Community Resources

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INCommunities (formerly known as Information Niagara) provides an easy-to-use online database containing more than 2,700 community records which are updated annually. It includes contact information and descriptions for almost every type of community organization out there. Find services pertaining to:

• Health care
• Shelters/Housing
• Palliative Care/Grief
• Mental Health/Addictions
• Arts & Culture (libraries, arts associatations, etc.)
• Food (food banks, senior/disabiltiy delivery services, etc.)
• Legal/Government
• Employment/Training
• Income (assistance programs, employment insurance, etc.)
• Transportation
• Immigration
• and so much more!

INCommunities provides many different ways to connect people in Niagara to the community services they need, and empowers them to make positive choices. This database helps provide equal access to these resources for everyone living in Niagara communities.

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Not computer savvy? By going to you will also find information about the 211 service in Niagara. Dialing 211 connects you to a Information and Referral Specialist that will help you find the right community and social services for you. Launched by INCommunities to the Niagara Region in 2005, 211 is a quick, free way to connect to the information that you need. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

INCommunities is now one of seven operators providing the 211 service to Ontario residents. 



Other Community Resources


Grimsby Chautauqua

The Grimsby Chautauqua Portal is a project of the Grimsby Public Library in partnership with the Town of Grimsby, the Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Local Historical Society and Archives. Funded with support from the Government of Ontario the portal is intended to celebrate Grimsby's rich history as the Chautauqua of the North through the provision and availability of Arts, Heritage, Culture, and Recreation. The Grimsby Chautauqua Collection, an extensive catalogue of digitized archival images, documents and artifacts is fully searchable and can be accessed online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



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Grimsby Newspaper Name Index

Search the Grimsby newspapers name index for birth, death and marriage announcement from local newspapers. This is a joint project of the Grimsby Public Library and Grimsby Historical Society and Archives.



Niagara Knowledge Exchange

The Niagara Knowledge Exchange, hosted by Niagara Connects, is a place for people to access and exchange news and ideas on Niagara-focused planning, collaboration, learning, innovation and community action.




Contact North: Online Learning

24/7 gateway that provides easy and quick access in English and French to up-to-date information on the more than 1,000 programs and 18,000 courses available online and at a distance from Ontario’s public colleges, universities, district school boards, literacy and basic skills and other training providers.

It also features easy access to resources and support services for students interested in studying online and at a distance in Ontario, including direct links to live staff who can answer your questions about available programs and courses, help you register and other services.

Make an appointment by filling out the pdf Contact North Booking Form , and sending it to Grimsby's area representative. 




Other Local Contacts

Whether you're seeking childcare services, one-on-one guidance with a career professional, Vulnerable Sector Checks for your new job, or afforable training courses, you can find it all and more with these great links to organizations in the local Niagara Region. 

Find Niagara job listings, resume building tools, career guidance, and much more at your local Niagara Employment Help Centre. 

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Job Gym provides many different kinds of certifications, seminars and training workshops led by experienced and compentent facilitators in the Niagara Region. Click on this link to find out more about what they offer.
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Will you need child care services when you enter the workforce? Check out the Niagara Region's official website for all kinds of great resources.  
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Vulnerable Sector & Criminal Record Checks are requirements for many jobs around Ontario. Find out how to 
get one locally through the Niagara Regional Police. 


Contact your Town Hall for everything from employment and volunteer opporunities to finding out your garbage day. 

Take adult education courses at our 
local public highschool, Grimsby Secondary School



EHC Logo MediumGrimsby's local Employment Help Centre job board.Local solutions for local job seekers




Parent Direct Niagara is Niagara's online parent directory helping parents find information and links to early learning and care programs, services and resources in Niagara.




Service Ontario

Service Ontario

We've partnered with the Ontario Government to assist with access to programs and services on the Service Ontario website. The Services for Business Resource Guide is available in the Library or online.  Click here to download the pdf Services to Business Resource Guide .


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