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Community Initiatives & Settlement Services

Settlement Services

Grey Bruce Settlement Services is a collaboration between YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce and Welcoming Communities Grey Bruce.

We are here to support you in effectively settling, integrating, and calling Grey and Bruce counties your home.

This program offers a central place to help you feel more connected to your new community through many resources and partnerships with other local service agencies.  

Our free services are mobile and staff will be able to meet with you in the community where you live, throughout Grey Bruce.

Settlement and Language Services are open to:

  • Permanent Residents (also called Landed Immigrants); without Canadian Citizenship
  • A person in Canada who was received an Approval in principal letter for their Application for Permanent Residence
  • Convention Refugee
  • Protected persons
  • Temporary Worker or Student who has obtained initial approval for a concurrent Application for Permanent Residence

If you are not eligible for our services, we will refer you to a program in the community that can help.


Click HERE to view our March Workshop Calendar!


We Provide

Settlement Services & Referrals

Our settlement workers are here to provide one-on-one support, answer your questions and help you find the resources you need in your community.



Newcomer Information and Orientation Services

Our group information sessions help you learn about important settlement topics and about life in Canada and your community.



LINC English Language Classes

If you are interested in learning or improving your English to prepare for citizenship, education or employment, you can take part in our language classes. You may also choose to practice your English Language Skills in an informal setting such as a Conversation Circle to support your language development.



Community Connections

Community Connections’ activities help you make friends and engage in the local community.



Contact us

For answers to your questions and to learn how to navigate unfamiliar processes, contact us.
519-371-9222 ext. 6 or 519-379-5535
945 3rd Avenue East, Suite 23
Owen Sound ON N4K 2K8