DC MOVES to host event in Orangeville

September 14, 2017   ·   0 Comments

By Marni Walsh

With well over 80 agencies in Dufferin striving to provide community services in a wide range of sectors, Project lead for Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA), Shirley Boxem, says the agencies “need to know more about each other and about opportunities to share and collaborate so as to better serve the people. DC Moves provides a platform by which to do so.”

DC MOVES – an acronym for Dufferin County Managing Organizing Validating Engagement Strategies – is a subgroup of HCIA that will hold its quarterly forum tomorrow (Friday) to update Dufferin service partners on progress in Community Wellbeing, Poverty Reduction and Resource Sharing. As well, a report will be tabled on the enhancement of required supports systems, such as website upgrades, logo redesign and Leadership Table development.

The event will be hosted by a DC MOVES participating organization, Georgian College, located at 22 Centennial Road in Orangeville. The half-day forum will run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, with the objective, says DC MOVES Coordinator Carol Good, “to bring interested human service organizations together for greater understanding, collaboration and collective positive impact in service of the people of Dufferin County.”

Presenters at the September 15th forum include Ms. Good with the organization’s work plan update, and Mark Rodford, a representative of the United Way of Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin. Stephany St. Louis of Hats On Dufferin and Jane Hall of Dufferin County Community Services will also make presentations about their organizations’ purpose and programs in an effort to build a greater understanding about what resources are available in Dufferin County.

DC MOVES is a ‘made-in-Dufferin’ initiative supported in partnership by the County of Dufferin Community Services and HCIA to identify and develop innovative solutions to local service issues. Following presentations, agency participants attending the forum will have the opportunity for group discussions about how to “increase collaboration and alignment of participating organizations’ programs and services.”

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