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Community Programs & Information

Community Programs   

CONTACT Community Services offers a number of programs to support the needs of the Community:

Seniors' Check-in & Chat 

CONTACT offers a free Check-in & Chat program for adults 55+ in South Simcoe. Trained volunteers make regular calls to isolated seniors on a regular basis to see how they are doing and provide access to community information. Additionally, financial supports are available to assist with incremental expenses caused by Covid-19 and to combat social isolation. Financial supports are available for transportation, additional drug costs, access to communication tools (e.g. tablets, phone cards) access to online exercise programs, and more. Funding for this program is provided by the Ministry of Employment and Social Development. To find out more, or to access the program, residents of South Simcoe can call 705 435 4900 ext. 215.

Free Income Tax Clinics

CONTACT will not be offering the Community Volunteer Income Tax program (CVITP) in 2022. South Simcoe residents can access free income tax clinics at the following locations:

Free Tax Clinics In Simcoe & Muskoka

For more information call 2-1-1 or visit  HTTPS://SIMCOECOUNTY.CIOC.CA/RECORD/CWD1726

Simcoe County

Barrie- Community Wholeness Centre Phone: 249-315-8392

Bradford West Gwillimbury- Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Phone: 905-775-3328 Ext: 6109 

Collingwood Phone: 705-429- 5481 Email: cvitp.collingwood@gmail.com

Elmvale- Elmvale Public Library Phone: 705 -322-1482

Innisfil & Cookstown- Innisfil Public Library Phone: 705-431-7410 

Midland- Midland Public Library Phone: 705-526-4216 Ext: 3305 

Orillia - Salvation Army Phone: 705-326-3472 

Wasaga Beach- Wasaga Beach Public Library Phone: 705-429-5481 


The District Municipality of Muskoka Phone: (705) 645-2412 

Huntsville Public Library Phone: 705-789-5232 ext 3408


Needle Exchange Program

In partnership with the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit, CONTACT provides free needle exchange supplies at its office at 39 Victoria Street, Alliston. No identifying information is requested. 

Services provided:

  • Injection kits including, new needles, spoons (cookers), alcohol swabs, sterile water, tourniquets, and when requested vitamin C
  • Safe smoking kits including, glass stems or bowl pipes, screens, and mouth pieces
  • Sharps containers for the safe disposal of used needles, stems, pipes and other substance use equipment
  • Information about safer substance use and about community supports

2-1-1 and 211ontario.ca

211 connects people to the right information and services within their community. You can phone 211 or visit their website to get information on a wide range of topics including community programs, health care, housing income support, mental health, disabilities, newcomers, LGBTQ+, abuse, food, government resources, and more.  Both email and live chat are available through the website.  



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