Achill Choral Societyachill.ca
Achill Choral Society is a welcoming community choir, united by the joy of singing, and committed to learning and performing quality choral music. We strive to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where all members, staff, performers, volunteers and audience members feel welcomed, valued and respected. For the past two years we have been unable to rehearse and perform in person, yet we’ve continued with Zoom and recorded virtual concerts offered free to the public. It has been our way of helping our audiences and singers through long periods of isolation. Only through their donations have we been able to continue singing. Now as we begin our 40th season as a premier choral group based in Orangeville, we hope to bring our singing back to the community. Thanks for your support!
Active Lives After School Dufferinalasdufferin.ca
Active Lives is a fully inclusive day program. We believe all individuals deserve and have a right to be active and visible within their community by involving local organizations. We also believe through continuing education, physical activity, volunteering, implementing life and job skills participants can lead meaningful and purposeful lives.”
Alzheimer Society of Dufferin Countyalzheimer.ca/dufferincounty
Our mission is to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. We currently serve persons living with dementia and their care partners.
Autism Speaks Canada -Orangevilleautismspeakscanada.akaraisin.com/ui/walk2022
Autism Speaks Canada is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families by supporting and working with community partners; enhancing resources and services; increasing understanding, acceptance and inclusion of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. ASC is committed to enhancing services to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families by acting locally and thinking nationally.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dufferin & Districtdufferin.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dufferin we match children facing adversity with caring adult mentors. The results are life changing relationships that allow children to reach their fullest potential. During COVID our program are in demand more than ever, as children struggle with a lack of social connection and mental health concerns. Throughout the pandemic we have continued to match children with mentors sometimes virtually, sometimes through outdoor social distanced visits. During this time, we have altered the way we do things to ensure our vital programs continue to run while following Provincial safety rules.
Branching Out Support Servicesbranchingoutsupportservices.ca
Branching Out Support Services is an organization that serves people with neuro diversities, complex care needs and mental health differences in the community of Orangeville. Our flagship day services program provides support for adults with neuro diversities in downtown Orangeville where programming focuses on relationship building, volunteering, life skills, community engagement and employment development opportunities.
Celebrate Your Awesomefacebook.com/celebrateyourawesome
We are a group of local volunteers who have created an annual festival focused on celebrating Pride and Diversity while promoting inclusion in Dufferin County. Our festival operates in Orangeville but serves the County as a whole
Community Living Dufferincommunitylivingdufferin.ca
Enable people with an intellectual disability to achieve their fullest potential.
Compass Run For Foodcompassrun.com
We connect with people and businesses in our community to raise awareness of food insecurity in our County and to engage and encourage each other to help the food programs in Dufferin, including the Orangeville Food Bank and school nutrition programs.
Diabetes Canada: D-Campdiabetes.ca/d-camps
Diabetes Canada’s mission is to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while working to find a cure. Diabetes Canada is the only national charity that offers summer camp programs for children and youth with type 1 diabetes. There are 9 camps across Canada where over 700 children and families access programming throughout the year.
Dufferin County Canadian Black Associationdufferincountycba.org
To provide leadership for the continued development and enhancement of the Black community through civic engagement, education, programs and services and advocate for equity and wellbeing for the Black community in Dufferin County. To be a central hub for resources, tools and programs that are unique to the needs of the Black Community in Dufferin County.
Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circledufferincountyculturalresourcecircle.org
The Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circle is an emerging, not-for-profit organization. It is an Indigenous-led community whose mandate is to create a safe space for the restoration and revival of traditional Indigenous Culture in the Dufferin County area. This is done through community building events, educational workshops and spiritual gatherings. We have the guidance of a traditional elder and cultural connectors to shine light along this important path.
Dufferin County Multicultural Foundationdcmulticulturalfou.wixsite.com/dcmulticulturalfdn
Our mission is to break barriers of communication through education; to build and connect communities; to provide businesses the opportunity to meet the community’s cultural needs; to educate youth on different cultures of the world and offer them the opportunity to express their creativity through arts and entertainment; to assist with opportunities for future growth spreading a positive message of diversity, inclusion, equity and equality.
Dufferin Youth Shelterchoicesyouthshelter.info
Our mission is to be a safe and supportive resource within Dufferin County that offers homeless youth, 16 to 24 years of age, an alternative to living on the street and supports their transition to a more productive and brighter future.
Family Transition Placefamilytransitionplace.ca
Our Mission is to support the holistic wellbeing of those affected by gender-based violence and promote healthy relationships and community, through education.
We offer programs from diagnosis to end of life for the clients. We offer support programs for caregivers from illness to bereavement. Our goal is to help our clients and their families to live life fully despite their diagnosis. Our services address the domains of care developed by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.
The Joshua Project Foundationthejoshproject.com
Our mission is ensuring all youth grow to be successful adults. We typically serve any and all youth in the community that are in need of support. We have worked with Choices Youth Shelter, Family Transition Place, DCAFS and Spenser’s Kids just to name a few.
