Social & Community Services
The Town of Collingwood actively works with local and regional social and community services to support Collingwood residents. We are proud partners and are appreciative of all that local organizations do to support our community. Below you will find a list of just some of the resources available.
Ontario 211 – Help is just a phone call away. Please call or text 2-1-1 to find the help you need. 2-1-1 is confidential, free and available 24/7 in 150 languages.
The Busby Centre South Georgian Bay is located in Collingwood and provides emergency shelter services, a 24/7 warming centre, outreach services and the motel voucher program for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Shelter/Warming Space 705-828-3795
Outreach Van 705-790-5654
Donate/Volunteer 705-828-3477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (all donations made go directly to supporting South Georgian Bay)
Outreach Drop-in, Collingwood Public Library - Wednesday and Saturdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
My Friend's House is a community-based organizations that offers services to support women and children in need including transitional housing, outreach, and support services.
Crisis LIne 705-444-2511 or 1-800-265-2511
Home Horizon provides transitional housing for youth at Barbara Weider House as well as outreach and support services assisting individuals in South Georgian Bay aged 16-24.
Transitional Housing 705-445-5478
Outreach Drop-in, Collingwood Public Library - Thursday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Housing Resource Centres provide housing supports to South Georgian Bay residents including assistance with accessing funds (based on eligibility) for various programs including Ontario Electricity Support Program and the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, landlord/tenant mediation, community resource referrals and weekly housing listings.
Housing Worker 705-739-0485
Outreach Drop-in, Collingwood Public Library - Tuesdays 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Common Point Mental Health & Addictions 1-866-743-7818
- Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe County Crisis Line 1-888-893-8333 or 705-728-5044
- Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
- Talk4Healing (Indigenous Women) 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)
- Good2Talk (Postsecondary students) 1-866-925-5454
- LGBT Youthline 647-694-4275
- Seniors Safety Line 1-866-299-1011
A rapid response team that attends to both emergent and non-emergent mental health crisis calls for services. Includes Mental Health Crisis Workers/Clinician and trained OPP officers.
Emergency Call 9-1-1
Follow-up/Information 705-445-2550 ext 8144
Catholic Family Services provides counselling and therapy services in Collingwood including individual, couple, family, youth and groups/workshops.
Appointment booking 705-726-2503 or 1-888-726-2503
Connecting Youth with Mental Health Supports, Collingwood Public Library, Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Supports residents in the South Georgian Bay area with temporary food assistance, support services and community referrals.
Society of St Vincent de Paul operates out of the Church Hall at St Mary’s Church providing an emergency foodbank and support services.
Call the Helpline to make an appointment for the foodbank 705-444-0999
Community fridge and pantry located outside of the Collingwood Youth Centre, 76 First Street. Available 24/7.
The Collingwood Public Library provides a food pantry program sharing non-perishable food items during operational hours.
Daytime drop-in services and overnight respite beds available for individuals experiencing homelessness who do not want to enter the shelter program.
During operational hours the Collingwood Library has rest areas available to stay warm and find shelter from extreme weather conditions.