Dryden Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Centre

Site: Dryden Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Centre

Service: Community Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Services

Description & Services
Description (Agency) Provides a variety of year-round services to individuals who live with a developmental disability
Agency Services
Description (Service) 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
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Dryden
Boundaries Dyment to Vermillion Bay
Eligibility 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
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
Languages English ; French
Fees Membership - Minimal annual membership fee ; None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-223-5995
Fax 807-223-8370
E-Mail connections@drytel.net
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Primary Contact Peggy Howard, Executive Director; Phone: 807-223-5995 ext 7; Email: execdirector.dvrrc@drytel.net
Alternate Contact Heather Madussi, Program Director; Phone: 807-223-5995 ext 6
Volunteer Coordinator Joni Alexander, Supervised Access Coordinator; Phone: 807-223-5995 ext 1
Primary Executive Lou Moody, Chairperson; Email: connections@drytel.net
Alternate Executive Pegee Ledoux, Finance Administrator/Executive Director Designate; Phone: 807-223-5995 ext 5; Email: connections@drytel.net
Located In Community Dryden
Address 53 Arthur St
Dryden, ON P8N 1J7
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Intersection Arthur St and Van Horne Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS); Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) ; Fundraising ; Donations