655 Riddell Road
Orangeville, ON L9W 4Z5

Tel: 519-940-8678
Fax: 519-941-1525
E-mail: info@dpsn.ca

United Way


Current Volunteer Opportunity:
Dufferin Parent Support Network
Board Member

Dufferin Parent Support Network (DPSN) is seeking a volunteer who shares our philosophy of positive parenting to join our Board of Directors.

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This position offers an excellent opportunity to apply your skills and talents in support of parents in our community. The Canadian Longitudinal Study of 22,500 children and youth demonstrates that ineffective parenting is 10 times as powerful in predicting behaviour problems as socio-economic characteristics such as poverty.

About DPSN:

DPSN was created in 1999 in order to address the gap in parenting supports identified in the 1998 Ministry of Community and Social Services "Making Services Work for People" initiative.

We provide programs, resources, and supports for parents, including workshops, newspaper columns, community events and presentations, website, and service provider education and collaboration on projects. By supporting parents, DPSN helps children in Dufferin grow up to be productive adults and well-rounded community members.

Our Mission:

To encourage, educate and support parents of school-aged children by providing opportunities to build positive parenting skills and healthy community connections.

Key Responsibilities:

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall management of DPSN, including developing policies and direction for the organization.


As a member of our board, you will attend daytime meetings ten times per year (September to June) and participate in special events three or four per year. You will also have the opportunity to contribute your time and talents to an organization that fills an important need in our community.

Background Required:

  • Knowledgeable about Dufferin County communites and services.
  • Strong decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Experience with not-for-profit organizations or as a board member would be an asset.
  • Fundraising expertise would be an asset.

Please contact:

Hiring Committee
Dufferin Parent Support Network
655 Riddell Road
Orangeville, ON L9W 4Z5
Or e-mail: info@dpsn.ca

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