Emergency Services

BVO provides emergency help with food, clothing, shelter and transportation. All requests are handled on a completely confidential basis; at BVO we respect your privacy.

Information & Referral

BVO provides community and social services information and referral as necessary, but we encourage families and individuals to call 211 to find the services they need.

When you dial the 211 hotline, you are connected with a Certified Information and Referral Specialist who has been trained to assess your needs, answer your questions accurately, and advise you about help available for you and your loved ones.

211 is Free, Confidential, and Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.


Contact: Pamela McDermid:
Phone: 519-599-2577 ext. 126
Fax: 519-599-9979
Email: seniors@bvo.ca 

Website: www.answers4seniors.ca 

Good Food Box

Good food for good value! This monthly fruit and vegetable buying cooperative makes healthy food available at a very reasonable cost for anyone in The Blue Mountains community. This service runs September – June. Please find our registration form below or come into the office and sign up today.



Call by the 2nd Tuesday of the month

Pick Up: 3rd Wednesday of the month; 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. If you are physically unable to pick up your box, please contact Julie at BVO

One Size: $20.00 

Subsidy available, please call


 Beaver Valley Community Centre

You Can Help!

Donate to subsidize a Good Food Box recipient – Volunteer to pack or distribute boxes at the Community Centre.

Information & Registration

Christmas Hampers

Christmas Hampers include gifts, clothing, festive foods and treats for people in our community who may need assistance and support over the Holidays. Donations of food, gift cards, clothing and toys  are assembled and hampers are prepared by a group of BVO volunteers.

Please note that BVO is only able to accept applications from families or individuals who reside in The Blue Mountains/Thornbury/Clarksburg and surrounding communities. The names and addresses of all applicants are only known to our Executive Director.

Donate cash, gift cards, toys and other goods to help us make good things happen for families and individuals in our community during the Christmas Season.Volunteer to help pack and deliver hampers.

Christmas Hamper

Download our 2020 planner for our Christmas Hamper program!

Thornbury Community Gardens

Launched in 2018 as a collaborative project between the municipality, local businesses, the community, schools, and local non-profits/charities, and adopted by BVO, Thornbury Community Gardens offer 20+ residents access to their own private garden to grow food, which they can take home or give away. TCG hosts gardens that grow more than 200 lbs of food, some of which goes to families in need, tended by volunteers and school students during educational workshops.

We look forward to many happy growing seasons together! For more information, please email thornburycommunitygardens@gmail.com or call 519-379-3634.

Community Gardens

Download our 2020-2021 community gardens agreement and waiver!

Annual super-fun Easter Celebration at the Beaver Valley Community Centre, featuring Pancake Breakfast, Magic Egg Hunt, Face Painting, Storybook Time, Create a Craft, and much more!

Help put good food on tables. Add 25¢ or more to your grocery order at Foodland Thornbury. Money collected will help neighbours in need with their grocery purchases.

Help us raise funds for our programs and services. Instead of taking your beer & wine empties to the Beer Store, please deposit them in the Bottles for BVO bin at The Blue Mountains landfill site.

Why Donate

Local families are able to access our emergency food cubby, clothing & household items, and fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the year. A parent receives recreational funding to help enroll their child in organized hockey/dance or other activities of their choice. Children of local families receive quality childcare right in their own community. Seniors and caregivers benefit from important information and resources available to maximize their quality of life.

For over 35 years, BVO and its many volunteers have been working hard to enhance the lives of people in The Blue Mountains, from infants to seniors, with quality programs and services. While proceeds from our Treasure Shop sales and government funding go a long way to fund BVO’s good work, financial support from the community is always needed. People give for different reasons and in different ways: to support a cause that is important to them and make an impact in their community; to ensure that their memory lives on in a meaningful way; to help reduce taxes while supporting charitable causes that align with their values. Some hold 3rd party fundraisers, where they participate in an engaging event while having fun and raising money that will help locals in our community when times are tough. 

There are many ways in which you can support BVO, both now and in the future. Please consider giving to BVO to help us continue “making good things happen in our community”.

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