Community Resources

Headwaters-1-300x221 Headwaters Tourism | A regional, non-profit organization with a mandate to facilitate the development and promotion of the Headwaters region as a tourism destination. Headwaters Tourism currently supports  tourism businesses and organizations as well as providing tourism marketing on behalf of the communities of Erin, Caledon, Dufferin County, Shelburne and Mono. Headwaters Tourism is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which are elected annually and supported by representation from our partner municipalities.
DFA-logo-1 Dufferin Federation of Agriculture | The OFA represents the voice of Ontario’s farm families.  The DFA is one of 52 County Federations across Ontario, that lobby for farmers rights and liaison between rural & agricultural neighbours.
SBEC Small Business Enterprise Centre or SBEC | The Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) provides guidance and support to start up existing small businesses during their initial years of operation.
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Career Education Council | Career Pathways is an interactive career fair that is offered to all Grade 8 students in Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin to showcase potential future career paths.  One event is held in Guelph and one in Orangeville.  Local businesses showcase a broad range of career opportunities such as construction, manufacturing, health, environment, information technology and others. This event is hosted in partnership with local employers and educators.


ghba Greater Dufferin Home Builders’ Association | GDHBA has been the voice of the residential construction industry in this region since 1988. We provide this voice through a network of home builder associations coordinated nationally and provincially. We are a network of professionals who effectively manage industry issues across Dufferin County.

GDHBA is part of the 7,700 member companies within the Canadian Home Builders’ Association. GDHBA is part of the 4,000 members companies within the Ontario Home Builders’ Association.  We are committed to residential construction excellence, providing affordable quality housing in the Greater Dufferin Area.


Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance | The Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance is a collaborative initiative which oversees and supports activities across multiple Working Groups with a vision to foster a food system in the Headwaters that is productive, sustainable, transparent, and fair; supports the health and well-being of our residents and food providers; and contributes to the prosperous and equitable economy. The primary objectives of HFFA are to grow a stronger local economy through the development of a local food system that includes residents who have access to healthy food and have the skills needed to support healthy eating, a diverse and sustainable farming system and local leaders who embrace the development of a local food system through development of supportive policies.

For more information on the Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance visit