Making Grey Bruce Home New Community Space Opening Ceremony

Making Grey Bruce Home New Community Space Opening Ceremony


Saturday April 14th 10:30 am – Ribbon cutting at 11 am (April 28th rain date)

228 8th Street East Owen Sound ON


On Saturday April 14, a community space will be opened at 228 8th Street East to provide refugees and vulnerable newcomers with resources and information on living in Grey and Bruce Counties. The Centre will offer opportunities for newcomers and the community to interact and learn from each another.


Making Grey Bruce Home is a regional capacity building project to support the social and economic integration of current and anticipated refugees and vulnerable newcomers into a rural community. It will enhance the capacity of rural communities and their service systems to address the unique needs and goals of refugees, refugee claimants and other vulnerable newcomers, and build public awareness and support to create welcoming communities for refugees and newcomers.


Making Grey Bruce Home plans to have weekly drop-in at its new community space. Starting in May, the office will be open Wednesdays between 10am and 6pm for assistance. People in the community are welcome to drop by to learn more, volunteers are always welcome. Other programs will be offered jointly with community partners, and training sessions for service providers as well as volunteer mentors.


Doors open at 10:30 am Saturday April 14 with an 11am ribbon cutting.


The Owen Sound Multicultural Arts & Crafts Collective will be running a multilingual bookmark activity and there is an exhibition of “The News”, a newcomer project by local visual artist Jennifer Hicks. We welcome everyone to stay after ribbon cutting for a light refreshment and meet our staff May Ip, Project Coordinator, and Mokless Hassan, Newcomer Advocate.


The 14-month project will be completed on March 31, 2019


For information on the project please contact us