COVID-19: DFC Response & Support Plan for Members

To all members of Diane Frankling Co-operative Homes

The staff and Board of Directors of Diane Frankling Co-operative Homes take the safety and well-being of our membership seriously. In response to recent developments relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, the co-op will be taking the following steps to ensure the safety of our community members and mitigate any possible outbreaks: 

  • All planned community-based programs and events are postponed until April 14th. We will track the situation and reschedule planned events and programs based on improvements to the current situation and clearance from health care officials to resume large-scale social activities
  • All bookings in the co-op’s various common spaces are cancelled until April 14th. We will only begin accepting room bookings based on new developments to the current situation. 
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting of door handles, door knobs, stair railings, the co-op gym, laundry rooms, and other common space elements has already begun.
  • All members are being asked to curtail in-person contact with co-op staff where possible. Instead, emails and phone calls are the suggested means of communication. 

When it comes to caring for those members who may need to self-quarantine or with compromised immune systems, we are calling on all co-op members (who are willing and able) to step up and assist with things like grocery shopping, and prescription pick-up. Concurrently, we are encouraging all members who are at-risk and in self-quarantine to reach out for help! If you need help or are able to lend it, please contact Ryan Hayward in the co-op office. 

Co-op members will be updated about any changes to co-op services and informed of new protocols as the situation unfolds. Please see the reverse side of this notice for tips from the World Health Organization on how to best protect yourself from the spread of the virus. 

Please click the link below for tips from the World Health Organization on how to best protect yourself from the spread of the

Wishing everyone good health and eased minds as we navigate this situation together.  

DFC Office

DFC Recycling Program – March 2020 Pick Up Dates

DFC Recycling Program – February 2020 Pick Up Dates

All members of the co-op, regardless of age or physical ability, are welcome to participate in the Recycling Program. Simply leave your recycling in clear plastic bags in front of your unit on specified pick up dates and times. Please do not leave items in front of your unit outside of the posted dates.
– Volunteers will not pick up items that are in black, green or opaque bags
– Please ensure that you are only placing accepted recycling items into your bags. If you aren’t sure, please visit the city’s Waste Wizard page or contact Ryan Hayward for printed materials.
– Please do not place any organic waste in your recycling bags. It’s just gross and unpleasant for volunteers to handle.

Saturday March 7th, 10am-12pm

Tuesday March 10th, 10am-12pm

Saturday March 14th, 10am-12pm

Tuesday March 17th,  6pm-8pm

Tuesday March 24th, 6pm-8pm

Monday March 30th, 6pm-8pm

Spring Cleaning!

Saturday March 28th, 1pm – 2pm

 The Cerebral Palsy foundation will be sending a truck to DFC to pick up your unwanted;


Items that will not be accepted: 

  • Books / Magazines
  • Baby Furniture (cribs, play pens, strollers etc.,)
  • Large Furniture (couches, chairs, tables etc.,)
  • Anything in poor or unusable condition.

Simply bag or box your donations and bring them right to the truck. For more information, please contact Ryan in the co-op office.

DFC Explores… KEW Beach & Winter Station Art Exhibits

Friday March 6 @ 11:00am 

We will be hosting a day trip out to the cities KEW Beach area to explore the area, grab some lunch out and view the 2020 Winter Station Art Installations. There is space for up to 12 members to join in. If you would like more information, please contact Ryan in the co-op office. To learn more about the 2020 Winter Stations, please visit
Date: 20200306

Memory and Aging: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What You Can Do About It?

Monday March 30th starting at 7pm in the Community Room

 DFC is excited to host Dr. Nicole Anderson of Baycrest Health Sciences for a discussion on how memory and cognition change as we age, what is considered ?normal? and when to be concerned. Learn how health and lifestyle factors can affect memory, and about strategies you can use to improve it.

All members are welcome to attend. Snacks and refreshments will be on hand.