Out of the Cold Collingwood is an overnight emergency shelter program for people in the Southern Georgian Bay region who are experiencing homelessness from November to April.


COVID-19 UPDATE:  Since March, the program has been operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a local hotel where participants can safely distance and self-isolate.  Emergency funding is being temporarily provided through the Federal and Provincial governments and is coordinated by the County of Simcoe at this time for general operations that do not include food and other necessities.  Please follow our Facebook page for status updates.  



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As a result of COVID-19, Out of The Cold Collingwood will remain open until such time as threats posed by the pandemic have passed and is available to our guests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  People experiencing homelessness or at risk of this, continue to receive support through community navigators who can be reached by dialing 211.  

If you are at risk or experiencing homelessness in the Collingwood area, please start by calling 211 which is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.


If you are wanting to offer help to the program, please see our “I Want To Help” on this page for updates on our urgent needs. 

Please click here for an update on our shelter operations as of May 11th.


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