One Parent Families Association of Canada is national, non-profit organization which operates under a Federal Charter granted by the Government of Canada.
Durham Region East is the new name for the old Oshawa Whitby Chapter and more accurately reflects the growth that has happened in Durham Region. Our organization focuses on single parent families and we provide friendship, support, as well as organizing social and recreational sports activities for the adults and the kids. You are around people who have been through it all and come out the other side!!!
We are self-funding organization -- fundraising is part of our mandate -- and Chapters spend the funds that they raise on the Chapter membership, as the determine. We are a volunteer organization so that all the funds that we raise are spent on the members and their families. We have an executive at each Chapter who organize and run the Chapter. Volunteering and working together when you have a common objective is a great way to meet people in a friendly atmosphere and you will find that volunteering does as much for you as it does for the Chapter.
You will meet friends that you will have for life! Getting out the first few times is hard for some people. Come see what we are about and help us build the type of Chapter that meets your needs!
We use Meet Up as our advertising and communications tool. Some activities are open to everyone, other activities are only open to members of the One Parent Families Association of Canada, I.e., those who haveg paid their membership dues and fulfilled any volunteer requirements.
Some of events have subsidies for members of the One Parent Families Association of Canada. That's another great reason to go beyond being a Meet Up member and become a full member of the Association.