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Established in Barrie in 1940, the IOOF Seniors Homes Inc. is a charitable non profit Corporation offering a continuum of services which includes long term care, assisted living, affordable rental apartments, and independently owned life lease apartments.

Situated on two campuses in Barrie, one located on Brooks St in Old Allandale and the other on Dean Avenue in the south end of Barrie, we are home to approximately 500 seniors.

Historically the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F) provided the programs and services at the IOOF Home. The letters I.O.O.F. stand for the “Independent Order of Odd Fellows”. “Rebekahs” is the name given to the women’s branch of the fraternity.

When the Long Term Care Home was rebuilt in Barrie in 1980, government funding required the restructuring of the organization as a new Corporate entity which now operates independently of the ‘I.O.O.F. Order.’


The Corporation is now governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and directed by qualified and experienced management.

As a major provider of long-term care in Barrie, we provide care and service to adults who meet provincial eligibility criteria for long-term care and services in our LTC Home.

Services are generally delivered on a long-term basis, although the Home also provides short-stay and convalescent care programs for people who are able to return to the community after a period of recovery or respite.

The Corporation also provides care and services to adults who meet provincial eligibility criteria for Assisted Living care and services in our affordable Housing Heritage Place.

We are continually taking steps to ensure our services evolve as the communities we serve evolve, and we have successfully initiated many innovative programs over the years.

How are we funded?

Operational funding for both long term care and housing is a combination of revenue from Residents, based upon income and ability to pay and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN.

The government of the Province of Ontario, through the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), provides operating funds to long-term care homes for nursing and personal care, programming and services and will cover a portion of Residents' accommodation costs, if needed (based on a standardized income test). Residents contribute toward their accommodation costs (e.g. housekeeping, food, laundry, lighting and heating) through what is known as the "Resident co-payment."

In addition to these operating funds, the Ontario government through the LHINs will provide some construction funding for older homes that they have identified as being in need of major upgrade or redevelopment under their ten year capital renewal program but only over a twenty year period after the Home has been rebuilt. One section of the existing IOOF LTC Home containing 66 beds is in such need of redevelopment. Significant fund raising from gifts is needed to proceed.

The IOOF Seniors Homes has become known for a level of excellence that is enhanced through the financial support and ongoing commitment of our local community. The growing generosity of our community continues to amaze us, and we are grateful for each and every donation that we receive. Increasingly, the community is supporting the enhancement of programs and the purchase of items that add value to Residents' lives, but are not included in the operating budget. We are always grateful for larger donations given “in memoriam” or through “planned giving” that will enable us to rebuild the oldest section of our LTC Home to meet the current government design standards and the needs of our seniors into the future.

In our Assisted Living housing program, individuals pay their own tenancy costs (rental) based upon financial eligibility. Residents may be required to pay for a portion of the costs of the homemaking services, but there is no cost to the client for the Assisted Living services. These services are provided by our staff and if there is a need for more extensive services, additional services may be provided by the local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) through LHIN funding.