Harnessing the power of
people & place


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Bridge the Gaps


We are focused on our four priority areas to achieve our mission.

SGB Arts Network

Business & Innovation

Social Finance & Housing

Sustainability & the Green Economy

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Welcome to

The Institute of Southern Georgian Bay

Who We Are

Together, we are working towards a resilient, equitable, and sustainable future. We are a connected group with unlimited potential. We bridge the gaps across sectors to address some of the challenges and opportunities for Southern Georgian Bay – social needs, environmental impacts, and new ideas for a vibrant economy.

OUR PRIORITIES


We are focused on our four priority areas to achieve our mission.

SGB Arts Network

Business & Innovation

Social Finance & Housing

Sustainability & the Green Economy

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Sustainability Summit

Register for the 2024 Sustainability Summit on April 25th

Discover the power of green economy concepts like the circular economy and dive into our regional Green Economy Hub initiative.

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Sustainability – A Winning Strategy for Businesses

Latest insights on sustainability strategies that you can implement, and to learn more about how you can help in the process of bringing a Green Economy Hub to our area!!

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April Offers Plenty of Opportunities to Participate in Important Challenges Facing the Region

2024 Sustainability Summit, TOBM Housing Needs Assessment, Creative Communities Culture Conference, and Collingwood Seeking Input for Strategic Plan!

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You Deserve to Live in a Community That Cares!

The Institute leverages the collective power of people and place for social, environmental and economic prosperity in Southern Georgian Bay.

Upcoming Events

Will you help ensure resilient and sustainable communities in our region? The Institute of Southern Georgian Bay takes a holistic, integrated approach in our work to harness the power of people and place to grow social, environmental, and economic prosperity.

Please stay tuned for future events. In the meantime, we invite you to browse our past events.

Testimonials

“I want to help build a world in which everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home.”
Julia Deans

Habitat for Humanity Canada

“The Institute has led to amazing connections and relationships both in the arts and in other fields.”
Susan Cook

BMFA

“Every dollar we spend, lend, or invest has an effect and impacts our communities.”
Jack Vanderkooy

Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay

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