About Us

Simcoe Community Services is a charitable, non-profit organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The agency was established in 1953 by parents wishing to offer their children with intellectual disabilities an alternative to institutional placement. Presently, the agency operates a Preschool Services Division, a Community Living Division as well as Regional Housing Support Services.

Simcoe Community Services develops, implements, and maintains a continuous quality improvement plan through the use of; The Child and Family Service Act, The Ministry of Community and Social Services’ Quality Assurance Measures, and Quality Measures as defined by the Council on Quality and Leadership. Focus is on the areas of Basic Assurances, Shared Values, Responsive Services, Community Life and Person Centered Excellence. This promotes quality, personalized supports for individuals and families, fostering environments of continuous quality improvement.

Simcoe Community Services is proud to be accredited by the Council of Quality and Leadership and has entered in its 3rd four year accreditation with CQL. This process validates the agency’s progress in the implementation of the Basic Assurances, Shared Values, Responsive Services, Community Life and most importantly the Personal Outcome Measures. The CQL Personal Outcome Measures help define personal quality of life for individuals and families, and set the benchmark as to how supports and services are to be offered.

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The Simcoe Community Services Foundation was established in 1998. The Foundation raises funds for programs and services offered by Simcoe Community Services where regular funding sources do not exist.

Simcoe Community Services is a multi-service agency that provides a wide range of programs & services to pre-school children and their families including the EarlyON Child and Family Centres in Barrie, Innisfil and Bradford. The agency also supports children, teens and adults who have an intellectual disability and believes that everyone can contribute to their community.

Services are offered in Barrie, Orillia, Bradford and surrounding townships. Infant programs are offered county-wide.

Simcoe Community Services receives its funding from the Ministry of Community and Social Services, the County of Simcoe, the United Way, Trillium and donations.

Simcoe Community Services employs over 550 full-time and part-time staff making it one of the larger employers in Simcoe County. There are six administration sites and 41 residential sites.

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Mission Statement

We support people of all ages and abilities to realize their full potential and to enhance their quality of life.

As a community, not-for-profit, multi-service organization, we provide:

Services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their families;

Programs that promote the healthy development of children of all abilities;

Services that respond to community needs.

Principles and Values

Our Vision

“Spark the unlimited potential of all people”

Board Of Directors

Jim McNamara
Jim McNamara
President
Claudine Cousins
Claudine Cousins
Chief Executive Officer
Bob Kennedy
Bob Kennedy
Treasurer
Stewart McNeely
Stewart McNeely
Officer
Tom Aikins
Tom Aikins
Member
Paul Hunter
Paul Hunter
Member
Valerie Scott
Valerie Scott
Member
Miriam Villamil-Pallister
Miriam Villamil-Pallister
Member
Deborah Wall-Armstrong
Deborah Wall-Armstrong
Member
Mitch Whyne
Mitch Whyne
Member
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