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DCAFS is Recruiting 10 Foster Families

November 7, 2017

The Placement Resource Team at Dufferin Child and Family Services is aiming to recruit 10 foster families by March 2018, given a decrease in local foster families. “The decrease in available foster families is being experienced across Ontario,” said Kristy Dayler, Placement Resource Worker, Dufferin Child and Family Services “and Dufferin County is no exception.

November is Adoption Awareness Month

November 7, 2017

November is Adoption Awareness Month and DCAFS Advocates for life-long relationships for children and youth in care. To learn more about adoption, please click here.  

Headwaters Family Visit Centre Seeking On Site Volunteers

September 7, 2017

Currently we are seeking volunteers for the following position: Headwaters Family Visit Centre On Site Volunteer Families with this program are involved in high-conflict custody and access disputes in Family Court. This position involves supervising access visits and exchanges between parent(s) and children and completing observation notes of these visits.  This position may be of

ABA Site Location Change

August 1, 2017

We are excited to announce the opening of a new facility providing Ontario Autism Program (OAP) services – formerly known as IBI/ABA services in Orangeville, beginning August 1. This site, located at 224 Centennial Rd. (Units 8-11) in the plaza at the corner of Riddell Road and Centennial Road, will replace our existing site at

Letter to Parents with Children and Youth with Autism from Minister Coteau

June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017 Dear parents, families and caregivers in our autism community: Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of announcing a sweeping transformation to how this province provides services and supports for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through the new Ontario Autism Program (OAP). This transformation will make Ontario a leader

Ontario Autism Program

April 6, 2017

DCAFS’ Clinical Services is pleased to share with parents and our community the attached letter from Minister Coteau in regards to the development of the Ontario Autism Program. If further information is required, MCYS has provided the following contact information:Greg Ladyka, Program Supervisor, MCYS Central Region (905) 952-1907, 1-877-669-6658 x 1907. Please click here to read