Diversity Events

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May Events at M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre
1045 3rd Avenue West
Owen Sound
519-371-1147

Staff are once again working from the building on a rotating basis, but as a reminder, we are still closed to the public. Staff are available though and running programming, so please reach out and join in on any programming that interests you!
For a calendar and information on the Indigenous prenatal nutrition program and breastfeeding class, post-partum virtual café, EarlyOn programs and activities (for kids from 0 through 6, parents and caregivers), life-skills and cultural learning, AKWE:GO (for children from 7 through 12), Wasa-Nabin self-development program (for at-risk youth from 12 through 18), Wiisinadaa: Let’s Eat (a community-based Indigenous-specific diabetes-prevention program), the urban Aboriginal healthy living program — and much more —go to https://mwikwedong.com/
or https://www.facebook.com/mncrc


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May Events From Settlement and Language Service
Our Settlement and Language Services team is working remotely available to assist newcomers with their settlement needs.
We know that learning about a new community and all it has to offer can be overwhelming at the best of times, and we’re here to make this transition easier. If you are working with anyone who is new to Canada and new to the area, please refer them to us, so we can show off all that Grey-Bruce has to offer and help them feel comfortable calling Grey-Bruce home.
Settlement and Language Services is more than ESL courses and settlement supports. It’s about helping newcomers build positive community connections, make friends and engage in local events/activities, so they feel the same valuable connection to the community that the rest of us do.
We are connecting with newcomers are through our monthly virtual Cooking Classes, LINC Classes and working with community organizations, employers and landlords to introduce and educate newcomers on culture, workplace, housing and much more. To see a calendar with more events in May, contact us at 519-371-9222 ext. 6 or email settlement@osgb.ymca.ca

May 5, 7 p.m. Canadian Census Workshop
Do you know what a Census is? A census is an official count or survey of a population. Every five years, Canada counts every person who lives here to gather information that helps the government understand our community and help plan services, buildings and other developments that affect our day-to-day lives. The law says the census must be completed by everyone.

For help to complete your census form, please attend this workshop. To register, email settlement@osgb.ymca.ca, or call Melissa at 519-379-8377 or Suneet at 519-379-1512.

Turkish, Hindi, Urdu, Romanian, Arabic interpretation is available during this session. For other languages, one-on one-sessions can be available with one of our settlement worke
Information about the Census is available in many languages, including Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Italian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Atikamekw, Denesuline (Chipewyan), Inuktitut (Nunavik), Inuktitut (Nunavut), Mohawk, Montagnais, Naskapi, Northern Quebec Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Plains Cree, Swampy Cree and Tlicho (Dogrib). Find information on these languages here: https://census.gc.ca/many-languages-nombreuses-langues/census-and-you-recensement-et-vous-eng.htm

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At the Libraries

Check out an amazing diversity of activities and services available at the library in downtown Owen Sound at: https://olco.ent.sirsidynix.net/client/en_US/search/asset/23321
Find Bruce County Library April news and events at: https://library.brucecounty.on.ca/library-updates/


1db34533-86f2-42c5-9616-b4eedf9c94ccPFLAG is for anyone seeking information or support on issues around gender identity or sexual orientation. Join the Zoom meeting May 18, 7 p.m.
For log-in information, phone 1-888-530-6777 ext 570, e-mail: owensoundon@pflagcanada.ca OR FB messenger https://www.facebook.com/PFLAGCanadaOwenSound/


Grey Roots Museum & Archives — Visit virtually in May

The museum is temporarily closed to the public, but you can discover all kinds of local historical information and resources, a virtual tour of Moreston Village, at: https://www.greyroots.com/whats-on/programs


 May Grey Bruce Pride Events
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Information and resources for COVID-19:

Grey Bruce Public Health Information
https://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/
Ontario Ministry of Health
https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Government of Canada
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html
Grey County
https://www.grey.ca/covid-19

Bruce County
https://brucecounty.on.ca/covid19
M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre
https://mwikwedong.com/
United Way Grey Bruce
https://unitedwayofbrucegrey.com/community-information-and-resources/
Resources and Supports for Newcomers and Immigrants Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic
https://unitedwayofbrucegrey.com/covid-19-resources-supports-for-newcomers-immigrants/
Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force
https://povertytaskforce.com/covid-19-community-resources/