David Busby Centre

Site: Barrie

Service: Voluntary Trustee Program

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 705-739-6916
Fax 705-739-9543
E-Mail getconnected@busbycentre.ca
Website www.busbycentre.ca
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Site Location Enter Street Centre off of McDonald St
Located In Community Barrie
Address 88 Mulcaster St, Lower Level
Barrie, ON L4M 3M5
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Intersection Mulcaster St and McDonald St
Contact Information
Primary Executive Sara Peddle, Executive Director; Phone: 705-794-7499
Mailing Address PO Box 1055 
Barrie, ON L4M 5E1
Description & Services
Description (Service) March 22, 2020 -COVID-19 Response 
No access to 88 Mulcaster Street HUB until further notice * our team will still be providing services via phone or through outreach service to people who cannot access our building 
Emergency Shelter 
Shelter operations have moved temporarily into a local motel * Shelter Central Intake Hours: starting at 5 pm, call 705-790-7028 * at the motel staff will be providing 24/7 support and outreach efforts will be increased in the coming days to ensure our homeless population continues to be served, supported and protected through these extremely challenging times 
Outreach Services 
Call 705-790-5654 for outreach services * for individuals living rough Busby staff and volunteers will be providing tent, tarps and sleeping gear when bringing food to their locations through outreach to ensure that people experiencing homelessness can properly self-isolate, as recommended by health officials 
Donations and Volunteer Services 
Donations of breakfast and lunch items for shelter guests as well as donations of toiletries, cleaning supplies needed * Volunteers needed to make meals and other tasks, to volunteer email getconnected@busbycentre.ca for more information 
Staff may be onsite at 88 Mulcaster to provide information and direction as well as to accept donations * if you have donations, do not go to 88 Mulcaster without first calling 705-739-6916 or emailing getconnected@busbycentre.ca for more information * please accept our apologies in advance if you are not getting through on the phone line as we have been receiving a higher number of calls then usual 
Regular Service 
Helps people who are experiencing financial issues gain skills and ideas to help them improve their financial situation 
Examples include: 
* structured trustee services to assist people to pay their rent and bills 
* trusteeship to individuals who are looking for support in managing their daily finances 
* working with participants on creating and following monthly budgets 
* financial assistance to those living on the streets who don’t want to hold onto cash 
* life skills sessions on financial success strategies 
Holds income tax clinics every other Thu * trained volunteers are available to assist members of the community with modest incomes who have difficulty completing their tax returns * will complete current year tax returns as well as previous years tax returns * e-filing available
Hours March 22, 2020 -COVID-19 Response 
Fully Closed
Dates Vary 
Income Tax Clinics 2020 
Feb 6, Feb 20  
Mar 5, Mar 19  
Apr 2, Apr 16, Apr 30  
May 14, May 28  
Jun 11, Jun 25  
Jul 9, Jul 23  
Aug 6, Aug 20  
Sep 3, Sep 17  
Oct 1, Oct 15, 29  
Nov 12, Nov 26  
Dec 10, Dec 24
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility No restrictions * especially those impacted by homelessness 
Income Tax Clinics 
1. Individuals earning up to $35,000  
2. Two-person family – up to $45,000 (combined income of a couple, or one adult with one child under 18)  
3. Add $2,500 to the above limits for each dependent child in the family  
4. Interest income limited to under $1000
Application Drop-in 
Income Tax Clinics: Drop in every other Thursday between 1 pm-5 pm * clients should bring all relevant information, T4's and T5's, receipts including rent, property tax bills, etc and last year's return if possible * government issued photo ID required
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Established 1993
Physical Access Not Accessible

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