Empower Simcoe

Strategic Plan 2022 – 2025


We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live a self-fulfilling life.


Empowering people to lead a meaningful and inclusive life.


Driven.   Accountable.   Respect.   Community.

“Transformation is happening around us, within the sector and the broader environment we work in.  We want to be aligned with, and ahead of that change.  We want to leverage our reputation as we grow our organization by taking the good we are doing and making changes to what we could be doing better. “
Dr. Claudine Cousins

Dr. Claudine Cousins
Empower Simcoe Chief Executive Officer

A leader in providing innovative and exceptional services that continue to evolve into the future.

    1. Actively listen to the voice of people supported to better understand their needs.
    2. Proactively respond to the needs of people supported in our communities to extend our service offerings
    3. Build effective communication mechanisms both internally and externally

A high performing organization with exceptional people able to adapt and provide excellent supports and services.

    1. Become an Employer of Choice by transforming HR practices, with a focus on recruitment and retention; equity, diversity and inclusion; and, talent management.
    2. Promote a culture that celebrates and recognizes the contributions of employees, volunteers, people supported and stakeholders.
    3. Become a more unified organization with an engaged and empowered workforce.

An organization that responds to emerging community needs through strategic partnerships.

    1. Develop and implement a partnership strategy which will demonstrate a positive “partnership ROI”.
    2. Be an active partner in community planning and other strategic tables.

Our Vision

We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live a self-fulfilling life.