About

District 17 Simcoe County was formed in 1985. It is subdivided into four units — Barrie and area, Orillia / Midland and area, South Simcoe (Alliston / Bradford) and area and Collingwood and area.

Each year District 17 awards grants in support of local organizations. Recipients for 2022 include Youth Haven, Sunset Manor, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Bradford, Matthew’s House, Hawkestone Women’s Institute, Friendship Dinners, Days for Girls – Barrie, Empower Simcoe, S.H.I.F.T, and Tiffin Conservation Centre.

Our members include those who work in and retire from education – including child care and early years, schools and school boards, post-secondary, private schools and more. We play a key role in helping members stay active and connected – with each other and the community.

District 17 is situated on the traditional territory of Anishinabek Nation, specifically the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, on whose territory we are gathering today. We recognize that this territory is covered by the John Collins Purchase of 1795 and the Williams Treaties. We also acknowledge the urban Indigenous communities in our district.

District 17 Simcoe County recognizes the inequities connected to colonization and commits to working towards creating a just, inclusive and vibrant community for all.

We invite our members to reflect the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.

2,964+

Members and growing

District 17 Simcoe County President

Gail King

District 17 Simcoe County Executive

Name Role Email
Gail King President / Présidence
Joan Banbury Unit president / Présidence d’unité
Paul Healy Unit president / Présidence d’unité
Kelley Weir Unit president / Présidence d’unité
Anne Arksey Unit president / Présidence d’unité
Peter McKenna Secretary / Secrétaire
Michelle Thorne Unit secretary / Secrétaire d’unité
Anjana Thom Unit secretary / Secrétaire d’unité
Robyn Bach Unit secretary / Secrétaire d’unité
Henry Gabriels Treasurer / Responsable de la trésorerie
Connie Gray Unit treasurer / Responsable de la trésorerie d’unité
Henry Gabriels Unit treasurer / Responsable de la trésorerie d’unité
Anne Marie Inglis Unit treasurer / Responsable de la trésorerie d’unité
Joan Banbury Unit treasurer / Responsable de la trésorerie d’unité
Daisie Gregory Membership coordinator / Responsable des adhésions
Kathleen French Unit membership coordinator / Responsable des adhésions d’unité
Johanna Drybrough Unit membership coordinator / Responsable des adhésions d’unité
Shirley Lockwood Unit membership coordinator / Responsable des adhésions d’unité
Mary Lynch Unit membership coordinator / Responsable des adhésions d’unité
Carol Morris Goodwill coordinator / Responsable de la bienfaisance
Joanne Macklin Unit goodwill coordinator / Responsable de la bienfaisance d’unité
Joan Banbury Unit goodwill coordinator / Responsable de la bienfaisance d’unité
Nancy Horsburgh Unit goodwill coordinator / Responsable de la bienfaisance d’unité
Leslie McKay Unit goodwill coordinator / Responsable de la bienfaisance d’unité
Anjana Thom Newsletter editor / Responsable de l’infolettre
Margaretta Naray Newsletter editor / Responsable de l’infolettre
Margaretta Naray Unit Newsletter editor / Responsable de l’infolettre d’unité
Roger Heath Health coordinator / Responsable de la santé
Roger Heath Unit health coordinator / Responsable de la santé d’unité
Daisie Gregory Unit health coordinator / Responsable de la santé d’unité
Jo-Ann White-McKenna Political advocacy coordinator / Responsable de la mobilisation politique
Catherine Sirdevan Website coordinator / Responsable du site Web
Gail King Corporate member 1 / Membre collectif 1
Anne Marie Inglis Corporate member 2 / Membre collectif 2
Carol Morris Alternate 1 / Substitut 1
Mark Keating Alternate 2 / Substitut 2
Carole Allen Community grants coordinator / Responsable des subventions communautaires
Glenn Conduit RPW Organizer / Responsable APR

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