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The United Way of Bruce Grey and the Grey Bruce Welcoming Communities Committee are thrilled to announce an investment of $161,576 from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration in funding "Making Grey Bruce Home"

Join us for a welcome meet and greet 11:30 am Friday February 9th at the United Way 380 9th Street East Owen Sound.

"Making Grey Bruce Home" is a project to develop, test and implement a model for increasing the capacity of rural regions without formal coordinated settlement and support services to support the social and economic integration of current and anticipated refugees and vulnerable newcomers. Led by United Way Bruce Grey, in partnership with Grey Bruce Welcoming Communities this project has the support of municipal, social service, sponsorship and community organizations across the region of Grey Bruce, who recognize the need to increase their capacity to serve refugees and vulnerable newcomers.

"Making Grey Bruce Home" will be Co-ordinated by May Ip along with Mokless Hassan in his role of Newcomer Advocate.

May Ip co-founded the Grey Bruce Chinese Heritage and Cultural Association and a variety of other associations and committees that celebrate the unique and diverse ethnicities throughout Bruce Grey.

Mokless Hassan came to Owen Sound as an Iraqi refugee 16 years ago and was most recently employed by the United Way under an OMAFRA grant to support employment opportunities for the influx of Syrian and other refugees in the region.

source: media release, United Way of Bruce Grey

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