• FREE Community Tax Preparation Clinic

    Creating Connection Barrie

    Need help preparing your taxes, or just have a few questions you need answered? Our free community tax clinics are open every Thursday from 12 noon - 4 pm to assist those with various needs and at all levels of income. We can assess your taxes, prepare and submit them on your behalf going as far back as the last ten years. Drop-in to find out more. We are a welcoming, accepting, inclusive and fully accessible facility. DATE/TIME: An experienced tax preparer is available every Thursday from 12 noon until 4:00 pm for you to consult with, ask questions and drop-off forms. LOCATION: At the bottom of Bayfield St., off the parking lot across from the Salvation Army. Go up the ramp to the main entrance (near the back door of the British Arms). Coffee/Tea and other snacks and beverages will be available for purchase (at a nominal price) from the Spirit Cafe inside the location. We are a non-profit charity and goodwill donations are always welcome to help continue providing this space, activities, events and programming to the surrounding community. Tax receipts can be issued for amounts of $20 or more. You can also visit our Products 4 Purpose store in-house or online (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! Creating Connection Barrie 12 Chase McEachern Way, L4M 1A1 email: [masked] Website: https://barrie.creatingconnection.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barriecreatingconnection/ Creating Connection Barrie is a charter member of Creating Connection Canada, a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities, fostering holistic wellness practices, and turning purpose into action. By welcoming and accepting people of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition (including those who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, humanist, agnostic, or searching for meaning), the collective experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being, and meaningful community is formed. Creating Connection Canada Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices and other meaningful activities. It's an opportunity to explore yourself while connecting with others. Creating Connection Winter Retreat Friday, Feb. 7 - Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 "Live Life Meaningfully Together" email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

  • Faith Talk (Interbelief Dialogue)

    Creating Connection Barrie

    In response to the call to create pathways in the world for peace, folks of all beliefs are invited to meet over coffee (tea, etc.) and have meaningful conversation together, connect with each other, hear something different and make new friends. Shared values are at the heart of interbelief understanding and this is a safe, casual, and accepting environment that encourages dialogue over debate through the sharing of our diverse perspectives. Each month a different topic of interest will engage us in healthy dialogue with one another as we listen to and uphold the worth of all persons, their cultural traditions and teachings, and your voice is welcome. There is room at the table for everyone. It's an opportunity to listen, share, and find new meaning. To discover ourselves amidst a community on a common journey in the same direction. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message and one can be arranged. NOTE: Though there is no cost for this activity, a donation of $5 is suggested (for those who can) to help continue providing this space, activities, events and programming to the surrounding community. Tax receipts can be issued for amounts of $20 or more. You can also visit our Products 4 Purpose store in-house or online (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and purchase an item from one of our partner organizations/artisans. Your support is gratefully appreciated! MEETUP LOCATION Creating Connection Barrie 12 Chase McEachern Way, L4M 1A1 (bottom of Bayfield St. beside parking lot across from Salvation Army) email: [masked] Website: https://barrie.creatingconnection.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barriecreatingconnection/ NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend since this event is advertised through several other on-line and print mediums. ABOUT US Creating Connection Barrie is a charter member of Creating Connection Canada, a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic mind-body practices. By welcoming and accepting people of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition (including those who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, humanist, agnostic, or searching for meaning), the collective experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being, and meaningful community is formed. These communities are diverse and multi-faceted, expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessings of all. In embracing this unity we discover a dialogue that is enriched by different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. This inclusive outlook helps build relationships of trust, belonging and inner peace. Creating Connection Canada Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices and other meaningful activities. It's an opportunity to explore yourself while connecting with others. Creating Connection Spring Retreat Friday May 31 - Sunday, June 2, 2019 "Live Life Meaningfully Together" email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

  • Community Conversations

    Casa Cappuccino

    Creating Connection One Conversation at a Time Join us for meaningful conversation, connect with others and meet new friends, as we discuss the week's topic and some deeper questions together. We offer a safe, inclusive, casual, and accepting environment that encourages dialogue over debate through sharing from our diverse perspectives and experiences. We enjoy going beyond small talk, while at the same time building community, creating meaning, and valuing the worth of all persons, in an effort to promote peace and understanding in the world by envisioning our role together... and your voice matters! Come, simply to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey, or to leave just a little bit better then you came. Come, listen, share, and find meaning here. We welcome you. P.S. Street parking is free in the evenings, but can be difficult to find. We recommend using the parking garage next to the TD Canada Trust on Collier Street. Its also free and only a block and a half away from the coffee shop. See you there!

