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

Community News

St.Clare North in Owen Sound

Summer Update

Geoparks, Affordable is possible in Owen Sound, and Your support for programming!

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2024 Blue Mountain Film and Media Festival is on this weekend!

Recent Event Recordings

A must-read affordable housing report, collective leadership, and your programming support!

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2024 Blue Mountain Film and Media Festival is on this weekend!

Register For Our Next Affordable Housing Event

Getting to Affordable: How do the numbers work for achieving affordable housing in our region? on June 5, 4:30 Pm via Zoom. The Blue Mountain Film and Media Festival is on this weekend!

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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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