Support Families in need in our Community!


The Basic Needs program has been developed in order to help support vulnerable children, youth and families.

We recognize there are various examples of social determinants in families who are struggling, such as needs to access Mental Health, Family Violence victims, risks towards housing & food security, etc.

Many families in our community are struggling to make ends meet. These basic needs supports are available to any individual we provide services to,  and is seeking help with meeting their basic needs, such as hygiene products, grocery, and sometimes even paying rent. 

There are multiples ways to help our program

Help us collect Basic Need supplies!

We collect BRAND-NEW items such as Body wash, Shampoo/Conditioner, Deodorant, Tooth brushes/pastes, kids clothing & shoes/boots, duffle bags, blankets, bedding, all types of Gift Cards, and more that you can drop off.


You can order online to have it send to our office via this Amazon wishlist (link to be added shortly).


Please bring  your donations or have them shipped to our Barrie office located at:

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions (Communications Department), 60 Bell Farm St. Unit 7, Barrie, On, L4M 5G6

We are open Monday to Friday; between 9am and 4pm.


If you require a Tax Receipt for those donation, please fill out this link with a copy of your receipts:

What other supplies are needed?  Not included above, but always needed are Electronics (Computer, Tablet, Cellphone, Earbuds and/or Headset with Microphone) so client can attend online meeting, furniture (mattress, crib, bed frame, dresser), strollers & car seat. Please note that we only accept NEW items.

Make a financial contribution! 


We will use donated funds to provide groceries, baby items, clothing, transportation services help paying bills, and more.



 “We rise by lifting others.”  – Robert G. Ingersoll

You can also reach us by phone: 

705.726.6587 or TF 1-800-461-4236 and request to speak to Communications Team