In October 2021, the Empower Simcoe Foundation launched the public phase of its capital campaign to support the construction of Lakeshore Ridge, Empower Simcoe’s newest supported living home. Located in picturesque Oro-Medonte, this 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art home now provides support and services for up to six individuals with complex needs.
“In partnership with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, and MacKenzie Health, Lakeshore Ridge is a tangible reminder of our mission to empower people to lead a meaningful and inclusive life by providing the highest quality of services” says Empower Simcoe Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Claudine Cousins.
Along with the support of the Ontario government, private foundations, corporations, area service clubs, and the general public, the Empower Simcoe Foundation’s capital campaign has raised to date $146,000 to assist with purchasing furniture and landscaping, and décor for the home. “Individuals with developmental disabilities deserve the right to fully participate in their communities and live fulfilling lives. Your support will help them to Be, Belong, and Thrive,” says Empower Simcoe Foundation President Victoria Ptasiuk. “Thank you to everyone in the community for joining us on this journey.“
Province of Ontario
Harold Ballard Foundation
The Harry E. Foster Charitable Foundation
The Oakville Foundation for Intellectually Handicapped People
The Whyne Family
MDRT Foundation Canada
Trillium Mutual Insurance
Rotary Club of Barrie – Huronia