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Human Services

We are committed to planning, delivering, and advocating for responsive and innovative services that help individuals and families enhance their level of participation and quality of life in our communities.

We will enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and communities by ensuring integrated and comprehensive services that remove barriers and create opportunities.

The Human Services Department is comprised of five operational divisions or program areas and contributes to the advancement of human services goals and priorities through the Strategic Community Initiatives Program:


The Department endeavors to provide community level response to community and individual needs through partnerships and granting in the Strategic Community Initiatives and Funding.  As service system manager in both Children’s Services and Housing Services the Department is responsible for system planning, and administration of granting of various provincial funding programs.  Additionally, each of the program areas provide a number of services directly in the community. 

Contact us

Christine MacDonald

Director Human Services

Department: Human Services, Human Services

Location: Walkerton Administration Centre

Tel : 519-881-0431


Bruce County is a lean organization that is focused on providing high quality services to the communities we share and tax payers we work for.

Important Links:

211 Ontario

The Dorrell Young Christmas Program

The Dorrell Young Christmas Program provides a gift, often a toy, book, or article of clothing for children and teenagers served by Bruce County's Human Services Department, whose families and caregivers struggle during the holiday season.

Click here to give the gift of hope and inclusion for children and families in need this holiday season with a donation.


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