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Organization: Dryden Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Centre  
Phone Numbers: 807-223-5995
Fax: 807-223-8370
53 Arthur St
Dryden, ON
P8N 1J7
Intersection: Arthur St and Van Horne Ave
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Executives: Lou Moody - Chairperson
Pegee Ledoux - Finance Administrator/Executive Director Designate
807-223-5995 ext 5 *
Contacts: Peggy Howard - Executive Director
807-223-5995 ext 7 *
Heather Madussi - Program Director
807-223-5995 ext 6
Service Description: Provides a variety of year-round services to individuals who live with a developmental disability

Located at Arthur St near Van Horne Ave

Provides a variety of year-round services to individuals who live with a developmental disability
  • Connects individuals with available volunteer opportunities
  • Connects community agencies with available volunteers
  • Provides volunteer community members with training in various areas

Offers the following programs/services:
  • Christmas Cheer Program
  • Healthy Food Box Program, (partnership with the NWHU)
  • Supervised Access Program (SAP), which provides a safe, neutral and child-focused setting for visits between a child and non-custodial parent or other family member
  • Teddy Bear Picnic

Community Integration Service (CIS)
  • Connects adults with a developmental disability to the community via volunteers with common interests
  • Accomplished through friendship matches, supported volunteer placements, vacation program, participating in community clubs/courses, organized activities, and public awareness
  • Activities can include but are not limited to: guys night, bowling, supervising visits, one-on-one work with clients, swimming, Hip club (painting nails), office work, maintenance work, coffee group, special events, weekly/monthly outings, and out-of-town trips

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
  • Completes income tax returns free of charge for people with limited financial resources, people with special needs, seniors, and new Canadians
  • Operates from March to May

Fee for Service Program
  • Offers an individualized funded program for recreation and leisure, community participation, respite, and life skills training support
  • Designed and tailored to the individual's Personal Direct Plan and/or Developmental Services Assessment
  • Services can be purchased using Passport, Special Services at Home, youth funding, or private funds

This organization is a Registered Charity

Fees: Membership - Minimal annual membership fee * None
Application: Community Integration Service

To enroll as client:

Requires referral from Developmental Services Ontario (DSO)

To enroll as volunteer:

Requires completed application, signed waiver of responsibility, signed confidentiality form, Criminal Reference Check, three references and an interview

Income Tax Program

Drop off forms during office hours; requires proof of previous year's income
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Community Integration Service
Adults with a developmental disability

Income Tax Program
Low income individuals

Christmas Cheer
Families in need who are provided a hamper to assist through the holidays
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Kenora District  
See Also: Parenting Groups
Volunteer Referral Networks

This information was last completely updated on September 14, 2017

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