Muskoka District

Site: Bracebridge

Service: Community Services

Description (Service) Community Services Department has responsibilities for social assistance, children's services, community supports and services, housing and long term care.  
Muskoka Community Fund 
* limited funding may be available for financial assistance for extreme expenses that are not supported by other agencies or services, 
Social Housing 
* provides affordable geared to income subsidized housing across the district. 
* has co-op housing units with both rent geared to income and market rent units. 
* has attainable housing seniors apartment building 
* domiciliary hostel program, housing for vulnerable adults with a range of special needs, including, those with mental illness, physical and/or developmental disabilities and addictions. 
Gateway Muskoka Home Ownership Program 
* Forgiveable loan program to assist with down payment of affordable housing 
Emergency Shelter Fund 
* A rent bank program that offers one time assistance to avoid arrears eviction or secure permanent housing. 
* Utility and mortgage assistance may be available for heat, hydro, water, mortgage, utility deposits or other one-time or unusual costs, 
* have a homelessness community worker to assist individuals with housing information, eviction prevention, rent supplement, and housing allowance programs.  
Child care Subsidy 
* Subsidized child care assistance to working or in school residents in the form of a fee subsidy.  
McConnell Foundation  
* Assists adults who require financial assistance to pay for eyeglasses, assistive devices, dentures and dental work (separate record with more information).  
Warm Clothes, Warm Hearts  
Annual winter coat drive in partnership with Simcoe Muskoka Child Youth and Family Services Children's Foundation of Muskoka and Fabricare Cleaning Centres 
SEED (Socialize. Engage. Educate. Develop) 
Provides opportunities for people to connect with others in their community and to learn from new experiences. Series of community workshops held at various times of the year 
Further information on programs and services is also available at the offices in Bracebridge and Huntsville.
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * May long weekend to Labour Day: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District
Boundaries Honey Harbour - P0E 1E0 
MacTier - P0C 1H0 
Port Severn – L0K 1S0 
* Not all addresses in these postal codes fall within the District of Muskoka, but when you call intake they will use GPS information to check and if not, will direct you towards either Simcoe or Parry Sound as appropriate.
Eligibility Muskoka residents * specific eligibility varies by program 
For child care fee subsidy eligibility, contact the District Child Care Case Team at 705-645-2412 ext 321 
For SEED program contact Jennifer Kingshott 705-645-2412 ext 1411
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Site Location District of Muskoka Administration Building
Located In Community Bracebridge
Address & Map
70 Pine St
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1N3
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Intersection Pine St and Taylor Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-645-2412
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-4215
Fax 705-645-4272
Primary Contact Mel Heatlie; Phone: ext 223; Email:

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