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The Common Roof is a community-based social enterprise providing sustainable and professional work space for human-service not-for-profit agencies.

Together, we are building inclusive, healthy communities for children, youth and their families.

Download the PDF and learn about who we are and what we do to support our community. 


We have limited office vacancies currently available. Email us to learn more about our available space. 

Barrie Common Roof

No vacancies at this time

Collingwood Common Roof and Rotary HUb

No vacancies at this time

Orillia Common Roof

3rd floor unfinished space of 5900 sq.ft

Email us to learn more about this available space. 

Our annual Tenant Report is here! Click on the image below or download the PDF to read about the incredible things happening at the common roof in Barrie and Orillia and at the common roof and Rotary Hub in Collingwood. 

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A Community-Based Social Enterprise

The common roof ™ is a community-based social enterprise providing sustainable and professional workspace for human-service not-for-profit organizations.

We partner with other organizations and rely on the generosity of individuals, community groups and corporations to provide the funding and in-kind resources necessary to support our facility, human-service partner tenants, and the 10,000 plus annual clients that are served.

With your help, The common roof ™ can continue to assist our very special, deserving clients: children, youth and young families living within the Simcoe County community

Corporate Partners

Corporate Partners work with The common roof ™ to help brighten the lives of children, youth and young families across Simcoe County. These donations and initiatives have long-term, sustainable impacts for all involved.

Whether your budget is $50 or $50,000, we will work with you to develop a corporate social responsibility program to fit your business needs. Please contact Maureen Armstrong at 705-725-4970.

The common roof has three locations in Simcoe County. 

Barrie common roof

The common roof Barrie
165 Ferris Lane
Barrie, ON L4M 2Y1

Telephone: 705-725-4970

Orillia common roof

The common roof Orillia
169 Front Street South
Orillia, ON  L3V 4S8

Telephone: 705-259-7663

The Collingwood common roof and Rotary Hub 

The Collingwood common roof and Rotary Hub
199 Campbell Street
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4J9

Telephone: 705-445-4181

Organizations and individuals interested in learning more can contact:


James Thomson, President and CEO, The Common Roof 


Thank you to our  Member Organizations

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New Path Youth & Family Services

New Path Youth and Family Services provides a range of mental health services to children, youth and their families when and where they need them. 8 office locations in Simcoe County, as well as in many elementary and secondary schools, New Path serves communities across Simcoe County in the province of Ontario. 

New Path is a Barrie and Orillia Common Roof Partner.

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New Path Foundation O/A The Common Roof

As of September 28th, 2022 we began to use The Common Roof as our organization's operating name. While we are proud of our history as the New Path Foundation, this name change will allow us to focus more on our work through a social purpose lens and continue to build community - in facilities we operate or out in the communities we are privileged to work within.

New Path Foundation was established in 1996 as a public foundation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors to serve as a link between donors, charitable interests and the vital needs of children, youth and families. 

Through developing, managing and mobilizing community philanthropic investment, we work tirelessly to achieve our mission and help to build the capacity of organizatons through our common roof shared space locations and in community.

New Path Foundation is a Barrie and Orillia Common Roof Partner.


Catulpa Community Support Services Inc. 

Catulpa Community Support Services is a FOCUS accredited, registered nonprofit agency. The agency provides community support services to children, youth, adults and families with special or unique needs in The County of Simcoe, Region of York, the Four Counties and Durham. The agency works in partnership with those with special or unique needs to provide a range of services based on the needs and strengths of each individual.

Catulpa Community Support Services Inc. is a Barrie common roof Partner.


Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is an accredited public health agency that offers a wide range of programs and public health services focused on promoting and protecting health, and preventing disease, disability and injury. These programs and services are funded by municipal and provincial tax dollars. The Board of Health governs the affairs of the health unit and oversees agency operations. Our work is guided by our Vision, Mission and Values. These core elements are integrated into our Strategic Plan to support the work we do on a daily basis.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is an Orillia Common Roof Partner.

