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Age Friendly Community Strategy Plan

Grey County has developed an Age-Friendly Community (AFC) Strategy and Action Plan

The project expanded on policy and research initiatives undertaken by the County (i.e. Grey County Official Plan, Age-Friendly study by University of Guelph students, Grey Bruce Community Safety and Well-Being Plan, etc.),  creating a roadmap to guide the County and inform the work of local municipalities and other community partners. The Plan helps ensure decisions and actions reflect and respond to the needs of everyone; including youth, working-age, older adults, and people with disabilities. AFC planning creates a more inclusive environment for all individuals.

This strategy and action plan focuses on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) eight age-friendly community domains: outdoor spaces and public buildings, transportation, housing, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, community and information, community support and health services, and social participation.

The Plan

Final Engagement Findings Report (2021)

Final Age-Friendly Community Strategy (2021)

Final Age-Friendly Community Action Plan (2022)

Background Review Report (July 2021)

Visioning Workshops Summary (July 2021)

 

Project Funding

Grey County received $60,000 for this project through the Inclusive Community Grant, funded by the Government of Ontario.

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Department(s)

Planning and Development

Other Programs & Initiatives

Rockwood Terrace Redevelopment

Rockwood terrace site plan

Grey County is rebuilding Rockwood Terrace in Durham. The new facility will include 128 long-term care beds, 40 assisted living units, and a market square. 

2022 Regional Job Fairs

2022 Regional Job Fairs banner.

Regional Job Fairs are back and in person!  Three regional job fairs are planned for Hanover, Owen Sound and Meaford. A number of full-time, part-time and seasonal positions will be available to support various industries. 

2022 Municipal Elections

logos of all 9 member municipalities and Grey County

The 2022 Municipal Election and School Board election is Monday, October 24. For information about your local election, please visit your local municipality’s website.

Grey Road 3 and 4 Roundabout

Aerial image with an overlay showing the placement of the planned roundabout

Grey County is in the design stage for the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Grey Road 3 and Grey Road 4 east of Hanover in the Municipality of West Grey. The project is tentatively scheduled for construction during the summer of 2023. Below is an overview of the roundabout design.

Proposed County Official Plan Amendment #11

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Grey County is initiating an amendment to our County Official Plan, Recolour Grey, to update our residential and employment growth forecasts, and other housekeeping matters.

Forest Management By-Law Update

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Grey County is reviewing the Forest Management By-Law and will be considering updates. This by-law regulates tree harvesting and removal and promotes woodland preservation.

2021 Grey Bruce Regional Job Fair

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The region's largest job fair is expanding and moving online to safely connect employers and job seekers.  We have welcomed new partners and sponsors to make this year’s event possible using the Brazen platform, an online event platform

Grey Road 19 and 21 Improvements

Map of the Grey Road 19-21 Corridor highlighting areas to be improved

Grey County, in collaboration with Simcoe County and the Town of the Blue Mountains, are preparing to make upgrades to the Grey Road 19/21 corridor between the Town of Collingwood and Blue Mountain Village.

Home for the Holidays

Grey County home for the holidays: find it first in grey

The holiday season is approaching. This year think local first when shopping and celebrating. You may be surprised by what’s available right in your own backyard.