We release What's on the MOVES on Friday. 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.
DC MOVES Forum - Sep 15

We are tapping into that "back-to-school" surge of energy with our next DC MOVES Forum. Georgian College Orangeville has generously offered to host.
 
In addition to the updates on the DC MOVES priority pillars, we are pleased to offer three member presenters:
  • Jane Hall, Dufferin County Community Services
  • Mark Rodford, United Way WDG
  • Stephany St. Louis - HatsOnDufferin 
This is a great opportunity to come out, connect and, potentially, collaborate. Please mark your calendars - registration is now open.

Community Wellbeing
Go back and help a child go forward:
 Big Brothers Big Sisters' In School Mentoring
 
In the In School Mentoring program a volunteer meets with a child once a week right at the child's school. One on one visits provides children with a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. When they meet they play activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out in the playground.
 
The In School Mentoring program requires a weekly visit of 1 hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays. Studies show that mentoring helps kids stay in school, avoid risky behavior such as bullying, and grow up having more respect for family, peers and community.
 
For more information please call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 519-941-6431 or
email nancy.stallmach@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.
Visit our website at www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/dufferin.


Poverty Reduction
Commentary: A Renewed Voice for Social Canada
 
The Caledon Institute's latest commentary paper proposes that the Government of Canada, as part of its poverty reduction strategy, put in place a new Canadian Council on Inclusion and Wellbeing, outlining the historical roots for such a Council and detailing a proposed structure and financing.

Source: OMSSA Newsletter - August 10, 2017
Resource Sharing
Shelburne Foodbank
Volunteer Appreciation Night - Guest speaker
 
The Shelburne Foodbank (aka The Shepherd's Cupboard) is hosting an event for volunteers and friends on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Shelburne Pulbic Library. Elaine Weir, Bridges Out of Poverty facilitator, is booked as the guest speaker. She will be speaking about the social and economic impact that poverty has on individuals and on our community.

RSVP by Friday, September 15 by calling 519-925-2600 ext 350

Update on the New Volunteer Dufferin Website
We're excited! 
 
We've been busy at work on the new Volunteer Dufferin website that will launch this Fall. There will be a special launch event (it's a secret for now J ), but we'll keep you posted. Thanks to everyone who provided such important feedback that has guided our work, all to bring you a NEW and IMPROVED website with lots of cool features. Stay tuned.