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About Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources (DFRFR)
DFRFR provides quality and flexible children’s services and programs to farm and rural families in Durham Region.
To play a key role in bringing services for children together in the north part of Durham Region so that they are delivered in a creative and coordinated fashion.
Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources provides Ontario Early ON programs in Brock and Uxbridge Townships. All programs are free of charge to parents, grandparents and caregivers with children birth to six years. Programming is provided at four Early ON Child & Family Centres, located in Beaverton, Cannington, Sunderland and Uxbridge. We also offer seasonal On Farm Childcare & Safety programs to farm families in Durham Region.
- Reduce injury for children living on farms in Durham.
- Increase opportunities for programs for children and their families living in the north of Durham.
- Increase communication and coordination between agencies offering services in the north of Durham.
- We are a registered, charitable, non-profit organization supported by grants, fundraising, donations and memberships.
Our Board of Directors:
DFRFR is governed by a volunteer member board of directors which represent each of our program areas and the community at large.
Board President ~Jessica Pizzulo
Secretary ~ Laura Hilton
Vice President ~ Liz Eastman
Community Rep. ~ Rosemary Hamilton
Brock Rep. ~ Emily Smith
Uxbridge Rep. ~ Mary Bridger
Early ON Child and Family Centres ~ Educator Team
Darlene Hill, Michelle Steckley, Sara Zon, Shanel Scott-Pandolfi, Margaret Gall, Amanda Shier, Natasha Little.
Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources Administrative Team
Heather Shearer ~ Executive Director
Karen Barkey ~ Financial Officer
Josie Linton ~ On Farm Coordinator