Volunteering is unpaid work. Volunteer positions can often be acquired through non-profit or charity organizations. As a volunteer you can bring new skills and fresh ideas to an organization. Volunteer work is an excellent way to get Canadian experience and Canadian references. Volunteering will provide you with an opportunity to practice English and obtain job leads. Volunteer Connections is a fantastic place to search for volunteer opportunities in Bruce and Grey Counties.
Finding a family doctor is important because they supply general health care for non-emergency medical conditions for you and your family. A family physician will also provide a referral to specialists and order medical and laboratory tests when needed. To locate a family doctor in Bruce Grey you can register with Health Care Connect 1-800-445-1822 a government of Ontario Service developed to help people find a family doctor or you may try the Doctor Search Service from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Try asking friends or family members if their doctor is accepting new patients or contact one of the following Family Health Teams in your area to make an inquiry.
Brockton and Area Family Health Team
Bruce Peninsula Family Health Team at 519-793-6461
Owen Sound Family Health Team
Sauble Family Health Team
South East Grey Community Health Centre
There are numerous ways to enjoy the spectacular changing colours of fall foliage in Bruce and Grey Counties. Grey County Tourism presents a bucket list of suggested activities for fall. Explore the Bruce offers a list of ways to explore the fall colours across Bruce County and Grey Bruce Adventure offers a number of unique fall experience ideas. All of the sites offer details about affordable creative ways to get outside and view this glorious show, beginning in late September and continuing through mid-October.
During the warm summer months, camping is a fun way to spend quality time with family and friends in the wilderness. There are many wonderful natural settings to discover while camping in Bruce or Grey County. If you are planning a camping trip, it is usually a good idea to reserve a campsite before you go. Below is a list of websites that provide excellent information about camping in Bruce and Grey.
Camping in Ontario
Camping in Craigleith
Camping at Inverhuron
Bruce Peninsula National Park of Canada
Explore the Bruce
If you do something on a shoestring, you do it with a very small amount of money. At the Salon Sisu School of Hair Styling, you can get a haircut for $12.50! A man’s hair cut costs $10.50. All hair styling performed by students is supervised by an experienced instructor. The salon is located in Owen Sound. For a list of all beauty salon services offered as well as the hours of operation check out Salon Sisu.
There are a wide range of fabulous farmers markets to discover this summer in Bruce and Grey County. Each Farmers Market reflects the diverse neighborhoods that host them. Shopping at local markets helps the environment and supports our local growers and farmers. Come out to a market to meet, bakers, artisans, farmers and craftsman, who bring their handmade things from their fields and workshops to sell. Visit Food Link Grey Bruce to find more information on the farmers markets in the area.
Skilled trades are jobs that are done with your hands such as construction, plumbing, and welding. The Owen Sound Georgian College Campus offers one and two-year full-time programs that train people to become skilled trades workers. The College is hosting a Trades Open House in Owen Sound on Saturday June 14th. College staff will be available at this event to answer questions and to provide information about local job opportunities in the skilled trades. If you would like to learn more about this event visit Georgian College Trades.
During a provincial election, your vote helps to select the premier of Ontario. To be eligible to vote in federal, provincial, and municipal elections, you must be a Canadian citizen, be 18 years old or older and be registered as a voter in a riding or area you are living in. For more information about the voting process in Ontario check out A Guide to Voting in Ontario’s Provincial Election If you would like to find more specific information about the candidates in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound or voting in this region Elections Ontario is an excellent site to view.
Looking for work? Get help and advice at YMCA Employment Services
The YMCA Owen Sound Grey Bruce is the designated Employment Ontario (EO) service provider for Grey County. YMCA Employment Services offers information, services, programs and support to help you find a job. Their trained staff will help you find the services you need to start and be successful in your job search. They offer employment services throughout Grey County with locations in Hanover, Meaford, Thornbury, Durham, Dundalk and Flesherton. Learn more about the many employment services available at FREE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES.