Empower Simcoe

Site: Barrie Head Office - 39 Fraser Crt

Service: Family Services Department - Wednesday Evening Bash (WEB) and Youth in Action

Description (Service) Empower Simcoe promotes the inclusion of all youth, regardless of ability, in both their school and community * Youth programs include Wednesday Evening Bash (WEB) during the school year, and the summer Youth in Action (YIA) program  
WEB offers fun, social and recreational activities to high school aged youth regardless of ability * Youth plan and participate in a variety of events including bowling, movies, sports, dances and more * Youth workers also work with local high schools and community groups to promote and develop inclusive opportunities for youth such as Circle of Friends, Youth conferences, March Break activities and short term workshops 
YIA is a summer program that provides young people with the opportunity to expand their communication, social, leisure, work and life skills while participating in community projects * YIA is broken into one and two week sessions that each have a unique focus * Each week includes one day trip, activities and practical learning experiences * YIA also offers two overnight camping trips
Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Wed Evening Bash (WEB): Wed evenings, call or check website for time and location * Youth In Action (YIA): call for information
Dates WEB: Sep-Jun * YIA: Jul-Aug
Areas Served Barrie
Eligibility Ages: 13 year(s) - 21 year(s) 
Youth, young adults with an intellectual disability and/or developmental disability and their peers
Application Registration form to be completed prior to any event participation * can complete form at event or on website under the ‘youth’ link
Languages English
Fees Program - Based on cost of activity
Address and Location
Site Location Programs: Various locations in Barrie
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
39 Fraser Court
Barrie, ON L4N 5J5
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Intersection Patterson Rd and Morrow Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-726-9082
Fax 705-726-6875
E-Mail inquiries@empowersimcoe.ca
Website https://empowersimcoe.ca/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/EmpowerSimcoe/
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/empower_simcoe/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/EmpowerSimcoe
Primary Contact Corrie Patton, Family Service Supervisor; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 2256; Email: cpatton@empowersimcoe.ca
Alternate Contact Michele Kapteyn, Supports and Services Manager; Phone: 705-727-1235 ext 2377; Email: mkapteyn@empowersimcoe.ca
Primary Executive Claudine Cousins, Chief Executive Officer

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