Self Advocates

The Empower Simcoe Self Advocates Council was created over 15 years ago and advocates for people supported by the agency. The Council provides education regarding the prevention of abuse, understanding one’s rights and empowering the voice of people receiving support from Empower Simcoe. In addition, the Council reviews and responds to local and provincial challenges faced by people with intellectual disabilities.


The Self Advocates Council feels their ability to advocate is at its best when they hear from others and is always looking for ways they can support the community. If you wish to learn more about the Council or to share something, please call 705-726-9082 ext. 2286, or send an email to

The Empower Simcoe Self Advocates Committee

The 2017 Empower Simcoe Self Advocates Council was comprised of the following individuals: Kara-Lynn Black, Allison Bobbette, Kaela Brown, Morgan Cope, Jordan Downing, Kevin Grigg, Kasandra Lindlow, Brant Mawdsley, Annabelle St. Louis, Brian Waring, Justin McNichol, and Stephen Beaton. *Updated Information Coming Soon*