  • Guided Watercolour Class @ 1:00 PM

    Creating Connection Barrie

    CA$5.00

    All are welcome to attend this drop-in watercolour art class, a meaningful activity that will include a mixture of stimulation, reflection, thought provocation, peaceful calm, relaxation and mindfulness. Your guide will be Cathy Wild, a Barrie resident who began painting as therapy in April 2016 after her own journey through self discovery after brain surgery. Some of her art has been on display at The Edge Gallery and at The Barrie Art Club. Coming to us through our association with the Community Wholeness Centre, Cathy is excited to volunteer her time in helping others paint while continuing her own recovery. May you find yourself inspired by the giftedness this workshop can bring out in you through your creations. COST: A goodwill donation of $5 is suggested (for those who can). MATERIALS: A nominal fee of $5 is collected for the cost of materials each session. DATE/TIME: All are welcome to attend this drop-in, watercolour art class from 1:00pm - 3:00pm Tuesdays to explore their artistic abilities. Doors open at 12:45. LOCATION: 12 Chase McEachern Way located at the bottom of Bayfield St., next to the parking lot across the street from the Salvation Army. Coffee/Tea and other snacks and beverages will be available for purchase (at a nominal price) from the Spirit Cafe inside the location. All levels of skill and experience are welcome. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message to have one arranged. For more info contact Cathy Wild Directly: Email: [masked] Phone:[masked] NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend since this event is advertised through several other on-line and print mediums. PS: All donations go to support the ongoing efforts of providing space, activities, events and programming to the surrounding community. Tax receipts can be requested.

  • Weekly Guided Meditation @ 7:00 pm

    Creating Connection Barrie

    CA$5.00

    Sahaja yoga or "spontaneous union with one's self," is a unique meditation method that can transform human awareness through techniques that promote a more moral, united, integrated, and balanced self which taps into your own subtle energy system. In time you can gain peace and calming to maintain your own health and wellness. Everyone is welcome - including kids. Learn how to awaken your own Kundalini energy to align your Chakras, and help you cope with stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue. DATE/TIME: All are invited to attend any Tuesday evening from 7:00-8:30 pm. Doors open at 6:45. LOCATION: 12 Chase McEachern at the bottom of Bayfield St., off the parking lot across from the Salvation Army. Go up the ramp to the main entrance (near the back door of the British Arms). Coffee/Tea and other snacks and beverages will be available for purchase (at a nominal price) from the Spirit Cafe inside the location. All levels of skill and experience are welcome. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message to have one arranged. For more info contact Cathy Wild Directly: Email: [masked] Phone:[masked] NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend since this event is advertised through several other on-line and print mediums. PS: Though there is no cost for this activity (beyond materials), a goodwill donation of $5 is suggested (for those who can) to help continue providing this space, activities, events and programming to the surrounding community. Tax receipts can be issued for amounts of $20 or more. You can also visit our Products 4 Purpose store in-house or online (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! Creating Connection Barrie 12 Chase McEachern Way, L4M 1A1 email: [masked] Website: https://barrie.creatingconnection.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barriecreatingconnection/ Creating Connection Barrie is a charter member of Creating Connection Canada, a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic mind-body practices. By welcoming and accepting people of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition (including those who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, humanist, agnostic, or searching for meaning), the collective experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being, and meaningful community is formed. Creating Connection Canada Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices and other meaningful activities. It's an opportunity to explore yourself while connecting with others. Creating Connection Winter Retreat Friday, Feb. 7 - Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 "Live Life Meaningfully Together" email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

