Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle.

Making a difference, one community at a time.

Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle’s

Primary objective is to serve as a regional health and social planning organization functioning as an incubator of ideas in areas where a strong regional voice is needed.

Our current service delivery initiatives incorporate Indigenous community development in the areas of child care, health planning, social development, and support to seniors and families.

In the spirit of working together, we offer assistance and resources for members of the community to meet the needs of their Indigenous clients in pursuing Mino-Bimaadziwin – the good life.

BANAC will always strive to find new, innovative ways to support our members and communities with values of the Indigenous people in mind as well as universal teachings like the Seven Grand Fathers.

We serve Simcoe, York and Muskoka regional areas.
Contact our head office at (705) 734-1818 or

Our Vision & Mission

BANAC offers programs and services for all ages & stages of life.

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Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin
Biinoojinsauk Childcare
Knowledge to Action

Cross Cultural Awareness Training for your organization.

This four-day course is intended to create a learning process that will allow participants to gain insight into the history of this land locally and regionally from an Indigenous perspective.

The scope of this project is not intended to be exhaustive but rather the beginning of a journey where participants will have a knowledge base from which to grow.

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Take a look at our Indigenous-focused resources.

  • Review or order our popular Culture Cards
  • Interact with our Life Cycle Wheel to find regional organizations 
  • View the Voice of our People video series 
  • Learn about Self-Identification & Indigenous Patient Navigator services

Covid-19 Information

We take Covid-19 seriously & follow all recommended steps to keep each other safe.

Covid information PDF

Programs Calendar

Check out our community events & programs calendar for all upcoming events.

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Our Funding Partners

Coming together as a larger team allows for better community building across these vast regions, and a larger network of support for the areas we serve.
We are better together!
Thank you for your continued support!