Sep 24, 2017

Community Partnerships

Community Connection is a registered charity located in Collingwood.  The organization is a Community Information Centre, providing information and referral services to approximately 60,000 residents in the South Georgian Bay communities of Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, The Blue Mountains and Clearview Township since 1969.

Community Connection is a volunteer centre promoting and supporting volunteerism in efforts to connect people to meaningful volunteer opportunities in South Georgian Bay.

Community Connection is one of six Regional Contact Centres for 211 Ontario, serving 1.2 million people in Central East Ontario. The Central East region includes twelve counties and districts (Perth, Huron, Bruce, Grey, Dufferin, Simcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound, Haliburton, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Peterborough).

Collingwood Community Hub

In 2016 Community Connection began working with the Rotary Club of Collingwood on the development of a Community Hub in the Saunders Building on Campbell Street in Collingwood. 

The Hub will provide permanent and part-time office and shared space to multiple NGOs, and offer community rooms and green space for groups and collaboratives working on community initiatives.  The Hub will act as a catalyst to develop local projects and activities that improve services for Collingwood residents.

In 2002 Community Connection established the Community Resource Centre in multiple rental units at 275 First Street.  At its peak the operation grew to 9,500 square feet and housed 20 full and part time tenants and groups.  The model which provides a central point of access to community and social services, and sharing overhead and administration costs will underpin the Community Hub operating model.