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Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show

An Extravagant Affair

Please click the link to find out more about this upcoming fundraising event.
Ladies Luncheon Fashion Show

Summer Student Jobs Available!

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Walk N' Wheel-A-Thon

June 5th 2018


The First Breaking Down Barriers, ILRC Annual Walk’N’Wheel-A-Thon
celebrates Independent Living across Canada Day
on June 5th, 2018
Independent Living Canada (IL Canada), founded 30 years ago, is a national umbrella organization, representing and coordinating a network of 25 Independent Living Centres at the national level. Breaking Down Barriers is one of those Centres. The mission envisions an inclusive and accessible society where people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.
On June 5th in Collingwood we have a special day planned for all, starting with a Walk’n’Wheel-a-thon that will begin from our location, 234 Ste. Marie Street at 11:00a.m. 

We invite all public, media and government representatives to take time on June 5th and join our walk to inclusion and show that diversity is our strength, our route ends at the Collingwood Museum Park with live music and where refreshments will be available.

We also encourage individuals to visit our Centre and utilize the support and services our Centre offers.

In order for this event to be a success we turn to you and ask for your support and assistance. We are currently asking the community to participate & complete the registration & pledge form. As a registered charity we count on fundraising initiatives to be able to provide much needed services, programs and opportunities for people with diverse disabilities to live independently in their communities.

Sponsorship opportunities are available!!!

In advance, thank you and we truly hope we can count on your generosity.

We would also like to invite others to organize their own Walk’n’Wheel-a-thon in the municipalities they are located in to support Breaking Down Barriers and  Independent Living Across Canada Day and share photos & videos from their Walks of Inclusion to our social media pages.

Please contact Debbie Carey for more information on how to get involved
Phone: 705-445-1543 Debbie ext.* 301 or  

To download a registration form, please click the link below:


Breaking Down Barriers has moved to it's Forever Home!

234 Ste. Marie St.

Breaking Down Barriers is now located at 234 Ste. Marie Street in Collingwood! Though we are still unpacking, we are up and running with program and plan to have an official open house in the New Year. Look for your invitation soon. 

Breaking Down Barriers - Your Independent Living Resource Centre

Breaking Down Barriers empowers people with disabilities, enabling them to live independently in our communities of South Georgian Bay.

Breaking Down Barriers is a registered charity and an inclusive agency, serving people with physical, sensory, emotional or intellectual disabilities. Disabilities can be visible or invisible. We are located in Collingwood but serve South Georgian Bay including Wasaga Beach, Clearview and the Town of the Blue Mountains. Our website reflects the many activities, programs and initiatives that we provide for people with disabilities and the whole community. We welcome those interested to participate in our programs and events either as consumers, volunteers or members. Come and join us as we continue to break down barriers that prevent the full participation of people with disabilities in our community. Please explore our website for more information, visit on our facebook page or call us at 705-445-1543.

Breaking Down Barriers 30th Anniversary

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