We release What's on the MOVES on the first and third Friday of the month. 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  Elaine Capes.

A Warm Welcome to the incoming
DC MOVES Coordinator
 
On December 4, 2017, Elaine Capes will be starting as the incoming DC MOVES Coordinator. Elaine brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to the Dufferin community to this evolving position. I am pleased to say that we will work together in December to ensure that DC MOVES is ready for 2018. We  will produce the  December 15 issue of What's on the MOVES as a joint effort.

I want to take this opportunity to thank the many contributors and readers. You have helped build this bulletin into a vibrant and relevant support to the DC MOVES Vision - To develop a unified human service presence, where both agencies and residents of Dufferin County are aware of local programs and services, and have greater capacity to effectively access them.
 
Please keep up the great work. 

Well Wishes from the DC MOVES Leadership Table
The DC MOVES Leadership Table would like to extend our appreciation for all of the hard work that Carol has put into the DC MOVES initiative. Here are a few words from some of our members:
I would like to thank Carol for her dedication and commitment to the work of DC MOVES throughout the last year.  Carol effortlessly utilized her vast experience as a facilitator and consultant to provide support to the Leadership Table and participating organizations in their ongoing endeavour of integrating the human services community in Dufferin County.   Carol successfully planned and executed DC MOVES forums, engaged in relationship building and promotion opportunities, and was at the forefront of establishing the Dufferin County Poverty Reduction Taskforce.  I wish Carol all the best as she seeks out new opportunities to share her unique talents.  -  Keith Palmer
 
 
It has been a pleasure and privilege working with Carol this year. Her focus and key ability to organize and facilitate supported the DC MOVES initiative in developing to what it is today. We now have a community connected by a framework, with regular opportunities to meet and provide essential feedback. The groundwork for the future has been put in motion. Her great attitude and even approach were a benefit to all of us. Job well done Carol! You'll be missed.  -  Shirley Boxem
 
 
Extending my thanks to Carol for her great organizational skills and attention to detail in providing me with an onboarding and orientation to the people, projects and processes that form the foundation established in her tenure as the DC MOVES Coordinator. Wishing you all the best Carol. Thank you.  -  Elaine Capes

Hold the Date - DC MOVES Forum - Feb 8, 2018
Please mark your calendars for the next DC MOVES Forum. We have shifted the date to Thursday, February 18, 2018. The program will include an update on the WDG Public Health Recreation Study working group's progress, insight into the extent and impact of the Opioid epidemic in Dufferin County and the opportunity to provide feedback to committee involved in the formation of the Dufferin Community Foundation. There will also be an update on the DC MOVES Priority Pillars and lots of opportunities for discussion.

Poverty Reduction
 When you donate to your local Habitat,
 the funds will go directly to building homes in your community.
Whether its $50 towards the wall that holds the family portrait or $1000 for a fridge that showcases this semester's report card, your financial support will help us purchase the necessities of the home.
Donate now to build home for the holidays, and home forever.    

Community Wellbeing
Seeking Membership Coordinator
 
The Dufferin Board of Trade is currently seeking a part-time Membership Coordinator.  This person will support and grow our membership, connect with business leaders and partner organizations throughout Dufferin, and help strengthen our local business community. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate who is passionate about our community, and looking to work 15-20 hours per week, with a base salary plus commission.
  
If you know of someone who has the talent and drive we need, and who might be interested in joining our dynamic small team here at the DBOT office, please forward them the job description, here. The deadline to apply is December 19th.

Resource Sharing
Save the date and stay tuned for details!

  Volunteer Dufferin is working with the Career Education Council to participate in a wonderful event on April 17th, during National Volunteer Week.
 
The event is Career Pathways Dufferin, a one-stop career exploration and community connections event for grade 8 students. An anticipated 1200 students and their teachers will attend, and our focus will be to spotlight the importance of volunteering, and the opportunities available for young people to volunteer in our community.
 
We hope to find a sponsor for the Community Connections room so that our Volunteer Dufferin/DC Moves members will be able to participate for free. Space will be limited, so stay tuned for details.
 
And if you know of a business or organization who'd like to sponsor the Community Connections room, please contact Nichole at careered.council@ugdsb.on.ca