BANAC - Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle
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BANAC About Us

Vision Statement

Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle (BANAC) collectively serves as a regional social planning organization based upon the concepts of life long learning, self determination, and community participation. We are dedicated to promoting a holistic approach to address common concerns of all member communities. We will instill the importance of the Anishnabe language, wisdom and knowledge in all our endeavors.


Since its inception in 1989 BANAC has actively developed and delivered a number of initiatives throughout Simcoe County, Muskoka, and northern York Region. Our primary objective is to serve as a regional social health and planning organization functioning as an incubator of ideas in areas where a strong regional voice is needed.

Our current initiatives include Aboriginal community development in the areas of child care, health planning, social development, and support to seniors and families.

BANAC External Aborginal Services Contact List
Name Contact Number
Aboriginal Child Welfare (705) 726-6587
Aboriginal Education-Simcoe County District School Board (705) 734-6363 ext. 11214
Anishnabe Education and Training Cycle (705) 728-1968 ext. 1317
Aboriginal Health Circle (705) 734-1818 ext. 235
Aboriginal Legal Services (705) 817-4651
Aboriginal Ontario Early Years Coordinator (705) 734-1818
Aboriginal Wrap Around (705) 733-3227 ext. 332
Barrie Native Friendship Centre (705) 721-7689
Beausoleil First Nation (705) 247-2051
Biminaawwzogin Regional Aboriginal Women's Circle (705) 326-3900
Canadian Mental Health (800) 461-4319
Casino Rama (705) 329-5187
Catulpa (705) 733-3227 ext. 332
Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (800) 461-4319
Chigamik (705) 527-4154
Child Youth and Family Services Coalition of Simcoe County (705) 719-4795
Children`s Treatment Network (705) 719-4795
Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre (705) 330-4059
Enaahtig Outreach Mental Health Team (705) 330-4059
Georgian Bay Metis Council (705) 526-6335
Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre (705) 526-5589
Georgian College Resource Centre (705) 728-1968
Georgina Island First Nation (705) 437-1337
Mnjikaning Rama First Nation (705) 328-3611
New Path (705) 725-7656
North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Unit (705) 326-7750
Ogemawahj Tribal Council (705) 329-2509