Community Programs

Rural and Remote Programs in Muskoka

Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka offers core Community Programs including: Emotions Management, Grief and Loss, Anti-Theft, Healthy Relationships, and Substance Use and Harm Reduction. Programs are offerred to women, youth, and men throughout the Muskoka region. Individuals can be referred from community agencies, courts, parole, probation offices, and health care providers.

Adults can also self-refer to the Rural and Remote Program directly by calling 705.725.0613 ext.234.

To complete the online Rural and Remote Programs Referral Form, please click here.

Youth Trustee Program Simcoe County and Muskoka 

For youth aged 16 and 17 who can no longer reside with a parent or guardian and apply to receive Ontario Works benefits, a trustee is required. The Elizabeth Fry Society can act as a trustee to be the liaison between Ontario Works and the youth. The program also helps youth manage other issues such as problems at school or work, housing stability, food security, life-skills and budgeting. Youth can apply to be in the program directly by calling 705.725.0613 ext.234.

Safe Independent Choices (SIC) Program 

Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka is excited to announce the launch of our new program, Safe Independent Choices, for youth 14-20 years of age.  This program is designed to help participants assess risk, gain confidence in their ability to make safe and healthy choices, and develop critical skills for stress management and self-care while in transition to independent living. We are happy to work with and have the support of Ontario Trillium Foundation to inspire positive change in the lives of youth across Simcoe County over the next 3 years. Referrals for the Safe Independent Choices program can be made by schools, guidance counsellors, court officials, youth centres, mental health services, children’s services, shelter services, friends, family, or by the individual themselves. For more info contact the Safe Independent Choices facilitator at  or at 705.818.1686.