Ontario Works is an employment and social services program that provides temporary income and employment supports to people in financial need. Their goal is to improve the quality of life for families and individuals. To be eligible to receive help from Ontario Works, you need to be living in Ontario, be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, refugee claimant or convention refugee and need money to help pay for food and housing costs. To learn more about the Ontario Works program in your area contact Grey County or Bruce County Ontario Works.
All reading is good reading. Parents can be valuable in their children’s literacy development, despite their language, education, or literacy level. It is important for children to see their parent’s reading whether it’s the newspaper, the mail or a recipe. Children model the behaviour they see. Take a look at ABC literacy for life for suggestions about ways to encourage reading in your home.
During winter months in Grey and Bruce Counties, weather conditions may cause road closures, school bus cancellations, school closures and event cancellations. Before heading out in stormy weather, it is always best to check the winter road conditions. Information about road conditions, closures and cancellations can be found by listening to local radio stations or by checking the following links:
Reading ESL:stories and readings in English for ESL learners
If you would like to learn about Canada and improve your English reading and comprehension skills this is an excellent site to explore. Reading ESL offers lots of stories about Canada on many different subjects. After each story you can check your knowledge by reviewing the vocabulary help list, comprehension check and fill in the blanks question section!
Want to practice your English and meet other people in your area that want to improve their English? There is an ESL group that meets once a month in Hanover at the Library to practice English Language skills. Next meeting will be January 29 at 7 pm in the Saugeen Room. Follow the link to find out more about the ESL group and other programs offered at the Hanover Library.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States in 1929. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a minister in the Baptist Church. He fought against racial segregation. He wanted equal rights for all people. Martin Luther King did not use violence in his fight. He asked people to fight peacefully. Because of Martin Luther King, Jr., many laws began to change in the United States. In 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The holiday takes place on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15.
Would you like to know more about money & banking in Canada?
Holly Devlin is the Community Response Network Co-Ordinator with United Way of Bruce Grey. Holly manages a financial literacy program that is free and confidential. If you are behind in your bills, have questions about bankruptcy or need to establish a credit rating, this program may be able helpful for you. Holly meets with people in both Grey and Bruce County. You can learn more about the Financial Literacy Program at United Way of Bruce Grey. Holly can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 519-376-1560
During these cold winter months, a library is an especially nice place to go to – whether it is to find a good book or to take part in an interesting program with your neighbors.
There are a variety of excellent programs offered at the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library for adults, teens and children.
Check here often to find details about the latest library news, events and programs