Breaking Down Barriers Independent Living Resource Centre

Breaking Down Barriers Independent Living Resource Centre We provide a wide range of independent living skills programs, peer support activities, services and supports, resources and referrals to people living with disabilities across Simcoe, Grey and Bruce Counties.

Since 1985, Breaking Down Barriers has been providing programs and services that enable individuals with disabilities to participate in all aspects of society. Our programs and services support people to:

Reach their personal goals

Acquire appropriate disability supports, assistive devices and technology

Connect with peers, problem solve and build self-confidence

Overcome isolation and segre

Since 1985, Breaking Down Barriers has been providing programs and services that enable individuals with disabilities to participate in all aspects of society. Our programs and services support people to:

Reach their personal goals

Acquire appropriate disability supports, assistive devices and technology

Connect with peers, problem solve and build self-confidence

Overcome isolation and segre

Operating as usual

Breaking Down Barriers was thrilled to have these residents participate in our Connecting with Seniors monthly program 😃...
09/04/2021

Breaking Down Barriers was thrilled to have these residents participate in our Connecting with Seniors monthly program 😃 Are you 60+, know someone who is that would like to join or work somewhere where your residents would like to participate then contact Lucille [email protected] Breaking Down Barriers Independent Living Resource Centre

09/02/2021
09/01/2021
08/31/2021

As the seasons change and temperatures fluctuate, it's difficult to know what clothes to keep in your closet and what to store away until next year. In this video, Jasmine gives us a few tips on transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall.

If you or someone you know is 60 plus, join us on Zoom for our Connecting with Seniors program September 29th at 3:00 pm...
08/31/2021

If you or someone you know is 60 plus, join us on Zoom for our Connecting with Seniors program September 29th at 3:00 pm. Just email [email protected] to register and receive your Zoom link.

If you or someone you know is 60 plus, join us on Zoom for our Connecting with Seniors program September 29th at 3:00 pm. Just email [email protected] to register and receive your Zoom link.

08/31/2021
08/30/2021
Corvette Lottery for Charity by the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach

Breaking Down Barriers is one of the charitable recipients from this annual fundraiser.Purchase a ticket to win a corvette and help support local charities.

Annual Corvette Lottery for Charity by the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach. Proceeds to charity in Simcoe County.

08/30/2021
Homemade Pizza

If pizza is a favourite "go to" for you and your family, then you must watch this video. Nicole demonstrates how to make your own pizza dough and sauce and decorates two different kinds of pizza with her favourite toppings. Once you see how delicious they look, you may never order pizza in again.

08/30/2021
Homemade Pizza

If pizza is a favourite "go to" for you and your family, then you must watch this video. Nicole demonstrates how to make your own pizza dough and sauce and decorates two different kinds of pizza with her favourite toppings. Once you see how delicious they look, you may never order pizza in again.

Each month at our Connecting with Seniors program, BDB gives away a prize basket. All the names of participants are plac...
08/30/2021

Each month at our Connecting with Seniors program, BDB gives away a prize basket. All the names of participants are placed in a basket and one name is randomnly drawn. Last week, at our August program, the Stayner Care Centre were the lucky winners. Pictured here are Betty (left) (Stayner Care Centre) and BDB's Maureen who made a special trip to deliver the prize.
Jarlette Health Services Township of Clearview

Each month at our Connecting with Seniors program, BDB gives away a prize basket. All the names of participants are placed in a basket and one name is randomnly drawn. Last week, at our August program, the Stayner Care Centre were the lucky winners. Pictured here are Betty (left) (Stayner Care Centre) and BDB's Maureen who made a special trip to deliver the prize.
Jarlette Health Services Township of Clearview

People with disabilities make up 15% of the world’s population. Let’s break down the barriers that keep us apart.  Pleas...
08/30/2021
WeThe15

People with disabilities make up 15% of the world’s population. Let’s break down the barriers that keep us apart. Please watch this inspirational short video!

People with disabilities make up 15% of the world’s population.Let’s break down the barriers that keep us apart. #WeThe15View the audio described version her...

So much to look forward to in September with another exciting BDB program calendar, chock-full of programs and activitie...
08/30/2021

So much to look forward to in September with another exciting BDB program calendar, chock-full of programs and activities to enjoy.

So much to look forward to in September with another exciting BDB program calendar, chock-full of programs and activities to enjoy.

If you are 60 plus, join us on Zoom for our Connecting with Seniors program September 29th at 3:00 pm. Just email cvc@bd...
08/30/2021

If you are 60 plus, join us on Zoom for our Connecting with Seniors program September 29th at 3:00 pm. Just email [email protected] to register and receive your Zoom link.

