We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live a self-fulfilling life.
The Empower Simcoe Foundation raises funds to improve the quality of life for people of all abilities and to bring about a more inclusive society.
In our day-to-day work, we fund many basic needs for individuals and families, from assistive devices to recreation and bus fares. Our long-term outlook includes special projects and investments in new construction, such as housing initiatives that ensure everyone has a home they can call their own.
In short, our focus is on community benefit, from the individual and the household to society at large.
The Empower Simcoe Foundation contributes approximately $100,000 a year to:
- Improve the quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities and their families;
- Upgrade supported living homes and other facilities operated by Empower Simcoe;
- Assist people with furniture and appliances when setting up their first independent homes;
- Support special initiatives to respond to community needs.
Currently, the Foundation is helping to build an innovative supported living home in Oro-Medonte. Lakeshore Ridge will provide a safe, secure environment with 24/7 support for a few individuals with multiple and complex needs. Without this new home, they would live in an institutional setting. Now, Lakeshore Ridge will support a gradual transition to life in the community.
Building Lakeshore Ridge was made possible through past gifts from Empower Simcoe Foundation legacy donors. You can help foster a more inclusive and meaningful life for people of all abilities when you make a legacy gift to the Empower Simcoe Foundation.