News

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.

October 22, 2021

Celebrating Small Business Week in Huron County

From October 18th to 22nd, 30 small businesses across the county, chosen in consultation with local BIAs and Chambers, received a ‘coffee break’ delivery of locally-sourced pies and coffee from Huron County Economic Development as a gesture of appreciation for their impact on the local community. Learn more about business support available at www.huroncounty.ca/economic-development/our-services/business-services-support/.

October 21, 2021

Honouring Treaties Recognition Week with the Huron County Museum and Randall Kahgee

In honour of Treaties Recognition Week, guest speaker Randall Kahgee will share an overview of Treaties, including their historical and contemporary context, and how they govern the relationship between Indigenous people and the Federal and Provincial Governments, in a virtual event hosted by the Huron County Museum. The event will be held on Thursday November, 4 at 7:00pm.  To register for this informative virtual talk, visit the Huron County Museum online:  www.huroncountymuseum.ca

October 20, 2021

Six Huron County Students Receive Funding for Business Start-Ups

The Summer Company program, administered by the County of Huron, aims to equip students with the tools they need to succeed, as they learn how to run a business, receive mentorship and training, and develop skills that are highly valued in all workplaces. Students between the ages of 15 and 29, who are returning to school in the fall, can apply to receive up to $3,000 in start-up funding and business coaching to run their own summer business.

September 23, 2021

Forgotten: People and Portraits of the County opens September 27 at the Huron County Museum

Huron County Museum introduces new temporary exhibit, Forgotten: People and Portraits of the County. Forgotten is open to the public during the Museum’s regular hours of operation and is included with regular admission. For more information, please visit www.HuronCountyMuseum.ca. 

September 15, 2021

Digital Service Squad Helps Huron County Small Businesses with Digital Transformation

The Huron County Digital Service Squad consists of trained specialists who are available to meet with brick-and-mortar small businesses at no cost to help them complete an online assessment and introduce them to online training modules to further build knowledge and skills.

September 2, 2021

One-time Licensed Childcare Fee Relief for Huron County families for the month of October.

To assist families accessing licensed childcare in Huron County, the County of Huron Children’s Services department is covering the childcare fees that families pay for the month of October, 2021. This support to families is being made available by utilizing funds received by The Ministry of Education from the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

August 6, 2021

Two Huron County Food Businesses Receive $5,000 Grants from Starter Company Plus Program

The County of Huron, in partnership with the Province of Ontario, has awarded two Huron County entrepreneurs grant funding of $5,000 to support their start-ups and growth efforts through the Starter Company Plus program. Successful recipients are Les & Nel’s Kitchenette and Wilhemina Bakery.