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Holiday Donations

November 3, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected us all in a variety of ways.  To minimize the risk of the virus entering our building, our donations program has been on hold since mid-March. The holidays are fast approaching and “normally” we would welcome the incredible gift donations from our community into our building with open arms, but

COVID-19 Update

March 30, 2020

DCAFS continues to support our community. Our team of trained professionals are here for you 24/7. During COVID-19 we want you to know we are still here for you! Starting March 30, we have a roster of mental health and parenting support staff available to you by phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a

Foster Parents Urgently Needed! Share Your Care…Foster!

October 13, 2019

Who are Foster Parents? Single adults or couples, experienced parents, and those still learning along the way People of diverse cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds including same sex couples and people from the LGBTQ community Stay at home adults or people who work outside of their home People who are caring, flexible, reliable and committed

Update from the Ontario Autism Program Advisory Panel Co-Chairs

October 8, 2019

We believe all Ontarians stand with the families of children and youth on the autism spectrum and their right to receive the highest quality care and treatment. In spring 2019, the Ontario government engaged in a province-wide public consultation process and appointed a new 20-member Ontario Autism Program Advisory Panel. This Panel, which we co-chaired,

Kushindokai Karate Students Kick in $7750 for the Dufferin Children’s Fund

June 20, 2019

  On Saturday, June 8th Kushindokai Karate and Fitness held their sixth annual Kick-a-Thon charity fundraiser, raising $7,750 for Dufferin Child & Family Services (DCAFS) for the Dufferin Children’s Fund. Over the two and a half hour event 51 students and instructors performed 102,083 kicks.   “Today was a huge success. It was such a