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Oxford County takes an integrated approach to helping clients. Our focus is one client, one file, one client service worker.

Finding, understanding and applying for social and community services can be challenge-- especially when someone is already facing challenge times. That’s why the Human Services professional team considers many different factors when helping a client: income, education, health, transportation, employment, safety/legal, and shelter.

By focusing on overall quality of life, the Human Services team can also help clients find out about other community programs and resources that can help meet their needs. Our goal is to provide great service while helping clients enhance their quality of life and contribute to their community.

Updates

Celebrating Indigenous Culture in Oxford

Oxford County will be hosting two exciting events in March that will share perspectives of Indigenous culture.

Tribal Vision Dance will be performing twice on Friday, March 17; a morning performance at the Ingersoll Library and in the afternoon at the Woodstock Art Gallery.

Tribal visionTribal Vision is a First Nations dance group based on the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve. They have performed all over the globe and will bring their traditional native songs and dances to Oxford during the March Break as a free event for families to enjoy.

Tribal Vision performances:

Friday, March 17, 2017, 10:15 a.m. 
Ingersoll Public Library
130 Oxford St., Ingersoll

Friday, March 17, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

Woodstock Art Gallery
449 Dundas St. Woodstock

Indigenous Education Day in Oxford is a day-long event on Tuesday, March 21 at the Quality Hotel & Suites. Headlining the event will be keynote speaker Joseph Boyden. Boyden is an award-winning novelist whose stories focus on the historical and contemporary experience of First Nations peoples. His writings often reflect on the perils and inner strengths of marginalized groups.

The event will also feature workshops and discussions surrounding topics like Indigenous cultural safety and reconciliation. Attendees will be able to learn about national reconciliation initiatives and how they can become involved in making a difference for First Nations children.

All of the events are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required for those planning to attend the Indigenous Education Day.

Register online now.

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