If you are 60 plus, join us on Zoom for our Connecting with Seniors program September 29th at 3:00 pm. Just email [email protected] to register and receive your Zoom link.

BDB's August Connecting with Senior's program welcomed, among many others, seniors from the Stayner Care Centre who enjo...
08/30/2021

BDB's August Connecting with Senior's program welcomed, among many others, seniors from the Stayner Care Centre who enjoyed the fruits of their labour after following along with our breakfast demo. As you can see, two of them are ready to taste their delicious Avocado Toast with Tomato and Bacon snack!

08/28/2021

Wishing our Breaking Down Barriers Communications & Volunteer Coordinator LUCILLE a very Happy Birthday today 🎂
Wishing you health, happiness & love 🥳

Great article about accessibility in the Town of Collingwood, AODA guidelines and heritage building accessibility challe...
08/27/2021
Resident challenges Collingwood council to spend 24 hours in a wheelchair

Great article about accessibility in the Town of Collingwood, AODA guidelines and heritage building accessibility challenges. BDB's Executive Director, Teresa Gal shares her thoughts in the CollingwoodToday.ca story. Great Read. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Read the full story and comment on CollingwoodToday.

08/27/2021
08/26/2021
DIY Fantasy Wands

Sometimes you just want to be crafty and make something fun. Christine shows us how to make Fantasy Wands. If you try it, take a picture and post it in the comment section.

Guess what a BDB staff member spotted in her neighbour's tree yesterday? This is a black hornet's nest. Can you believe ...
08/26/2021

Guess what a BDB staff member spotted in her neighbour's tree yesterday? This is a black hornet's nest. Can you believe the size of it? Professionals have been called to remove it but we couldn't resist sharing the picture she took.

Guess what a BDB staff member spotted in her neighbour's tree yesterday? This is a black hornet's nest. Can you believe the size of it? Professionals have been called to remove it but we couldn't resist sharing the picture she took.

Well our August Connecting with Seniors program was a huge success. Robyn from the Physio Hub provided great information...
08/26/2021

Well our August Connecting with Seniors program was a huge success. Robyn from the Physio Hub provided great information and fielded many questions from participants while Alison spiced things up with a breakfast demo. We did a random draw at the end for a beautiful prize basket and the Stayner Care Centre was the lucky winner. Don't miss out, register for September's program and experience an hour of connecting, sharing and learning! Email [email protected] for the Zoom link.

The first of five winners for an official MLB Jersey in our BDB Top Fan Contest will be announced next week. Five draws ...
08/25/2021

The first of five winners for an official MLB Jersey in our BDB Top Fan Contest will be announced next week. Five draws in total. One each month. Keep liking, sharing and commenting on our posts to be BDB's Top Fan!

The first of five winners for an official MLB Jersey in our BDB Top Fan Contest will be announced next week. Five draws in total. One each month. Keep liking, sharing and commenting on our posts to be BDB's Top Fan!

BDB would like to give a big shout out of thanks to Consumers, Paul and Gerald for volunteering their time on Sunday tri...
08/25/2021

BDB would like to give a big shout out of thanks to Consumers, Paul and Gerald for volunteering their time on Sunday trimming trees and pulling weeds and working so hard to make the grounds at our Centre beautiful! Thank you both!!

BDB would like to give a big shout out of thanks to Consumers, Paul and Gerald for volunteering their time on Sunday trimming trees and pulling weeds and working so hard to make the grounds at our Centre beautiful! Thank you both!!

BDB's Connecting with Seniors program is today at 3:00 pm on Zoom. It's not too late to register. If you are 60 + join u...
08/25/2021

BDB's Connecting with Seniors program is today at 3:00 pm on Zoom. It's not too late to register. If you are 60 + join us. Just email [email protected] or call 705-445-1543, ext *301 and we will send you the Zoom link! We have an exciting prize basket to give away at the end of the program. Be a part of this great group of people coming together for an hour of connecting, learning and sharing!

BDB's Connecting with Seniors program is today at 3:00 pm on Zoom. It's not too late to register. If you are 60 + join us. Just email [email protected] or call 705-445-1543, ext *301 and we will send you the Zoom link! We have an exciting prize basket to give away at the end of the program. Be a part of this great group of people coming together for an hour of connecting, learning and sharing!

