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County of Simcoe Paramedics to push for affordable housing on June 12


Midhurst/June 4, 2019 – On June 12, County of Simcoe Paramedic Services and OPSEU Local 303, in partnership with Central Ontario Broadcasting and Canadian Forces Base Borden, are set to push for Redwood Park Communities' Hope Through Housing initiative and raise awareness to the local impacts of homelessness at the County's third annual Paramedic Push.

Starting at the Alliston Paramedic Services Station on Wednesday, June 12, at 8 a.m., County of Simcoe Paramedics will push a stretcher along County Road 15 to the Paramedic Services Station in Angus to highlight the impacts of homelessness on the overall health of our local communities. Several community leaders, including MPPs, County staff and elected officials have volunteered to take part in this grassroots initiative and be stretchered for a section of the 27 km route.

EVENT:Paramedic Push for Hope Through Housing
WhenWednesday, June 12, 2019
Route and estimated times

  • 8 a.m. start at the Alliston Paramedic Services Station (6933 Industrial Parkway)
  • 11:30 a.m. arrive south gate (620 Ortona Road) Base Borden
  • Noon – Arrive Andy Anderson Arena (100 Ramillies Road, Borden) for lunch
  • 2:30 p.m. estimated arrival at Angus Paramedic Services Station (1 Tree Top Street)

Donations can be made online at You can also follow along on Twitter @SimcoeCountyPS and tweet under #hopethroughhousing.

About Redwood Park Communities

Redwood Park Communities is a non-profit organization that is working with the County of Simcoe on several projects aimed at eliminating chronic homelessness and reducing overall homelessness in Simcoe County as part of the Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness. Most recently, in partnership with the County of Simcoe, Government of Ontario, City of Barrie and David Busby Street Centre, Redwood Park Communities undertook the conversion of Barr's Motel in Barrie into Lucy's Place, a Housing First Community for those experiencing chronic homelessness.     

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at

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Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-726-9300 ext. 1430
705-734-8386 (mobile)

Jennifer Straw
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-726-9300 ext. 1036
705-790-5979 (mobile)