Record #: CWD1257
Last Modified: 10 May 2022
Last Full Update: 10 May 2022


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 
The Direct Funding Attendant Care Services Program is a provincial program which 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

Located In Community Collingwood
Address & Map
234 Ste Marie St
Collingwood, ON L9Y 3K5
View Google Map
Intersection Between Simcoe and Ontario Sts, just past Giant Tiger parking lot
Physical Access Fully Accessible - use the ramp via the parking lot and come in the side door.

Contact information

Office Phone 705-445-1543 *301
Toll Free Phone 1-800-843-6943
Fax 705-445-1656
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
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:

The information on the Website is provided for information purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical, legal or professional advice whatsoever and should not be relied upon in that respect. The website and the content are provided "as is". While Community Connection/211 endeavors to provide information that is correct, accurate and timely, Community Connection/211 makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the website and the content. The inclusion of an organization and information about its programs and services on the Website does not imply endorsement by Community Connection/211, nor does exclusion indicate lack of endorsement. For more information, please read the full Terms of Use for this site