Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre

Site: Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre

Service: Vulnerable Persons Registry

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides a free, voluntary and confidential service aimed at improving the safety of vulnerable citizens during emergencies 
  • Collects key information of those living at home who would be at greater risk during emergencies such as seniors, persons with disabilities or persons who have critical medical needs such as dialysis and oxygen  
    Provides Information securely to local Emergency Management Coordinators in order to be more informed when responding to large-scale emergencies where evacuation may be needed 
  • Provides Information securely to local Fire, Police, and Emergency Medical Services in order to be more informed when responding to every day home emergencies (9-1-1) (Sault Ste Marie residents) 
  • Provides Key information to the local utility company (PUC) and Canadian Red Cross if the registrant relies on electricity for life-sustaining equipment (Sault Ste Marie residents) 
  • Equips registrants with information on how to prepare for emergencies
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Baldwin Township ; Blind River ; Bruce Mines ; Dennis Township ; Espanola ; Hilton Beach ; Hilton Township ; Huron Shores ; Jocelyn Township ; Johnson Township ; Killarney Township ; Laird Township ; Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional (Township) ; Nairn and Hyman Township ; Plummer Additional ; Prince Township ; Sables-Spanish Rivers Township ; Sault Ste. Marie ; Spanish ; St Joseph ; Tarbutt ; The North Shore ; Thessalon ; Rankin Reserve
Boundaries Sault Ste Marie to Killarney
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
  • Any resident within the Vulnerable Persons Registry jurisdiction without 24-hour support who experiences severe difficulty with any of the following: Mobility, vision, hearing, developmental/intellectual, cognitive or mental health 
  • Any resident of Sault Ste. Marie, Prince Township, Dennis Township or Rankin Reserve  
    living at home who needs any of the following: Electricity for life-sustaining equipment, Life support such as oxygen and/or dialysis
  • Anyone receiving care/assistance from a long-term care or supportive housing facility is not eligible to register 
  • Anyone receiving parent/guardian support will not be able to register except children with intensive needs, for example requiring electricity for health sustaining devices
Application Interested applicants can register online at or they can print a form from the website and mail it directly to the attention of the VPR Coordinator 
There are also two public registration locations available: 
Accessibility Centre (John Rhodes) 
260 Elizabeth St, Sault Ste. Marie 
Canadian Red Cross 
475 Trunk Rd, Sault Ste. Marie 
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-942-7927 Ext 3041
Toll Free Phone 1-866-353-0697
Fax 705-942-9274
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Primary Contact Amanda Sheppard, Vulnerable Persons Registry Coordinator; Email:
Alternate Contact Paul Beach, Manager, Acorn Information Solutions; Phone: 705-942-7927 ext 3030; Email:
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address Civic Centre
99 Foster Dr, Level 6
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6
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Intersection Foster Dr and Bay St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding City / Town - Community Endowment Fund ; Regional / Municipal - Accessibility Sault Ste. Marie; District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board