news & events

Embracing Diversity: Celebrating Asian Heritage Month
As of 2021, Bruce County was home to 2,420 residents of Asian heritage, while Grey County had 2,950 individuals of Asian origin, representing 37 Asian countries. The Asian population in both counties experienced significant growth from 2016 to 2021 and is contributing to the region's diversity and inclusion.
Diversity and Belongingness Conference
GBLIP, BWDSB OSPS, SSSC, WCGB and YMCA Owen Sound Grey Bruce Settlement & Language Services are hosting the first regional Diversity and Belongingness Conference at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound on Wednesday September 25. Click "Read More" for more details and registration.
Welcoming Week 2024
GBLIP is coordinating and collaborating with community partners in hosting a variety of virtual and in-person events to recognize and celebrate the people, places and values that help everyone feel welcome and that they belong in their local community, no matter where they come from. Click "Read More" to see the calendar.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
On September 30, 2022, the Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership observes the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as well as Orange Shirt Day and recognizes the tragic legacy of residential schools, the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of these institutions.
Picnic At The Palace
Paisley Chamber of Commerce, Township of Arran-Elderslie and Where the Rivers Meet Campaign are hosting Picnic At The Palace on Saturday August 27 to welcome newcomers to the community. It is an opportunity to learn about the many services and clubs in our community and support our Foodbank
Hindu Culture Open House - Embrace Diversity Through Dialogue
Residents of Grey and Bruce counties are invited to learn and celebrate the Hindu culture at a community open house on August 13 in Kincardine. Participants can take part in yoga and enjoy traditional Hindu food, music, and dancing. Everyone is welcome at the free event, which runs from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Victoria Park in Kincardine.
GBLIP Resources Supporting Ukrainian Newcomers
Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership (GBLIP) has launched the Resources for Supporting Ukrainian Newcomers page on its website. These resources are in response to the community’s growing desire to support Ukrainians fleeing the war and help them to settle in our region. The page contains information on resources and supports available at the local, provincial, and federal levels to help community members who are considering hosting Ukrainian newcomers.