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Orillia Common Roof Seeks Sponsorship for a Living Wall

New Path Foundation with the development of the Common Roof Project is excited to be part of the significant growth presently occurring in Orillia. With the expertise and support of many local building and business professionals New Path is proud … Continue reading

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Orillia Common Roof Welcome to Staff

The Orillia Common Roof officially opened it doors in October 2011.  A welcoming lunch was held for all staff in the building on November 23rd, hosted by New Path Foundation.  Glen Newby, President and CEO of New Path Foundation, along … Continue reading

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Partnerships Nurtured with Georgian College

This past June, while attending the Coffee Time Network meeting I heard that Georgian College was initiating a new work placement opportunity for their 2nd year Social Service Worker Program students. Traditional work placements usually involve a one on one … Continue reading

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The Common Roof: Lighting up Human Services

Months ago designer Douglas Hamilton spoke of some of the features that were to be incorporated into the retrofit of the Common Roof building at 169 Front Street South in Orillia. The addition of natural light through massive walls of … Continue reading

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The Common Roof… Together for the Common Good

The Common Roof is a multi-tenant, community-based social enterprise centre that provides quality, affordable, sustainable, and professional work and program space for human service non-profit agencies. Multi-tenant here means a centre of collocation; where any number of organizations has the … Continue reading

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The Common Roof: Connecting the Dots for Children’s Programs

The Common Roof is a sustainable, affordable and highly visible facility that enhances the mission of partner organizations, allows efficient use of precious resources through shared space, services and infrastructure, and provides opportunity for cross organizational and cross sector collaboration. … Continue reading

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The Common Roof: Food for Thought, A Place to Call Home

A community-based project such as the Orillia Common Roof will offer stimulus to future development, a catalyst for expanded recreational activities and economic growth. It will furnish healing opportunities to troubled children and their families and will provide a clean … Continue reading

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Chilly Dippers for Project Common Roof Practise their Dipping

New Path staffers Michelle Vennard and Doug Moore who are chilly dippers for Project Common Roof are practising their dipping form to get ready for the Polar Bear Dip. Dippers and representatives from the Common Roof Project and Couchiching Jubilee House, … Continue reading

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Kelly Seymour, Director of Human Resources at New Path, Took the Fall Today

Kelly Seymour, Director of Human Resources at New Path, took the fall today for fellow New Path staffers Michelle Vennard and Doug Moore who are the chilly dippers for Project Common Roof and were not available to be ‘arrested’ for the cause. … Continue reading

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Chilly Dippers Get Ready for the Polar Bear Dip

Members of the Orillia Parks & Rec Aquatics Crew (pictured here) are the Frosty Flippers and will be the Chilly Dippers at the Orillia Winter Carnival’s Polar Bear Dip on behalf of the Orillia Common Roof project for New Path … Continue reading

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