Coronaviruses are a large collection of viruses that can cause illnesses such as the common cold and or more serious respiratory infections like bronchitis and pneumonia.
To prevent the spread of any virus it is important to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, practice respiratory hygiene by coughing into your arm or a tissue, seek medical care if you are ill, and keep a good social distance from others. It is also extremely important to stay home if you have a fever, cold or gastric illness as doing so will help stop the spread of infection to others.
The Ontario government is posting information regarding the status of COVID-19 at 2019 Novel Coronavirus. This site will be updated every weekday at 10:30am. Information is available in many different languages.
Montreal is the capital of the province of Quebec. There are many free or cheap activites to participate in during the winter months in this amazing city.
A variety of local employers will be attending the 2020 Regional Job Fairs to present their career opportunities. Attending one or both events will be beneficial for anyone that is seeking part-time or full-time employment or looking for a career change. A list of employers that will be participating in the events can be found at Employer List.
The Municipalities of Bruce and Grey County are working jointly on a Community Safety and Well-being Plan. They are asking residence of the area to complete a survey to help them understand how residents feel about their safety. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The goal of this committee is to improve the quality of life for residence of Grey and Bruce. The survey can be found here at Community Safety and Well-Being Survey
Bell Let’s Talk is a campaign created by the Bell Canada to raise awareness about the stigma surrounding mental illness. On January 29, 2020 this campaign raised 7.7 million dollars for mental health initatives. Several resources exist online, over the phone and in person for those who need help. Attached is a list of links to suicide and crisis hotlines, and resources available in Grey and Bruce County dedicated to the prevention of suicide and mental health supports.
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Mental Health Crisis Line of Grey Bruce 1-877-470-5200
Crisis Services Canada 1-833-456-4566 text 45645
Wes for Youth Online I need Immediate Help
EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free programs to parents/caregivers and their children from birth to six years of age. These community hubs welcome all families to participate in quality programs that foster healthy child development, strengthen adult-child relationships and support parent education. EarlyON programs provide play based learning for children through play, song, games, sensory and creative experiences. These opportunities allow children to develop their social and emotional skills, reach developmental milestones and begin their journey of lifelong learning. All Centres are staffed with qualified professionals. To access information and on local EarlyOn Centres visit the Children’s Services web sites for Grey County and Bruce County
Georgian College is hosting an Open House on Saturday Feb 8, 2020 at all seven campuses including the Owen Sound, ON location. Anyone that would like to apply to Georgian College can do so for FREE at this event. During the Open House the public can take a campus tour and hear about the full and part-time programs as well as online learning opportunities. Learn about financial aid, awards and scholarships and visit student services ask about the supports that they offer students. Everyone that attends this event can apply for a chance to win up to $5000 to put towards a tuition! Complete the online Career assessment called Career Match before attending, to discover what program interest you. To find out about applying to an Ontario College and important deadlines for applications link into Ontario College.