered in Moncton, David Alston, cofounder of Brilliant Labs, shares his insight on new innovative approaches that have greyed the line between citizen and civil service, highlighting how citizens looking to lead change in their communities can address common roadblocks. Watch it here

Source: OMSSA Today - July 27, 2017
Poverty Reduction
County Council Renews Tax Relief
for Seniors and those with Disabilities

The Council of the Corporation of the County of Dufferin has renewed its commitment to providing relief of a portion of property tax increases on property in the residential/farm property class for owners (or spouses or same-sex partners of owners) who are low-income seniors or low-income persons with disabilities.
For details on this program and to determine if you are eligible please visit our website

Source: County in Brief - July 13, 2017