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Adopt4Life

June 15, 2018

In collaboration with Adopt4Life, the University of Western Ontario has created a Parental Leave Survey “Time to Attach” for all Canadians who have grown their families through; adoption, kin and customary care, please see information below.   PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR : RESEARCH ON EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS FOR ADOPT READY (Awaiting Parents), ADOPTIVE, CUSTOMARY CARE AND

Building Better Tomorrows – Thank You!

May 17, 2018

Building Better Tomorrows with Michael “Pinball” Clemons was a huge success! Thank you to our sponsors, donors, vendors and community members who attended the event to help raise funds to assist children, youth and families living in Dufferin County. Your support and commitment is greatly appreciated!    

Simply Care – Become A Resource Family

January 31, 2018

We are needing resource families, please watch our videos to learn more.   To learn more about becoming a Resource Family, please complete an inquiry form.

Ontario Autism Program Update

December 14, 2017

Below is a letter from Michael Coteau, Minister of  Children and Youth Services regarding the Ontario Autism Program. Letter to Parents – English Letter to Parents – French

Parent Workshops

November 29, 2017

Dufferin Child and Family Services is offering a number of workshops from January 2018 to March 2018.  Please view the attachments for details on the workshops. Parent Workshop Calendar for March 2018

Moving on Mental Health

November 15, 2017

DCAFS is pleased to provide our community with an update regarding the transformative Moving on Mental Health initiative impacting Dufferin/Guelph/Wellington children/youth and families. Moving on Mental Health October Update.

DCAFS is Recruiting 10 Foster Families

November 7, 2017

The Placement Resource Team at Dufferin Child and Family Services is aiming to recruit 10 foster families by March 2018, given a decrease in local foster families. “The decrease in available foster families is being experienced across Ontario,” said Kristy Dayler, Placement Resource Worker, Dufferin Child and Family Services “and Dufferin County is no exception.

November is Adoption Awareness Month

November 7, 2017

November is Adoption Awareness Month and DCAFS Advocates for life-long relationships for children and youth in care. To learn more about adoption, please click here.  

Headwaters Family Visit Centre Seeking On Site Volunteers

September 7, 2017

Currently we are seeking volunteers for the following position: Headwaters Family Visit Centre On Site Volunteer Families with this program are involved in high-conflict custody and access disputes in Family Court. This position involves supervising access visits and exchanges between parent(s) and children and completing observation notes of these visits.  This position may be of

ABA Site Location Change

August 1, 2017

We are excited to announce the opening of a new facility providing Ontario Autism Program (OAP) services – formerly known as IBI/ABA services in Orangeville, beginning August 1. This site, located at 224 Centennial Rd. (Units 8-11) in the plaza at the corner of Riddell Road and Centennial Road, will replace our existing site at