Community Services

Community Services facilitates and administers many programs for Dufferin County residents such as Children's Services, Housing Programs, Employment Services, Financial Assistance, and more. Use the resources below for more information. 

The Dufferin Holiday Guide 2020 is now available. The Guide features holiday events happening in the community as well as a list of free community resources. Click here to view the Guide.

Dufferin’s Community Safety & Well-Being Plan

The Comprehensive Police Services Act (2019) requires municipal governments to adopt Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) plans. The legislation states every municipal council is required to develop and adopt these plans by working in partnership with a multi-sectoral advisory committee, effective January 1, 2019 and to be completed originally by January 1, 2021. However, in light of the current pandemic the Province signaled that an extension would be granted.

The Community Safety and Well-Being Planning Framework will help to guide our municipality and local partners as we develop a local plan. Four priority areas have been developed to assist this framework:

  1. Social development
  2. Prevention
  3. Risk intervention, and
  4. Incident response

Help us by completing our Community Safety and Well-Being Survey HERE and you will have the option to be entered into a random draw for a chance to win one of ten $25 President's Choice gift cards.

Check out our CSWB plan project page on Join In Dufferin HERE

For more information about the Ontario CSWB plan framework, please click here.

Children's Services

Children's Services

The Children’s Services division is responsible for planning, managing, and funding the Dufferin area Early Learning system, namely Child and Family Programs (EarlyON) and Licensed Child Care.

Housing

Housing Programs and Services

Subsidized housing is provided by Dufferin County, non-profit and co-op housing providers, and private landlords through rent supplement agreements.

Employment Support

Income and Employment

Visit an Employment Resource Centre for access to job postings and the tools needed for job searching. Staff are available to provide advice and assistance.

Contact Community Services

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, adjustments have been made to the way Dufferin County delivers services. For a list of current office appointment hours, closures, or cancellations, click on the banner at the top of the page.

519.941.6991

W. & M. Edelbrock Centre, 30 Centre Street, Orangeville, ON L9W 2X1

Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm