Connected Rural
Communities Collaborative

A connector and partner for people, families and communities to achieve health and wellbeing for all.

We Envision

A healthy, equitable, and inclusive community where every person has a positive sense of belonging, feels comfortable and has adequate connections.

Enhancements to local rural communities that improve connections, sense of belonging and inclusion, reduce social isolation, as well as improve mental health and happiness of community members.

 

Collaborative members believe that the Connected Rural Communities vision can be achieved by ensuring:

  • Connections among people through mentoring, volunteering and inter-generational contacts.
  • Connections to services, groups and activities such as health services, physical activities, as well as recreational, art, learning and leisure activities.
  • Connections by active and green transportation such as walking and cycling paths, healthy-active design, car pooling, ride-share, existing buses and a new transit system.
  • Connections to safe, affordable housing.
  • Connections to the natural environment through trails, green space, gardens and stewardship opportunities.

Latest News

Leroy Hibbert to speak at AGM

Leroy Hibbert to speak at AGM

Community members are welcome to attend the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre annual general meeting (AGM) on Monday June 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM in Zoom. This year’s guest speaker will be Leroy Hibbert, Multicultural Outreach Program Coordinator for London Urban...

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Volunteers bring joy, good health, expertise and hope

From governance to programs, the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre (GBACHC) is enriched by the efforts of more than 20 dedicated volunteers. These people serve and participate on the board of directors, community advisory council, community health programs,...

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Huron Shores Area Transit Creates Bussing for Public

Huron Shores Area Transit Creates Bussing for Public

Huron Shores Area Transit is bringing transportation to rural communities. Recently, they launched their pilot project, a bus system for the public.   There are currently four bus routes running between different towns in the area. The routes include Grand Bend to...

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Our Partners

Municipality of Lambton Shores

Municipality of Lambton Shores

Municipality of Bluewater

Municipality of Bluewater

Municipality of South Huron

Municipality of South Huron

Lambton Shores Nature Trails

Lambton Shores Nature Trails

Bluewater Rest Home

Bluewater Rest Home

Poverty to Prosperity in Huron

Poverty to Prosperity in Huron

Grand Bend Community Foundation

Grand Bend Community Foundation

North Lambton Community Health Centre

North Lambton Community Health Centre

Huron Shores United Church

Huron Shores United Church

St. John's By The Lake Anglican Church

St. John's By The Lake Anglican Church

Hensall Streetscape Committee

Hensall Streetscape Committee

New Outlook Huron Park

New Outlook Huron Park

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Our Social Inclusion Reports

Strengthening Social Inclusion and Connections

Strengthening Social Inclusion and Connections

Report

Strengthening Social Inclusion and Connections

Strengthening Social Inclusion and Connections

Presentation