Grey Bruce: A Welcoming Community!
Welcoming Communities Grey Bruce is committed to building a welcoming and inclusive community for all residents in the region. We are building on over a decade of community-based work. Grey Bruce is part of a national vision, supported by values, projects and policies shared by communities across Canada.
Grey Bruce is one of many regions across Canada building more welcoming and inclusive communities. We are all newcomers in Canada, with the exception of the Indigenous nations who continue to teach us about healing and respect. Read more about welcoming and what we are doing in Canada and Grey Bruce below:
Newcomers bring new opportunities and prosperity to Grey Bruce. Welcoming Communities works with community partners to attract newcomers and help them thrive. Find out what is happening with new initiatives: The Rural Pathways Project, Y Settlement Services, and the Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership Project.
Welcoming Communities is a new not for profit committed to making our region an Inclusive Community – a place where diversity is celebrated and all are welcomed. We work in partnerships and build relationships with organizations, businesses, groups and community leaders to address barriers to inclusion.
Our Strategic Plan outlines our goals and plans. Find out more about our amazing and diverse Board of Directors. Contact us if you are interested in getting involved.
Welcoming Communities Grey Bruce offers cultural humility training for employers, service providers and community groups on how we can support newcomers. If you are interested in training Contact Us.
When we work together and share a common understanding of inclusiveness then we create community. We are building strong partnerships across the two counties that help reduce barriers for newcomers.
Welcoming Communities Grey Bruce, in partnership with the United Way of Bruce Grey, has created a Virtual Newcomer Information Hub which can be searched in over 20 different languages. You can find information about community services and supports here:
Everyone has a role to play in creating a welcoming community, and every action makes a difference. Join our annual celebration of diversity in Grey Bruce One World Festival. Become a volunteer mentor and support a newcomer. Participate in Welcoming Communities events and initiatives.
WCGB works towards an inclusive and welcoming Grey Bruce where differences are celebrated and no one is left behind.