Directory of Community Programs and Services in Barrie Ontario

Empower Simcoe

Site: Barrie Head Office - 39 Fraser Crt

Service: Family Support Program

Record #: BAR0657
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 14 Feb 2023


Public Comments This service is for families living in Barrie and Bradford and surrounding townships only. For families living in other parts of Simcoe County, call the Catulpa Contact Centre 705-725-7997 at Catulpa Community Support Services.
Office Phone 705-726-9082
Fax 705-726-6875
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Primary Contact Michele Kapteyn, Supports and Services Manager; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 2377; Email:
Alternate Contact Jamie Hall, Marketing and Communications Manager; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 5280; Email:


Address & Map
39 Fraser Court
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 5J5
Intersection Morrow Rd and Patterson Rd
Mailing Address 39 Fraser Court 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4N 5J5
Physical Access Fully Accessible


Description (Service) A home and community based service that promotes the interests of the family in the community and provides supportive services to families who have a member with developmental handicaps
  • resource to families, community agencies and groups
  • provides information about summer camps (both day camps and overnight facilities) that serve children with special needs
  • provides information about financial assistance available to help send children with special needs to camp

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Barrie ; Bradford West Gwillimbury ; Innisfil
Boundaries south Simcoe County east of Cty Rd 27
Eligibility <
  • Families with child/youth 18 yrs and under, who has been diagnosed with an intellectual disability
  • Families must live in the area serviced
  • Residency Requirements: south Simcoe County east of Cty Rd 27
Application Call to arrange a resource appointment
Languages English; French - Reception
Fees None

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