Connections are the core of our community

about us

Connected Core is a pilot project developed by the Mayor’s Office Shift_Government Project in partnership with The City of Barrie, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie Police Service, Downtown Barrie BIA and many community partners. The project’s main focus is to connect the community, eliminate stigma, coordinate existing resources, and to engage all community stakeholders.

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Testimonials

Why did you get involved in Connected Core?
We are part of the downtown community and want to be involved in all aspects. It's important to be aware of how we can help the downtown become a welcoming and safe place for all.


Why is the Connected Core project important to you/your business?
Our employees are connected to the downtown and as a business we serve downtown customers who are very loyal. This program gives our team the tools they need to feel safe and empowered to get involved.

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Denise Tucker
Barrie Olive Oil Co.

Why did you get involved in Connected Core?
I have managed a business and property downtown.


Why is the Connected Core project important to you/your business?
It is important to know what services are available and how they can help with some of the challenges we face.

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Laila Hammond
Brokerlink Insurance

Why did you get involved in Connected Core?
BIA support, general interest in how it can assist the marginalized and business/property owners.


Why is the Connected Core project important to you/your business?
It can fill a much needed gap in the current services available.

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Stacey Zubczyk
BIA

Why did you get involved in Connected Core?
BIA support, but also because I'm interested as an individual who works downtown and as a resident of Barrie.


Why is the Connected Core project important to you/your business?
The Connected Core goal will improve the downtown, which supports all the BIA businesses and members. Any kind of support to our members is important to the BIA.

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Kristen Eatch
BIA
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learn more about connected core

Get your connected core designation

We need your help to make this a successful project. As a local business owner, you are the heart of the Barrie downtown core. Let’s come together to make it the most welcoming place to be. Getting involved has never been so beneficial, rewarding and meaningful.

how does it work?

Get your official Connected Core designation in three steps
Sign up your business for ongoing training opportunities.
Get your branding kit
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Get your official Connected Core designation in three steps

Sign up your business for ongoing training opportunities.

Get your branding kit

  • I WANT TO...
  • ADD A JOB TO THE JOB BANK
  • ATTEND A TRAINING SESSION
  • OTHER

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  • You are given ongoing training and support for your business and staff.

  • You are given Connected Core branding material.

  • Your business logo and website will be added to the Connected Core website.

  • You will have access to our technology and resources.

  • You will be recognized as a Community Champion & Supporter.

Contact us by filling in the form on the website and we will be in touch with you shortly 

Yes and please tag us! We may also contact you to feature your business on our social media as well; it’s all about being connected. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #connectedcoreBarrie!

Yes! We provide training for front end staff if your business is located in the Barrie Downtown Core. Fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you shortly