Breaking Down Barriers Independent Living Resource Centre

Breaking Down Barriers empowers people with disabilities, enabling them to live independently in our communities of South Georgian Bay.

We are an inclusive agency, serving people with physical, sensory, emotional or intellectual disabilities. Disabilities can be visible or invisible. We are located in Collingwood but serve South Georgian Bay including Wasaga Beach, Clearview and the Town of the Blue Mountains. Our website reflects the many activities, programs and initiatives that we provide for people with disabilities and the whole community. We welcome those interested to participate in our programs and events either as consumers, volunteers or members. Come and join us as we continue to break down barriers that prevent the full participation of people with disabilities in our community.

Breaking Down Barriers Independent Living Resource Centre

234 Ste.Marie Street
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 3K5
Tel: (705) 445-1543
Fax: (705) 445-1656
Toll Free:1-800-843-6943

Covers the regions of Simcoe, Grey and Bruce.

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Teresa Gal

Executive Director
Direct Funding Facilitator

Tel: (705) 445-1543 Ext: 300

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Tracey MacLeod

Direct Funding Resource and Independent Skills Facilitator
Tel: (705) 445-1543 Ext: 305

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Maureen Smithers

Program and DF Coordinator
Tel: (705) 445-1543 Ext: 301

For more information on the Direct Funding program, contact CILT:

Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT)
365 Bloor Street East Suite 902
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3L4

Tel: (416) 599-2458
Fax: (416) 599-3555
TTY: (416) 599-5077
Toll Free:1-800-354-9950

"I have found self-managing wonderful! I now know that I can get up when I want, I can decide who I want to help me in and out of my bath, I don't have to worry about having so many people in my home from so many different agencies."
- 26-year-old woman living with children

Program puts more people with disabilities in control

The Direct Funding Program is being expanded to allow more Ontarians with disabilities to live independently in their homes.

You can read more about this in our News Release.

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