Latest News Releases from Grey Bruce Health Unit    

Vaccine rollout details

Ontario will move to Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021.  The province-wide Emergency Brake and enhanced public health shutdown measures remain in effect until Ontario enters Step 1. Workplace shutdown details.

Public Health is the lead in all outbreaks and case management. Public Health will contact you if you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, based on a thorough risk assessment completed only by Public Health.

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction Image



Grey Bruce Opioid Response Plan


Follow the links below to learn about the stigma around substance use and how you can reduce this stigma.

Government of Canada: Stigma around Substance Use

Government of Canada: Changing How We Talk About Substance Use


To learn about the Good Samaritan Overdose Act, click the picture below.

Good Samaritan Act


Watch the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council’s video on the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act



Video on Safe Sharps Disposal

This video reviews the steps to safe disposal of found needles and other sharps.


Video on How to Make a Sharps Disposal Kit

This video reviews how to make your own sharps disposal kit and how to clean and disinfect tongs that will be used to dispose of sharps on multiple occasions.


Be Smart with Sharps Poster

Sharp Disposal Poster


Keep Your Community Safe Poster

Sharp Disposal Poster


sharps disposal package for community partners

Best Practice to Support Safe Sharps Disposal


to download the public health safe sharps disposal training powerpoint, click below

Safe Handling Presentation


family ymca housing support program 519-371-9230

648 2nd ave east, owen sound

safe n sound homelessness initiative (out of the cold initiative – 4:30pm-8:30am) 519-470-2222

310 8th street east, owen sound



safe n sound homelessness initiative (mon-fri 11am -3pm) 519-470-2222

310 8th street east, owen sound

owen sound hunger and relief effort (mon-fri 5pm-6pm, sat and stats 11am-12pm) 519-376-3899

890 4th ave east, owen sound


addiction services

connexontario 1-866-531-2600

withdrawal management/raam clinic (rapid access addiction medicine clinic) 519-376-5666

g&b house 519-376-9495

ontario addiction treatment centre 519-371-0007

cmha grey bruce mental health and addiction services 519-371-3642

mental health crisis line grey bruce 1-877-470-5200


follow the link for a more detailed list of where to find help in grey bruce:


not sure where to call? try 2-1-1.


alcohol and other drugs



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