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Camphill Communities Ontario

Friday, July 29, 2016

Camphill Communities Ontario (CCO) is a not-for-profit organization providing support services to adults in Simcoe County with an intellectual disability. We support people in directing their own lives and in promoting well-being, opportunities, and contributions in their community. 

CCO services include assisted living, supported independent living, and day workshops and activities.  Additionally we have programs and opportunities that meet the needs of both the individuals we support and the broader community. These include the Camphill Store, Novalis Hall, and diverse events.

Beautiful Handmade Art and Craft Products at the Camphill Store 

Located in Downtown Barrie, the Camphill Store showcases and sells products made by Camphill residents, day-program participants, friends of Camphill, artists and crafts people from the Barrie area and from L'Arche, a similar organization. Products in the store include ceramics, pottery, woodcraft, mosaics, paintings, candles, cards, dried herbs and herbal products.

Day Programs and Activities

We offer a variety of Day Programs for individuals- organic/ biodynamic farm and gardens activities including growing food, preparing food and herbs for market, making maple syrup, and animal husbandry; artistic and wellness activities including speech, drama, music and movement; art and craft activities including woodworking, pottery, mosaics, ceramics and other art work; and life skills including food preparation, cooking, baking, and many household tasks. Through Novalis Hall there are opportunities for individuals to learn and practice event hosting skills.

Novalis Hall for all Your Occasions

Novalis Hall is a beautiful building nestled among 300 acres of natural woodland surrounded by the winding Nottawasaga River. Located at the Camphill Village minutes outside Angus, Ontario the hall is 2,000 square feet and accommodates up to 165 people. Novalis Hall is rented to the public for a variety of events including:

  • corporate events and retreats
  • bridal showers, wedding celebrations, engagement parties, baby showers and anniversary celebrations               
  • theatre productions (Novalis Hall has full lighting and staging equipment)
  • speaking engagements
  • workshops
  • fundraising
  • banquets © Jenn B Photography
  • family gatherings
  • and more...

The natural beauty within and surrounding Novalis Hall ensures an extraordinary environment for your event. We look forward to helping you bring your plans to life.

For more information please contact us at 705-424-5363 ext 221, or at

Assisting Individuals and Employers Meet Their Employment Needs

Camphill’s Passport to Employment program supports both individuals with intellectual disabilities and employers to connect with one another for volunteer and paid opportunities. Many employers have very successfully employed individuals with disabilities and find them to be a very valued and effective part of their team. The individuals we support are reliable, friendly, hardworking and skilled. For more information please contact us at 705-728-7752 or

Fairs, Plays and other Social and Cultural Events

You may also wish to attend Camphill events including craft fairs, plays, dances, social events, musical events, and celebrations that take place during the year.

Moving Performances and Inspiring Workshops through the Novalis Project

The Novalis Project is dedicated to the performance, practice and appreciation of the arts. It was established in 2003 by members and friends of Camphill Communities Ontario and holds its performances and workshops at Novalis Hall.







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