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Breaking Down Barriers is a registered charity and inclusive agency serving individuals with visible and invisible disabilities. These diverse disabilities include physical, sensory, emotional and intellectual. Located in Collingwood, ON, we are an accredited member of Independent Living Canada and provide a wide range of independent living skills programs, peer support activities, services and supports, resources and referrals across Simcoe, Grey and Bruce Counties. Learn more about our Mission and our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan.  Our 2022 2023 Annual Report can be seen here.   The Disability Resource guide is now available. 


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We welcome those interested to participate in our programs and events either as Consumers, supporters or Members. Come and join us as we continue to break down barriers that prevent the full participation of people with disabilities in our community.

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Direct Funding Self-Managed Attendant Services in Ontario

Ontario’s Direct Funding is an innovative program enabling adults with physical disabilities to become employers of their own attendants.

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Accessibility is not about disabilities. It’s about people.

- Aaron Gustafson

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