Orangeville Agricultural Societyoaseventcentre.ca/society-10a
The Orangeville Agricultural Society is a non profit organization whose overall purpose is to serve and participate in the interests and needs of the community and to promote agriculture. Our main showcase is our annual Fall Fair. Fairs are, and have been a part of rural Canada for many years. This meeting place provided for the community, invites people to visit each other and to rediscover their heritage and community of yesterday and today. The goal of the Orangeville Agricultural Society is to present agriculture in a manner that is both educational and entertaining to all ages of fair-goers. The competitive element embraced for many years in exhibiting is retained. This makes the fair meaningful to everyone and ensures that top quality products and livestock are showcased. The country fair continues to improve the quality of life in Ontario, and is an aspect of our community as important as any other function.
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Orangeville and District Animal Centreontariospca.ca/orangeville
Offering a variety of mission-based programs including community-based sheltering, animal wellness services, provincial animal transfers, shelter health & wellness, high-volume spay/neuter services, animal rescue, animal advocacy, Indigenous partnership programs and humane education, the Ontario SPCA is Ontario’s animal welfare charity.
Orangeville Food Bank – Caring for the Communityorangevillefoodbank.org
We provide food support for those in need.
Orangeville Music Theatreorangevillemusictheatre.com
Orangeville Music Theatre is non profit amateur theatre group run completely by our amazing volunteers. In the 42 years that OMT has served this community, we have grown from one show per year to four shows per year. We have two Mainstage shows which cast all ages including lots of adults. We also have a wonderful youth program that casts children 5-18 in Jr musicals. We are very proud to offer an inclusive environment for people to learn and have fun while they do it.
Shine Through the Rain Foundationshinethroughtherain.ca
MISSION: We support individuals and families affected by life-threatening illnesses, working hard to improve and enrich the lives of those who approach us in their time of need. We support adults, children and families from all walks of life. Navigating the many emotional, physical and financial challenges that arise from an unexpected health crisis is never easy and we aim to shine a light by offering compassion and guidance. WE SERVE: Low-income, vulnerable patients and their families diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, referred by healthcare professionals being at high/imminent risk of (financial ruin) eviction, disconnected utilities, hunger and inability to afford medical parking costs or transportation; social or emotional distress. Although we just have one office in Keswick, we administer our Orangeville programs from here. In addition to providing RAINY DAY FUNDS (pays overdue rent and utilities, provides grocery cards, reimburse medical parking/transportation), we also provide CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS (tutoring, camp, programs) to reintegrate back into play/social life or catch up with education) RAINY DAY GIFTS (toys) and PEDIATRIC CHRISTMAS PARTY.
Streams Community Hubstreamshub.org
Our mission is to ignite learning, inspire youth, and enrich the community through the arts. We are committed to nurturing a sense of significance, value, and purpose through the arts for children and youth in Shelburne and across Dufferin County. Through the provision of arts-based programming for school-aged children and youth—from kindergarten through to high school—Streams enhances the well-being of our community through creativity, learning, and opportunity.
Theatre Orangeville-Creative Partners on Stage (C.P.O.S.)theatreorangeville.ca/celebrate-ability/cpos
Since 2003, Theatre Orangeville has stood proudly beside our partners at Community Living Dufferin to provide unique theatrical programming that celebrates the ability of participants. C.P.O.S. originated with the idea to serve the neuro-diverse community by opening the discussion on accessibility, equality and opportunity. The program provides a genuine, professional performing arts experience, without the social, emotional and attitudinal barriers that may prevent individuals from otherwise pursuing the performing arts. C.P.O.S. actors work with our directors and choreographers to develop two original scripts each year, fully supported by our professional production team and the accredited support workers of Community Living Dufferin. There is nothing quite like C.P.O.S. anywhere in Canada and it happens here at your theatre!
Westminster United Churchwestminsterorangeville.ca/savingthyme
Westminster has various food security initiatives in place. “Saving Thyme” is a weekly food literacy program that demonstrates on our Youtube channel how to make a meal for four people for $15 or less in an hour or less. We keep a community food cupboard and run a milk program for those in our community who could use the help. We also supply a meal twice monthly to the Lighthouse soup kitchen. We rely on grants and donations to keep these important programs running.
Youth Unlimited YFC Highlandsyfc.ca/highlands
We exist to see every young person living to their full potential. We provide a safe, supervised environment — in-person and on-line — where relationships are formed between youth and caring staff and volunteers. We encourage discussion about what’s important to them including school, relationships, current issues, career, as well as their hopes and dreams for the future. We desire to see them establish stability in character, build healthy relationships, form a strong sense of identity, discover a clear sense of purpose and direction in life, as well as inspire a willingness to help others. Everything we do is carefully designed to mentor and guide youth toward productive and healthy lives.