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Headwaters Communities in Action

Save the date for ROI initiative • Launching • Running for Food • OPP Safety Reminder • Save the Date June 21 for round 2 of DC Moves

As Headwaters residents continue to recover from a sever ice storm, spring is starting to show bits of bloom and green in our beautiful region. HCIA has fresh news too!

In This Issue

Save the Date: Wednesday June 1

Save the Date: Wednesday June 1 is the release of 2016 Community Well-Being Refresh Report and launch of Measuring Rural Community Vitality Project (with Rural Ontario Institute).

In partnership with the Rural Ontario Institute, HCIA is undertaking the measurement of a Well-Being initiative involving one of our project areas. Measurement and key indicators are becoming critical in securing funding for projects in illustrating meaningful results and best practices. Wednesday June 1, 2016 at Lord Dufferin Centre from 1-4 pm

HCIA is pleased to host a distinguished Keynote speaker: Bryan Smale, Director, Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) and Professor at University of Waterloo As part of our on-going Community Well-Being Program, Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA) is pleased to present this information packed event you won't want to miss. The event focuses on well-being and brings together the following:
1. Release of the Headwaters Community Well-Being Refresh Report
2. Launch of the Measuring Rural Community Vitality Project with the Rural Ontario Institute
3. Keynote speech from Bryan Smale, Director of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing

This PROJECT sits within HCIA's on-going Community Well-Being (CWB) monitoring and reporting with two main goals: engaging municipal partners, business and CSOs and community members in implementation of community identified priorities from 2015 CWB Refresh currently underway; and, identifying best practices for other rural areas implementing and translating results of CWB assessments into concrete community actions to improve CWB.

Food Food File: Headwaters Food and Farm Alliance (HFFA) officially launches its website!

Check it out at You will find information on the Headwaters food scene and what is happening on farms, events and local food programs. HFFA has been a project group of HCIA for over 3 years now and has undertaken some ground breaking initiatives in our region. One of them has been the development of this site. Come to the Orangeville Farmers Market on June 4 and see us at our booth. Join in the activity as our super foodies demonstrate some fun elements from the hugely successful Farm to School program. The kickoff is in support Local Food Week from June 6-12, but if you're holding your breath, you can see it online already. There will be something for everyone at our interactive booth. Come and learn more about this terrific program making its way through Headwaters schools. Bring the kids! Kids, bring your folks! To find Ontario wide information check out

HFFA Web Site

Running for Food!

We have been asked by our friends at Compass to help spread the word about the Compass Church Run for Food on June 11 in support of these wonderful community services: Orangeville and Shelburne food banks, Lighthouse Soup Kitchen. If you want to run along some of our beautiful trails and raise funds to help feed hungry families, please register for this event at:

Compass Church Run for Food

From our friends at the OPP

All Ontario motor vehicle drivers and passengers must wear a seatbelt that is:
• properly adjusted
• securely fastened
Drivers are also responsible for ensuring any children who are not big enough or old enough to use a seatbelt are secured in an appropriate child car seat or booster seat. If you wear a seatbelt properly, you are more likely to survive a crash. Evidence shows that Ontario's seatbelt law works and has helped strengthen our leading road safety record.
• make sure you have one working seatbelt for every person in your vehicle
• Air bags do not take the place of a seatbelt. They won't prevent you or your passengers from being thrown out of your car, and they can also injure children.
• While they're not required to sit in the back seat, research has shown that children under age 13 are safest in the back seat of motor vehicles away from active airbags.

Save the Date June 21 for round 2 of DC Moves

The DC Moves Forum on April 7 was a successful kickoff towards improved agency collaboration. Stay tuned for outputs from the Forum and next steps coming out shortly. The next DC Moves meeting is already scheduled for June 21, so hold the date!! News items and materials will be posted at

Dufferin Transportation Options

Find A Ride

Listings about existing transportation options available in Headwaters, learn about eligibility requirements, hours of service and cost.

Find A Ride

Headwaters Trail Maps

Trail Maps Listing

Over 20 trail descriptions, details and maps in the Headwaters region. Take a hike, enjoy a meal and browse our local shops!

Trail Maps Listing

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