Community Assistance

If you or someone you know needs assistance at home, there are people and organizations in the Dorset area that will lend a hand. Services are available to: seniors, anyone with illness, if you have problems cooking, you live alone, you have no transport, you need help at home.

Educational Contacts

As well as elementary and high schools there is a network of college and university campuses within an hour of Dorset. Continuing education pro-grams are available both in class and on line.

Students from Dorset are bussed to school (to Dwight, Huntsville and Bracebridge) and each school board will have information regarding student transportation.

School Bus Cancellations

Try these websites and listen to your local radio stations:

Public Schools - Primary & Secondary

Trillium Lakelands District School Board
1-888-526-5552 ext 22129

Catholic Schools - Primary & Secondary

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board

Colleges and Universities - Local Campuses

Georgian College
Bracebridge Campus
705-646-7629, Fax: 705-645-2120
Halliburton School of the Arts
Fleming College
705-457-1680 ext. 3, 1-866-353-6464
Nippising University
Bracebridge Campus
705-645-2921, Fax: 705-645-2922
Waterloo University
Huntsville Campus
(519) 888-4567 ext 31142

Health Care Contacts

For emergency services; fire, ambulance, police - call 911

Please note: We are in a rural area and not all cell phones work in this area. Farther from town cell phones may not work as service may not be available (the fewer roads, the less service). It is a good idea to know your fire route number (street address) and/or - your GPS coordinates.

Hospitals - (emergency room services available)

Huntsville District Memorial Hospital
100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville
South Muskoka Memorial Hospital
75 Ann Street, Bracebridge

Public Health Services (new babies, long term care, home care, immunizations, education, etc...)

Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge
191 Highland St. Unit 301, Haliburton
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
34 Chaffey Street, Huntsville

Township & Municipality Numbers

County of Haliburton
11 Newcaslte St. Minden
705-286-1333, Fax: 705-286-4829
District Municipality of Muskoka
70 Pine Street, Bracebridge
705-645-2231, Fax: 705-645-5319
Dorset branch office Township of Algonquin Highlands
1051 Main St., Dorset
705-766-2211, Fax: 705-766-9688
Township of Algonquin Highlands
1123 North Shore Rd, Stanhope
705-489-2379, Fax: 705-489-3491
Township of Lake Of Bays
1012 Dwight Beach Rd, Dwight
705-635-2272, 1-877-566-0005, Fax: 705-635-2132

Home Help & Maintenance and Friendly Visiting

Places of Worship

BAPTIST – Faith Baptist
169 West Rd, Huntsville
Christian & Missionary Alliance
59 Main St E., Huntsville
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
14 Chancery Ln, Bracebridge
GOSPEL – Lake of Bays Mission
Highway 35, Dwight
Cemetery Lane, Huntsville
Non Denominational – Church of Christ
Hilltop Dr., Huntsville
PENTECOSTAL – Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle
35 Silverwood Dr., Huntsville
High Street, Huntsville
ROMAN CATHOLIC – St. Mary’s Church
Huntsville, Baysville, Dwight

Service Clubs and Recreation