IOOF Seniors Homes in south-end Barrie is getting ready to provide temporary transitional housing to Ukrainian refugees coming to Barrie.
The placement is a first-of-its-kind initiative by the non-profit charity.
IOOF chief executive officer Garry Hopkins says this is solely about the IOOF living up to its mission.
“Caring is our reason for being. What the IOOF is doing is trying to demonstrate compassion and assistance to these families estranged by this atrocious invasion,” he said.