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Changes to OAP

February 15, 2019

Given the recent announcement regarding the changes to OAP, DCAFS is seeking input from families on how we can re-imagine how we can support children, youth and their families living with autism. Please join us on February 27, 2019 at our office at 655 Riddell Road. Two sessions will be offered for parents. 9am –

Building Better Tomorrows May 10, 2019 – Tickets Now On Sale

February 7, 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. Early Bird

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!  

The Talk-In Clinic – walk-in counselling

August 21, 2018

Effective September 5th, 2018 DCAFS Talk-In Clinic will move from Tuesdays to Wednesdays serving children/youth ages 5 to 18 years. Hours 1-8pm (last appointment begins at 7pm).  To learn more about  the Talk-In Clinic please click here.

Thank You to Teresa and Duncan Paterson!

August 19, 2018

We are once again extremely grateful to be a part of honouring the memory of Natasha Paterson through paying it forward to those in need of support in our community. Teresa and Duncan, you are making a difference. Thank you for your very generous donation.