Empower Simcoe

Site: Orillia - 35 West St N

Service: Family Services Department - GET OUT (Orillia Ultimate Thursdays) and Youth in Action

Office Phone 705-327-5391
Fax 705-726-6875
E-Mail inquiries@empowersimcoe.ca
Website https://empowersimcoe.ca/
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Primary Contact Sonia Lauzon, Youth Worker; Phone: 705-327-5391 ext 3266
Alternate Contact Michele Kapteyn, Supports and Services Manager; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 2377
Primary Executive Claudine Cousins, Chief Executive Officer
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Orillia Ultimate (Get OUT): Thu evenings, call or check website for time and location * Youth in Action (YIA): call for information
Description and Service
Former Name Simcoe Community Services
Description (Service) Empower Simcoe promotes the inclusion of all youth, regardless of ability, in both their school and community * Youth programs include Orillia Ultimate Thursdays (Get OUT) during the school year, and the summer Youth in Action (YIA) program 
Get OUT offers fun, social and recreational activities to high school aged youth regardless of ability * Youth plan and participate in a variety of events including bowling, movies, sports, dances and more * Youth workers also work with local high schools and community groups to promote and develop inclusive opportunities for youth such as Circle of Friends, Youth conferences, March Break activities and short term workshops 
YIA is a summer program that provides young people with the opportunity to expand their communication, social, leisure, work and life skills while participating in community projects * YIA is broken into one and two week sessions that each have a unique focus * Each week includes one day trip, activities and practical learning experiences * YIA also offers two overnight camping trips
Dates Get OUT: Sep-Jun * YIA: Jul-Aug
Eligibility Ages: 13 year(s) - 21 year(s) 
Youth, young adults with an intellectual disability and/or physical disability and their peers
Application Registration form to be completed prior to any event participation * can complete form at event or on website under the ‘youth’ link
Languages English
Fees Program - Based on activity
Location Information
Areas Served Barrie ; Orillia
Located In Community Orillia
Address & Map
35 West St N
Orillia, ON L3V 5B9
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Intersection West St N and Coldwater Rd W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
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