DC Moves and Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA)

DC MOVES is a "made in Dufferin" initiative and collaboration between Dufferin County Community Services and Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA) formed to strengthen our ability across our unique rural / urban composition. DC MOVES is a response to the growing awareness of the challenges residents face in navigating an increasingly complex and changing human services landscape in Dufferin County. These challenges can deter a person’s desire and ability to connect with an appropriate service provider and, in turn, create further challenges. To provide better service, all agencies and their staff must be equipped with local human service provider information, knowledge transfer opportunities and have the big picture of human services in Dufferin County. DC MOVES provides the integrated platform for Managing, Organizing, and Validating Engagement Strategies focused on the three priority pillars – Community Wellbeing, Poverty Reduction and Resource Sharing. DC MOVES connects the broader human service community to activities and information through a twice monthly news bulletin, "What’s On The Moves", with a current reach of over 250 recipients and through hosting quarterly Forums with the potential to connect over 100 participating members comprised of human service providers, local municipalities and engaged citizens designed to continually advance our collective knowledge regarding services, agencies, and initiatives and to provide a platform for engagement to increase opportunities for collaboration.