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October 27th – Dress Purple Day

September 28, 2021

On Dress Purple Day, Children’s Aid Societies collaborate with key partners to speak up for every child and youth’s right to safety and well-being in all spaces. Not just physical safety and well-being—children and youth have the right to have their intersectional identity, which includes culture, race, sexual orientation, and gender identity, protected and supported

Foundational Family Services – online Booking available

April 29, 2021

We are pleased to announce that you can now book an appointment to access our Foundational Family Services support on line for the following services: Caregiver workshops and follow-up coaching sessions – information, education and resources on a variety of topics Brief targeted consultations – direct support to help address a specific need and support your child’s

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

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