The Town of Collingwood clock tower may no longer be lit in green for BDB, but the #StartTheConversation campaign contin...
08/25/2021

The Town of Collingwood clock tower may no longer be lit in green for BDB, but the #StartTheConversation campaign continues! Help us raise awareness about all BDB does for individuals with diverse disabilities while promoting accessibility. Take a pic in front of the CWOOD sign or any place you see in town that is accessible like parking spots, ramps, electronic doors. Be creative! Then post it on Facebook and tag us! Check out these latest shots for the #StartTheConversation campaign!

08/25/2021
Star Power!!  BDB's Executive Director, Teresa Gal and one of Breaking Down Barriers Independent Living Resource Centre'...
08/24/2021

Star Power!! BDB's Executive Director, Teresa Gal and one of Breaking Down Barriers Independent Living Resource Centre's founding member, Kathryn Bloomfield invite you to #StartTheConversation

Star Power!! BDB's Executive Director, Teresa Gal and one of Breaking Down Barriers Independent Living Resource Centre's founding member, Kathryn Bloomfield invite you to #StartTheConversation

08/24/2021

Today's Diabetes Information Group has been cancelled. It will resume Tuesday, September 28th at its regular time. We apologize for the inconvemience.

Way to Go Casey and Mary!! Two friends safely being a part of BDB's #StartTheConversation awareness campaign. Both know ...
08/24/2021

Way to Go Casey and Mary!! Two friends safely being a part of BDB's #StartTheConversation awareness campaign. Both know the importance of the supports, services, programs and resources BDB provides. Tonight is the last night with the Town's Clock Tower lit in green for BDB but it's not the end of our #StartTheConversation campaign. It's just the beginning! Let people know you support BDB - continue to spread the word. When those living with disabilities have a place to turn to, our communities are stronger.
Town of Collingwood Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Collingwood Community Collingwood & Blue Mountains News & Commentary Group South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team

Earlier this morning, BDB's IL Skills Coordinator, Tracey was interviewed on 95.1 The Peak FM about our #StartTheConvers...
08/24/2021

Earlier this morning, BDB's IL Skills Coordinator, Tracey was interviewed on 95.1 The Peak FM about our #StartTheConversation campaign and other exciting things happening at BDB. Once we receive the audio clip, we will share it with everyone! Thanks Tracey for representing BDB at the interview! Stay tuned everyone!

Earlier this morning, BDB's IL Skills Coordinator, Tracey was interviewed on 95.1 The Peak FM about our #StartTheConversation campaign and other exciting things happening at BDB. Once we receive the audio clip, we will share it with everyone! Thanks Tracey for representing BDB at the interview! Stay tuned everyone!

08/24/2021
Breaking Down Barriers Independent Living Resource Centre has been very fortunate having 3 amazing and talented young la...
08/19/2021

Breaking Down Barriers Independent Living Resource Centre has been very fortunate having 3 amazing and talented young ladies join our team for the summer, thanks to the Canada Youth Summer Jobs Employment initiative.

Jasmine and Nicole ramped things up and produced a series of creative and engaging independent living and peer support program videos and content, contributing to the successful and ongoing virtual activities of the organization.

Rachel's assistance with promotion, program development, research and everything else thrown her way has been a tremendous help to us as we continue to move forward!

Thank you ladies for your passion, ideas, creativity, ex*****on and sincere appreciation for BDB. Your commitment has made a lasting impact on people of all abilities. Best of luck in the next chapter of employment.
Terry Dowdall, MP #CanadaYouthSummerEmployment

Breaking Down Barriers Independent Living Resource Centre has been very fortunate having 3 amazing and talented young ladies join our team for the summer, thanks to the Canada Youth Summer Jobs Employment initiative.

Jasmine and Nicole ramped things up and produced a series of creative and engaging independent living and peer support program videos and content, contributing to the successful and ongoing virtual activities of the organization.

Rachel's assistance with promotion, program development, research and everything else thrown her way has been a tremendous help to us as we continue to move forward!

Thank you ladies for your passion, ideas, creativity, ex*****on and sincere appreciation for BDB. Your commitment has made a lasting impact on people of all abilities. Best of luck in the next chapter of employment.
Terry Dowdall, MP #CanadaYouthSummerEmployment

A second date for Consumers to have a safely distanced and masked picture in front of the GREEN lit Town of Collingwood ...
08/19/2021

A second date for Consumers to have a safely distanced and masked picture in front of the GREEN lit Town of Collingwood Clock Tower is being planned for next week. If you want to be a part of it, please send us a note in Messenger and let us know!

A second date for Consumers to have a safely distanced and masked picture in front of the GREEN lit Town of Collingwood Clock Tower is being planned for next week. If you want to be a part of it, please send us a note in Messenger and let us know!

Address

234 Ste. Marie Street
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 3K5

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

+17054451543

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