Regional Initiatives

Sydenham Campus: Regional Skills Training, Trades and Innovation Center

The Sydenham Campus was established by Grey County as regional training and skills center with small business support and entrepreneur training. 

It is home to The Business Enterprise Centre, which provides entrepreneurs with the information, tools and guidance needed to start, expand and grow their small business, including business planning and grants.

Catapult Grey Bruce is a not-for-profit accelerator located at the Sydenham Campus providing mentorship and Fast Lane Plus programming for established small and medium sized businesses.

Recent funding from FedDev will allow for the creation of fabrication and maker space labs at the campus.

Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership

The Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership brings together community partners who are invested in the successful integration of newcomers. Partnership stakeholders collaborate on newcomer-focused initiatives, including coordination of services, community research, planning, and activities that support welcoming communities. This partnership works to build capacity, strengthen community, cultivate prosperity and foster inclusion to ensure immigrants and newcomers are welcomed neighbours throughout Grey and Bruce Counties.

Agri-Food Business Retention and Expansion

In 2018 and 2019, regional partners in Grey, Simcoe and Bruce Counties studied the area’s agriculture and food sectors. We interviewed 276 local agri-food businesses across the three counties to gain insights into to entire agri-food value chain. Results from the interviews in 2018 were used to build regional and local Action Plans in 2019 that informed decision making with respect to partnered and local work that continues across the region.