Telling Our Stories

Food and Friends at Home

Food and Friends at Home

2020 Emergency Community Support Fund Grant recipient. When the COVID-19 pandemic began and schools closed, the Children’s Foundation worried about the students who rely on our Food & Friends school nutrition programs. We know that for many students, the meal they...

St. Mark’s Church – Orangeville

St. Mark’s Church – Orangeville

2020 Emergency Community Support Fund Grant recipient.  “Every step that we can take to improve the quality of life for someone is a worthwhile one.” A long-time parishioner who had always attended in person was in lockdown in the long-term care facility where...

Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County

Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County

2020 Emergency Community Support Fund Grant recipient. With a global pandemic affecting everyone across the world, the residents of Dufferin County have faced many new challenges, a big one being social isolation. With day programs unable to open up, families losing...

B Social Snackbar Dufferin

B Social Snackbar Dufferin

2020 Emergency Community Support Fund Grant recipient. The lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the closure of our four café/snackbar locations and resulted in the layoff of 19 employees. During this time, we pondered how things would look and when we...

Community Living Dufferin

Community Living Dufferin

2020 Emergency Community Support Fund Grant recipient.  The closure of our Options program meant people who normally enjoyed daily leisure programs were left without social engagement with their friends and families. With the ECSF donation we purchased smart TV’s...

Easter Seals of Ontario

Easter Seals of Ontario

2020 Emergency Community Support Fund Grant recipient.  My son needs a walker seat as he is having an extremely hard time lifting his feet and holding himself while attempting to use his walker. He needs it for safety as  well as support or he will not...

Family Transition Place

Family Transition Place

2020 Emergency Community Support Fund Grant recipient.   The Family Transition Place team is thrilled to share that we were selected as one of 13 Dufferin County charities to benefit from the Dufferin Community Fund—awarded by the Dufferin Community...

Scientists in School

Scientists in School

2020 Emergency Community Support Fund Grant recipient. Scientists in School brings Virtual STEM Education to Dufferin County. Despite the many unforeseen difficulties our charity experienced this year due to the teacher labour action in Ontario and the COVID-19 school...

Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

2020 Emergency Community Support Fund Grant recipient. Feeling isolated during the pandemic has been an ongoing battle for many of us. When you’re used to attending a support group, not being able to connect with people, share experiences and not feel alone in your...

Hospice Dufferin

  2020 Emergency Community Support Fund Grant recipient. Hospice Dufferin would like to thank the Dufferin Community Foundation for providing support for two projects under the federal government’s Emergency Community...

Youthdale Riding Program

Youthdale Riding Program

December 2019 recipient of the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge. Work to Ride is fundamentally an employment experience and skill development opportunity offered in a uniquely supportive environment. We hope that a year from now we will have taken on ten...

Speak Out, Dufferin! A Dufferin Youth Change Project

Speak Out, Dufferin! A Dufferin Youth Change Project

December 2019 recipient of the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge. The Speak Out Project started out as a seed of an idea at GLOW. GLOW is our an LGBTQ+ youth group that has been running at Dufferin Child & Family Services for 22 years. It is and has been...

Theatre Orangeville Exceptional Players (TOEP)

Theatre Orangeville Exceptional Players (TOEP)

2019 Mini Grant Recipient. Fifteen years ago, Theatre Orangeville made a commitment to finding ways to break down physical and attitudinal barriers, nurture diversity and celebrate all abilities.  Creative Partners on Stage was born as an accessible theatre...

Tale of Two Trumpeters

Tale of Two Trumpeters

2019 Mini Grant Recipient. Founded in 2007, the Orangeville Community Band rehearses every Thursday evening, September to June. An eclectic group of about 40 musicians - some as young as 10 and others in their 80’s - make great music together.  Many started...

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Big Bunch Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Big Bunch Program

2019 Mini Grant Recipient. The focus of Big Bunch is to provide positive group outings for children who are facing adversity. Big Bunch allows us to provide service to children who are waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. It also allows us to...