2016 Business Excellence Awards – Community Pillar

Carters Professional Corporation is pleased to sponsor the
2016 Community Pillar Award


The 2016 Community Pillar Award

Recognizes a non-profit or charitable organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the social, cultural or economic well-being of Dufferin County; is consistently responsive to community needs; delivers outstanding service to its beneficiaries; and communicates a well-articulated vision and mission in support of a strong & viable community; and has a particular focus on Dufferin County.


Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County

The Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County was established in 1999 and incorporated in 2001; we provide one on one or group caregiver support and educational information to the residents in Dufferin County. Our Mission is to be a caring community organization committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and caregivers who are or may become affected by Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. This past year we served over 470 families in our county and delivered education to 2370 people in 103 public sessions. The team with our organization is a dedicated, passionate group of people who work tirelessly to meet the needs of our county and persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.




Community Living Dufferin

Community Living Dufferin, est.1954 promotes equal opportunity &respect for people who have developmental disabilities by listening to them & supporting their choices to achieve the lives they want.
CLD envisions communities that create opportunities to connect all people to a place where: following dreams is encouraged, everyone can live with respect & dignity & can participate & contribute their gifts & talents.
CLD believes in the individuality & uniqueness of each person, in creating a culture of learning for those we support, in everyone’s ability to contribute to their own well being as well as the economic, social & cultural dimensions of the community.
We look to our community & partners for support & solutions to benefit all.



Dufferin Child & Family Services

Dufferin Child and Family Services (DCAFS) is a multi-service agency providing child and youth mental health, child protection and developmental support services to children, youth, adults and families in Dufferin County. Our mission is to be a partner, resource, and leader in supporting and building on the strengths of children, youth, adults, and families in our community. DCAFS receives government funding for its core services, but there are always additional needs that arise and extra supports that are essential to assist those we work with. Dufferin Children’s Fund raises money for these additional supports to improve the lives of children, youth and families receiving service. DCAFS has been in operation since 1915


Family Transition Place

Since 1984, Family Transition Place (FTP) has been providing critical services to women and their children who have experienced abuse and unhealthy relationships. Inside FTP’s doors, women find a warm and welcoming place where their safety and well-being is the most important thing in the world. Whether they need a safe place to live, or the services of a professional, skilled counsellor to assist them on their journey, FTP is there to help.



Headwaters Health Care Foundation

Headwaters Health Care Foundation is the fundraising arm of Headwaters Health Care Centre. Our vision is to provide the best local health care through inspired community giving. We build and nurture relationships with donors and are donor-centred and ethically based in all our actions. Thanks to our very generous community partnerships, the Foundation recently completed a $16M fundraising campaign allowing us to support a new expansion, renovation and hospital equipment. In addition to the many other services, last year HHCC provided over one thousand oncology treatments. The new chemotherapy suite in this new space will allow more patients to receive their cancer treatments closer to home. Our Donors have made this possible.


IODE – Lord Dufferin Chapter

The Lord Dufferin Chapter IODE is a charitable organization that mission is to support the quality of life of children, youth and women through education, citizenship or social services. 109 years ago 58 women formed our chapter because they saw a need for a hospital in our town. 5 years later we open the first hospital in Orangeville, The Lord Dufferin Hospital. We also later opened a School of Nursing. This Chapter owned and operated this hospital, initally our club ran the hospital but after a couple of expansions we soon saw the need for a board of directors. This Board, which several of our members still sat on, ran the day to day operation of the hospital until 1954 when we surrended our charter and ownership to the Ontario Goverment. Besides all of our ,what we call in our own Backyard work,  there are many projects that we support both IODE Provincially and Nationally. One of our latest ones is restoring Our very own Bolingbroke Lancaster Bomadeer Airplane at the Hamilton Aircraft Museum.



Orangeville Police Services

The Orangeville Police Service has been in existence since 1864 proudly providing safety and security to the Town of Orangeville. The service is made up of 45 sworn officers, 31 civilian staff and 7 auxiliary constables. The Orangeville Police Service also has a Communications Centre operating 365 days a year providing dispatch service for the Shelburne Police Service as well as the Orangeville, Shelburne, Grand Valley, Mulmur and Melancthon Fire Departments. The Orangeville Police Service is a community focused team that works in partnership with and is accountable to the community, not only out of a sense of duty but out of a sense of pride in the community we serve. We communicate openly, honestly and build relationships based on trust