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Headwaters Communities in Action, Making Life Better Together

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Reminder to register!

Deepening CommunityOur Annual General Meeting on Oct 28 will be blessed with numerous special attendees this year.

Paul Born, the head of Tamarack Institute will be presenting on his latest book: Deepening Community - Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times. Attendees will receive a copy of Paul's book as well as our newly minted Community Well-Being report.

As well, HCIA is hosting a delegation from Logan City Australia - here to information gather in support of their initiative Logan Together. Welcoming them will be the HCIA Leadership Council, Dufferin County CEO Sonya Pritchard, and Warden Laura Ryan.

Read our press release and consider joining in!

Are you interested in making life better together?

Calling all future Board members! HCIA has had a few wonderful community members complete very extended tenures this year. Huge thanks to Dave Dyce, Ken Pagel and Ron Munro, all of whom served on the Leadership Council for many years. This has left room for opportunity with our organization. If you are passionate about your community then we would like to meet with you. Learn what the HCIA Leadership Council does and please get in touch with us!

Leadership Council

Headwaters, want dinner out on us?

Take the food charter surveyHeadwaters Food and Farming Alliance is finalizing the Food Charter inputs by inviting the public to answer some questions. Input on the charter's values and goals is being gathered through an online survey. Once all feedback has been considered, a local strategy will be developed to implement actions that will help achieve the goals of the Charter.

The Food Charter survey will close November 5, 2016. If you complete the survey and provide us with your contact information, your name will be entered into our draw for a $100 gift certificate at The Globe Restaurant in Rosemont, Mrs. Mitchell's Restaurant in Violet Hill or Soulyve in Orangeville. Bon Appétit!

Food Charter

Farm to School at the Orangeville Agricultural Fair (OAF)

Take the food charter surveySome of our super food enthusiasts from the Farm to School program were at the OAF Thanksgiving weekend to demonstrate aspects of the program including a family cooking class.

For anyone interested in knowing more about the program or to bring the program to your school, check out the HFFA site.

What Fun! Kids Cycling Skills and Obstacle Course

Our Citizens of Headwaters for Active Transportation Team (CHATT) team, supported by Can-Bike certified volunteers, put on a cycling skills event for kids in conjunction with Mono on a Bike on Sept 10. The kids that attended had a wonderful time improving their skills on a terrific obstacle course provided by Joyride 150. The Team would be happy to bring a cycling event to more communities - give us a shout via our web form.

CHATT 2016 Obstacle Course

DC Moves Forum

DC MovesDC Moves third forum held on Oct 3 at the Mel Lloyd Centre in Shelburne. Key speakers included Eden Grodzinski who presented the findings of the Poverty strategy underway in Dufferin, and Monty Laskin from Caledon Community Services. A roll-up from the previous forum's "Speed Dating" exercise was also reviewed.

We continue to invite the Executive Directors, program leads, or alternates, from human services agencies in Dufferin County to participate and provide input.

Outputs from this forum will be posted on the DC Moves site and you'll be the first to know by email.

A safety reminder from our friends at the OPP:
School Buses

OPPDufferin OPP would like to take this time to remind drivers to pay close attention when meeting or following a school bus. Drivers in both directions must stop when approaching a stopped school bus with its stop arm extended and red lights activated and cannot start moving until the red lights have stopped flashing and the arm has been retracted and the bus has started to move.

Patience on the part of drivers particularly in built up areas there is significant pedestrian traffic from young children going to school and adults walking to and from their place of employment.

Over the next month Officers from Dufferin OPP will be paying extra attention to the pedestrian traffic areas within the County of Dufferin. They will be monitoring both pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the school zone areas and enforcing traffic laws.

We couldn’t do it without you!

Thank you to our many partners, stakeholders and volunteers who make up HCIA and its project groups. Our primary funders are the Ontario Trillium Foundation and United Way of Guelph Wellington Dufferin. Making life better together!

HCIA Funders

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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