Closures

This page is intended to share continued communication regarding Empower Simcoe’s closures as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you need further information, please Contact Us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Administration Offices
  • Our main offices at 39 Fraser Court, Barrie and 35 West Street, Orillia are now open to visitors by appointment only. All visitors will be required to complete a self-assessment at the front door, and wear face-covering while indoors, subject to certain exemptions. Before coming onsite, please connect with your Empower Simcoe contact for further details.
EarlyON Child & Family Centres
  • The County of Simcoe has provided guidelines to assist with the gradual resumption of services through our EarlyOn Child and Family Centres. Please continue to watch our website for updates regarding services being offered.

Go To:  EarlyOn Child and Family Centres

Day Programs
  • Ministry of Children Community and Social Services has provided guidelines for the gradual resumption of services through the Empower Simcoe Community Support program at 39 Fraser Court, Barrie and 4 King St in Orillia. Please continue to watch the our website for updates on services being offered.

Go To: Community Supports

Group Living Homes
  • On Aug 28, 2020 Ministry of Children Community and Social Services released revised Guidelines: Re-Opening of Congregate Living Settings: Short-Stay Absences and Outings and Essential Overnight Absences for congregate care living settings. http://www.children.gov.on.ca/docs/MCCSS-Re-Opening-Short-Stay-Overnight-Stays-EN.pdf
  • Please contact the Supervisor of the location to get more information about the guidelines and to pre-arrange visits with your loved one. Please continue to watch the Empower Simcoe Website for updates.

Go To: Accommodations

Supports and Services
  • Starting May 19, 2020 Empower Simcoe employees from the following services are working remotely and will be reaching out to families they support. Please continue to watch our website for any updates regarding available virtual supports and services.

*** Child and Infant Development
*** Family Support
*** Family Relief
*** Family Home
*** Coordinated Service Planners
*** Employment/Transitions

Youth Services
  • Empower Simcoe continues to consider how programs for Youth will be implemented in the future. Please continue to watch our website for updates.

We continue to monitor updates from all levels of government and public health to guide our decision making. Empower Simcoe is committed to ongoing communication with you as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic together. We thank-you for your understanding during this unprecedented time and we will continue to provide updates as we move forward.

A list of cancelled events due to covid-19
COVID-19 Pandemic Updates Resource
online resources for kids parents during covid pandemic
COVID-19 Prevention Fund
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