We send 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 email your information in text and an attached image or logo to the DC MOVES Coordinator Elaine Capes.
NEWS
#DCMOVESpoverty

The Dufferin Country Poverty Reduction Task Force (DCPRTF) hosted a Community Poverty Reduction Summit Wednesday Jan 17th at the New Hope Church that raised the awareness of the picture of poverty in Dufferin County to new heights. The summit included three speaker panels and two personal stories presented by Dufferin County citizens.
 
The agenda included presentations on federal and provincial policy, programs and Poverty Reduction Roadmaps and flowed into a picture, shared by our local human service providers, of the impact of poverty on their clients, and how it's impacting their ability to serve them.
 
The summit was a success in meeting its objective to create greater awareness around local poverty and indeed it has inspired some attendees to move into action to work on reducing its impact.
EVENTS
DC MOVES Forum - Feb 8, 2018

Get ready to join us for the next FORUM. We have great information to share and we need your input.
When: Thursday, February  8, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00 pm
Where: Public Health, 180 Broadway, Basement rooms 

 Presentations:

  • Recreation Study update,
  • Local Impact of Substance Use and Naloxone Kits,
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • The Dufferin Community Foundation


 

Watch for your email registration next week

POVERTY REDUCTION
The Small Voice

2017 was a very busy and productive year for Choices Youth Shelter.
 
We were involved in many different activities to bring awareness to youth homelessness in Dufferin County.



COMMUNITY WELLBEING
Cold Weather Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness

Dufferin County's Homelessness Prevention Program: 519-941-6691 extension 2110
Low income residents of Dufferin County may be eligible for financial assistance to help find or keep housing. Financial assistance may be available for last month's rent deposits, utility deposits, and rent and utility arrears.

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RESOURCE SHARING
 EmployerOne Survey

Having a vibrant workforce in Dufferin County is vital for the ongoing success of the local economy. Each year the annual EmployerOne Survey conducted by the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin allows businesses to share important information about hiring challenges and specific workforce needs. The newly established Workforce Development Committee in Dufferin is working to develop solutions to local workforce challenges. Please be part of this important conversation! The 10 minutes you spend filling out the survey will provide valuable insights.

Avalon Care Centre

Do you need Community Service hours for High School?
Do you need a meaningful, educational and fulfilling placement for College?
Do you want to give back to the community and make a difference in the lives of others?

JOIN OUR TEAM TODAY!
For more information please contact Robin Cudney 519-941-5161 ext. 238

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.