About Us

Meeting the needs of our Indigenous communities through health and social planning and development.

Our Mission & Vision.

Working together to keep our Indigenous culture alive and creating a better future for all people, Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle serves as a regional health and social planning organization based upon the concepts of: lifelong learning, self determination, community participation.

We are dedicated to promoting a wholistic approach to address common concerns of all member communities. We will instill the importance of the Anishinaabe language, wisdom and knowledge in all our endeavors.

Our Goals.

Community Leadership

Our Board of Directors.

BANAC’s Board is comprised of elected individuals that represent Indigenous communities in our region. All BANAC activities are approved by this board before commencement.

Lynn Monague-Sauve
SUN Housing
Tricia Mulcaster
Georgian Bay Native Women's Association
Suzanne Fraser
Georgian Bay Métis Council
Mandy Simcoe
Dnaagdawenmag Biinoojiiyag Child and Family Services
Kyle Sauve
Chippewas of Rama First Nation
Debra Waylen
Biminaawzogin Regional Aboriginal Women's Circle
Jane Copegog
Beausoleil First Nation
Danielle Callandar
Barrie South Simcoe Métis Council
Samantha Kinoshameg
Barrie Native Friendship Centre

Indigenous & non-Indigenous partners.

It’s because of our amazing partnerships that we can do what we do! We are continuously connecting and growing our partnerships. This list is changing regularly, click on each link to learn more.