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Building Better Tomorrows May 10, 2019 Tickets On Sale

March 20, 2019

Building Better Tomorrows featuring Jessica Holmes, a Canadian comedian and actress, is a fundraising event in support of the Dufferin Children’s Fund which is the fundraising arm of Dufferin Child and Family Services. Building Better Tomorrows is a luncheon catered by Lavender Blue. There is a Vendor Market featuring local artisans and businesses. Tickets are

Understanding and Supporting FASD with Dan Dubovsky

March 19, 2019

For parents, caregivers and professionals supporting individuals with diagnosed or suspected fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Learning Objectives ·       Why we need to Think Differently when Supporting Individuals with FASD ·       Rethinking our Practices ·       Identifying the Components of a Positive Focused System of Care ·       Strategies for Improving Outcomes for Individuals with FASD ·      

Seeking Admission Home Foster Parents

March 18, 2019

Dufferin Child & Family Services is seeking foster parents with specialized parenting skills to provide emergency, short term foster care for children and youth, including teenagers. The successful candidate(s) will receive a daily, tax-free retainer to be available for placements as needed and further daily compensation once children/youth are placed in the home. You will

Volunteer Drivers Needed

January 23, 2019

Our agency depends on volunteer drivers to transport children/ youth and adults to various activities including medical appointments, supervised visits and counseling. We look for individuals who are reliable, punctual, enjoy spending time with children/youth and adults and possess a good driving record.   For more information about this opportunity, please contact Jacqueline Moore at

Petals Flower Co. – Have a Heart Fundraiser for the Dufferin Children’s Fund

January 17, 2019

Petals Flower Co. has partnered with Dufferin Child and Family Services for this year’s “Have A Heart” Campaign!  As a local business Petals loves to look for ways to give back to our community that has so graciously embraced and supported their little flower farm. The “Have A Heart” Campaign was designed to do just that, give

Transgender Day of Remembrance – November 20

November 15, 2018

Raising of the transgender pride flag was met with cheers rather than silence to make noise around violence against the transgender community. Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to commemorate the lost lives due to TRANSPHOBIA and to celebrate the RESILIENCE of community.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Caregiver Support Group

August 22, 2018

Monthly Support Group Flyer Information Sessions: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 and Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Dufferin Child and Family Services 655 Riddell Road Contact Tara Leskey, FASD Consultant at tara.leskey@dcafs.on.ca or 519-941-1530 x 237 to register. Non-registered participants still welcome!