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Orangeville, ON L9W 4Z5

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

Special Events

Halloween Activities

Grand Valley

The Grand Valley BIA is hosting its annual SPOOKTAKULAR on Saturday, October 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Click here for more details.


Spooktacular events include:

  • Treats in the Streets—presented by the Shelburne BIA. Visit for details.
  • Drive Thru Trick or Treat—Centre Dufferin Recreation Complex, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Free. Pre-registration is required.
  • Spootacular Halloween Food Drive—Text address to 519-993-6225 for porch pick up from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Lawn Display / Pumpkin Carving Contest—Drive by judging, 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. Visit Go with Crow on Facebook for details.
  • Haunt in the Town, presented by the Little Family and Haunt in the Park—Mobile Halloween display following a route through town. Collecting donations for the Shepherd's Cupboard Food Bank. Visit for more information.

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Upcoming Community Workshops

Check out these parenting-related workshops offered by other service providers. Most are virtual events, and most are free, but check the websites for all the details.

Also, don't forget about our Resources page, which is being updated regularly.

Fall 2020 Parenting Workshops in Dufferin County

Download this poster of Fall 2020 Parenting Workshops in Dufferin County.

Fall 2020 Parenting Workshops

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Caregiver's Journey Workshop

Do you want to know what is going on behind your child’s behaviour? Do you ever wonder about the best way to respond? Do you know who to reach out to for help, and what support is available?

DCAFS is offering a FREE virtual workshop to support you on your caregiving journey, helping you work towards positive solutions for you and your child.

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

  • Weds. Sept. 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Weds. Oct 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Weds. Oct 28, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Weds. Nov. 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Weds. Nov. 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Visit the DCAFS website for complete details and registration.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshops

Professional and educational workshops are available for respite workers, family members, friends, agency staff, and anyone who wants to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Kerry's Place Autism Services also offers social groups.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • The Virtual Jam session
  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • The Caregiver E-Connect
  • and more

Visit the Kerry's Place Autistm Services website for the full schedule, details and registration.

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Online Portal and Parenting Portal

Family Education Centre offers a variety of online parenting programs on a variety of topics, including:

  • Anger Management
  • Parenting Siblings
  • Communication
  • Discipline
  • and much more.

Visit Family Education Centre for complete details and registration information. Please note that while some of these programs are free, some are offered at a low cost.

They also have a Parenting Portal where you can listen to podcasts or download tip sheets in several different languages.

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Creative Therapy, Mindfulness and Grief Workshops

Heart House Hospice offers a variety of online workshops around mindfulness, creative therapy, self-care and grief. Some workshops are listed on the website. Contact them to sign up for their newsletter that includes complete workshop details.

October highlights include:

  • Meditation with Sonia: Several dates and times
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Thurs. Oct 15, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Music Therapy: Mon. Oct. 26, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • The Circle Way—Creating Connection: Thurs. Oct. 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Visit their online calendar for some workshop details.

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