Community Services

Community Services facilitates and administers many programs for Dufferin County residents such as Early Years and Child Care, Housing Programs, Employment Services, Financial Assistance, and more. Use the resources below for more information.

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 pandemic the Province signaled that an extension would be granted. In June 2021, County Council and all 8 lower tier municipalities adopted Dufferin's Community Safety & Well-Being Plan.

The Community Safety and Well-Being Planning Framework helped to guide our municipality and local partners 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

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

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

To view Dufferin's Community Safety & Well-Being Plan, CLICK HERE.

For the 2022 Annual Report, CLICK HERE!

For the 2021 Annual Report, CLICK HERE!

For snapshots of some key data from the Plan, CLICK HERE and HERE

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Early Years and Child Care

The Early Years and Child Care 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 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


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

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