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Bruce County’s Children’s Services plans and manages the local child care system, focusing on the integration of government initiatives, inter-agency coordination, and the development of new programs and services.
Bruce County directly operates a Child Care Fee Subsidy program, Home Child Care program, Preschool Resource program and Ontario Early Years Centres.
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Alliance member: Tina Metcalfe
Bruce Grey Catholic Distric School Board
The Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board ensures a quality learning experience through community partnerships that nurture each student in body, mind and spirit and embraces the teachings of Christ. The School Board provides 11 elementary and 2 secondary schools.
Alliance member: Jennifer Kirby
Bruce Grey Child and Family Services
Bruce Grey Child & Family Services works under the mandate of the Ontario Child & Family Services Act responsible for protecting children from abuse, neglect and other forms of maltreatment.
BGCFS works with parents to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children.
GBCFS provides counselling, teaching and support programs as well as referrals to other community services, all designed to keep children safe and well at home. If children need to live elsewhere while their parents work to make their home safe, BGCFS will arrange temporary care with family or a safe and caring foster home. BGFS will work with parents and extended family to create a plan for the children to either return home or, if necessary, find another family.
Alliance member: Julie lipsett
Community Living Owen Sound and District
Community Living Owen Sound and District assists adults and children with developmental needs to live, work and participate fully in the community as valued partners
Family Support provides assistance and support with short and long term planning, locating and accessing information, resources and services to meet individual needs and will provide ongoing emotional support, information and guidance for families.
Children’s Services provides a range of family-centred services including home visiting, play-based early intervention activities and resources for families with infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers who may be at risk for delays in their development or who may have a developmental delay. Special Needs Resource Consultants provide services in the Early Childhood Education setting with a focus on transitional planning for entry into kindergarten as well as the modelling of inclusive best practices in child care.
Alliance member: Michele bell
Grey Bruce Public Health
The Grey Bruce Health Unit works with individuals, families, organizations and communities to support health knowledge and create healthy environments where we live, work, play and learn.
The Health Unit offers a variety of learning opportunities and services such as information on parenting and child development, an on-line prenatal course, home-visiting program, breastfeeding support, dental services, nutrition and physical activity resources, smoking cessation, immunization and support for creating healthy schools in Grey and Bruce.
Grey County Social Services delivers employment, financial, housing and children’s services so that individuals and families are encouraged and empowered to overcome challenges and move toward greater self-sufficiency.
Grey County’s Children’s Services plans and manages the local child care system and directly operates the Childcare Subsidy Program and Ontario Early Years Centres.
Alliance member: Barb Fedy, Tara Cockerill
TVCC is a regional rehabilitation centre for children and young adults with physical disabilities, communication disorders, developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders.
TVCC offers a range of community-based supports and services including preschool occupational and physiotherapy, therapeutic recreation supports as well as youth discovery services. Children and families in Grey-Bruce counties can also access TVCC centre-based supports and services regarding postural seating and wheelchair mobility needs, as well as access a range of Clinics that offer medical and rehabilitation specialists to address issues that impact function and participation.
TVCC’s Autism Services offer intensive behavioural intervention (IBI) to children who have been diagnosed with autism toward the severe end of the autism spectrum. In addition, TVCC and its Lead Partner Agency, Keystone Child, Youth & Family Services offer ABA-based services and supports for children and youth with ASD.
Alliance member: Emily Powell
Keystone Child , Youth and Family Services
Keystone is a Children’s Mental Health Centre offering free, voluntary mental health services to children and youth 0 to 17 and their families. We have been designated by the Province of Ontario as Lead Agency for Grey and Bruce County.
Our counselling, groups, and workshops address a wide range of mental health issues and our Residential program manages high risk youth 12 to 17. Our prevention services include Ontario Early Years Centres, Parent Mutual Aid sites, Cradelink and Healthy Beginnings. Specialized ABA programming and respite services are also available.
Alliance member: Jennifer Sells
YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce
The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce is a charity dedicated to building a caring, healthy community by creating opportunities for all people to achieve personal growth in spirit, mind and body.
The YMCA builds strong kids, strong families and strong communities by providing opportunities for personal development in the following program areas: Aquatics, Health, Fitness and Recreation, Child Care, Community and Justice, Housing Support and Employment Services.
Alliance member: CYNDY JEFFERSON/Sarah Cowley
United Way of Bruce Grey
United Way Bruce Grey works to meet urgent human needs and improve social conditions by mobilizing the community’s volunteer and financial resources.
The United Way provides support to children, youth and families such as utility assistance, backpack program, 211 information services, school nutrition programs and emergency response support.
Alliance member: Francesca Dobbyn