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What is Building Hope?

A community services hub facility in the heart of downtown Orillia.

Building Hope will serve Orillia's vulnerable, offering a range of housing as well as emergency food and shelter, primary care, mental health and addiction services for people who are experiencing a housing crisis.

Building Hope is promoting overall wellness for individuals and families.   

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What will be offered?

Phase 1 - Government Funding - breaking ground in spring 2019

  • Supportive Housing - 20 Supportive Housing Units

Phase 2 - Capital Campaign 

  • Emergency Shelter - 40 emergency beds for men, women, youth and families

  • Soup Kitchen

  • Separate Mental Health Wing

  • Wrap around supports such as Addictions counselling, Mental health counselling, life skills training, spiritual support

Phase 3 - Future Private Developer - no fundraising for this phase

  • Affordable Housing


Who Is The Building Hope Team?

The Building Hope Team brings together experienced and community-minded individuals, offering their time and skills to move Building Hope forward.

Building Hope Fundraising Team Leads:


Glenn Wagner

Charlene Taylor

Campaign Manager:

Lynn Thomas, Development Coordinator

Executive Director of The Lighthouse:

Linda Goodall

The Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter
48 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario
L3V 5B1

P: (705) 329-2265
F: (705) 329-3621