There are nearly 30 agencies that contribute to the social well being of Timmins, as well as serving the needs of those less fortunate. Below you will find a growing array of videos and documents that explain how various services work, and how they are delivered to our neighbours in need. If you have a question about something that isn’t included somewhere on this web site, feel free to contact us and we will endeavour to get you the answer. Thank you for wanting to be part of the solution to ending chronic homelessness in Timmins.
Timmins Food Bank
Did you know that you can make a monetary donation to the Timmins Food Bank via Interac e-Transfer? Use firstname.lastname@example.org
Physicians who CARE.
Timmins is fortunate to be a district-wide medical provider. This includes incredibly dedicated doctors, surgeons, and specialists. Doctors like Dr. Louisa Marion-Bellmare and Dr Julie Samson are among many who have taken a special interest in the city’s less fortunate. In this riveting presentation to Timmins City Council in late October, 2020 – Doctors Samson and Marion-Bellmare laid out a compelling and comprehensive overview of the current state of services in the community.
CARING Community Policing
In late November 2020, Timmins Police Chief John Gauthier and Inspectors Rick Blanchette and Darin Dinel joined Timmins Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Verreault for a comprehensive look at what Timmins Police are doing to address an escalation of crime as well as the TPS role in confronting homelessness. This 27 minute video includes the highlights from that discussion.
The Timmins Police Service is proud to offer a Vulnerable Persons Registry – an enhanced protective service in which officers will focus on registrant safety so that in cases involving a police response, vital information can be distributed more efficiently to essential first-responders.
When an incident of a vulnerable person with a neurocognitive disorder or intellectual or developmental challenges wanders or becomes displaced or lost, the initial response by the Timmins Police Service is critical.
It is vital for the Timmins Police Service and other emergency response personnel to have ready access to viable and current information regarding the nature of a person’s disorder, physical description, recent photo, and other pertinent details that will assist in locating them, should they become lost or displaced.
All persons responsible for the care of vulnerable persons are encouraged to register these persons on the Timmins Police Service – Vulnerable Persons Registry as a proactive measure to enhance the safety and wellbeing of such persons residing in the city of Timmins.
Once registered, all pertinent information will be collected discreetly and remain private and treated as sensitive information in keeping with existing standards and practices governing such material.
When called upon in response to a report of a lost or wandering person, the information will be readily available to the Timmins Police Service and other first responders so that a more efficient response can be undertaken.
Time and energy devoted to collecting the initial details about a missing vulnerable person can be deployed towards locating that person more effectively when the vital data is already at the disposal of the Timmins Police Service.
The safety of all citizens is a priority for the Timmins Police Service. Vulnerable Persons are of particular concern and this registry hopes to serve as a police resource to manage calls for service involving them so that, in response to emergent situations, efforts to locate a vulnerable person by the Timmins Police Service will be timely and effective.
The Timmins Police Service is proud to engage in offering this service as part of a community partnership with:
Victim’s Services – Timmins and District
Crime Stoppers – District of Cochrane
Seizure and Brain Injury Centre – Timmins
The consent and data collection downloadable forms pertinent to the Vulnerable Person Registry are now made available on the Timmins Police webpage at
It is recommended that once completed, the forms and photos, if any, be delivered to the Timmins Police Service at 185 Spruce Street South or faxed to the Timmins Police by means of the following fax number: 705-360-8707.
Community Safety and Well Being Plan
“To achieve the ideal state of a sustainable community where everyone is safe, has a sense of belonging, opportunities to participate, access to services and where individuals can meet their needs for education, health care, food, housing, income and social and cultural expression”