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Community Programs

Bruce County offers a wide range of children's programs including assisted daycare and learning programs, plus community programs for adults, seniors and families. When financial assistance is required, this is where to start exploring the options. Our hope is that you discover a compassionate and sharing community like no other.
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Tel : 519-881-1291

info@brucecounty.on.ca

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This is where to start exploring the options. Our hope is that you discover a compassionate and sharing community like no other.

Community Programs

The Strategic Community Initiatives Fund Granting Process is intended to contribute to the advancement of human services goals and priorities and/or provide specific support to low income households.
211 is a free, 24/7 hotline that helps people connect to community, social, health and government services in their communities. To support this work Community Connection/211 maintains a comprehensive database in partnership with the United Way of Bruce Grey, and the Counties of Bruce and Grey.

Bruce County recognizes the role philanthropy plays in strengthening our community and that the benefits of such acts ultimately improves the quality of life for all residents.
To support this recognition, the County has a Community Grant program that provides a mechanism for groups or organizations to make financial requests to County Council. For eligibility and details, please review the policy below.
Spruce the Bruce is a local community improvement initiative created in 2011. The program generates social and physical change in rural communities, improving local quality of life and creating attractive, supportive business environments.
The Child Activity Assistance Program (CAAP) is a fund available for families with a gross income of less than $30,000.00 to assists families with the cost of activities.

COVID-19 Announcement:

Our offices are closed to the public. Programs and services are open virtually with most services related to Ontario Works being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some in person service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call your nearest Bruce County office at the numbers below for any inquires or for more information.

Walkerton: 519-881-0431
Kincardine: 519-396-2116
Port Elgin: 519-389-5580
Wiarton: 519-534-1286
Find information on this page about how to apply for housing by mail, in person, or find the application online


COVID-19 Announcement:

Our offices are now closed to the public. Programs and services will continue virtually with most services being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 1-877-396-3450 for any inquiries or for more information.

Please Note: All playgrounds and play structures at County owned buildings have been reopened.

Bruce County periodically receives Provincial and Federal funding to invest in affordable housing.


COVID-19 Announcement:

Our offices are now closed to the public. Programs and services will continue virtually with most services being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 1-877-396-3450 for any inquiries or for more information.
Bruce County Housing Corporation owns and manages over 600 social housing units across Bruce County.


COVID-19 Announcement:

Our offices are now closed to the public. Programs and services will continue virtually with most services being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 1-877-396-3450 for any inquiries or for more information.

Please Note: All playgrounds and play structures at County owned buildings have been reopened.
Beginning in January 2016, Bruce County became both the lead and intake agency for the Westario Power Low-Income Energy Assistance Program Emergency Financial Assistance (LEAP EFA). The Westario Power LEAP EFA is a grant program designed to help low-income customers who find themselves in need of assistance with arrears owed to Westario Power.

COVID-19 Announcement:

Our offices are now closed to the public. Programs and services will continue virtually with most services being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 1-877-396-3450 for any inquiries or for more information.
Information about the various employment supports that are available. Supports include resources to secure employment and upgrading opportunities.

COVID-19 Announcement:

Our offices are closed to the public. Programs and services are open virtually with most services related to Ontario Works being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some in person service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call your nearest Bruce County office at the numbers below for any inquires or for more information.

Walkerton: 519-881-0431
Kincardine: 519-396-2116
Port Elgin: 519-389-5580
Wiarton: 519-534-1286
The Bruce County Home Child Care Program (HCC) is a program that is licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) and provides quality child care in a home setting.
Child Care Fee Subsidy provides financial assistance to eligible families for children in their care attending a Licensed Child Care Program or an Approved Bruce County Home Child Care Provider.

COVID-19 Announcement:

Please note that our offices are closed to the public, however, Child Care Caseworkers are available to assist families by phone and email. Please feel free to contact us at 519-881-0431, toll free at 1-800-265-3005, or by email at childcare@brucecounty.on.ca for information and support.
The Special Needs Resource Program supports the inclusion of children with special needs in Bruce County licensed child care setting, EarlyON programs, and authorized camps, children’s recreation and skill building programs.


COVID-19 Announcement:

During the Provincial lockdown period, Bruce County Resource Teachers will be reaching out to families we serve on a regular basis to provide support, guidance and information about developmental activities for your child. Please feel free to contact us at 519-881-0431, toll free at 1-800-265-3005, or by email at childcare@brucecounty.on.ca.
COVID-19 Update:

Bruce County EarlyON Child and Family Centres (EarlyON) have engaged with Grey Bruce Public Health and local school boards to prepare for a safe re-opening. Please visit one of our Facebook pages for more information.

Like our Facebook pages for engaging posts including Group Time experiences, Storytime, DIY activities and more!
www.facebook.com/EarlyOnChesley/
www.facebook.com/EarlyOnKincardine/
www.facebook.com/EarlyOnPortElgin/
www.facebook.com/EarlyOnWiarton/
The Early Learning Coordination (ELC) program enhances quality and builds capacity within Licensed Child Care Programs in Bruce County.

Bruce County’s Early Learning Coordinator collaborates, mentors, and supports educators in the child care and early learning community. With the collaboration of Bruce County’s Children’s Services team this capacity role supports the implementation of the Quality Scan Tool (QST) and coordinates professional learning opportunities. These opportunities provide a platform in which educators can reflect on their current practices to enhance and align with Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years ‘How does Learning Happen?”

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Bruce County is seeking input on a path for the future health of our communities that will inform the new Official Plan. Let's Plan the Bruce. Together. Learn more at planthebruce.ca.

Penetangore Hub
Address :

529 Gary Street
Kincardine ON N2Z 0G8
Canada


Peninsula Hub
Address :

268 Berford St, P.O. Box 129
Wiarton ON N0H 2T0
Canada


Library Headquarters
Address :

1243 Mackenzie Road
Port Elgin ON N0H 2C6
Canada


Gateway Haven
Address :

671 Frank Street
Wiarton ON N0H 2T0
Canada


Brucelea Haven
Address :

41 McGivern Street West
PO Box 1600
Walkerton ON N0G 2V0
Canada


Business Hours : 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre
Address :

33 Victoria Street North
Southampton ON N0H 2L0
Canada


Lakeshore Hub
Address :

1243 MacKenzie Road
Port Elgin ON N0H2C6
Canada


Interior Hub
Address :

30 Park Street
Walkerton ON N0G 2V0
Canada


Walkerton Administration Centre
Address :

30 Park St.
Walkerton ON N0G2V0
Canada