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.
New and Improved Website - Better Together
At the DC MOVES Forum held on September 15, we provided a sneak peak at the new DC MOVES website. Since then we have been adding pages and images and other useful functions. We have appreciated contributions of Dufferin images from DC MOVES members. They will be used on the homepage carousel and to support the priority pillars - as they say a picture is worth a thousand words!
You will be able to register for current events, retrieve materials from past events, get caught up on the priority pillar workplans and access additional resources to support collaborations and systems integration.

Please visit and take a tour - http://dcmoves.org/ - your feedback is welcome.

Poverty Reduction
 Drop off Deadline Looming Large
The summer months were abuzz with activity for HatsOnDufferin. As the initiative gained momentum, many organizations, clubs, and individuals from across Dufferin County worked to contribute in one way or another. Fast forward to today and HatsonDufferin has reached 2078 hats that will be keeping the heads of our children warm this winter. As the initiative pushes ever forward towards its goal, preparations are being made 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. There is still plenty of work to be done between now and November 4th, but HatsOnDufferin is confident that this community will continue to work together to ensure that no child is left without a warm hat this winter.  

Call for Working Group members for
Access to Recreation in Dufferin County Plan

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is looking for members interested in joining our working group focused on increasing access to affordable recreation for Dufferin County residents. As a group, we will determine a community action plan based on an assessment of the types of programs already in place, the funding available and the barriers faced by residents of Dufferin County. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact: Lindsay Cline, Health Promotion Specialist at WDG Public Health at Lindsay.cline@wdgpublichealth.ca or 1-800-265-7293 x4226.

Community Wellbeing
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.

Theatre Orangeville & BookLore present
Authors on Stage Fundraiser
Theatre Orangeville and BookLore are partnering again to present our Authors on Stage series at the Opera House. Nancy Frater will have books for sale. The Bluebird is doing the food. All proceeds go to Theatre Orangeville's New Play Development, which, by the way, helped fund two of our mainstage world premieres this season. Tickets are available at BookLore or at the Box Office 519-542-3423...$30 each.


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 Nov 24 to make reservations. We have limited seating. There will be a waiting list, so if you can't come after making your reservations, please call to cancel.
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
  Come Celebrate with us!

Resource Sharing
Health Care/Service Provider
Free Professional Development Seminars
Looking for practical strategies to assess and support your clients with changes in health behaviours?   You are invited to register for the following free seminars.
Choices and Changes - Motivating Healthy Behaviours
  • Identify strategies to assess an individual's motivation and readiness for change
  • Learn skills and techniques to help influence patient behavior
Date: Thursday October 26th 2017
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Tony Rose Recreation Centre, Orangeville
Brief Action Planning
  • Composed of a series of 3 questions and 5 skills used to facilitate patient goal setting and action planning within the limited time available for appointments/interventions
  • Identify strategies to help patients experiencing ambivalence and/or low confidence to set achievable action plans
Date: Thursday November 9th 2017
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm (a light breakfast will be provided)
Location: Tony Rose Recreation Centre, Orangeville
To register, call 1-844-643-7393 or email cdsm@williamoslerhs.ca

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.

And we have lift off!

Last Thursday, October 12, at Monora Park Pavilion, the new and improved www.volunteerdufferin.ca was launched with much fanfare and fantastic food! Please take a tour and make sure that your organization is registered.