An inspiring REGIONAL GATHERING: Ontario South and West— Hosted by 4Gs at the Puslinch Comminity Centre
October 19, 2019


 A letter received by Carol, 4Gs member who chaired the event and is our Regional Resource Leader.

Hi Carol, 
"The Gathering organized by the 4 G’s was excellent. Our group left feeling energized, hopeful and impacted by the messages from the Foundation and Ida.  it was also a learning to hear from Priscilla Muzira and her work with the African-Caribbean Community. We also liked the change from dividing into workshops for part of the day to listening to the work that is happening and interacting with the guest speakers.  We loved the storytelling from your talented grandmothers and the Taste-y brown bag lunch. Perfect.  We all filled out the evaluation form but I wanted to extend a big appreciation for your group’s foresight and planning in this event."
                           ~  Linda, (Ubuntu Grandwomen. Burlington)


OUR REGIONAL GATHERING:S eptember 29, 2018 

Carol Barnhardt Chair a The GatheringOntario South and West Ontario Regional Gathering was hosted by Hamilton's Grandmothers of Steel. Here is Carol Barnhardt, chair for the event. (Carol is the Regional Liason Officer, and we're proud to say, an active GoGoGrandmother leader/member. )  

It was a wonderful day. Another great gathering. Our groups came together and shared ideas, resources, and we heard from the Stephen Lewis Foundation and our community-based partners.
From Carol, "We were thoroughly blessed with Josephine Nabukenya, who told us how young women are moving forward and taking  control of their future. So inspiring!"


 Gathering2We thank our host, the Grandmothers of Steel.  


January 2016: Ontario Regions Resource Group (ORRG) Evolves

 More Regions in Ontario Benefit Grandmother Groups
ORRG has evolved into a structure that better responds to the vast geography of Ontario. It is designed to enhance
communication and collaboration among Ontario groups and between them and the SLF.  Now there are four regions in Ontario, each led by its own Grandmothers Regional Liaison (GRL) : - - South & South-West, - -  the GTA,  - - East and Central - - Ottawa Region.
In the current structure, 4Gs are within the newly established South & South-Western Ontario Region. Within this region are 21 groups divided into two smaller areas.  We are in the Waterloo-Wellington area. We're pleased that 4Gs member, Carol Barnhardt, is our Region's GRL.

Historical Development

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For the past four years, the Ontario Regions Resource Group (ORRG) had provided resources and support for its member groups across the province, (excluding the Ottawa Region). There was just one Grandmothers Regional Liaison (GRL) officer to liaise with SLF and among Ontario group.  Two main intiatives that supported this mandate were the  ORRGOODNEWSLETTER and the annual Gathering. The newsletter conveyed information, celebrated Ontario grandmother group accomplishments, provided updates on what is going on in different areas within Ontario (through the Grandmothers Regional Liaison (GRL) and introduced new grandmother groups.

South African Grandmothers gethering for support, learning, planning, comradship, love

We, the Canadian grandmothers groups,  are committed to support the Grandmothers Campaign pf the Stephen Lewis Foundation for the grassroot community projects.

Here South African grandmothers gather.