Accessibility & Inclusivity

The City works towards promoting and facilitating community connections, providing great public spaces, encouraging affordable housing and supporting diverse and safe neighbourhoods.


Barrie is one of Ontario's leading communities in accessibility and is committed to accessibility and the tenets of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The City is actively working to remove barriers to persons with disabilities.



The City's Anti-Racism Task Force works to bridge and promote a stronger more positive understanding and representation of the city’s racialized groups. The volunteers work actively with police services, school boards, community groups, municipal organizations, social services, business, labour and government agencies to facilitate a stronger understanding of the needs of the city's racialized populations.

Support for Low-Income Residents

The City provides financial assistance to low-income households through various initiatives.

Age-Friendly City

Age-friendly cities provide access to services that enable everyone, not just seniors, to live full and productive lives.

Opioid Crisis

Since early 2017, a crisis related to opioid overdoses has been sweeping across Canada.