News Releases

2018 September 05 – Valley Warriors Hockey Program for Children with Special Needs.

2020 December 09 – The Grind Pembroke Community Kitchen Invites the Community – Feed the Need.

2021 November 17 – The Grind Pembroke to Dedicate New Facility.

2022 February 02 – The Grind Pembroke opens warming centre for the homeless.

Public Announcements

The Grind’s new Community Kitchen is fully operational and providing take-out lunches only during the COVID-19 pandemic. As well, individuals requiring assistance can access information and referrals to available community services by visiting The Grind’s Client Service Office.

Check out the Our Services section (Community Kitchen & Client Services Office) for details.


Phase 1 renovations of The Grind’s new facility were completed in mid-2021 thanks to generous community donations and a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Reaching this milestone allowed resumption of our lunch service from our new Community Kitchen (on a take-out basis only) that was temporarily located in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul kitchen at St. Columbskille’s Cathedral during the transition from The Grind’s previous downtown location to the new site. As well, the renovations facilitated the re-opening of the Client Services Office, the development of space for the temporary housing of administrative functions, and the refurbishment of staff washrooms.

The Grind celebrated its move from downtown Pembroke to its new location within the City of Pembroke decommissioned fire hall at a “New Facility Dedication” event on 2021 November 19 attended by M.P.P. John Yakabuski (Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke), plus representatives from partner agencies and the local media.

More Good News!

Phase 2 renovations to The Grind’s new facility are well underway. This phase will create needed public washrooms (men’s and women’s), a single occupant accessible washroom, six accessible doors (exterior & interior), shower/change room, janitor’s closet and storage room, and a client services lounge. Work should be completed on this phase sometime in late 2022 February or early March.

This phase of the renovations was made possible by two large Federal Government grants through Employment & Social Development Canada – one from the Enabling Accessibility Fund and a second from the Reaching Home Capital Fund via United Way Simcoe Muskoka.

A second funding application to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund for Phase 3 renovations to re-create The Grind’s Signature Coffee House has been submitted.


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