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Connecting with Seniors

BDB's Newest Program

Join us on July 28th - 3pm as we present the second session of our program for adults 60 Plus.

Connecting with Seniors is a monthly program for seniors - facilitated by seniors, offering a variety of topics that will engage, inform and entertain. From health and wellness, safety, tips, community resources, arts and crafts and games, to music, cooking recipes. movement therapy and entertainment, Connecting with Seniors will have something for everyone.


Program Calendar

Program and Events Calendar

Updated: July 6th Programming and Office Closure Update

COVID-19 Update

Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and our desire to keep our community safe, we have made the decision to close the Breaking Down Barriers office until further notice.  We will re-evalute the situation as required.  

The health, safety & well-being of our staff, members & community is our top priority. 

All staff are working from home and monitoring phone and email messages.  We continue to be available to answer any questions.  You can reach us at:  705-445-1543 ext. *301 or by email at

We are presenting creative and informative activities and programs via Zoom and Facebook Live.  

Our weekly schedule can be seen on the calendar above. Please be sure to check our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for updates and interesting activities.

Direct Funding Self-Managers 

Please be sure to check the Direct Funding website at for information and resources.



COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Where to get information to answer your questions

As you know COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) is in the news. Breaking Down Barriers wants all our consumers, volunteers and staff to be safe from this virus.
We are asking if you are feeling unwell, please keep yourself and others safe by staying home.

Below you you will find a link to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit which will provide you with up to the date information that may help prevent you and your family from becoming sick or spreading the virus as well as any alerts you need to be aware of:

One of the ways to aviod any virus is hand washing. Click the link to see how to do it properly.

Stay safe, wash your hands!


Breaking Down Barriers - Your Independent Living Resource Centre

Breaking Down Barriers empowers people with disabilities, enabling them to live independently in our communities of Simcoe, Bruce and Grey Counties.

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 and Simcoe, Bruce and Grey Counties. 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.

Direct Funding

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