The focus of Transition Town Orillia is communication and interconnection to support and promote sustainable lifestyle practices leading to local resilience and a thriving community in the face of rising fossil fuel costs, climate change and global economic instability.

Our vision is that Orillia will become a community of resilience where we live in harmony with the environment and use our combined energies to create wholeness, compassion and balance.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Inventory of local groups & orgs.

Please add the name, phone, email & key contact for any local groups & organizations that are doing work we might want to know about!! (You have to Log In and go to Edit Posts to do this. We are trying to organize in categories alphabetically according to the groups forming in our TTO open forum meetings. For more information please send an email to transitiontownorillia [at]

ENVIRONMENT Couchiching Conservancy - Gayle Carlyle - 326-1620
ENVIRONMENT Kids for Turtles - Bob Bowles, Elaine Proudfoot - 325-5386
ENVIRONMENT Lake Simcoe Stewardship - 725-7514
ENVIRONMENT Trails for Life Committee - Bob Bowles, Committee Chair
ENVIRONMENT South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Committee - Drinking Water Source Protection -
ENVIRONMENT Waste Management Committee - Janet Nyhof - 325-2108
FOOD SECURITY Orillia Community Gardens - Jacob Kearey-Morland
FOOD SECURITY Ontario Farmland Preservation - Noel Boucher - -
FOOD SECURITY The Sharing Place Food Bank - Don Evans - 327-4273
HEART & SOUL Aging at Home Programs - North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network -
HEART & SOUL Canadian Mental Health Assocation Simcoe County Branch - Connie O'Neill, Volunteer Co-ordinator - 726-5033
HEART & SOUL Emergency Management Simcoe County -
HEART & SOUL Information Orillia - - 326-7743 Handy Numbers
HEART & SOUL Mariposa Grandmothers - Myrtle Gordon - 538-2243
HEART & SOUL Ontario Early Years Centre & The Emergency Baby Needs Depot - 80 Colborne St W
HEART & SOUL Orillia First Aid & Safety Training - 705-325-3640 -
HEART & SOUL Quota Club of Orillia - Susan Smith - 705-325-1660
HEART & SOUL Safe Place Project - Kevin Gangloff, Director of Orillia's downtown Youth Centre
HEART & SOUL Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness (SCATEH) - Joyce Ward - 329-2184
HOUSING Orillia Housing Resource Centre - 325-3883
POLITICAL/POLICY ACTION  A.W.A.R.E. (Action Watch Affecting Residents Everywhere) - Letty McNeil - 812-0643
TRANSPORTATION Orillia Freewheels Cycling Club - Murray Wood - Let's Share the Road project
TRANSPORTATION Transit Advisory Committee - Janet Nyhof - 325-2108