Increased Provincial Funding for The Lighthouse

As the lead donor in converting a small emergency shelter and soup kitchen into The Lighthouse community services and supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness, the James A. Burton Family Foundation (JABFF) extends heartfelt gratitude to the government of Ontario for its $200-million increase to the provincial homelessness prevention program. This funding boost marks an 86 per cent increase […]

The Otter Art Club on healing and finding community through art

Kierstin WilliamsSimcoe.com Saturday, July 30, 2022 “We always say there’s an art of survival, and being creative helps us survive,” said Ojibway artist Travis Shilling. The Otter Art Club‘s guiding principles for community programming are rooted in healing, nature and Indigenous ways of knowing. For Shilling and professional photographer Naomi Woodman, the art club provides a […]

Unique 3:1 challenge raises ‘incredible’ $1.28M for Lighthouse

Jun 17, 2021 7:30 AM By: Tyler Evans | Orillia Matters ‘I have a very close feeling to Orillia and this was a wonderful opportunity for me to give back to the home that I grew up in and value so much,’ says James Burton. The numbers are in and they are staggering. The James […]