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February 12, 2024.

Simcoe County – The Glen Newby Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for three scholarships, one award of $2,500 and two awards of $1,250 each, from Simcoe County youth affected by adversity and challenges to help them reach their learning goals.  

“We are thrilled to, once again, partner with New Path Youth and Family Services to support deserving youth in our community through this scholarship,” says James Thomson, President and CEO of The Common Roof. “I encourage youth who could use some financial support to apply.” 


Applications are open until April 30, 2024, and are available to any young person up to the age of 24 years residing in Simcoe County, entering, or continuing in post-secondary studies and/or apprenticeship programs. More information and the application form are available at: 


“We are proud to continue to honour the legacy and commitment of former New Path CEO Glen Newby’s almost five decades of work in the child and youth mental health sector,” says Jim Harris, CEO of New Path. “We are thrilled to support deserving youth in our community to help them reach their learning goals.” 


About The Common Roof   

The Common Roof seeks to lead in the development and empowerment of strong, compassionate social communities through innovative shared services. We are a community-based social enterprise providing sustainable and professional workspace for human-service not-for-profit agencies. At its core, The Common Roof seeks to inspire and empower change in the following areas: 


  • Encourage organizations to operate efficiently and effectively; 

  • Mobilize community support to meet local community identified needs; 

  • Develop and manage philanthropic investment. 


The Common Roof is a registered charitable organization based in Simcoe County.  

Together, we are building inclusive, healthy communities for children, youth and their families. To learn more about The Common Roof, to donate, or get involved please visit, follow us on social media Twitter: @TheCommonRoof and Facebook: New Path Foundation or sign up for The Common Roof Newsletter  


About New Path Youth & Family Services of Simcoe County 

New Path Youth & Family Services of Simcoe County (New Path) is an accredited children’s mental health agency providing a range of compassionate, innovative and accessible services for children, youth and their families throughout Simcoe County. We are a registered not-for-profit charitable organization with office locations across Simcoe County, including Alliston, Barrie, Bradford, Cookstown, Collingwood, and Orillia. New Path is also the Lead Agency for children’s mental health in Simcoe County with the goal of enhancing the experience and outcomes of children and youth, their families and caregivers, seeking assistance with mental health and wellness. 


New Path offers mental health services for children, youth and their families in-person, by-phone or online. A range of free mental health services are offered by professional counsellors. To get started, book an appointment online at: or for those without internet access, by calling New Path at 705-725-7656.  


To learn more about New Path, to donate, or get involved please visit, follow us on social media Facebook: New Path Youth & Family Services Twitter: @NewPathYFS Instagram: @NewPathYFS or sign up for our TrailSigns Newsletter 



Media Contact  

Dominika Zapolnik, Communications Manager 

New Path Youth and Family Services 

The Common Roof 

Phone: 705-627-3067 

Twitter: @NewPathYFS 


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