Bruce Grey Family Services to provide school-break fun craft activities

Bruce Grey Child and Family Services in partnership with the Georgian Bay Centre for the Arts (GBArts) will be providing children and youth between the ages of 5 through 15 with a craft box full of fun activities to keep them busy and inspired over the April Break, also known as the March Break. The craft box will include a variety of activities that are age appropriate and will promote health, art science and physical exercise.

A total of 500 boxes will be made up and provided to children/youth in care or for those living with kin.

The craft boxes are geared to children living in care and also for community families who are receiving service from BGCFS. The boxes will be distributed by the end of the day on April 1st.

Included with the craft boxes is a link to a video on the GBArts website for kids to access if they have any questions about any of the activities included in the craft box.

The continuous demands of parenting can take a toll on peoples’ mental health. Many families in our community struggle with other serious challenges – children with special needs, poverty, food insecurity, mental health, addiction problems and housing instability. Our goal is to support parents to be safe and effective parents and for kids to have the best school break possible. Our hope is that everyone will get through this pandemic safely and successfully.

For information, please contact Tina Hamel, Bruce Grey Child and Family Services, 640 – 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, by calling 519.371.4453 ext. 4258 or email at