Diversity Events

October Events and Information from M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre

1045 3rd Avenue West
Owen Sound

M’Wikwedong is offering in-person outdoor programming with screening protocols and restrictions that participants need to be followed in order to keep everyone safe.
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 


October Grey  Bruce Local Immigration Partnership
presents welcoming activities and events throughout the month.

For all the details, go to: https://greybrucelip.ca/news-events


Upcoming Events From Settlement and Language Services
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 share interelationships with others in our the community.
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 July, contact us at 519-371-9222 ext. 6 or email settlement@osgb.ymca.ca

At the Libraries

The library in downtown Owen Sound has discontinued pickup service and is reopen to the public. Maximum 30-minute visits. Face masks are required, and safe social-distancing guidelines will be observed. To check out activities available for kids, teens and adults, go to:

See what’s happening in October at Bruce County Public Library branches here: https://mailchi.mp/71753e34c293/bruce-county-public-library-enewsletter?e=4ba848b144

Grey Roots Museum & Archives
102599 Grey Road 18
Owen Sound

Grey Roots is open again! If you have questions, visit info@greyroots.com
What you need to know:
Open hours are seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You need to book your visit in advance.
While inside any buildings, you’ll need to have your mask on.
You need to maintain a two-metre separation at all times (indoors or out) from other guests and staff.

You can also discover all kinds of local historical information and resources at: https://www.greyroots.com/whats-on/programs


The online exhibit Coughs and Sneezes featuring in-depth research and moving accounts from the 1918 influenza pandemic. This timely and poignant exhibit offers perspective on the pandemic we are working through now, one century later. Find it here: https://greyroots.com/exhibit-event-program/coughs-and-sneezes-spread-diseases-spanish-flu-grey-county-1


October Events Hosted by Grey Bruce Pride


1db34533-86f2-42c5-9616-b4eedf9c94ccPFLAG Owen Sound
Join the monthly Zoom meetings, every third Tuesday each month. Anyone
seeking information or support on issues around gender identity or sexual orientation is welcome.

For log-in information, call 1-888-530-6777 ext 570 or email owensoundon@pflagcanada.ca

Information and resources for COVID-19:

Grey Bruce Public Health Information
Ontario Ministry of Health

Government of Canada
Grey County

Bruce County
M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre
United Way Grey Bruce
Resources and Supports for Newcomers and Immigrants Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic
Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force