LIVING IN DUFFERIN
There's a certain balance to this place. It's where urban streets meet country roads; where nightlife meets night skies; where culture meets community. Those that live here, get it. Dufferin County is a great place to live, work and raise a family.
Dufferin is made up of 1,486 square kilometers and is home to 56,881 people (2011 Census). There are eight local municipalities, including the Townships of Amaranth, East Garafraxa, Melancthon, Mulmur and the Towns of Grand Valley, Mono, Orangeville and Shelburne.
The County offers a wide range of services to our residents. Click on the links to the left for more information.
For information about Syrian refugee families and support for Newcomers in Dufferin County, please go to the Newcomers page.
211 is a helpline and online database of Ontario's community and social services.
Need help? When you don’t know where to turn, Ontario 211 is here for you. 211 service is free, confidential and is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Click here to go to ontario211.ca
How is 211 different from 411 and 911? Click here to find out
What is the role of 211 in Emergency Response and Recovery? Click here to find out
Did you know that Dufferin County has two main community hubs?
- Edelbrock Centre, 30 Centre Street, Orangeville, ON 519-941-6991
- Mel Lloyd Centre, 167 Centre Street, Shelburne, ON 519-925-0017
- Community Services (Ontario Works, Social Housing, Employment Resource Centre, Early Years Centre, Health Centre and partnerships with several external agencies).