We release What's on the MOVES to 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  Carol Good.
Great Turnout for Bridges Out of Poverty
On Friday, October 20, DC MOVES sponsored the well-known workshop, Bridges Out of Poverty, at Monora Park. Over fifty people attended. They actively participated in a full day with the engaging Elaine Weir. Elaine works for Wellington Guelph Dufferin Public Health.
During the workshop, we learned about the mental models used by people living in poverty, people with middle income and people living in wealth. Elaine shared many vivid and compelling stories about her experience as a public health nurse working directly with people living in poverty. She also had stories about her personal experiences that helped us shift our perspectives about how people make decisions and behave. The workshop achieved its goals of raising awareness and developing compassion.

For more information about the Bridges Out of Poverty workshop, please visit http://circlesgw.ca/.
One more thing ...we are building up the resources for sharing on the new website and would appreciate contributions of your "tried and true" templates and supports. Please send them along - coordinator@dcmoves.org

Poverty Reduction
 Housing and Homelessness Forum:
Working Together to Serve Better
Interested in Housing issues in Dufferin? Are you involved in the Housing Sector?
Are you a landlord?

Come join us on National Housing Day for our annual Housing and Homelessness Forum. We will learn about:
  • Poverty and Homelessness
  • Housing First methodology
  • Dufferin County Housing Division programs and plans
  • RentSmart
Where: Salvation Army New Hope Church, 690 Riddell Road, Orangeville, ON

When: 22 November 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
To register please go to here.

 Winner of DBOT Association of the Year
On October 19th, 2017, the Dufferin Board of Trade celebrated the winners of the 2017 Business Excellence Awards. Business leaders from across the county gathered for the awards gala at the Mono Community Centre for an evening of celebration. A total of eight distinguished awards were presented. HatsOnDufferin received the Association of the Year Award.
The initiative is busy preparing for the big delivery to the schools. November 4th, 2017 is the deadline for hat drop-offs at all the drop-off locations around the County.  

Free Webinar:
Using Advanced Analytics to Protect At-Risk Children - Unlocking the Strength of Data for Good
cordially invite you to their joint complimentary webinar to explore how leveraging big data and advanced analytics can drive insight and better outcomes for at-risk children.
In this webinar, our experts will share how to:
  • Gain a holistic view of what data best helps identify children at risk.
  • Leverage analytics to assess a child's potential risk and the potential for preemptive intervention.
  • Help caseworkers prioritize cases and intervene proactively to ensure child safety.
  • Increase case worker productivity with proactive interventions and tools to visualize the risk.
  • Use advanced social network analytics to identify individuals associated with an at-risk child. 
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
To learn more and register: http://go.sas.com/ccm11h
Source: OMSSA
Community Wellbeing
Complete WDG Public Health Survey
and you could win groceries!
WDG Public Health is inviting residents in Guelph, Orangeville, Fergus, Elora and Salem who are 14 and older to share their opinions on how their local neighbourhoods are designed. Fill out the Neighbourhood Design Survey and you could win $250 in groceries! Survey closes November 30th. www.wdgpublichealth.ca/nds .

November Marks Woman Abuse Prevention Month

Please show your support to end violence against women by participating in the province-wide, Wrapped in Courage Campaign. Show women that have experienced abuse that they are not alone by purchasing, wearing and telling others about your "Wrapped in Courage" purple scarf and/or purple tie-available for purchase at Scotiabank locations in support of Family Transition Place in Orangeville and in Bolton. Scotiabank will match all scarf sales sold during the month of November, so be sure to get yours while quantities last. Scarves and ties are $20 each.

Learn more about Woman Abuse Prevention Month or how to get help or support someone who is being abused by visiting  www.familytransitionplace.ca  or calling the FTP support line 1-800-265-9178.


Broadway Church would like to extend a special invitation to low income families, single parents, seniors and anyone who would otherwise be alone this Christmas. Enjoy a free hot turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Kids 11 years of age and younger enjoy a children's program with their very own meal, entertainment and gifts!
You must call before November 24, 2017 to make reservations. We have limited seating.
Please be ready to give the following information when you call 519-941-3981
  • Name and phone number of each adult
  • The name, age and gender of each child
  • Your address
  • If you will need a ride
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
Location: Broadway Church - 556 Broadway Ave West, Orangeville, Ontario
Come Celebrate with us!

Resource Sharing
Call for Grant Review Volunteers
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada's largest granting foundations. At the heart of our work, are Ontarians volunteering their time, skills and expertise to make Ontario's communities healthier and more vibrant.
We are currently recruiting volunteers to join our Grant Review Teams across the province. This is a unique opportunity for community-minded individuals to help assess grant applications for projects in their region. We are currently seeking youth (ages 18 - 29), professionals (ages 30 - 40) and individuals that reflect the diversity of their community. Volunteers typically serve a 1 to 3 year term and volunteers typically spend on average 25 hours, 3 to 4 times a year volunteering. This does require some commitment but is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to make an impact in their community while engaging with like-minded, caring people in their region.
We are requesting your help in widening our reach by sharing and promoting the opportunity. To learn more about OTF, please visit www.otf.ca

Welcoming Our Newest Members

A hearty welcome to:
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Community Living Dufferin
  • Fiddlehead Care Farm
  • Grand Valley Lions Club
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • Optimist Club of Orangeville
  • Seconds Count
  • Spenser's Heart Children's Charity
Not a member yet? It's free! Sign up today at

Free BDO Seminar - Duties and Liabilities of Directors and Officers of Charities and NFPs
On November 30, 2017, in Orangeville, BDO will be presenting a free seminar for Board members and senior managers of Not-for Profits (NFPs) and Charities. These organizations are guided by a dedicated group of volunteer directors who need to have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities in conjunction with those of management in order to achieve effective good governance. It's important that both management teams and Boards of Directors understand their responsibilities and liabilities to the organization, its stakeholders and themselves. Terrance Carter, Carters Professional Corporation, will be our guest speaker and will share his knowledge and experience serving many charities and not-for-profit organizations.  For more information or to register, go here.