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Together we improve our communityThis page is dedicated to the many groups, clubs and volunteers that dedicate their time and resources to bettering our community. Here you will find information about and by these groups including how you too can become involved in enhancing life in Mono.

If your group is not on this page, it may be listed on another page of the website such as the Ongoing Programs page.

Dufferin.Biz

Dufferin.Biz logoDufferin.Biz is a joint project between the County of Dufferin, its member municipalities and local groups designed to market the collective assets of our community. Their goal is to promote to the world the unique strengths of Dufferin County that differentiate it from other regions and that offer the best environment for businesses and families.

Dufferin.Biz is a champion of local business and local ideas that support the growth of existing business community and provide an avenue for investment from outside our community.

 

Dufferin Farm Fresh

Dufferin Farm Fresh logoLinking farmers & producers with consumers & businesses.

Here in Dufferin County we are proud of our agricultural history. We have some of Ontario's best soil, now famous for our potatoes. We are a county of very large farms and very small farms, farmers who have been here for generations, and others who are coming to Dufferin to farm for the first time. Famous for potatoes, we are also large dairy farmers, cattle and calf operators and of course grow hay, corn, soy and many other market vegetables, fruits and plants.

For more information, including Dufferin County's local food map, visit dufferinfarmfresh.com.

 

Headwaters Communities in Action

Headwaters Communities in Action logoBuilding A Better Quality of Life Together

Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA) is a citizens group that fosters leadership and action in support of a long-term vision of community well-being for the Headwaters Region. They do this by helping to inform and engage citizens about issues affecting the well-being of our community. By hosting community conversations and encouraging people from different sectors and municipalities to work together, they help to coordinate effective responses to shared issues.

Visit HCIA for more information including:

 

My Dufferin Service Directory

My Dufferin Service DirectoryMy Dufferin Service Directory includes organizations offering services to families in Orangeville, Shelburne, Grand Valley and surrounding areas in Dufferin County, with a focus on non-profit, municipal/government and other community services that support the well-being of children and families.

Further details are available on their website.

 

Ontario One Call

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Call Before You Dig 24/7 for A FREE Locate 1-800-400-2255

It’s getting pretty crowded underground. There could be gas pipelines, electrical services, telephone and cable TV as well as water and sewer connections. In addition to these types of buried services to your home, there could be distribution networks for utilities that serve your neighborhood and community. In some cases, such as pipelines and fiber optic cables, they may even be part of a national feeder route.

Ontario One Call (ON1Call) was formed in 1996 to establish a call centre that receives excavation locate requests and notifies registered owners of underground facilities within the vicinity of the dig-site of the planned excavation.

 

PROBUS Club of Orangeville

Probus Club of OrangevillePROBUS Club of Orangeville, serving Orangeville and area, is a not-for-profit social club open to retired and semi-retired professionals, business and like-minded people, and their spouses. No fund raising or commitments other than a low annual membership fee.

Meets at 10:00 am on the second Thursday of every month in the Orangeville Agricultural Society Event Centre to socialize, hear about club activities, enjoy refreshments, and listen to an interesting guest speaker. Various interest groups meet throughout the month to take part in activities and share their knowledge. Further details are available on their website.

 

Road Watch

Road Watch is a joint police and citizen program that makes it easy to report dangerous and aggressive drivers to the OPP while remaining anonymous. Forms are available at Mono Plaza, the OPP detachment in Primrose and on the Mono Community Policing web site.

Please consider making use of this program as it can, and has, saved lives.

Did you know that you can dial *OPP (*677) on your cell phone to contact the OPP for non-emergency purposes?

 

TeleCheck Dufferin/Torchlight

Torchlight logoMake Contact. Build Strength

TeleCheck Dufferin is dedicated to:

  • supporting seniors who wish to live independently, longer and safely, in their homes;
  • offering relief to caregivers in their roles with aging loved ones;
  • filling the gaps in service by providing patient and client support to service providers and health care professionals;
  • supporting seniors experiencing memory issues with gentle medication and appointment reminders; and much more!

Their expanded check-in service in Dufferin and Orangeville is now providing coverage in the mornings and afternoon/evenings - 7 days a week - year round - delivered by skilled volunteers who are dedicated to serving seniors and their community.

TeleCheck Dufferin/Torchlight is reaching out to interested people of all ages to train as volunteers. This is a unique opportunity to put your years of wisdom and experience to use and to learn new skills - that are transferrable to school and studies; work; personal life, interpersonal relationships and other volunteer opportunities. Facebook icon