  • Scrabble Club Open Game Night @ 6:00 PM

    Creating Connection Barrie

    CA$5.00

    Good conversation can happen while having some fun too! This enthusiastic group of Scrabble players meets each week for an evening of games, friends and community every Wednesday night from 6 pm to 9 pm as Barrie's newest Official NASPA Scrabble Club #606 (http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/Club_roster#ONTARIO) All players and all levels of skill are welcome to take part in a round of three recreational games each week. You are invited to this casual time of meeting and connecting with others. Participate in all three games or sit out a round or two while hanging out with others in the lounge area over soft conversation or as a spectator Rounds are 50 minutes long with a short time of socializing between games. A nominal cash prize is awarded for highest combined individual score and word played with the most points. Entry fee is $5 for 3 games and includes snacks and treats. Coffee, tea, water and cold drinks will also be available. Please bring your own scrabble board if you have one (but its not required). Doors open at 5:30 pm. Game play begins at 6:15 PM. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message and one can be arranged. NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend since this event is advertised through several other on-line and print mediums. LOCATION: Creating Connection Barrie located at the bottom of Bayfield St., off the parking lot across the street from the Salvation Army (up the ramp next to the back door of the British Arms). Please consider visiting our Products 4 Purpose store in-house or online (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! Creating Connection Barrie 12 Chase McEachern Way, L4M 1A1 email: [masked] Website: https://barrie.creatingconnection.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barriecreatingconnection/ Creating Connection Barrie is a charter member of Creating Connection Canada, a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic mind-body practices. By welcoming and accepting people of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition (including those who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, humanist, agnostic, or searching for meaning), the collective experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being, and meaningful community is formed. These communities are diverse and multi-faceted, expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessings of all. In embracing this unity we discover a dialogue that is enriched by different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. This inclusive outlook helps build relationships of trust, belonging and inner peace. Creating Connection Canada Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices and other meaningful activities. It's an opportunity to explore yourself while connecting with others. Creating Connection Winter Retreat Friday Feb 7 - Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 "Live Life Meaningfully Together" email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

  • FREE Community Tax Preparation Clinic

    Creating Connection Barrie

    Need help preparing your taxes, or just have a few questions you need answered? Our free community tax clinics are open every Thursday from 12 noon - 4 pm to assist those with various needs and at all levels of income. We can assess your taxes, prepare and submit them on your behalf going as far back as the last ten years. Drop-in to find out more. We are a welcoming, accepting, inclusive and fully accessible facility. DATE/TIME: An experienced tax preparer is available every Thursday from 12 noon until 4:00 pm for you to consult with, ask questions and drop-off forms. LOCATION: At the bottom of Bayfield St., off the parking lot across from the Salvation Army. Go up the ramp to the main entrance (near the back door of the British Arms). Coffee/Tea and other snacks and beverages will be available for purchase (at a nominal price) from the Spirit Cafe inside the location. We are a non-profit charity and goodwill donations are always welcome to help continue providing this space, activities, events and programming to the surrounding community. Tax receipts can be issued for amounts of $20 or more. You can also visit our Products 4 Purpose store in-house or online (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! Creating Connection Barrie 12 Chase McEachern Way, L4M 1A1 email: [masked] Website: https://barrie.creatingconnection.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barriecreatingconnection/ Creating Connection Barrie is a charter member of Creating Connection Canada, a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities, fostering holistic wellness practices, and turning purpose into action. By welcoming and accepting people of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition (including those who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, humanist, agnostic, or searching for meaning), the collective experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being, and meaningful community is formed. Creating Connection Canada Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices and other meaningful activities. It's an opportunity to explore yourself while connecting with others. Creating Connection Winter Retreat Friday, Feb. 7 - Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 "Live Life Meaningfully Together" email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

  • Community Conversations

    Casa Cappuccino

    Creating Connection One Conversation at a Time Join us for meaningful conversation, connect with others and meet new friends, as we discuss the week's topic and some deeper questions together. We offer a safe, inclusive, casual, and accepting environment that encourages dialogue over debate through sharing from our diverse perspectives and experiences. We enjoy going beyond small talk, while at the same time building community, creating meaning, and valuing the worth of all persons, in an effort to promote peace and understanding in the world by envisioning our role together... and your voice matters! Come, simply to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey, or to leave just a little bit better then you came. Come, listen, share, and find meaning here. We welcome you. P.S. Street parking is free in the evenings, but can be difficult to find. We recommend using the parking garage next to the TD Canada Trust on Collier Street. Its also free and only a block and a half away from the coffee shop. See you there!

