[vc_row top_margin=”0″ bottom_margin=”0″ margin_bottom=”50px” css=”.vc_custom_1522334000746{margin-bottom: 50px !important;padding-top: 35px !important;padding-bottom: 35px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][title align=”center” color=”#000000″]The Beginning:[/title][spacer height=”36px”][vc_column_text]Meet an energetic group of parents who have challenged young adults with not enough to do – so in April 2014, they took matters into their own hands. Director Sara Magee has this to say: “Active Lives After School Dufferin (ALAS Dufferin) started out as an idea over coffee. Nine mothers worried about what our special needs kids would do when they finished high school. There is a long waiting list for the only day program available and some graduates of the transition program in high school now have nowhere to go to fill their days. We, the Board of Directors of ALAS Dufferin, are working diligently to maintain a day program where our kids will live an active and healthy life in our community. We want them to feel accepted and we want them to feel that they are a part of the community that they belong.”

ALAS Dufferin Inc. is a Charitable Organization, with a fee for service attendance structure.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”6463″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”right-to-left” el_class=”nbm”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin=”0″ bottom_margin=”0″ margin_bottom=”50px” css=”.vc_custom_1522334000746{margin-bottom: 50px !important;padding-top: 35px !important;padding-bottom: 35px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”6464″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”left-to-right” el_class=”nbm”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][title align=”center” color=”#000000″]Our Opening Day:[/title][spacer height=”36px”][vc_column_text]Our opening day was April 7th, 2015. A great big THANK YOU to Orangeville Transit, Orangeville Sports and Recreation for their support, as well as Rebecca Mastine and our Board of Directors for their unwavering dedication to this great achievement But this is only the first step in our journey to a 5 day per week, all-inclusive day program in Orangeville. There is still lots of work to be done. We continue to seek donations to assist us and fine tune the existing program.

May 23rd, 2015

What a great day! Successful in every way, even the weather cooperated.

Thank you to friends, family, acquaintances, and dignitaries who were all a big part of today’s event.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin=”0″ bottom_margin=”0″ margin_bottom=”50px” css=”.vc_custom_1522334000746{margin-bottom: 50px !important;padding-top: 35px !important;padding-bottom: 35px !important;}”][vc_column][title align=”center” color=”#000000″]Achieving Our Charity Status[/title][spacer height=”36px”][vc_column_text]It was a long time coming, but we are finally recognized by the CRA as a Charitable Organization!!   This has been our goal from the day we started, and now, through diligent work and lots of “ups and downs,” we have arrived!

Thank you to the whole Board of Directors for all of your input and dedication to this great achievement.[/vc_column_text][button new_tab=”yes” border_radius=”2″ title=”View Our Charity Status” link=”http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/haip/srch/charity-eng.action?bn=831592381RR0001&m=1″ class=”hb-aligncenter”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_margin=”0″ bottom_margin=”0″ margin_bottom=”50px” css=”.vc_custom_1522334000746{margin-bottom: 50px !important;padding-top: 35px !important;padding-bottom: 35px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”6465″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”left-to-right” el_class=”nbm”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][title align=”center” color=”#000000″]Featured in the Orangeville Banner![/title][spacer height=”36px”][vc_column_text]On Thursday, October 15, 2016, the Orangeville Banner ran a Front Page story on ALAS Dufferin![/vc_column_text][button new_tab=”yes” border_radius=”2″ title=”View Online” link=”https://www.orangeville.com/news-story/5959341-residents-unite-to-create-a-place-for-those-with-disabilities/”][button new_tab=”yes” border_radius=”2″ title=”Download PDF” link=”https://alasdufferin.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Residents-unite-to-create-a-place-for-those-with-disabilities.pdf”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][title align=”center”]ALAS Dufferin in Action![/title][spacer height=”25 px”][gallery_carousel visible_items=”4″ total_items=”-1″ category=”alas-dufferin”][/vc_column][/vc_row]