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 Quarterly Public Information Meeting
Healthcare in North Simcoe

 Date:  Monday March 7th, 2016

 Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm

 Location: Penetanguishene Arena, Penetanguishene

 All welcome to attend.

 Organized by the Citizens Healthcare Steering Committee

North Simcoe Citizens Health Care Steering Committee (CHSC). 

Born from the concern of potential loss of local ophthalmologic and colonoscopy/endoscopy services, and the tremendous community response, the Mayors of North Simcoe asked for a small task force to set up a Citizens Steering Committee.

Membership to this volunteer committee was advertised during the late spring of 2015 with the intent of having representation from each of the 4 Municipalities, First Nations and Metis/Inuit communities.  We also have a subcommittee that will support the work as we need many volunteer hands.

CHSC was launched in Sept 2015 with the mandate to:

▪      Engage both the citizens and the healthcare community

▪      Advocate for improved local healthcare

▪      Inform and educate local residents

▪      Work collaboratively with all stakeholders to develop solutions that resolve problems and build and          retain healthcare services

Our present (2015-2016) work:

▪      Increasing our understanding of current challenges and needs

▪      Developing a communication strategy and related work plan

▪      Implementing infrastructure and processes for providing effective 2 way communication with            residents

▪      Increasing citizen awareness, engagement and support for a CHSC

▪      Seek citizen input

▪      Continue recruiting more committee volunteers

Members of the CHSC are:

Deborah Clyne                        Don Copping
Erin Hayden                            Claude Marchildon
Fran Nychuk                            Jennifer Radecki
Gillian Reynolds                      Karen Roberts
Cate Root

Members of the Subcommittee are:

Roma Czech                          Marilyn Dalton
Cecile Lesperance                  Pauline Maheu
Fran Moreau                            Bunny Snider


There are two valuable resources that we think might be helpful for you to know about   for on line reliable and trusted information. is an online resource for any social need from housing to transportation to getting your driveway cleared of snow.  You can also call 211 to speak to someone live.

We also encourage residents to sign up for the weekly newsletter from your Mayor and to get on the event notifications for your municipality.


The Town of Penetanguishene has two health care facilities, the Georgian Bay General Hospital and the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health. Each of these facilities offers different services in the Penetanguishene area. For more information follow the links below.

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Georgian Bay General Hospital

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health