Like most non-profit organizations, Participation Lodge relies on the assistance of volunteers in whatever capacity they can help. These positions include board members, volunteer drivers, friendly visitors and help with fundraising and special events. Please go to our Fundraising section of this website to see how you can be a volunteer.
Participation Lodge is funded by the Southwest LHIN, the Ministry of Community & Social Services and the Ministry of Health - Housing.  Collectively these agencies supply funds for our “operating budget” only.  

Operating an organization like ours is an expensive endeavour. Government funding covers heating, hydro, some maintenance, some recreational activities, food, linens, medical supplies, personal care supplies, special transferring units, bathing equipment and staff wages so our residents can benefit from an excellent quality of life. 

Our Funding

Participation Lodge is located on a 25-acre site in the rolling countryside 20 minutes south of Owen Sound and 15 minutes north of Markdale in southwestern Ontario and approximately 10 minutes drive along 30 Side Road to the East of Highway #10. This beautiful setting features views and is surrounded by maintained grounds accessible to all residents. 

​Participation Lodge includes rooms for 22 residents, some private and shared, common areas, dining room and a television and activity area. Residents can enjoy time outside on a large balcony and external courtyard overlooking the 25 acres on which we are located. Our facilities include a swimming pool, exercise room, activity area and meeting room that can be rented by the public.

Our Facilities

Our Vision

Our Goal

Our Mission

Participation Lodge supports the choices of individuals with complex needs to empower and enrich their lives.

Our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers are dedicated to supporting our residents and clients to enjoy a positive life experience and to minimize the barriers presented by disability.

Participation Lodge will be a community leader fostering citizenship for people with complex needs.

Participation Lodge (Holland Centre site) is long-term care facility for the developmentally and physically challenged that focuses on the individual needs of our residents. We also offer use of our facilities to the general public at very attractive rates. Please read on for more information about Participation Lodge.

Our History

About Us