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About DCAFS

Dufferin Child and Family Services (DCAFS) is a multiservice agency providing a multitude of programs and services to children, youth and their families under three main areas of focus: Child Welfare, Child and Youth Mental Health and Developmental Services. We are structured as a multiservice agency in order to make it as easy as possible for our community to receive the supports they need in a timely and seamless way.

We Value

Inclusion:

  • We create a welcoming, inclusive and accessible environment
  • we value and celebrate diversity and uniqueness
  • we seek to understand and be knowledgeable about differences

Compassion:

  • we respond to others with understanding and empathy
  • we accept where people are and start there
  • we value the support of our colleagues and help each other

Integrity:

  • we speak and act openly and directly
  • we believe that people act with good intent
  • we strive for strengths-based, solution focused, least intrusive approaches

Collaboration:

  • we share information, responsibility and leadership
  • we value the input of others and include our clients in decisions affecting their lives
  • we are committed and reliable partners in our community

Innovation:

  • we encourage critical thinking and creative solutions
  • we value on-going learning and implement best practices
  • we work in ways that are flexible, accommodation and adaptable

Accountability:

  • we take responsibility for our actions
  • we make every effort to be efficient and effective and achieve best outcomes
  • we use our human and financial resources responsibly

Policies related to accessibility of service are available upon request.

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