Canadian Mental Health Association, Muskoka-Parry Sound

Site: Bracebridge Office

Record #: MUS0234
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2022
Last Full Update: 02 Jun 2021


Description (Service) COVID-19 Due to COVID-19 precautions, please call 705-645-2262 to schedule an appointment.  
COVID-19 Resources are available at 
If you are in crisis, call 1-888-893-8333 
Provides mental health crisis intervention, treatment, and community support (case management) services * assessment and referral * counselling/psychotherapy * psychiatric consultation * intensive case management for individuals with serious mental illness * group services in some cases  
Core Services include: 
Crisis/Intake support service
- single point of entry for all services of the Core Program * screening and review of all referrals * 24 hour telephone Crisis support service * community crisis support * post crisis follow-up * 24 hour consultations to hospitals 
COAST (Community Outreach and Support Team) - a multidisciplinary, mobile, outreach team providing individualized treatment for a persistent and serious mental illness, including: housing * medication * rehabilitation * employment and financial services 
Court Diversion and Support - redirection from criminal justice system for minor offenses * the person agrees to an individualized support/treatment program in the community 
Supportive Housing Service - rent supplements to clients who have experienced serious mental illness, are homeless or at risk of being homeless and receiving ongoing service from the Agency  
Counselling Psychotherapy and Education Service - individual counselling (as resources allow) including assessment, treatment planning and case management * group counselling * community consultation and education of mental health issues 
Other programs include: 
Regional Seniors’ Mental Health Consultation Service - mental health assessment, diagnosis, treatment recommendations and limited follow-up and/or referral on an outreach basis for people with age-related mental health problems * Collaborate with health care agencies and caregivers to provide advocacy for clients and their families  
Adult Protective Services (APS) - assist developmentally disabled adults to live independently in the community including locating and retaining accommodation * counselling for life skills, financial management and emotional issues * co-ordinating medical and dental appointments, etc * advocating for client rights * assisting clients with the judicial system 
Council of Consumer/Survivor and Family Initiatives - peer-guided community program for people who live with mental health issues  
Volunteer Program - volunteer opportunities to assist in services and enhancement of quality of life for people with a serious mental illness or developmental disability * Volunteer Coordinator can be reached at 705-645-2262 
Partner Assault Response Programa 12 week court ordered education group involving domestic violence (see separate record) 
Developmental Disabilities Regional Outreach Program - psychiatric consultation and treatment for adults with developmental disabilities and serious mental health illness

Service Details

Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Crisis service: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Parry Sound District
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
Application Call first to arrange intake interview * Individuals in crisis are seen as soon as possible
Languages English ; French - Website, Programs
Fees None

Address and Location

Site Location Directly across the street and parking lot from the Bracebridge arena - can enter Shier building through the back door off the parking lot or the front door on Manitoba St
Located In Community Bracebridge
Address & Map
Shier Building
173 Manitoba St, Ste 202
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1S3
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Accessible 8:30 am-4:30 pm from front entrance on Manitoba St ; Accessible 8:30 am-4:30 pm from front entrance on Manitoba St

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-645-2262
Toll Free Phone 1-800-245-5036 
Adult Protective Services: 1-800-563-1990
Crisis Phone 1-888-893-8333
Fax 705-645-7473
Primary Contact Michael Varieur, Director of Clinical Services and Operations (Muskoka); Phone: 705-645-2262; Email:
Primary Executive Diane Brown-Demarco, Executive Director; Phone: 705-645-2262; Email:

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