Executive Director

Hello! My name is Steven Pelletier and I am very happy to succeed Karyn Baker as the new Executive Director of Home Horizon.   Throughout my career I have worked all over Simcoe County with most of my efforts in the north region area, where I currently live.
I come to Home Horizon with a number of experiences and knowledge to offer.
Before re-educating and switching my career path to the nonprofit sector, I spent ten years as an IT professional.  I come to Home Horizon with a number of experiences and knowledge to offer, including work with vulnerable demographics, program and community development, crisis response, housing & homelessness and the provision of basic needs. 
I bring a breadth of experience to this space.
Before coming to Home Horizon, I was the Chief Executive Officer of The Guesthouse Shelter and Community Hub in Midland, ON. I have worked the frontline as an Outreach Worker within the Indigenous Friendship Centre movement.  I am a Faculty Member at Georgian College in Collingwood and Barrie where I instruct in the Social Service Worker program, Indigenous Studies and General Education.  My educational experience includes a degree in Computer Technology, Community and Social Development and Human Service Administration.  Lastly, I am a Board Member for the Community Legal Clinic of Simcoe County, Muskoka and Haliburton located in Orillia. 
My personal mission in life is simply to help as many people as humanly possible.

In my free time I like to keep busy on our family farm where my wife and I raise our four-year-old son. You will often find me out somewhere in our bush, cutting wood, ATV-ing, or chasing down my son.  I have a passion for music and I am a lifelong musician. I love to create, build and develop. 

I am so excited to be a part of Home Horizon
Home Horizon, our mission, and our residents really speak to me and as Executive Director, I want nothing more than to help the organization and our residents grow and thrive. Please feel free to reach out to me, I am very excited to get to know the community! Steven@homehorizon.ca