The County of Simcoe is hosting the first-annual Week of Welcome (WOW) June 10-16! Funded in-part by Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada, this exciting week of programming offers opportunities to learn about services and supports in local communities. Everyone is welcome and all events are free to attend.
Tipi Raising - Sunday, June 11, 2023
The County of Simcoe has partnered with Lakehead University’s Orillia Campus to offer a Tipi Raising Gathering. Newcomers to Canada are encouraged to join us for a cultural experience that includes traditional teachings. Click here
to register for free bus transportation. Click here
to register for the event.
Time: 9 a.m. | Location: Lakehead University, 500 University Avenue, Orillia
Town of Innisfil - Monday, June 12, 2023 The Town of Innisfil will be hosting a Week of Welcome event at the Innisfil ideaLAB and Library on Monday, June 12 from 4 - 7 p.m! The event will include an immigrant entrepreneur panel (5 - 6 p.m.), social and municipal service fair, and opportunities for networking.
Time: 4 - 7 p.m. | Location: Innisfil ideaLAB and Library, 967 Innisfil Beach Rd., Innisfil
Town of New Tecumseth - Tuesday, June 13, 2023 The Town of New Tecumseth will be hosting a Week of Welcome event at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre on Tuesday, June 13 from 3 - 7 p.m! The event will include a job fair, immigrant entrepreneur panel (4-5pm), social and municipal service fair, and networking opportunities.
Time: 4 - 7 p.m. | Location: Town of New Tecumseth Recreation Centre, 7300 Industrial Pwy, Alliston
City of Orillia - Wednesday, June 14, 2023 The City of Orillia will be hosting a Week of Welcome event at the Orillia Public Library on Wednesday, June 14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m! The event will include a political welcome, social service fair, municipal service fair, and immigrant entrepreneur panel (12 - 1 p.m.).
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Location: Orillia Public Library, 36 Mississaga Street West, Orillia
City of Barrie - Thursday, June 15, 2023 The City of Barrie will be hosting a Week of Welcome event on Thursday, June 15! From 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., visit the Barrie Public Library Downtown Branch for social and municipal service information. From there, take a city bus tour! Visit the Sandbox Centre at 3 p.m. for an immigrant entrepreneur panel (3 - 4 p.m.) and networking (4 - 6 p.m.).
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Location: Barrie Public Library Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley St., Barrie
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Location: The Sandbox Centre, 24 Maple Ave., 2nd Floor, Barrie
Town of Collingwood – Friday, June 16, 2023 The Town of Collingwood will be hosting a Week of Welcome event on Friday, June 16! Visit the Collingwood Curling Club from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for a municipal service fair, social service fair, and immigrant entrepreneur panel.
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Location: Collingwood Curling Club, 250 Hume Street, Collingwood