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About Simcoe Manor

​Tour Simcoe Village and Manor​

Give us a call and book a tour at (905) 729-2267

For our Residents and Families

The creation of family councils in long-term care homes across Ontario is the result of an initiative by the Concerned Friends of Ontario Citizens in 1988. The increasing number of residents with some form of dementia, who are unable to participate meaningfully in Resident Councils and speak for themselves, underscore this need to develop autonomous Family Councils.

What does Family Council do?
By promoting an atmosphere of caring and support among Simcoe Manor staff, family and friends, we believe we can achieve our goals.
Educate and inform families and friends; 

  • Problem solve by sharing ideas; 
  • Maintain two-way communication between family, friends and Simcoe Manor staff; 
  • Advocate for residents and their families; and, 
  • Provide support for friends and family, including new Simcoe Manor residents.

Simcoe Manor Family Council Terms of Reference​​
Family Council Brochure

Who can be a member?
If you are a friend or relative of a resident of Simcoe Manor, you are welcome to join the Family Council as a Member. We also encourage relatives and friends of a deceased resident to continue their active membership, and to provide the benefit of their knowledge and experience.

I am not a member of Family Council, may I still attend a meeting?
Of course! All family and friends of Simcoe Manor residents may attend meetings at any time. Please feel free to join us, even if you can only stay a short while.

How do we assist new families?
Family Council will request your permission to have our Welcome Committee contact you shortly after your loved one has been admitted. They will provide you with tips on settling them in, tell you about community partners (e.g. Alzheimer’s Society, physiotherapy services, etc.) and direct you to helpful information such as newsletters and activity calendars.

How fa​mily members and friends stay informed?

  • The Family Council Bulletin Board is located at the lower level near the auditorium. 
  • ​​The Family Council Bulletin Board is located in the main hallway leading from the administration offices towards the elevator.
  • The agenda for the next meeting will also be posted a few days before the meeting.


Virtual meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month, with the exception of July, August, and December, or unless an additional meeting is required. Meetings begin at 3 p.m., via Microsoft TEAMS (invite is emailed prior to meeting) and typically last until 4:30 p.m. Notice will be posted on the Family Council Bulletin website.

A Microsoft TEAMS meeting invitation will be sent to families and friends interested in attending.  

​Co-Ch​​air: Susan Calder
Staff Liaison:  Rosa Athanassoulis or (905) 729-2267 Ext. 5080 or email: Sim​

Family Council Meeting Minutes:
April 10, 2024
March 6, 2024
February 2024
January 10, 2024
December 6, 2023
November 1, 2023
July 5, 2023
May 3, 2023
April 12, 2023
March 1, 2023
February 1, 2023
January 11, 2023

A Residents’ Council is an independent, self-determining group made up of only residents of a long-term care home. The Council is intended and designed to form the collective voice of all residents who reside in the LTC home, whether they attend meetings. All residents have the right to participate in the Residents’ Council.

The Council meets regularly and offers residents opportunity to be informed about upcoming events and updates to the home, discuss suggestions and offer advice about life here. Meeting times are posted in home area activity calendars. Minutes of each council meeting are also posted in each home area and/or main lobby of the home. Please reach out to the Program and Support Services team for more information.

Simcoe Village Campus Redevelopment

For more information and the latest updates c​lick on the following webpage:​​​

If you have ​questions about the Simcoe Village Redevelopment Project: ​​
Email:    Phone: (888) 267-0007

About Simcoe Manor - History

Originally opened by the County of Simcoe in 1898, Simcoe Manor, home for the aged is located on the site of the original House of Refuge. In 1973, the original structure was replaced with a three level addition which provided accommodation for 158 residents including semi-private rooms with adjoining washrooms.

From 1992-1994, a major redevelopment occurred, creating primarily private rooms with ensuite washrooms, a special care unit for the cognitively impaired and a 100 percent barrier-free environment. The Manor now accommodates 126 residents, with Simcoe Village consisting of 32 self-contained supportive living apartment units. 

Programs and services are regulated by the Residential Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Health. The Manor is "accredited" by Accreditation Canada and is a full member of the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors.