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Save The Date! September 21, 2018

Behavioural Addiction: Gambling, Gaming and Internet Overuse

Join us for an interactive workshop designed to provide participants with an increased understanding of risk factors, screening methods, resources, and various treatment approaches for behavioural addictions – specifically problem gambling, gaming and Internet overuse.

Presenter: Lisa Pont, MSW, RSW

Workshop details and registration information coming soon!

Sponsored by: Dufferin Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee


Passport Funding Information Events

The Passport Funding Information Events are to provide information to people, families and caregivers regarding the following topics –

  • Passport funding overview (what is PassportONE?)
  • Passport funding agreement (what to do with an approval package)
  • Eligible and Ineligible expenses (what can and cannot funds be spent on)
  • Self-administering funds, or utilizing a Transfer Payment Agency (setting up banking information, or TPA forms)
  • Claim form assistance (how invoicing works)
  • Developmental and Community Resources (ideas of where to utilize funds)
  • General Passport Funding Questions

Events will be held in the following locations, at the following dates and times (also see flyer attached) –

  • Guelph (8 Royal Rd – Admin building upstairs) July 4th 2018 from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm
  • Fergus (280 St Patrick St) July 6th from 1-3 pm
  • Mount Forest (135 Fergus St) July 12th from 1-3 pm
  • Orangeville (065371 County Rd 3 East Garafraxa/Orangeville) July 18th 2018 from 1-3 pm and 4-6 pm
  • Shelburne (201 Owen Sound St – Shelburne Public Library) July 25th from 2-3 pm and 5-6 pm


Please view the flyer for more information.

Kushindokai Karate Students Kick In Over $8000 for the Dufferin Children’s Fund

On Saturday, June 9th Kushindokai Karate and Fitness held their fifth annual Kick-a-Thon charity fundraiser, raising $8,050.00 for the Dufferin Children’s Fund. Over the two and a half hour event 54 students and instructors performed 98,915 kicks.

“We are so very pleased and honoured to have received this significant donation from Kushindokai Karate and Fitness,” says Jennifer Moore, Executive Director of DCAFS. “Money donated to the Dufferin Children’s Fund is used to support local children, youth and families receiving service from DCAFS in the areas of youth futures, social growth and development and health & wellness. The funds raised through this initiative will make a significant difference in our community – whether it be through supporting post-secondary education, paying for therapeutic interventions such as art therapy, purchasing special needs assistive devices or sending someone to camp for example – the generosity of those who supported this initiative will hold significant meaning for people in our community.”