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2019 Living Wage

“If we set the bar on what we can endure, we will never thrive as a community or an economy. A living wage adds to the economy, building capacity and reducing people’s dependency on support programs. A living wage allows one to live, not just exist.” Francesca  Dobbyn, executive director,

Deadline extended: Job Posting: Pathways Employment Development Workers

Job Posting Rural Pathways for Newcomer Women in Grey Bruce Project Pathways Employment Development Workers Posting Date:  Wednesday July 24, 2019 Two (2) Pathways Employment Development Workers: Full – Time Contract Positions, $25 hour ________________________________________________________________________ Project Overview “Rural Pathways for Newcomer Women in Grey Bruce Project” is an 18-month (August

The United Way of Bruce Grey applauds The Sub-metering Council of Ontario decision to ban winter disconnections

February 6 2019 In February of 2017 the Ontario Energy Board instituted a blanket winter disconnection ban for electricity companies. Excluded from the ban were Unit Sub-Metering companies. On Tuesday February 5th, under pressure from a pending Global News story, the Unit Sub-Metering Council instituted its own winter disconnection ban.

United Way welcomes new staff

The United Way Bruce Grey has welcomed a new member to their team!  On January 10, 2019, Heather Anderson joined the organization as their Communications & Fundraising Coordinator.   Heather brings to her position over 20 years of communications, marketing and graphics experience and close to ten years experience working with

211 turns 10!

It’s hard to believe but 211 in Bruce Grey turns 10 years old on February 11th 2019. We are having a celebration breakfast and reporting back to the community January 24th here in Owen Sound. Pam Hiller of Community Connections that runs the local 211 center out of Collingwood will

Nominate a Wall!

On January 17, 2017, Geordie Montgomery had his life saved by an off-duty OPP Constable Katrina Rubinstein-Gilbert She was attending the college basketball game that Montgomery was refereeing. When he suddenly collapsed, Rubinstein-Gilbert quickly sprang into action, used the onsite AED and as a result, the doctors say, she saved

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