Record #: CWD1257
Last Modified: 22 May 2023
Last Full Update: 10 May 2022


Description (Service) COVID-19 Response
Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Breaking Down Barriers office will be closed 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

The Direct Funding Attendant Care Services Program is a provincial program which provides monthly funds for adults with a disability to hire an attendant of their own choosing to assist with activities of daily living.

Allows individuals to schedule attendant services around their own schedule; enabling adults with physical disabilities to become employers of their own attendants.

Attendants assist with routine activities of living, such as dressing, grooming and bathing.

Assistance providing to people living in the Simcoe, Bruce and Grey Counties in the application process for funding to self-manage their own attendant care services.

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Resident of Ontario living with a permanent physical disability.

Individuals must be capable of managing their own funding, according to provided guidelines

16 year(s) and up
Application Must complete a written application, available at the office or the Direct Funding website. Request for the application can be made at the office.

Physical assistance is available to complete the form.
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

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

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-445-1543 *301
Toll Free Phone 1-800-843-6943
Fax 705-445-1656
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Primary Contact Teresa Gal, Executive Director; Phone: must press the * key before the extension - ext *300; Email:
Alternate Contact Maureen Smithers, Administrative Services and Support; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Lucille Dalziel; Email:
Mailing Address 234 Ste Marie St 
Collingwood, ON 
Canada L9Y 3K5

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