Description (Service)

COVID-19 Response

Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Breaking Down Barriers office will be closed to the public until further notice Staff are working from home and monitoring phone and email messages. Call 705-445-1543 ext *301 or by email at

Regular Service

Provides programs, services and supports to assist adults with disabilities to live independently in the community. Creates opportunities for people to gain self-confidence, take initiative and make their own choices. Referral to other community services.


  • Self Managed Attendant Care
  • Peer Support
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Assistance filling out Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) forms, by appointment.

A member of the North Simcoe Muskoka Community Support Services Coalition and accredited member of Independent Living Canada.

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Blue Mountains ; Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Wasaga Beach
Boundaries Georgian Triangle
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Individuals with a disability.

Call for information, no referral required.

Languages English
Fees Membership - $5 per year or $10 for three years ; No fees to consumers for programs

Address and Location

Site Location Between Simcoe and Ontario Sts, just past Giant Tiger parking lot
Located In Community Collingwood
Address & Map
234 Ste Marie St
Collingwood, ON L9Y 3K5
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Intersection Ste Marie St and Fourth St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-445-1543
Toll Free Phone 1-800-843-6943
Fax 705-445-1656
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Primary Contact Teresa Gal, Executive Director; Phone: ext *300; Email:
Alternate Contact Maureen Smithers, Administrative Support; Phone: ext *302; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Lucille Dalziel, Communications and Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: ext *302; Email:

Agency Overview

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