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: 
Program 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 Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Resident of Ontario living with a permanent physical disability  
Individuals must be capable of managing their own funding, according to provided guidelines
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
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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Physical Access Fully Accessible - use the ramp via the parking lot and come in the side door.
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: must press the * key before the extension ext *300; Email:
Alternate Contact Maureen Smithers, Administrative Services & Support; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Lucille Dalziel; Email:

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