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Community Programs

Community Programs   

CONTACT Community Services offers a number of programs to support the needs of the Community:

Seniors' Check-in & Chat 

CONTACT offers a free Check-in & Chat program for adults 55+ in South Simcoe. Trained volunteers make regular calls to isolated seniors on a regularly to see how they are doing and provide access to community information. Additionally, financial supports are available to assist with incremental expenses caused by Covid-19 and to combat social isolation. Financial supports are available for transportation, additional drug costs, access to communication tools (e.g. tablets, phone cards) access to online exercise programs, and more. Funding for this program is provided by the Ministry of Employment and Social Development. To find out more, or to access the program, residents of South Simcoe can call 705 435 4900 ext. 215.

Free Income Tax Clinics

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) allows community members with low-come, to have their income tax filed with the help of a volunteer at no cost.  Clinics occur primarily in March and April in both Alliston and Bradford.  Appointments can also be made year-around, and up to 10 years of taxes can be filed. To qualify for the program residents of South Simcoe must meet the following criteria:

  • You are an individual whose income is under $30,000 per year or a couple whose income is under $40,000 per year.
  • Your tax situation is simple if you have no income, or if your income comes from these sources:
    • Employment,
    • Pension,
    • Benefit or support payments,
    • RRSP,
    • Scholarships or grants,
    • Interest (under $1,000)

You are not eligible if you:

  • Have filed for bankruptcy,
  • Are self-employed,
  • Are reporting capital gains/losses, employment expenses or rental incomes,
  • Are filing for someone who was deceased in the last year,

 
To book an appointment in Alliston, please call 705 435 4900 ext. 201

To book an appointment in Bradford, please call 905 778 9058 ext. 101  

Needle Exchange Program

In partnership with the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit, CONTACT provides free needle exchange supplies at its office at 39 Victoria Street, Alliston. No identifying information is requested. 

Services provided:

  • Injection kits including, new needles, spoons (cookers), alcohol swabs, sterile water, tourniquets, and when requested vitamin C
  • Safe smoking kits including, glass stems or bowl pipes, screens, and mouth pieces
  • Sharps containers for the safe disposal of used needles, stems, pipes and other substance use equipment
  • Information about safer substance use and about community supports
     

2-1-1 and 211ontario.ca

211 connects people to the right information and services within their community. You can phone 211 or visit their website to get information on a wide range of topics including community programs, health care, housing income support, mental health, disabilities, newcomers, LGBTQ+, abuse, food, government resources, and more.  Both email and live chat are available through the website.  

 

 

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