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Children's Treatment Network

Children’s Treatment Network (CTN) builds brighter futures together for almost 20,000 children and youth with special needs in their homes, communities and schools. Funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS), its clients have a variety of diagnoses and needs including learning disabilities, autism, developmental, neurological and physical disabilities. CTN works with a network of private and public service partners in the health education and community sectors. Its shared electronic record serves as the primary tool that enables integrated service for children with multiple needs and provides an online service referral portal for children needing school-based rehabilitation services. CTN provides programs and services through four key streams:


  • Diagnostic and Medical Consultation Services – helping kids get the diagnostic services they need. Developmental Assessment and Consultation Services (DACS) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnostic Hub for Central Region (serving Simcoe, York, Dufferin, Halton, Peel, Waterloo and Wellington)

  • School-Based Rehabilitation Services – ensuring that children with rehabilitation needs (occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech-language pathology) are able to attend school, participate in school activities and receive instruction (serving Muskoka, Simcoe, York and Central Toronto)

  • Specialized Clinical and Rehabilitation Services – providing children with multiple special needs access to rehabilitation services and specialty clinics based on their needs (serving York and Simcoe)

  • Service Navigation, Brief Resource Support and Coordinated Service Planning – a continuum of support that connects children, youth and families with community support and information and development of a coordinated, integrated service plan for our most complex families (serving York and Simcoe)

  • Simcoe County Resource Consultation Services, a program of CLH (Community Living Huronia) Developmental Support Services, is a part of CTN (Children’s Treatment Network) (through Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital).


Endaad Native Non Profit Homes Inc. 

Endaad provides non-profit housing offering rent-geared-to-income units for families (not single individuals) of aboriginal descent.

Endaad is an Orillia Common Roof Member Organization.


Victorian Order of Nurses Simcoe County

If you, or someone in your family, were recovering from an illness and needed home care, who would you trust? Most Canadians from coast to coast would say VON. The reason: at VON Canada, we believe in treating the whole person, not just their ailment. VON offers more than 75 different home care, personal support, and community services to enhance each client's quality of life by providing them with the personal assistance and support needed to make them comfortable in their own home. We've been doing this for more than 114 years.


VON is dedicated to being a leader in the delivery of innovative comprehensive health and social services and to influencing the development of health and social policy in Canada. We are a national health organization and registered charity offering a wide range of community health care solutions that meet the needs of Canadians from coast to coast. VON is committed to continuous quality improvement and is accredited by the Canadian Council of Health Services Accreditation

VON is an Orillia Common Roof Member Organization.

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre is an Orillia Common Roof Member Organizaton.

RVH has two programs at the Orillia common roof: 

  • Rapid Access Addiction Medication Clinic (RAAM)

  • Speech & Language Program

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North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network

The North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network (NSMHPCN) is an alliance of health care professionals, volunteers and consumers who facilitate planning, development and delivery of quality palliative care services to people in our region. At a structural level, we are a team of nurse consultants who deliver services throughout North Simcoe Muskoka.


As a program of NSMHPCN, Hospice Orillia offers practical, emotional and spiritual support to those in our community coping with advanced illness, death and bereavement. Our volunteers and staff serve clients and their loved ones of all ages and backgrounds with compassion and respect, while honouring their voices and supporting them through their life journey.  

North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network is an Orillia Common Roof Member organization.

CFS Counselling and Wellbeing

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CFS Counselling and Wellbeing (CFS) is a member organization at The Orillia Common Roof.

CFS is an accredited registered charity offering professional counselling, psychotherapy and mental-wellness education. Our inclusive, affordable and accessible services are available to everyone living or working in Simcoe Muskoka regardless of age, ability, cultural or religious background, race, sexual orientation or gender identity.

BRAWC - Biminaawzogin Regional Aboriginal Women's Circle

BRAWC is an Orillia Common Roof Member Organizaton.

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Orillia Native Women’s Group (ONWG)

Orillia Native Women's Group (ONWG) strengthens and supports the wellbeing of Indigenous women and their families by creating a safe space for community to engage, connect, heal and preserve Indigenous knowledge, culture, and traditions. 

ONWG is an Orillia Common Roof Member Organization.

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