District of Muskoka

The District of Muskoka website offers a list of many resources available to assist Muskoka families with a variety of concerns and issues they may face including child care, medical services, educational services, special needs services, etc. Click HERE for more information.

Food Resources

Salvation Army Huntsville

This program provides emergency assistance for food, spiritual counseling, shelter, donations to assist celebrating Christmas, summer camps and other on a case-by-case basis. Click HERE for more information.

The Table Soup Kitchen

A local organization that provides food and shelter assistance including cooking classes, men’s hostel, soup kitchen, food bank, clothing and household goods, and other assistance. Click HERE for more information.

Manna Food Bank

This food resource is a Bracebridge based food bank run by volunteers supporting those in need in the Muskoka community. Click HERE for more information.

Food 4 Kids

Provides packages of healthy food for children aged 4-13 with limited or no access to food each weekend.Click HERE for more information.

Employment & Financial Services

Christians Against Poverty

Christians against Poverty provides free debt counselling to local families. Click HERE for more information.


YMCA Employment Services offers self-directed, independent job search services. Drop in services include computers for resume and cover letter preparation, internet access, a resource library, assessment tools, job search workshops and fax, photocopy, and telephone use for job search. They also offer employment assessment, mentoring and coaching, job matching and placement, as well as possible financial incentives and job. Click HERE for more information. Click HERE for more information.

Ontario Works

This service provides assistance with unemployment, benefits and financial assistance. This link will take you to a page that provides more information and will help tell you what programs you are qualified for. Click HERE for more information.

United Way Centraide

Circles Muskoka program supports families living in poverty with resources to thrive. They help unemployed/underemployed and/or people living in isolated communities with employment, job training, social isolation, community navigation, self-esteem and mental health. Click HERE for more information.


Children’s Foundation of Muskoka

This organization provides assistance towards recreational, cultural, medical and emotional needs of children in Muskoka. They can also assist in providing basic necessities including bedding and clothing. Phone: 705-641-9455 Click HERE for more information.


The YWCA offers many support programs for children and families in Muskoka such as Girlz Unplugged, Quest for Boys, Youth Co-Unite and Girls summer programs. Phone: 705-645-9827 Click HERE for more information.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Canadian Tire Jumpstart provides financial assistance to help kids participate in organized sport and recreation such as hockey, dance, soccer, swimming, etc. National in scope, but local in focus, Canadian Tire Jumpstart works through a network of community partners committed to helping kids get active. Click HERE for more information.

Child Care

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions

This service offers child and youth mental health services as well as child protection, family support, adoption and care services in Simcoe and Muskoka. Phone: 1-800-461-4236 Websites: www.familyconnexions.ca and www.safespot.ca

Child Care Fee Subsidy

The District of Muskoka can help with the cost of child care expenses for low to modest income families residing in Muskoka. The Child Care Fee Subsidy Program is available for families who are working, attending school or have a special family circumstance. Phone: 705-645-2412 ext. 4638 Email: [email protected]

Find and Pay for Childcare in Ontario

This site will help finding, selecting and paying for child care in Ontario. Click HERE for more information.

Community Living Huntsville

This service is for families whose children are 18 months to 6 years old to support overall development. They provide developmental screenings, home programing and can help families advocate for children in childcare and school settings. Phone: 705-789-4543 Click HERE for more information.

Health Services

Healthy Smiles Ontario

Healthy Smiles Ontario is a program for kids who do not have access to any form of dental coverage. Click HERE for more information.

McConnell Foundation of Muskoka

The McConnell Foundation of Muskoka assists people who require financial assistance to pay for eyeglasses, assistive devices, dentures and dental work. To find out if you qualify or what assistance might be available, complete the online application. Click HERE for more information.

Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital – Perinatal Mood Disorders Program

This service connects families, primary care providers and community agencies/organizations to support families around family planning and resources around pregnancy focusing on mental health concerns, specifically with depression and anxiety. Phone: 705-325-2201 ext. 3122 Click HERE for more information.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

This service provides health services to support individuals and families including topics of new babies, the developing child, parenting, immunization, dental health and more. Phone: 1-877-721-7520 Click HERE for more information.

Muskoka Algonquin Health Care

This website can direct you to a list of local health clinics as well as to determine when to seek medical or emergency medical services including virtual care services. Click HERE for more information.

Special Services – Education

Community Living

Community Living Huntsville’s Family Support program is a resource for families of children and youth with developmental disabilities ages 6 to 18 years, or 21 if in school. Some things they can assist with include: advocate for your child at their school and within their community, assist with applying for financial resources, support with referrals to other appropriate services, provide information, resources ideas, and assistance developing support plans, assist with accessing respite services, support and inform on transitioning from high school to adulthood. Click HERE for more information.

Immigration Services

YMCA Immigrant Services ensures eligible newcomers to Canada receive appropriate English language training and settlement services including assessment of needs, orientation, information and referral, and labour market information in order to feel welcomed in the community and to participate socially, culturally and economically. Click HERE for more information.