News

November 23, 2021

County of Huron Announces Awards of Merit for Accessibility

The Huron County Accessibility Awards Program celebrates organizations and individuals in Huron County who are working to build a more inclusive community and make a difference in the lives of Canadians living with a disability.

November 22, 2021

County of Huron undertakes a Homelessness Enumeration Project and By-Name List.

Individuals experiencing homelessness, who would like to participate in the Enumeration Project and/or be added to the By-Name List, are encouraged to reach out, between November 29 and December 3, to any Huron County support agencies such as, Choices for Change, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), or Ontario Works, or they can visit any Huron County Library branch, or call 519.525.5922.

November 18, 2021

County of Huron releases Be Part of the Solution, a homelessness & housing instability education campaign.

In recognition of National Housing Day (Canada) on November 22, the County of Huron has released Be Part of the Solution, a public awareness campaign to support the sharing of resources surrounding homelessness and housing instability in Huron. Learn more at www.HuronCountyConnects.ca/Heart-To-Home.

November 17, 2021

Report recommends steps to address discrimination in Huron-Perth

Indigenous people, immigrants and visible minorities are more likely to experience discrimination than white, non-immigrant individuals in Huron and Perth Counties, a new research report has found. Dr. Natalia Lapshina, Dr. Victoria Esses and the Network for Economic and Social Trends of Western University conducted the research, in partnership with the Forum Research Inc. who administered a survey to 595 individuals in Huron and Perth Counties.

November 15, 2021

Huron County Library will eliminate overdue fines in 2022

The Huron County Library is very pleased to announce that starting Jan. 1, 2022, the library will no longer charge fines on overdue materials. All outstanding overdue fines will be forgiven effective Jan. 1, 2022. Fees will, however, continue to be charged for lost or damaged materials.

November 9, 2021

Drive Safe and Arrive Safe in Grey, Bruce, and Huron County This Winter

The Transportation Departments of Grey, Bruce, and Huron County have partnered with the Ministry of Transportation and the Ontario Provincial Police to remind the public about Winter Road Safety. All roadway users must travel safely, share the road, and respect others.

November 8, 2021

County of Huron Welcomes Vicki Lass as the new Director of Economic Development

The County of Huron welcomes Vicki Lass.  Vicki has joined the County as Director of Economic Development and will begin her role on December 6, 2021.

November 3, 2021

County of Huron Reopens Emergency Shelter for Cold Weather Season

Opening November 15th, the County of Huron’s Huron Out of the Cold: Heart to Home emergency shelter offers wrap-around supports for homeless individuals in Huron County, including staff specially trained in trauma informed care, substance use, and mental health services. The emergency shelter will be located at Lakeshore United Church in Goderich and will be able to accommodate up to 15 individuals per evening, with meals provided, for the cold weather season.

October 27, 2021

Huron County Museum helps local IODE chapter commemorate special anniversary with installation of poppies this Remembrance Day

The Huron County Museum is pleased to partner with the IODE Maple Leaf Chapter in Goderich to commemorate the IODE’s 120th anniversary by draping poppies over the Museum’s Sherman Tank this Remembrance Day. The installation of the poppies will take place at the Museum on Oct. 28 and the media is invited to visit the site at 11:30 a.m. to take photos.

October 25, 2021

County of Huron Explores Dispersed Supportive Housing Options

The County is working towards the creation of a dispersed, or scattered-site, model of supportive housing.  Supportive housing aims to reduce or eliminate the need for emergency and cold weather shelters by providing individuals in-need with a home that includes year-round wrap-around supports and services.