Welcome to What's on the "MOVES". Every week we share information received about upcoming events, agency news and announcements with the DC MOVES mailing list. If your agency has information to share through this bulletin, please contact the DC MOVES Coordinator  Carol Good.

Collective Impact Approach

DC MOVES has been created to provide better service to community members by sharing local information, supporting collaboration and developing the bigger picture view of human services in Dufferin County.
  • A key DC MOVES commitment is to use a Collective Impact (CI) approach. CI includes developing meaningful measures to track progress and impact when addressing complex social issues. This includes four core components for success:
  • governance and infrastructure - focused on leadership and design
  • strategic planning - focused on priority setting and implementation planning
  • community engagement - focused on understanding the unique context
  • evaluation and improvement - focused on assessing progress and impact.
Each component is developed and delivered through five phases of work. These include assessing readiness, initiating action, organizing for impact, beginning implementation and sustaining action. This collaborative work is supported by a Leadership Table.
As the DC MOVES Coordinator, my workplan is focused on supporting the Leadership Table while applying the CI approach. Communicating with the community, through this bulletin, is also part of my work plan. Please keep the contributions coming.
One more request - mark your calendars for the next DC MOVES Forum on June 21, 2017. Dufferin Child and Family Services has graciously offered its Multi-Purpose room and we accepted!

Community Wellbeing
Reminder: Headwaters Trails Summit

Look Who's coming to the Headwaters Trails Summit on May 10 - Register Now!
Our communities are growing and we need to grow our trails too. Recreation and outdoor spaces are vital in what makes us healthy. It's about Community Well-Being!
The Summit will be an opportunity for stakeholders, interested groups, businesses and residents to come together to discuss and learn about all things Trail in Headwaters.


Experts are joining us from across Ontario:
  • Rail Trail Development: with a presentation from Chris Lee who is on the Guelph to Goderich Rail Trail Committee
  • Dufferin County Active Transportation and Trails plan (DCATT): Jay Cranstone from MMM Group and Patrick Connor from Ontario Trails Council will detail the Trails masterplan model and as it applies to Dufferin.
  • Regional Trail Committee Discussion: Patrick Connor of OTC with Alex Brodka- Administrator of the Hamilton Burlington Trail Council on the possible development and implementation of a Dufferin Regional Trail Committee.
  • Economic Impact of Trail Development: Kirsten Spence - Trans Canada Trail and Park to Park Trail Association, with Patrick Connor. Detailing economic recapture tools.
  • Developing Interpretive Signage: Implementation of Interpretive Signage with AODA Compliance Standards (TBD)
  • Headwaters Trails Connectivity: Roundtable discussions of priorities identified by Headwaters citizens, project opportunities, and possible next steps.
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Registration: 8:30am with light breakfast and coffee provided

Lunch: Provided with a walk on the local trails, weather permitting

Location: Monora Park Pavilion, 500 Monora Park Drive, Mono, ON L9W 0E1

  • $75.00 ~ Organization representatives (Trails, Municipal, Recreation, etc). This ticket also allows you to attend all sessions and profile your organization with literature handouts and/or a table display. A table will be provided and your organization promoted where possible.
  • $50.00 ~ Ontario Trails Council members. Attendance for all sessions.
  • $25.00 ~ General Admission: Public and non-OTC Members: Attendance for all sessions.
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