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  Carol Good.

Hold the Date - January 17, 2018 -

Community Poverty Reduction Summit

Please mark your calendars - the Dufferin County Poverty Reduction Task Force (DCPRTF) is sponsoring a Community Poverty Reduction Summit on January 17, 2018. The intention is to raise awareness about local poverty and its impacts and to demonstrate the progress being made to reduce poverty in Dufferin County.
In the afternoon session, we are inviting local politicians, municipal staff and local agencies to learn more about the poverty reduction work underway by three levels of government. In the evening, we are inviting the whole community to a light supper, a keynote presentation about Income Security Reform and presentations about local supports to help lift people out of poverty.
ps did you notice that we added a tagline to our logo?
Poverty Reduction
Licensed Child Care Subsidies Available

Dufferin County Community Services - Child  Care Services is offering fee subsidies for licensed child care. You may know people who qualify for full or partial child care subsidies. Please share this information with them, If they:
  • currently use licensed child care
  • would like to use licensed child care if it was affordable
  • are in school OR working.
For more information about the program, call 519-941-6991 ext. 2223 or email childcarefeesubsidy@dufferincounty.ca

Ontario Expanding Early Years Programming
The Province announced it would be launching 100 new EarlyON Child and Family Centres across the province, which will provide support, advice, personal connections and a network of resources as well as play- and inquiry-based programs for young children. The 100 new EarlyON centres will be created over the next three years.
Source: OMSSA newsletter November 2, 2017
Survey Participants Needed! $35 Cash
We are research consultants and are conducting a survey about Homelessness in Dufferin County . The people eligible to participate and receive $35 cash are 18 years or older and have ever experienced poverty, homelessness, or insecure housing in Dufferin
County. To participate, meet us on:

November 28, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
   in the Learning Centre at the
Edelbrock Centre - 3 0 Centre St . in Orangeville
The survey will ask questions about the individual and their experiences with poverty and homelessness. Everything shared will be treated confidentially.
For more information about the survey, or inform us of any accommodations required, please call or text 519-215-8165, or email housing.survey.dc@gmail.com  

Community Wellbeing
Two New Programs for Seniors

Caledon Meals on Wheels is very excited to announce two new programs; "Let's Exercise" and "Let's Do Lunch". Both of these programs will be offered in Caledon and Orangeville and will allow seniors an opportunity to exercise or share lunch with a CMOW volunteer...an opportunity to maintain those important social connections!

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 .

2107 Business Excellence Award Winners
Business Citizen of the Year - Bill Gillam
Business of the Year: 10 or more Employees - Canadian Bath Bomb Co.
Association of the Year - Hats On Dufferin
Business of the Year - Under 10 Employees - Kitchen To The Table
Young Professional of the Year - Kathy Yardley
Innovator Award - Family Transition Place
Sustainability - Hockley Valley Resort
Emerging Business Award - Country 105 - CFDCFM

Resource Sharing
Have some local fun over the holidays!

The Dufferin Holiday Guide 2017 provides information about free events in Dufferin over the holidays and connects residents to helpful services. For a copy, visit the My Dufferin website at http://www.mydufferin.ca/programs-and-resources  Please share widely!

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

Would Your Organization Benefit from
Free Publicity?

When your organization joins www.volunteerdufferin.ca you not only get:
  • an unlimited number of volunteer postings
  • a page specifically dedicated to your organization, including your logo, description and direct link to your website

You also get:

  • expanded social media reach through our Facebook, twitter and instagram
So even if you never post a volunteer opportunity, you benefit from being part of a community of organizations (you'll find them listed when you click "Volunteer Organizations") with expanded no-cost social media exposure. Join today by going to: 

Wanted: Individual Couple and Family Counsellor
1 Year Full-Time C ontract in Dufferin

Caltholic Family Services Peel Dufferin (CFSPD) is seeking a Counsellor to provide service in Dufferin County. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in working with partner abuse, couple, family and group therapy. The incumbent should also have the ability to meaningfully integrate therapeutic theories and techniques in the practice of delivering therapy. The candidate will be required to participate in various community activities in the County to maintain the profile of CFSPD.

Please direct letters of application and accompanying resumes by November 30, 2017 to: