Community Conversation


In the summer of 2014, the Grey Bruce Health Unit, in partnership with the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement, launched the Community Conversations Grey Bruce project. As part of a national campaign, the project aims to deepen community by facilitating conversations, generating themes and encouraging community action. Over the duration of the project (June 2014 - April 2015):

  • 47 community conversations were hosted
  • 407 individuals, representing more than 9 sectors and a range of ages participated
  • 100 participants attended one of 6 celebration gatherings to share highlights from the conversations


From the conversations, 6 themes were identified:

  • Local Economic Development: Growth and prosperity, stable jobs, vibrant downtown
  • Affordable Housing: Safe, accessible and affordable housing options for all
  • Enhanced Resources/Services: coordinated services, community hubs, education and training, high-speed internet, public transportation
  • Youth Retention: recreation, employment, sense of belonging, supporting youth to return “home” after education and training
  • Attracting Young Families: Making our communities welcoming to young families, employment and recreation services
  • Increased Social & Leisure Opportunities: activities for all ages, trails and parks, theatre and arts, festivals and celebrations, cultural opportunities


Additional Resources

Tamarack - An Institute for Community Engagement

Grey Bruce Highlights from Community Conversations


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