Emergency Shelters


Muskoka Esprit Place (Parry Sound) Emergency shelter and assistance for women and children in the District of Parry Sound who find themselves in crisis. Priority is given to women leaving abusive situations.

Food Banks

Ontario Tenant Rights

Affordable/Subsidized Housing

North Bay The District of Nipissing Housing Services are responsible for the funding and administration of social housing programs and work to prevent homelessness. Children's Aid Society - Kehoe Residence The Society has an independent living complex that has 3-2 bedroom units and 2-1 bedroom units available for youth in care transitioning to independence. These units are fully furnished with utilities and laundry included in the rent. Youth living in these units or other apartments are provided with support to increase cooking, budgeting and shopping skills. Contact Nipissing Parry Sound CAS for information or application. Phone: (705) 472-0910 Toll Free: (877) 303-0910 North Bay Indian Friendship Center-North Bay, Suswin Suswin Housing First Program helps urban Aboriginals who are facing housing barriers to find housing with community support in the Nipissing region. This program delivers programming in a culturally responsive, flexible, and safe manner for all clients.

  • Assists in finding safe, affordable housing,
  • Coordinates support services as needed-can include parenting, health and mental health care, counselling, addiction services, cultural services, food support, job support, crisis counselling, and basic needs
  • Provides advocacy support-develop safety plans
  • Assists with basic housing needs, landlord advocacy, and service provider advocacy
  • Attends meetings and appointments for support and advocacy
Janie Kataquapit – Suswin Housing Navigator Worker Contact Information: Email: suswin2@nbifc.org Phone: 705-472-2811 ext 244 Parry Sound The District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board handles all applications for social housing in the District of Parry Sound. Social housing is housing funded by various government programs in which tenants pay reduced rents. Muskoka The District Municipality of Muskoka's Social Housing program provides affordable rental housing for people whose income prevents them from finding adequate housing in the private rental market.