Child Development

Workshops / Seminars coming soon

The Grandparent System Support Program provides support to Grandparents living in Simcoe County who have sole responsibility for raising their grandchildren. Grandparents may have legal custody or in some cases may be raising their grandchildren without formal legal arrangements.

Simcoe County is home to approximately 4000 grand-families where grandparents are the primary providers for their grandchildren. Grandparents must readjust their life plans and styles to accommodate raising children. Personal health and the demands of raising children, many with special needs, can be challenging.

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Helpful Resources
Most common used resources and services
New Path Youth and Family Services of Simcoe
The Common Roof
165 Ferris Lane, Barrie ON
Kinark Child & Family Services
Barrie Office Central Intake: 1-888-454-6275
Family, Individual and Group Counselling
34 Simcoe Street, Suite 301, Barrie ON
Children’s Treatment Network of Simcoe York Barrie Office
Common Roof
165 Ferris Lane, Barrie ON
705-719-4795 or 1-866-377-0286
Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County
Counselling Clinic (Non-denominational)
20 Anne Street South, Barrie ON
Barrie EarlyON Child and Family Centre129 Ferris Lane, Barrie ON
Empower Simcoe - EarlyON
Family Mental Health Initiative of Simcoe County
4 Checkley Street - Unit 304, Barrie ON
705-725-0363 or 1-800-324-3252
Children’s Mental Health Ontario 1-888-234-7054 or
Stop A BullyAnonymous bullying reporting website
FASD ResourcesCaregiver Resource Guide (PDF)
Attachment Association of CanadaWebsite (
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