  • Guided Watercolour Class @ 1:00 PM

    Creating Connection Barrie

    CA$5.00

    All are welcome to attend this drop-in watercolour art class, a meaningful activity that will include a mixture of stimulation, reflection, thought provocation, peaceful calm, relaxation and mindfulness. Your guide will be Cathy Wild, a Barrie resident who began painting as therapy in April 2016 after her own journey through self discovery after brain surgery. Some of her art has been on display at The Edge Gallery and at The Barrie Art Club. Coming to us through our association with the Community Wholeness Centre, Cathy is excited to volunteer her time in helping others paint while continuing her own recovery. May you find yourself inspired by the giftedness this workshop can bring out in you through your creations. COST: A goodwill donation of $5 is suggested (for those who can). MATERIALS: A nominal fee of $5 is collected for the cost of materials each session. DATE/TIME: All are welcome to attend this drop-in, watercolour art class from 1:00pm - 3:00pm Tuesdays to explore their artistic abilities. Doors open at 12:45. LOCATION: 12 Chase McEachern Way located at the bottom of Bayfield St., next to the parking lot across the street from the Salvation Army. Coffee/Tea and other snacks and beverages will be available for purchase (at a nominal price) from the Spirit Cafe inside the location. All levels of skill and experience are welcome. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message to have one arranged. For more info contact Cathy Wild Directly: Email: [masked] Phone:[masked] NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend since this event is advertised through several other on-line and print mediums. PS: All donations go to support the ongoing efforts of providing space, activities, events and programming to the surrounding community. Tax receipts can be requested.

  • Weekly Guided Meditation @ 7:00 pm

    Creating Connection Barrie

    CA$5.00

    Sahaja yoga or "spontaneous union with one's self," is a unique meditation method that can transform human awareness through techniques that promote a more moral, united, integrated, and balanced self which taps into your own subtle energy system. In time you can gain peace and calming to maintain your own health and wellness. Everyone is welcome - including kids. Learn how to awaken your own Kundalini energy to align your Chakras, and help you cope with stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue. DATE/TIME: All are invited to attend any Tuesday evening from 7:00-8:30 pm. Doors open at 6:45. LOCATION: 12 Chase McEachern at the bottom of Bayfield St., off the parking lot across from the Salvation Army. Go up the ramp to the main entrance (near the back door of the British Arms). Coffee/Tea and other snacks and beverages will be available for purchase (at a nominal price) from the Spirit Cafe inside the location. All levels of skill and experience are welcome. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message to have one arranged. For more info contact Cathy Wild Directly: Email: [masked] Phone:[masked] NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend since this event is advertised through several other on-line and print mediums. PS: Though there is no cost for this activity (beyond materials), a goodwill donation of $5 is suggested (for those who can) to help continue providing this space, activities, events and programming to the surrounding community. Tax receipts can be issued for amounts of $20 or more. You can also visit our Products 4 Purpose store in-house or online (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! Creating Connection Barrie 12 Chase McEachern Way, L4M 1A1 email: [masked] Website: https://barrie.creatingconnection.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barriecreatingconnection/ Creating Connection Barrie is a charter member of Creating Connection Canada, a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic mind-body practices. By welcoming and accepting people of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition (including those who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, humanist, agnostic, or searching for meaning), the collective experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being, and meaningful community is formed. Creating Connection Canada Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices and other meaningful activities. It's an opportunity to explore yourself while connecting with others. Creating Connection Winter Retreat Friday, Feb. 7 - Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 "Live Life Meaningfully Together" email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/