Harmony Centre Owen Sound


Volunteering is a fun way to give back to your community.  Become a part of this social enterprise by volunteering for one of the many tasks it takes to make this a true community centre.

Help Harmony Centre GROW!

Harmony Centre Owen Sound is a registered Canadian charity governed by a board of directors consisting of a chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer and anywhere between 5 and 8 directors.  We meet monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at 12:00 noon.  We are currently meeting via Zoom as our chair is unable to attend meetings in person, but we normally meet at Harmony Centre in the boardroom.  Meetings average about an hour and a half.

Most work of the board is done via committees.  We currently have standing committees for Finance, Fundraising, Nominations, and Rentals.  Ad Hoc committees are established as needed.  We are also supported by a number of loyal volunteers who help with building maintenance, events and office tasks.

We are seeking new board members who appreciate the role that Harmony Centre plays in our community, providing affordable work and performance space for groups who meet our mandate to share, create, educate or perform.  Board members are expected to attend the monthly meetings to give wise counsel and direct the workings and management of the operation.  Special skills are a benefit but energy and enthusiasm are equally valued.  

Harmony Centre is in it’s 10th year of operation and is now experiencing a period of growth and change.  Our full-time studio spaces are almost all filled. See the Groups page at this website for a list of our current residents.  Bookings of our event spaces are going strong and increasing month by month. We have garnered various large grants to allow us to improve the building infrastructure and decrease our environmental footprint.  And we are looking to increase programming in our event spaces, newly renovated with audio, video and lighting equipment along with an expanded stage and new, comfortable seating.

In other words, we are on an upward trajectory and are look to our board to guide us in the progress of these exciting times.  Would you like to be a part of this important community facility in Owen Sound.  If so, please let us know


There is no need to be on the Board, to help Harmony Centre flourish. In fact, we like to have people from the general public add their expertise on one of our standing committees. We have opportunities for you to serve on the Building, Finance, Fundraising, Grants, Rental and Events committees. Get in touch and we’ll have someone from the committee explain their work and how you can help.

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On Tuesday mornings, our work crew of volunteers is in the building working to keep Harmony Centre a safe, functional and comfortable venue. They will tackle just about anything from demolition to rebuilding, yard work, painting, small repairs and dump runs. All this and more while enjoying each other’s company, bad jokes, and coffee. Interested in joining the weekly work crew, or just coming in one morning to help out?  Let us know and we will get you in the loop! No expertise required.


Every Thursday, a dedicated group of volunteers meet here to clean and tidy this historic building for use by the community, after which they enjoy hot coffee and warm company. Starting with a walk through the building, they tidy up, put things back in place, organize the linen cupboards, and note needed repairs for the work crew,.  If you are interested in joining the weekly cleaning crew, or just coming in one morning to help out, please give us a shout. Many hands make short work!


For all of the larger events put on at Harmony Centre we like to have a team of trained ushers to help guide people as needed throughout the event. We often need people to take tickets at the door, serve at the bar, sell at a merch table, see to the needs of performers, and generally answer questions. This generous contribution of your time benefits all of our community groups, and you get in for free! If you’re interested, get in touch and we’ll let you know when the next training session is.

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