Interested in Housing and Philanthropy in SGB? Register for TWO powerhouse events!

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Community Foundation Grey Bruce hosts Vital Conversation on Housing

Community Foundation Grey Bruce will be hosting an online interactive Vital Conversation® on Thursday, December 1 from 4 – 6 pm. The event will discuss findings from the Vital Focus on Housing report that was released in May 2022 and give a deeper perspective on housing. This event is supported by Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd.

The online session will be facilitated by Melri Wright and Mike Wright of Ledge Leadership. The meeting will take a World Café style sharing knowledge and creating possibilities for action built on the notion of group intelligence. Participants will hear insights from inspiring local guest speakers and will have the chance to participate in smaller group discussions on relevant topics. Register for Vital Conversation HERE!

Read the full Vital Focus on Housing report, visit

Participants will hear from guest presenters:

  • Tania Dickson, Housing Services Manager, and Jack Van Dorp, Manager of Land Use Planning, sharing about the Affordable Housing 101 Toolkit created by Bruce County
  • Erica Phipps, Researcher and Advocate, sharing survey results collected by the RentSafe Owen Sound Collaborative
  • Marilyn Struthers, Institute of Southern Georgian Bay, sharing reflections from the National Financialization of Housing Lab on what could help our municipalities to cope with the housing crisis

RSVP NOW to attend the finale of our regional discussion series for 2022: Multi Sector Partnerships and the Role of Philanthropy

Saturday, December 3rd, 2:00- 4:00 PM at the Simcoe Street Theatre

Multisector partnerships and the role of philanthropy is the final event in our 6-part series on Local Sustainable Economies. This series brings together business, nonprofit, government, philanthropic leaders, and residents from across the region, to work together to create integrated, resilient, and equitable transformations towards sustainability. We are excited that this event is in-person!

Five extraordinary people will share their stories about how they are helping to make great things happen through their philanthropy. They are passionate about the arts, our environment, social enterprises, and innovation and will offer insights about why multi-sector partnerships are important to the future of our local sustainable economies.

The Institute will also be thanking the founding contributors to our $35,000 Endowment Fund, which is being managed by the Community Foundation Grey Bruce, and announce our 2022 grants to two organizations who are partnering on new regional, collaborative projects.


We believe Southern Georgian Bay can meet today’s pressing needs of the planet, its people, and economic vitality…while ensuring a sustainable environment for future generations.

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